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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Bait
Narya’aq : Bait Iqsaka naryaaliaqa. : I baited my hook. We often think of bait as something fishermen use on hooks to catch fish or in pots to lure crabs, but Alutiiq hunters once used bait to capture birds. In Prince William Sound, hunters placed sinew nooses on the surface of the water, filled the centers with tempting pieces of crushed clam, and then made gull noises to attract diving birds. A quick tug on the ...
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Another Day in Paradise: Preparing to go and looking back
Every story must come to an end. Next Friday, my wife and I will reach the end of our Kodiak story — at least in the first person. When I was in the Marine Corps, every time we were involved in an operation of any length, there were always the dreaded after-action reports. While these did not generally follow this specific format, there were primarily four questions that must be answered. The first question was, “...
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Borough names community development director
The new Kodiak Island Borough community development director has been announced and is expected to begin work on July 1. Earlier this week, borough manager Bud Cassidy announced that Robert “Bob” Peterson had signed and returned an offer letter to the borough for the community development director position. The borough assembly had approved the hiring of during a June 6 regular meeting, and was waiting on his sign...
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Fixing small slide leads to big expense
It’s a small problem with a big price tag. Last week, the Kodiak City Council approved a plan to permanently fix a small landslide on Shelikof Street caused by new sidewalk construction. The cost: $600,000. “This was not a catastrophic slide, but it was big enough to get our attention,” city engineer Glenn Melvin told the city council. Before the sidewalk project began, the slide area was held in place by a hard r...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 20
Monday, June 18 • At 12:54 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Shelikof Street. • At 12:55 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was yelling outside. He was gone when officers arrived. • At 1:39 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:43 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Center Avenue. • At 1:44 a.m. and 1:52 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:08 a.m., an officer was on...
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Ouzinkie man dies from injuries in ATV accident
A Ouzinkie man has died from injuries suffered in an ATV crash last month. Alaska State Troopers reported that James Broaten, 50, died around 6:50 p.m. Friday. Providence Hospital in Anchorage had been treating him for his injuries. “Injuries were numerous and severe — all of which are (consistent) with an ATV wreck and not wearing a helmet,” Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters wrote in an email. On Ma...
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For a cheap movie, Kodiak is among nation’s best.
As summer movie season arrives, it’s time for the perennial complaints that it costs too much to see a movie. A new survey, however, shows Kodiak has nothing to complain about. Kodiak had the sixth-cheapest movie theater prices among more than 300 cities surveyed by the Council for Community and Economic Research. The results, which covered the first three quarters of 2012, were published Monday on the on the cons...
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Around Kodiak: June 20
At 10 a.m. at the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library, the Kodiak Public Library Association will present the first check to the city of Kodiak from the Living, Learning and Growing campaign. This money, in the amount of $500,000, will support the purchase of furnishings, art, and landscaping this summer. The check will be presented to Joe D'Elia, who is retiring after more than a decade of service as library’s dir...
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Achievers: June 20
Tabitha Fischer of Kodiak High School graduated from Fort Lewis College on April 27 with a bachelor of science in chemistry. Fischer shared the stage with more than 400 other students at Fort Lewis, located in Durango, Colo.
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Alaska State Troopers: June 20
Monday, June 10 At 6:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 28-year-old Kodiak man who was fishing on the Buskin River. Investigation revealed the man had hooked a sockeye salmon other than in the mouth and retained it. The man was cited for failing to release a fish caught other than in the mouth and bail was set at $120. Thursday, June 13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Kodiak contacted a 30-year-old Fairbank...
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