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Be careful when criticizing others
To the Editor: After reading the Kodiak Daily Mirror this month, I am concerned with letters addressing our magistrate, chief of police and former borough mayor. I have come to realize the importance of disclosing the sources of who is being bashed or criticized. That includes the family members ...
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KHS wrestling heads to Alaska Dual Championships
After not competing the past two weekends, Kodiak wrestling will be back in action today at the Alaska 4A Dual Championships in Anchorage. The top 16 large school teams will battle for supremacy in the two-day event at South Anchorage High School. Kodiak begins with East Anchorage at 3 p.m. In a ...
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Postal Service stays busy during holiday season
The US Postal Service has officially entered its busy season. With Christmas less than two weeks away, employees at Kodiak’s post office are working to stay on top of the letters, gifts and packages. With so much extra work, postal workers are reminding people to plan ahead when shipping presents...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Hunter
Pisurta - Hunter Taugna suk pisurta. - This person is a hunter. The Alutiiq word pisurta translates literally as “one who hunts.” Hunting has always been essential to life on Kodiak, a way to procure not only food but many of the raw materials of daily living: animal skins for clothing and boat c...
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Alaska First! It’s Time.
When Congress called Alaska unfit to join the Union, Alaskans banded together to fight for statehood. Not as Republicans, not as Democrats but as Alaskans. We united again as Alaskans to rebuild after the 1964 earthquake and the 1967 Fairbanks flood. Alaska is again in a crisis that warrants chec...
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Technology is a benefit, but shouldn't replace teaching
To the Editor: I recently visited Kodiak Elementary School to observe how students use technology. I agree with the school board’s initiative to enable all students to have access to digital devices in the classroom. However, I do not see any logic in blaming technology for the lack of students’ ...
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Herman Squartsoff: His heart was full, his freezers deep
With news of Herman Squartsoff’s death last week, Facebook friends posted a barrage of pictures and notes of sad farewell. In many of the pictures, Herman was on the water, joyful and content. The water gave him purpose. He harvested its fish, ducks and seals. He was not content to enjoy the sea’...
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Middle school to get new math materials
Kodiak Middle School will soon receive $30,000 of math curriculum materials. In a Thursday special meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough school board approved $30,485.88 to purchase e-books, print textbooks and other items for the middle school math program. District director of instruction Bill Wat...
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