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Snowfall normal even as temperatures stay warm
November temperatures were a little warmer than usual, but Kodiak still got its normal dose of snow for this point in the winter, experts say. According to the Kodiak National Weather Service, Kodiak received 7.3 inches of snow in November and hasn’t received any in December yet. The snowfall totals aren’t far off from 2012 numbers. Last November, Kodiak had 7.5 inches and received 1.4 inches in the first five day...
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Regarding GCI, KTUU, and football
To the Editor: An estimated 14.6 percent of Kodiak Island Borough residents live below the poverty level (US Census 2012 Community Survey Estimate). Approximately 27 percent of children under age 18 in our community are living in poverty (US Census, 2011 SAIPE). Nearly 50 percent of Kodiak Island Borough School District children qualify for free or subsidized lunches (KIBSD 2013). Far too many individuals and fami...
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Woman's courage as a youth was inspiring
To the Editor I would like to take this opportunity to express my condolences to the family of Jessica Anderson. Although she and I were never particularly close, she was a dear friend to my little sister, and our families have been intertwined in one way or another through multiple generations. I vaguely recall a letter she wrote to the editor about a decade ago, and her courage as a youth is inspiring. I believe...
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Kodiak man to serve 22 years for child sexual abuse
A Kodiak man who sexually abused two girls has been sentenced to 70 years in prison and will serve 22 of those years. Ah Limchantha, 46, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of sexual abuse of children under the age of 18. The two counts — first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor — are both felonies. Judge Steve Cole sentenced Limchantha to 40 years in prison (26 years susp...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 6-Dec. 13
Dec. 6-Dec. 13 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Dec. 6 Morning Lap 5:30-7 a.m. Noon Lap 11-1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30-6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30-8 p.m. Evening Lap 8-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 Lap/Aerobics 9-10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3-5 p.m. Evening Lap 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Family 3:30-5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30-6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Morning ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Shuyak Island
Suu’aq; Suyaraq - Shuyak Island Anchorage-mek tai’akamta plane-gun Suu’aq tang’rtaarpet. - When we come from Anchorage by plane, we can see Shuyak Island. Shuyak Island, the seventh-largest of the Kodiak islands, covers sixty-nine square miles at the northern end of the archipelago. Just twelve miles long and eleven miles wide, this small island features a lush blanket of spruce forest and hundreds of small lakes....
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Amazing Nature: Fruits of the ocean aren't always tasty
The day is foggy and gray, the air so heavy with water that breathing almost feels like one needs gills. As I retreat to my couch and procrastinate, I look at the beautiful arrangement of fruits that a friend gave me during the past holidays. Apples, oranges, pears, and pomegranate are joining the bananas and lemons in my fruit basket. Several of these fruits and vegetables are namesakes for sea creatures. First, ...
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First-year varsity grappler begins season strong
At 5-foot-1 and 106 pounds, Yuto Ohki will never be mistaken for a sumo wrestler. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t messed around with the style of wrestling made famous from his family’s native land of Japan. “I’m not a heavyweight, but I do sumo for fun – it is just fun,” the Kodiak High School senior said. At his size, Ohki probably will never become a sumo wrestler, but he does enjoy wrestling and is off to a promis...
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In the Courts: Dec. 6
Dismissals • One count of fourth-degree assault against Phillip Rastopsoff, 49, was dismissed Nov. 27. • Four counts of sexual abuse with a minor, one count of exploiting a minor, and 11 counts of possessing child pornography against Ah Limchantha, 46, were dismissed Oct. 14. Sexual abuse Ah Limchantha, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison (26 years su...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 6
Kiwanis Christmas tree sale begins The Kiwanis Club of Kodiak begins its annual Christmas tree sale at 5 p.m. Friday in the Worldwide Movers building on Bartel Avenue. Trees, wreaths and garlands are available until 8 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Art Walk begins The Kodiak Arts Council’s First Friday Art Walk takes place from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Stops include the Barano...
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