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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Laundry
Iqa’iat - Laundry (plural) Nukallpiat iqa’ineq pingaktaan’tat. - Men don’t like to do laundry. The Alutiiq word for laundry comes from the word for dirt, iqaq, and literally means “dirties.” Anyone with a family knows that laundry is a never-ending chore, but in the days before modern washers and dryers, it was an exhausting, daylong project. Alutiiq women remember carrying water and lighting fires in their woodbu...
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Tapestry: Burnetts fondly recall Uganda trip
Rafting the Nile River was the perfect father-and-son field trip for John and Caleb Burnett. They had been volunteering in Jinja, Uganda, where John’s brother-in-law heads the Global Theological Seminary and now they were enjoying the challenges of paddling the longest river in the world. But the adventure delivered more than it promised. Swirling rapids in The Bad Place threw the rafters and their guide into the ...
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Island Flavor: Farmers Market satisfies with homegrown goodness
Where can you get fresh salad greens, fireweed ice cream and mango chutney served by a girl in a zebra costume? At the Kodiak Farmers’ Market, of course. It isn’t your typical lunch setting, but it’s the best place in town for a midday meal on Saturdays. The food is as fresh as it comes. The atmosphere is family-friendly, and the setting, drop-dead gorgeous. The Farmers Market meets Saturdays during the summer and...
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In the Courts: Aug. 16
Dismissals • Counts of violating conditions of release, disorderly conduct and two counts of fourth-degree assault against Johnathan Hammon, 42, were dismissed July 23. • One count of first-degree burglary against Ronald Singleton, 60, was dismissed Aug. 5. Assault • Johnathan Hammon, 42, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 days suspended), and was fined $1,500 ($1,250 ...
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Amazing Nature: Statues come alive under water
Summer is waning, and preparations for the coming school year are in full swing. I will offer my first Kodiak College class this fall, and since it is a brand new class, I have spent hours this summer anticipating and preparing. The class is called “introduction to marine science through experiments and art” and combines several ways of learning about and getting fascinated by the oceans. In lectures, small experi...
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Auditions for M*A*S*H approaching
Kodiak directors are looking for a cast of around 30 men and women to participate in the fall community theater production “M*A*S*H.” “M*A*S*H,” which stands for mobile army surgical hospital, is set during the Korean War. The play follows the comic adventures of two chest surgeons in South Korea. It was written by playwright Tim Kelly and first performed in 1973. The fall production will be co-directed by Jared G...
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Teams ready for Eco Challenge
Seventeen teams will navigate around the Emerald Isle Saturday as part of the Coast Guard’s annual Eco Challenge race. The race, in its 11th year, is a mystery to participants. Teams get clues at each checkpoint that reveal their next destination. The event begins at 8 a.m. at a location that will be uncovered to competitors at tonight’s team check in. The 17 teams is up from six in 2011 and three from last year. ...
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Sports weekend calandar
Kodiak youths will get a chance to showcase their skills in two different sports on Saturday. At 10 a.m., the Kodiak Elk Lodge is holding its annual soccer shoot at the Baranof Ice Rink. The event is for boys and girls under age 13. The event is free, and each participant receives a soccer ball. At 2 p.m., Kodiak Little League is putting on a clinic and pickup game at Coon Field. The clinic is for players age 9 to...
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Playbook: Aug. 16
Friday, Aug. 16 Cross country: Kodiak High School alumni run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 6:45 p.m.; boys, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Racing: Motocross, ATV at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 3 p.m.
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City's sales tax reaches into borough
As a small business owner, Judi Kidder is used to paying taxes. But when she audited her latest home phone bill, she found something unexpected — a sales tax. Kidder doesn’t live within city limits, but as she discovered after combing through years of bills, she’s been paying city sales taxes on each bill. “I’m going to raise merry hell,” she said after discovering the charge. Kidder isn’t alone. After posting her...
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