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Tapestry: Laktonen’s Compass Rose will inspire library patrons
Kodiak-born artist Jerry Laktonen got a lot of help installing his work, Compass Rose, on the wall of the new Kodiak public library. Laktonen, who now lives in Granite Falls, Wash., drew from his seafaring experience as well as that of his Alutiiq ancestors in creating his own interpretation of the traditional compass figure that appears on maps and nautical charts. The art piece consists of three-dimensional obje...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 9
The National Marine Fisheries Survey will present the preliminary results of its summer 2013 Gulf of Alaska acoustic trawl survey at 11 a.m. today in the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. Topics will include pollock distribution and related research conducted on the survey. All are welcome to attend, and snacks will be provided. There is an open mic night for teens at Harborside Fly-By, 7-9 p.m. tonight. The annua...
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Man faces drug, gun charges
A 32-year-old convicted felon has been arrested and accused of possessing and dealing heroin. David Shoup, 32, was arraigned in Kodiak district court Aug. 3. Shoup is also accused of possessing methamphetamine and a concealed pistol. He faces charges of third-degree weapons misconduct, fourth-degree weapons misconduct, fifth-degree weapons misconduct, second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for m...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 9
Monday, Aug. 5 • At 2:16 a.m., a caller stated a woman was on her front porch knocking and ringing the bell. The woman refused to leave until officers asked her to. She left and was given a criminal trespass notice. • At 11:11 a.m., a woman was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 11:34 a.m., a resident complained that a trailer was parked so poorly that he has to drive into oncoming traffic to get into his drive...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Aug. 9
Aug. 2 Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boatcrews responded to two vessels in distress near Ketchikan Aug. 1 and 2. While conducting training in the Tongass Narrows, two Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat-Small crews assisted the disabled Ketchikan Airport ferry Oral Freeman to the ferry's airport side terminal on Gravina Island Aug. 1. Also on Aug. 1, the station's 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew responded to a re...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Berry Picking
Nunaquluni; Alagnarsurluni - Berry Picking Kiagmi nunaqutaartukut alagnanek. - In the summer we go berry picking for salmonberries. Collecting from the land remains a popular activity in Alutiiq communities. Spring greens, berries, shellfish, medicinal herbs, and driftwood are among the resources that Alutiiqs gather from the mountains, meadows, and shores of Kodiak Island. The Alutiiq language reflects the import...
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In the Courts: Aug. 9
Assault Franklin Tentis-Major, 28, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 days suspended), and was fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended). Tentis-Major will be on probation for two years.
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Achievers: Aug. 9
Scorching sun, torrential rains and high winds couldn’t dampen spirits at a weeklong environmental stewardship camp out of Old Harbor last week. This year’s camp was held on Sitkalidak Island and focused on the Alutiiq value of stewardship of the land, water and sky, according to Bobbi Anne Barnowsky, an organizer serving with AmeriCorps in the community. Though Barnowsky and six other AmeriCorps members had origi...
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Teeing off: ‘Flames’ will always be remembered
It’s been several years since my last column — Teeing Off — appeared in the sports section of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. I didn’t want my return to come like this, but it is. A few weeks ago, Kodiak lost a young ballplayer, one who I had the pleasure of coaching the last two seasons. Everybody knows the tragedy by now. Rex Matautia, a rising Kodiak High School freshman with a promising athletic career, drowned in La...
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Kodiak football blue/gold scrimmage moved to 3 p.m.
Kodiak High School’s blue/gold football scrimmage has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The event was planed for 1 p.m. but was shifted to avoid conflict with the funeral servies of Rex Matautia, a rising KHS football player who drowned in Lake Gertrude. KFL practice begins The Kodiak Football League is beginning youth practice at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Practic...
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