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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Atmak; Ekgwik; Ekguiyutaq — Hunting Bag; Backpack
Atmak; Ekgwik; Ekguiyutaq — Hunting Bag; Backpack Atmangq’rtuq. — He has a backpack. Packing well for a hunting or fishing trip was as important in the past as it is today. Alutiiq men filled their kayaks with useful things: wooden containers filled with fresh food and water, sleeping blankets, and even inflated seal bladders for emergency buoyancy — the personal flotation devices of the past. Each hunter also car...
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Tapestry: Leonard Helgason will be remembered as friend, mentor
Leonard Helgason thought the world of Tiger Lew. Nicknamed for his exotic hunting experiences in far-off places, Lew was a popular man in the village of Afognak, where he settled down. He gave candy to the kids and, better yet, told them funny, exciting stories. But one Christmas long ago, Tiger sorely disappointed Leonard. Santa Claus had come to town and, as expected, he sat children on his knee and asked what t...
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Playbook: Oct. 31
Friday, Oct. 31 Swimming: Kodiak at the Region III Championships, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 Swimming: Kodiak at the Region III Championships, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m..; junior varsity, 10 a.m., and noon.; varsity, 1:30 p.m.
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Zombies to invade Kodiak College
Zombies are taking over Kodiak College on Saturday. The college’s student government association is sponsoring its fourth annual Zombie Run — a 5-kilometer race that starts and ends at the college. People dressed up as zombies will be scattered throughout the course to spook the runners. The race begins at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $5 for students and $10 for non-students with a...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo impressed by Bumgarner’s heroics
Life in the Clarkston house has been rough this past week. I am to blame for that. In last Friday’s Daily Mirror I misspelled the family dog’s name in a headline. I know what you are thinking, “What kind of buffoon can’t spell his dog’s name?” I am that buffoon, and I have paid for it. Gizmo — or as I called him Gimzo — has let me know his displeasure by snapping at me several times and leaving a pile of vomit on ...
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Women's Show this Saturday
For the second time this year, the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center will turn into a women’s club. More than 30 booths from businesses are scheduled to appear at the fourth Kodiak Women’s Show Saturday. A wide-range of vendors will be participating, from local photographers to clothing and from fitness clubs to salons. “There is a heavy focus on the masculine in this community and really not enough focus on the hea...
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Yavorsky earns all-state honors
Kodiak’s Jacob Yavorsky was one of the top defensive players in the Northern Lights Conference, and now he is one of the best in the state. The Bears’ junior lineman earned second-team all-state honors for the medium-school football classification. Yavorsky led the Bears with 53 tackles — 15 for losses — and five sacks. “He had a fantastic season,” said Kodiak coach Jim Schnick, a few weeks ago. “He was the anchor...
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City of Kodiak Parks and Rec schedule Oct. 31-Nov. 7
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Oct. 31 Morning Lap 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. Noon Lap 12 – 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 Family 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Evening Lap 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 12 p.m. Evening Open 7 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Lap 8:30 – 9:30 p...
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Local Results: Oct. 31
Bowling Tuesday co-ed Oct. 21 Men: Scratch game — Rod Kiefer, 279; Philip Obas, 268; Bob Gunderson, 256. Scratch series — Philip Obas, 704; Matt Kiefer, 689; Rod Kiefer, 687. Handicap game — Rod Kiefer, 300; Philip Obas, 281; Bill Hentges, 272. Handicap series — Rod Kiefer, 750; Philip Obas, 743; Bill Hentges, 738. Women: Scratch game — Bryttni Juhlin, 240; Ruth Hentges, 225; Mona Johnson, 212. Scratch series — Ru...
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KHS boys seeking sixth straight swimming title
The only question heading into the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships is how big of a margin will the Kodiak boys win by? Twenty? Think bigger. Thirty? Still not there. Forty? Getting closer. More than fifty? Probably. Kodiak’s boys are huge favorites to extend their streak of consecutive regional titles to six when the meet begins with preliminary heats at 1 p.m. Friday in Soldotna. Finals start at 1 p....
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