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Edward Harold DeNoyelles III
Edward Harold DeNoyelles III passed away June 21st in Seattle, Washington. Born to May and Edward DeNoyelles II on May 30, 1953. Ed was a passionate family man, an avid outdoorsman, and staunch advocate for his beloved Kodiak’s Environment, and enthusiastic Santa for Kodiak’s Santa Day. Ed was preceded in death by his dear first wife Jane, the mother of his two children Tracey and Eddie. Ed not only leaves behind ...
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There’s a spiritual solution to busy-ness
Don't you admire people who can take short breaks, stop and smell the roses (or the coffee, which I prefer), and even take power naps? I don't. As a somewhat compulsive person (but trying to recover), I have two speeds: on and off. When I am on, I get a sort of tunnel vision, where the goal is all that matters. Except that, on the way to the goal, there are way too many distractions, which belies the tunnel vision...
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TAPESTRY: Knagins’ name synonymous with Dig Afognak
When the late Dennis Knagin traveled to the Dig Afognak camp at Qatani Bay on Afognak Island, he was like a horse heading for the barn; the closer he got, the more anxious he was to get there. The Native Village of Afognak camp was a magical haven where he and his wife, Julie, who died last year, loved to tell stories to the youngsters, teach them about the Alutiiq ways and converse with their peers. They loved th...
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Hautala takes over Kodiak wrestling program
When the Kodiak High School wrestling season starts in late September, a new coach will be in charge. Mike Hautala was appointed head coach in July. It will be the first time in more than two decades that a Costello — Pat or Sean — is not the head coach of one of the state’s oldest high school wrestling programs. Sean — a former Kodiak state champion and Pat’s son — was the head coach for one and a half seasons be...
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Kodiak’s most densely populated settlement comes back to life through museum’s book
For 600 years, Alutiiq people built their houses at the mouth of salmon-rich Karluk River, creating a massive mound of cultural debris. The site was one of the most densely populated regions of the Kodiak Archipelago. More than 26,000 artifacts were found at this site and Alutiiq Museum archaeologists consider it to be the most significant dig in Kodiak history. Museum staff spent years researching the artifacts f...
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Quintathlon set for Saturday
The 19th annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The unique event is a fundraiser for Kodiak High School’s cross-country team. The day begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim and is followed by a 9.5-mile bike ride to the Veterans of Foreign War entrance. At the VFW, competitors will compete in a beanbag toss — a new addition to the rac...
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In the Courts: Aug. 7
Andrew Block pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Block was sentenced to 45 days in jail (45 suspended) and fined $500 ($250 suspended) and ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service and placed on probation for one year. Isaac Bodi pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the fourth degree – recklessly injure. Bodi was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and fined $750 and ordered to sche...
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Chugiak bounced from regionals
Chugiak’s American Legion baseball season came to an end Thursday morning in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Mustangs fell 20-1 to Bellingham, Washington in a Northwest Regional loser-out contest. Chugiak, Alaska’s state champion, finished the season with a 29-5 record. Bellevue controlled the game from the start, scoring three in the first, one in the second and eight in the third. Washington’s state champion pounded out ...
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Assembly moves forward Jackson Mobile Home Park ordinance
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly moved forward several ordinances Thursday evening to assist Jackson’s Mobile Home Park residents in moving their trailers by the park’s closing date. One issue that residents face is where to store their homes until they relocate or find another option. Borough Community Development Director Bob Pederson said an ordinance would extend the number of districts open to that kind of ...
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Senior sales tax exemption should be ‘needs based’
To the Editor, I agree with Dixie Hood, a member of the Juneau Commission on Aging, that a senior sales tax exemption should be “needs based.” A “needs based” sales tax exemption should be implemented in Kodiak and not just for senior citizens. While I know this is not a popular idea it does make sense. I am not against senior citizens. I’ll be one very soon. But this is an antiquated entitlement program that need...
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