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Tapestry: Emerald Isle is classroom, health store for Woodward and students
Blanketed by the subdued colors and shadows of winter, the island looks pretty drab right now. But come summer, when the mountains and meadows are carpeted in brilliant green, Kodiak Island once again lives up to its title of “the Emerald Isle of the North Pacific.” The shrubs, brush, grass and plants that brighten the archipelago have purposes beyond dazzling nature lovers. Some islanders navigate through the ent...
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Thelma Jean Tunohun
Anchorage resident Thelma Jean Tunohun, 57, died Feb. 13, 2013 at Alaska Native Medical Center. Funeral Services were held at noon Saturday at St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage with Father Archpriest John Zabinko officiating. A viewing was held from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Burial followed the funeral service at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Thelma was born Nov. 25, 1954 in Old Harbor....
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 22-March 1
Feb. 22-March 1 BARANOF ICE RINK Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a sm...
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Assembly OKs $25M bond sale
In a 4-0 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly gave its OK for $25 million to flow into the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The vote took place during a special meeting Thursday morning and grants the borough permission to sell $25 million in general obligation bonds next week. Kodiak voters approved the high school project and up to $76 million in bond sales with a 2009 ballot initiative, ...
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Prep hoops: Jimenez impresses coach
Of Kodiak High School’s five senior boys basketball players, Germain Jimenez has impressed his coach the most. “We didn’t even know if we were going to keep him, but he lost a bunch of weight and is just playing a lot better basketball,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. Since ending last season, Jimenez dropped 30 pounds, going from 215 to 185. With the weight loss, he has gained more confidence on the court as t...
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Capitol Report: Feb. 22
Hello from the Alaska State Capitol. The 2013 session is rapidly approaching the halfway point and lawmakers are busy considering numerous bills, resolutions and other issues. In the coming weeks, I expect to see the House pass its version of the 2014 operating budget and transmit it to the Senate for further consideration. In the meantime, various budget subcommittees have been meeting to consider the budgets for...
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Word of the Week: Feb. 22
Tegleq: Steal
 Ilait teglengartaartut.: Some people like to steal. Stealing was not a common problem in classical Alutiiq society. Although powerful people organized raiding parties to ransack other villages for food, goods, and even slaves, theft within a community was rare. As in many northern societies where families shared their possessions and assisted those in need, there was little need to steal. Alutiiq pe...
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Kodiak hosts big swim meet
For the next three days, the Kodiak Community Pool will be overflowing with youth swimmers from across the state. Two hundred and fifty-five swimmers, to be exact. The Kodiak Kingfishers is hosting the three-day Alaska Age Group Championships that begin 9 a.m. today. This is the first time the Kingfishers have hosted a meet of this magnitude. “This is huge thing for our club,” said Kingfishers coach John Lindquist...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls take down Grace Christian
A career-best game from Carissa Cannon put a stop to Kodiak’s two-game losing skid. Cannon started the game off with a 3-pointer and never looked back as her team rattled off a 58-18 nonconference girls basketball victory over 3A Grace Christian Thursday evening in Anchorage. Playing point guard in place of injured Jerica Nelson, Cannon, a junior shooting guard, scored a career-high 18 points and nearly registered...
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Another Day in Paradise: Learning about life
We were visiting our oldest son, the Corps Officer in Middlesboro, Ky. The chocolate lab we have in Kodiak was a gift to him seven-plus years ago. She became our dog when he was unable to find an apartment he could afford and would allow him to have a full-sized dog. After almost six years in paradise — Kodiak — she would never want to go back to the lesser 48. Jason is now married to a wonderful lady and they hav...
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