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Another Day in Paradise: The secret's out
This has been a great week to walk the dogs early in the morning. The tide has been out, giving us some beautiful beach time on Mission Beach. Our little dog, Smidgeon, checks out every strip of kelp because she just knows there are some treasures there to eat. The people may tidepool for treasures, but she scavenges the scraps that the seagulls have somehow missed. Our chocolate lab rushes across the sand and spl...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Namesake
Aalukaq : Namesake Aalukaalitkiinga. : They named that person after me. In classical Alutiiq society, people accumulated names over their lifetimes, adding new titles to commemorate a deed or reflect a change in their social standing. Many babies were first named for a relative—a namesake—a practice that continues today. In Alutiiq communities, children often bear a parent’s name. Fathers and sons have identical n...
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In the Courts: April 26
Theft Brandi West, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail (120 days suspended), and will be on probation for three years. Assault • Danilo Delacruz, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of attempted coercion. Delacruz was sentenced to 12 months in jail (10 months suspended). Delacruz was also fined $1,750 ($1,750 suspended), ...
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Island Flavor: The back door to halibut happiness
Sure, it’s great being a restaurant critic until you get tired of eating. Or, better said, too tired to eat. This is how it was on cruise ship Tuesday. My partners and I shopped, measured, cooked, baked, and packaged for days. We schlepped crates up my stairs and back down again, in and out of my car, across a puddle-ridden parking lot, and into the Bear Town Market (inside the Sun’aq Tribal Center bingo hall). I ...
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Amazing Nature: Whales migrating to rich feeding grounds and gray whales getting the mud scoop
Once again, Kodiak is celebrating Whale Fest. To celebrate the occasion and watch some whales, we packed a group of boys into our cars and headed out to Narrow Cape last Saturday. Friday had been a pleasant and sunny day, and I hoped Saturday would follow suit. It did not. Clouds obscured the view of the mountains once we came over the pass to Pasagshak and the raindrops turned to hail, then snow. But just above S...
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Rollers’ debut bout Saturday
Kodiak’s roller derby team will make history Saturday night. The Rock Island Rollers’ first official bout takes place 6 p.m. at Kodiak High School. Seven skaters from Anchorage will join the Rollers to form two teams. “We will have more players this time and better rotations,” Rollers coach James Murray said. “So it is not the same players all the time.” Though it is Rollers vs. Rollers, Murray is calling this the...
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Kodiak baseball to be tested early
Kodiak has no time to ease into the 2013 baseball season. The Bears begin the season with nine consecutive Southcentral Conference games. In fact, 10 of Kodiak’s 12 games are conference affairs. “We will get tested early, but that is OK,” first-year Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “I think this group can handle it.” The Bears open with a two-game homestand against reigning South Division champion Soldotna on Frida...
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Playbook: April 26
Friday, April 26 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at East Addition Park. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Track: Kodiak, ACS, Seward and Port Lions at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, noon; varsity, 3 p.m. Roller Derby: Rock Island Rollers ...
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Coast Guard rescues Fish and Game employee
Matthew Dias sang “99 bottles of beer” over and over again Monday night as he sat alone on a small grassy ledge 100 feet off the ground, waiting for help to come. When Dias, 35, left the Alaska Department of Fish and Game herring observer camp at Saltery Cove on Monday afternoon, he was just hoping to explore a neighboring cove. He told a coworker he was going for a hike and left the camp around 1 p.m. Dias walked...
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City to vote on employee pay hikes
The Kodiak City Council will decide tonight whether the city’s 120 full-time employees will see a little extra in their upcoming paychecks. On tonight’s city council agenda is the final vote for an overhaul of the city’s wage and job description tables. The new system is streamlined and more efficient than the existing structure, but it comes with a cost — $504,000 more per year to cover pay and benefit increases....
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