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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Port Hobron
Masriluq : Port Hobron Masrilumi arwarsurtaallriit. : They used to hunt whales at Port Hobron. Today the derelict hull of a wooden ship, rusting tanks, and building remnants are all that remain of the whaling station at Port Hobron. Nestled against the shore of Port Hobron Bay, a narrow fjord on the northern coast of Sitkalidak Island, the now-abandoned station was an active commercial enterprise run by the Alaska...
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Another Day in Paradise: Packing for a journey
My wife and I are getting ready for another journey. We will be traveling to Petersburg for the Southeast Alaska Congress, a large gathering of all of the Salvation Army units in the Southeast. That tradition has been going on with The Salvation Army since before Alaska was a state. After Congress, we will be traveling to Angoon with four other Salvation Army officers to get the property there ready to reopen this...
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Baseball debuts blue/gold scrimmage
Kodiak High School’s baseball team has been given a gift this spring with Mother Nature. And the Bears are taking advantage of the warm weather by playing in the first baseball blue/gold game Saturday at 2 p.m. at Baranof Field. Normally at this time in the season, the field is still covered in snow and ice and the team is stuck practicing indoors. Not this year — the team has had only a handful of indoor practice...
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Big-money bowling tourney Sunday
The island’s most lucrative bowling tournament is Sunday. The third Pro-Build Championship Tournament begins 11 a.m. at Tropic Lanes. The tournament showcases a pair of oil patterns that are used on the Professional Bowlers Association tour and are much more difficult than what bowlers see during league play. The bowler who can figure out the lanes the best walks away with a first-place prize of $1,000 — but that ...
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Local Results: April 5
Kodiak Island Dart Association Wednesday, March 27 Dart Vaders 15, 3 in a Bed 0; Ah-Shucks 14, Nightflights 1; River Rats 11, Elders 4; Coyote Pak 9, Bar Pros 6; Shark Attack 9, Dart’in Divas 6; Rondy II 9, Villains 6; Oo Chuks 11, Flying Tacos 4; Banditos 11, Darty Minds 4. High tons: Jamie Weeks, 180; Matt Keyes, 140; Kevin Cornett, 140; Lyn Aragon, 140; Mark Wardell, 140; Brian West, 134; Joey Madrid, 125 (2); ...
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Playbook: April 5
Friday, April 5 Track: Kodiak at the Big C Relays at The Dome in Anchorage, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6 Baseball: Kodiak blue/gold game at Baranof Field, 2 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Big C Relays at The Dome in Anchorage, 11 a.m.
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Parks and Rec schedule: April 5-April 12
March 15-March 22 YOUTH SOCCER Spring Soccer Sponsored By Subway — League will begin Monday, April 8 and will run through May 11 followed by a tournament. There will be four age divisions: Micro I (kindergarten and first grade), Micro II (second and third grades), juniors (fourth and fifth grades), and Strikers (sixth through eighth grades). Monday and Wednesday evenings will be for juniors and Strikers. Tuesday a...
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Drillers test the ground for new Pier 3
For the past two weeks, the landing craft Polar Bear has been moving cautiously around Pier 3 as hosts drillers punch holes into the seafloor below. Samples taken from those holes will be analyzed in an Anchorage lab, and the results will determine key aspects of the design of a new multimillion-dollar Pier 3. “This is probably pretty much one of the last physical visible things on site that will occur prior to mo...
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Prep track: Kodiak girls look to improve from last season
Kodiak’s girls are aiming to rebound from last season’s somewhat disappointing track and field season. Last year, Kodiak was the sixth-best team in the nine-team Region III Conference and only garnered one point at the state meet. “We better improve on that because this year there are only six (region) schools,” longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “I think we are a better team than we were last year. We didn...
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Salmon Camp program feels the pinch
Salmon Camp at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge has been gutted by federal budget cuts, but the popular summer kids program isn’t the only thing feeling the knife this year. From bear biology to basic maintenance, almost every area of refuge operations has been affected by a 5.1 percent budget cut at Kodiak’s neighborhood wildlife refuge. Another 2 percent cut could be coming down the road, but even without tha...
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