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Trials begin for Native fishermen charged on Kuskokwim River
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Some call it a protest by Alaska Native subsistence fishermen, but that's not the way it looks to Harry David and a couple dozen others charged with illegally fishing for king salmon in waters severely restricted by the state because of dismal runs of the prized fish. "We've been taught since we were growing up to gather food from the land for winter," said David, a Yup'ik Eskimo from the western ...
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7.7 earthquake strikes British Columbia; no tsunami threat for Kodiak
Updated: 9:50 p.m. A violent earthquake jolted Canada's Queen Charlotte Islands on Sunday evening, causing national forecasters to issue a tsunami warning for parts of Southeast Alaska. Kodiak is not included in the warning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands about 385 miles SSE of Juneau shortly after 7 p.m. Alaska time. Magnitude 5.8 and 4.8 aft...
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Ouzinkie gets new fire truck for $1
It only cost $1 for Travis Sheppard to buy a fire truck for Ouzinkie, but it took months of searching before he got the chance to spend that dollar. Sheppard is chief of the department that serves the small town’s 178 people. He took over the position in February and was quickly saddled with a big problem when Ouzinkie's 30-year-old fire truck blew its engine during a maintenance check. For the past six months, Sh...
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Island Flavor: Sparrows is at center of friendship story
My colleague Elizabeth and I have a mutual friend you’ve met before in my column. I call her Millicent. We’ve enjoyed a friendship that has sweetened over time, but recently, Millicent found new friends and began to pull away from us. At first it seemed like a small thing, but as Elizabeth and I spent more and more time with Millicent’s empty chair, we realized the situation was dire. “Should we say something to h...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Oct. 26
Oct. 20 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island and a good Samaritan vessel rescued three members of a duck hunting expedition Saturday in Harrison Lagoon near Whittier. Two of the hunters overturned their canoe while trying to retrieve a duck. The youngest member of the expedition was on land near a cabin, witnessed the event, and called 911. The 911 call was rerouted to the Coast Guard command center in J...
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KDM editorial: Borough misses opportunity to change policy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly’s mission statement states: “The Assembly members are elected to establish policy for the borough by the assembly/manager form of government to protect and improve the quality of life for borough citizens.” Last week, when the borough declined to take action on an alleged conflict of interest case, it dismissed an opportunity to change its policies for the betterment of “borough ...
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McKechnie returns to volleyball after being sidelined by an injury last season
Summer McKechnie got pretty good at keeping volleyball statistics last season. “I was the best stat taker, that is what Amy (Willis) said, not to brag or anything,” McKechnie said. Keeping stats was just part of McKechnie’s duties as Kodiak’s team manager. She filled that role while healing a torn labrum in her right shoulder. After playing on Kodiak High School’s junior varsity volleyball team her freshman season...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Oct. 26
Devil: iiyaq The Devil is very bad. Iiyaq asillpiarluni asiituq. The Alutiiq word iiyaq can be translated as devil. In classical Alutiiq society, iiyaq referred to the soul of an evil person. Instead of ascending to the sky world after death, like the souls of kind people, the souls of the evil stay in the human world. Here they become malevolent spirits. They live in caves or the woods, and are said to have long ...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 26
School board interviews The Kodiak Island Borough school board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today to interview candidates for the vacant school board seat and make a selection. Interviews will take place in the school district conference room. For additional information, visit www.boarddocs.com/ak/Kodiak/board.nsf/public. Chamber get-together The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce holds a business after hours gat...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 26
Monday, Oct. 22 • At 2:33 p.m., a vehicle received a traffic citation on Marine Way. • At 2:43 p.m., an officer gave a leash law warning on Larch Street. • At 2:58 p.m., an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street was red-tagged. • At 3:01 p.m., an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street was red-tagged. • At 3:19 p.m., an officer assisted with removing a person from a property on Mission Road. • At 4:01 p.m., a man reported so...
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