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Kodiak volleyball switches venues for this weekend’s matches
This season, Kodiak’s volleyball team has practiced in three different gyms, and today the team will play a home match at Kodiak Middle School. The renovation of the high school gym forced the team to begin the season at the middle school. The team moved to the high school for two weeks and is now practicing at North Star Elementary while the high school gym floor is being replaced. Kodiak was fortunate to play it...
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Planning and zoning approves plans for two warehouses
The Kodiak Island Borough’s planning and zoning commission has approved a permit and variance that will allow Kodiak two lot owners to build warehouses on their Von Scheele Way properties. The commission approved a conditional use permit to Sam Rohrer for his property at the corner of Selief Lane and Von Scheele Way. The permit allows him to build a warehouse on the property for his business, Kodiak Lawn Care and ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 18
Tuesday, Oct. 15 • At 7:08 a.m., a man called to reported he backed his vehicle into another vehicle. Both parties exchanged information. There were no injuries and only minor damage. It was logged for insurance purposes. • At 11:36 p.m., a woman requested assistance in getting her ex-boyfriend out of her home. He left when an officer asked him to. • At 12:42 p.m., an officer found a wallet. The owner retrieved it...
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Stop cutting the trees
To the editor: Stop the tree cutting! I was alarmed and dismayed at Wednesday’s front page article, “City removing trees at cemetery.” Cutting trees is not the solution to the City’s “lack of open space and lack of topsoil.” Nor is it a positive first step toward “planning a new cemetery,” as stated in the article. The beneficial influence that trees, gardens and plants have on our well-being has been recognized f...
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Common Core is a Marxist theory
To the Editor: Lev Vygotsky worked at the Commissariat for Education with Lenin's wife, Krupskaya. Around 1933 he developed the theory of the “Zone of Proximal Development” in Leningrad. This theory basically says that the student is in charge of the learning. The teacher has a less important role in the schools, as that of a more knowledgeable peer. Repetition and reiteration should be avoided at all costs. Topic...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kindling
ARastaup’kaat (N); ARastuup’kaat (S) - Kindling (plural) Unuarpak angli aRastuup'kaalillianga. - This morning, I made a lot of kindling. Starting a fire in wet, windy Kodiak requires skill and help from some good tinder. Alutiiq families use a variety of natural materials to capture a flame. In forested parts of the archipelago, the small, dead lower branches of spruce trees stay dry in the rain. They are easy to ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Oct. 18
Oct. 7-18 The Seattle-based crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned to the North Slope following a mid-patrol break in Seward. Over the past week and a half the crew and science party conducted conductivity, temperature and depth casts and deployed moorings. The moorings they are working with are anchored to the ocean floor with a line of instruments attached to a float. Once deployed, the moorings are left ...
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In the Courts: Oct. 18
Dismissals • A count of second-degree theft against Nicholas Haagensen, 34, was dismissed Sept. 3. • A charge of second-degree drugs misconduct against Maria Drinkwine, 46, was dismissed Sept. 8. • Charges of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct against Ashley Klassen, 24, were dismissed Oct. 2. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Kristen Larionoff, 19, was dismissed...
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Tapestry: Gardening instincts kick in for Ginger Duncan at remote retreat
Hoophouses are becoming as common as banyas on Kodiak Island. And they’re just about as hot. Ginger Duncan found that out as she sweated away her summer days in her hoophouses and outdoor gardens at Alderwood Retreat on the shores of Kupreanof Strait. For years, Ginger and her husband, Stan, ran a lodge in the isolated setting of north Kodiak. The economic collapse in 2007 took a toll on their business, so the Dun...
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Borough assembly says farewell to mayor Jerome Selby after 35 years of service
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and a crowd of well-wishers said farewell to borough mayor Jerome Selby on Thursday night as he ended almost 25 years of service to the Kodiak Island Borough. "I wish you all well to serve the people of the Kodiak Island borough, and remember, we are here to serve and not to be served," Selby told incoming Mayor Jerrol Friend and new assemblyman Frank Peterson Jr. after summarizi...
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