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New coaches help track and field team
Kodiak High’s track and field team has three new coaches roaming Baranof Park this season. Charlie Russell, Deb Cawthorn and Jim Schnick have replaced Sami King (now at Seward High), Linda Pena and Steve Aragon on the Bears’ coaching staff. Head coach Marcus Dunbar and assistant coach Rob Stauffer fill out the five-person team. All three new bodies offer something different: Russell coaches the jumpers, Schnick th...
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Editorial: Don't veto any Kodiak projects
Beneath our feet is an amazing network of pipes, conduit and cables. Buried under rock and dirt is the infrastructure that keeps modern life humming — our taps flow with clean water, our toilets flush, and our lights come on through the efforts of these hidden pipes and the people who maintain them. In the city of Kodiak, we’re fortunate that any problems with this infrastructure are rare. Unless something breaks,...
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Tapestry: Trapping journals trigger memories of adventure
They come to Kodiak for the adventure, and once they get the restlessness out of their system, they become domesticated, punching time cards, joining the Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, keeping up their homes, going to their children’s basketball games and plays. But the Call of the Wild is always near. It comes through the mentioning of a person or a bay, the cry of a raven, the smell of a salty easterly. They’re...
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Letters should maintain respectful tone
To the Editor: A newspaper is a great asset to a community. We learn about our neighbors and our events, and we get entertainment. Letters to the editor are a great service. They provide a forum for any of us to make our opinions known and contribute to a local discussion or knowledge base. And sometimes they’re just funny. But for an armchair curmudgeon to publicly insult local elected officials, by name, makes m...
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Three rural students qualify for national archery tournament
Three Kodiak Island students are some of the straightest shooters in the state. Ocean Reft and Joseph Brattole, both from Karluk, and Gayle Aga of Larsen Bay qualified for the National NASP Archery Tournament that begins May 10 in Louisville, Ky. They advanced to the national competition by placing in the top five in their grade level at the Alaska State NASP Tournament that concluded at the end of March. Kodiak r...
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Coast Guard blotter: April 19
April 11 Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report from the 452-foot refrigeration ship Murcia Carrier that it required main engine repairs and was conducting them while dead in the water 725 nautical miles southwest of Dutch Harbor. Repairs were completed without incident and the Murcia Carrier vessel resumed its voyage to Dutch Harbor. The Coast Guard marine safety detachment in Dutch Harbor examined the sh...
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Parks and Rec: April 20-26
April 20-April 26 YOUTH SOCCER Soccer Weather Hotline: Please call 486-8669 after 3 p.m. on the assigned game or practice day to receive field and weather updates for that day. Schedule: Following is this week’s schedule; games are preceded by their time and field number. Everything is at Baranof Football Field. Saturday, April 21 Practices at Woody Way Field 10 a.m. — Micro-1 Girls/Boys; 11 a.m. — Micro-2 Girls/B...
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In the Courts: April 19
Driving with a suspended license Marc Fillion, 26, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 days suspended), and was fined $500 ($250 suspended). Fillion will be on probation for one year must complete 80 hours of community service. Fishing violation James Eufemio, 50, pleaded guilty to taking undersized Tanner crab. He was fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended). Eufemio...
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Another Day in Paradise: An act of grace
The old adage says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We have all seen pictures taken by great photographers that give credence to that thought. Right here in Kodiak, we have some great photographers whose pictures are shared on the walls of the Fly-By from time to time by the Arts Council. Sometimes those pictures are shared by the Chamber of Commerce or Discover Kodiak on printed media or online. Sometimes ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: April 19
Nuus’niik; Anarwik: Outhouse Cuumi llami nuus’ningq’rllrit.: They used to have outhouses outside. In prehistoric times, going to the bathroom was a less private matter than it is today. Alutiiq families kept large wooden tubs near the doors of their houses to collect urine. Valued for its cleansing properties, Alutiiq women used urine to process hides. The ammonia in the urine broke down fat, leaving animal skins ...
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