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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Crow
Qalngaa’aq : Crow Qalngaa’aq tan’ertuq. (N); Qalngaa’aq tamlertuq. (S) - The crow is black. Alaska is home to one species of crow: Corvus cauriuns, the northwestern crow. Smaller than its cousin the American Crow, this black bird frequents the Pacific coast from Washington state to southcentral Alaska and occasionally the eastern Aleutian Islands. The northwestern crow is a coastal species, typically found around ...
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Run will raise money for Kodiak Kindness program
Kodiak’s fitness class for moms and babies is hosting a fun run Saturday to raise money for the Kodiak Kindness program. Kodiak Kindness is a nonprofit supported by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, which works to help new moms learn about infant feeding and nutrition. Brooke McLaughlin, owner of the Fit4Mom franchise in Kodiak, formerly known as Stroller Strides, said she decided to host the fundraiser bec...
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Tapestry: Martha Garcia's 'place' will always be Kodiak
Martha’s place is now in Juneau, but the local epicure and interior decorator will always have a spot in Kodiak, if not a physical address. For more than 20 years, Garcia brought the spicy flavor of Mexican food to the streets of Kodiak in her lunch wagon, Martha’s Place. Martha closed her mobile restaurant about a year ago after taking a hard fall that broke her wrist and put her back out of joint. Besides carryi...
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City Council meets behind closed doors to talk taxes
The Kodiak City Council spent almost 30 minutes Thursday night behind closed doors as it discussed the revelation that city sales taxes are being levied on cable TV, telephone and Internet services used by borough residents beyond city limits. City attorney Thomas Klinkner participated in the closed-door meeting by telephone, but City manager Aimee Kniaziowski declined to discuss the conversation. The city council...
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Fight in the mall not a bar brawl
To the Editor: I picked up the newspaper for Wednesday Sept. 4th, and the headline reads “Man severely injured in bar assault”. I read the article carefully, and thought to myself really, “bar assault?” It appears the injured individual was not in a bar at all when the assault occurred, and when the medics arrived he was not in a bar, so I would question as to where “bar assault” comes from? To me this is irrespon...
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Spikers open with victory
Kodiak made a statement in its season-opening volleyball match Thursday evening. The Bears swept two-time defending 3A state champion Mt. Edgecumbe 25-16, 25-18, 25-18 in a noncenference match at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. Kodiak (1-0) wasn’t tested much in a match that lasted just over an hour. The Bears got off to fast starts in all three sets and was only challenged in the final one. Leading 17-10, Mt....
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Playbook: Sept. 6
Friday, Sept. 6 Cross country: Kodiak High School at the ACS Class Challenge at Anchorage Christian School, 3:30 p.m. Football: Kodiak junior varsity vs. Kenai junior varsity, at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 5:30 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak at the Homer Invitational at Homer High School. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe, 4:30 p.m.; Sitka, 7 p.m. in Sitka. Saturday, Sept. 7 Cross country: Kodiak High School at the Palm...
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Compost pile turns into heap of trouble
Clarification Additional context has been added to a quotation from Lori Aldrich of the DEC. Forester Peter Olsen knows the rules. One he overlooked has given new ammunition to opponents of the city’s plans to compost sewage sludge at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. Olsen is head of Quayanna Development Corporation, the contractor hired by the city to run its composting operation. This summer, Olsen brought hi...
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Legislators ask for input to name ADF&G building
Kodiak’s state legislators are asking the public’s help to name the new Alaska Department of Fish and Game building on Near Island. Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens have collaborated to create a survey to gather community feedback on what the building should be named. “We know that some of you have deep connections to previous Fish and Game employees that you would like to commemorate, and this is a perfe...
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Roberson, Larsen win Island Golf titles
Dustin Roberson is known in the Kodiak golf community for his mammoth tee shots. However, it was his short game that helped him seal his first Kodiak Island Golf Championship crown Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Roberson edged three-time champion Fred Barber by just two shots in the two-day, 36-hole tournament that brings out the island’s best golfers. Roberson finished with a 10-over-par 152, while Barber...
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