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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Yuwaluni
Niuwaluni; Yuwaluni - Talk (continuously) Alutiit’stun niuwaneq pingaktaaqa. - I like to talk the Alutiiq language. The Alutiiq language, the indigenous language of the Kodiak Archipelago, is known as Sugt’stun, which literally means “to speak like a person.” Although there are just a few handfuls of fluent Sugt’stun speakers in the Kodiak region today, Alutiiqs know that in any language, words can impact the worl...
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In the Courts: Nov. 8
Charges Dismissed • Charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct against Brian Dierich, 40, were dismissed Sept. 3. • Charges of violating conditions of release and driving with a suspended license against Andrea Benavidez, 22, were dismissed Aug. 21. • A charge of driving with a suspended license against George Garcia, 52, was dismissed Oct. 14. Reckless endangerment Brian Dierich, 40, was sentenced to 180 ...
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Amazing Nature: Comb jellies on planet Ocean
The scene is a vast, dark open space with occasional sparkles of light. Two vessels approach each other, slowly moving through the weightless space, assessing the other’s intentions. This scene could describe an encounter out of a Star Trek movie, but the vessels in this encounter could have been filmed in coastal waters not too far from Kodiak Island. I recently watched a documentary of two gelatinous comb jellie...
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Southern Baptist volunteers find golden opportunities to serve
Some feel strongly enough about a cause that they pay (and pray) for the privilege of volunteering for it. Sixteen volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Okla. paid for their own airline tickets, housing and meals, as well as the curriculum and materials for the USCG Star of the Sea Chapel’s Vacation Bible School in early July. More than 90 kids enrolled in the VBS, said Lt. David Bradley, Protestan...
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Island Flavor: Federal school lunch regs fuel old rivalry
Have you noticed how the people who got to you when you were in school still get to you? And I mean in a bad way. And, with the immediacy provided by the Internet, the person can be thousands of miles away and still get in your face? I’ve experienced this with a person I’ll call Brad. I met Brad in seventh grade and was stuck with him until I graduated high school in the small town where he and I both lived. On pa...
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State meet moves from Anchorage to Juneau
John Lindquist has never taken a high school swim team to Juneau during his tenure in Kodiak. That changes today when Kodiak enters the state swimming and diving championships in the capital city. Lindquist is not too excited. Since he has been coach, the meet has always been at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. “Logistics becomes a big problem,” he said. “You have to go that much more farther. There are less res...
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Pair of hunting bills compete in Congress
A pair proposals to support hunting and fishing interests are working their way through Congress. On Thursday, Sen. Mark Begich announced his support of the Sportsmen's and Public Outdoor Recreation Traditions (SPORT) bill, which would create electronic versions of duck hunting stamps and open federal public lands to target ranges. Earlier this year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski threw her support behind the Recreational Fi...
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Playbook: Nov. 8
Friday, Nov. 8 Swimming: Kodiak at the state swimming championships in Juneau, 10:15 a.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School. Saturday, Nov. 9 Swimming: Kodiak at the state swimming championships in Juneau, 10:15 a.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School.
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Seafood institute attracts up-and-comers in processing industry
Martin Wagner doesn’t enjoy eating seafood. It’s an odd admission from someone at the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute. For a week, 15 up-and-coming seafood processing managers have met at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center for in-depth lessons in management and leadership. After the weeklong Kodiak session, attendees will attend four days of leadership training in Anchorage and a trip to t...
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Kodiak water system tops in state
Kodiak has the best water system of any rural community in Alaska, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. Kodiak was the recipient of the “Water System of the Year” award at ARWA’s annual conference, held last week in Anchorage. Nominations are submitted by ARWA staff, who travel across the state, helping rural communities throughout the year. Kodiak’s award was for systems that serve communities of 1,00...
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