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Award helps women live their dreams
To the editor: The name Soroptimist is coined from the Latin words meaning “best for women” and that is what our organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women be their best. It is a global volunteer organization that, for over 90 years, has inspired dedicated members to lead women into social and economic empowerment. Our mission is to provide women and girls wi...
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Margaret Louise Gnadt Jones
Margaret Louise Gnadt Jones, a proud Coquille Indian tribal member, was born May 28, 1937, to Lulu and Roy Gnadt of Myrtle Point, Oregon. Our beloved Margaret passed away Aug. 26, 2016, in Springfield, Oregon, surrounded by her family. Margaret met and married Gilbert Gottenberg right after high school. They were married for 27 years and had three lovely daughters, Tina, Theresa and Kippy. Margaret was a well-know...
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KHS football takes on West Valley
Kodiak and West Valley will meet for the first time on the gridiron Friday in Fairbanks. The nonconference game kicks off at 6 p.m. at West Valley High School. West Valley is a large school that plays in the Railbelt Conference. The Wolf Pack are 2-4 this season, netting victories over small-school Eielson (40-15) and South Anchorage (42-21) and losing to Service (55-39), Wasilla (36-28), Chugiak (33-8) and Colony...
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Week in Words:
I received a special request this week to research a word: “clap. My kids and I attended the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert this Sunday (sponsored by Kodiak Arts Council), and it was spectacular. It was loud. Raucous. Jaw-dropping at the level of talent these musicians have. And after every set, and during every song, what did we do? We clapped. Some danced. And they were amazing. But for those of us who are short i...
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Weather sensor back on line after vandalism
A repaired weather station in Kodiak is back on line after being vandalized last spring. The weather station on Gull Island in Chiniak Bay at one end of the St. Herman Harbor breakwater provides weather information to boaters. “It’s all real-time weather data useful to mariners and tied into the NOAA weather system, so they’re getting local real-time weather in as many places as they can,” said city of Kodiak harb...
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Mat-Su Valley drivers showcase skills in Kodiak
Longtime Alaska racer Mike Braddock checked two items off his to-do-list this past weekend: Drive a late-model car on and off the MV Tustumena and win a main event in Kodiak. The Palmer-based driver stole the show at the Kodiak Island Raceway, cruising to victory in the late-model feature races Saturday and Sunday during the second Stock Car Shootout, which featured a handful of drivers from the Twin City Raceway ...
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Fresh perspective vs. experience
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will welcome one new face after the Oct. 4 municipal election, as Rick Kniaziowski has decided not to run for re-election. Candidates Kelly Bell and Julie Hill are vying for that space on the board, and they will meet Thursday to answer questions on their visions for the school district. The public is encouraged to attend. The candidate forum is sponsore...
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GUEST OPINION: Upkeep for Otmeloi worth some thought
Disclaimer: the author resides in Service Area No. 1 and has driven Otmeloi Way daily for the past two decades. On Oct. 4 Kodiak will hold a municipal election. One item to be voted on by the residents of Service Area No. 1 and those on Otmeloi Way is a question of whether to redesign and pave Otmeloi Way and to then have these same residents pick up the tab for the increased maintenance costs. Also, this measure,...
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Kriss D. Swoboda
Kriss D. Swoboda passed away Sept. 13, 2016, after a lengthy and inspiring battle with cancer. Kriss was born on Kodiak Island on Oct. 8, 1965, to Don and Mary Mack. She grew up in Kodiak and started commercial fishing at an early age. She moved to College Station, Texas, in 1997. While there she managed the office of Swoboda Tile for 10 years while raising her family and making many new friends. She recently move...
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Alaska Science Forum: Living on a glacier, thinking about rocks
CANWELL GLACIER — This summer, Sam Herreid has slept for 12 nights on these rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice. For a few days at a time during the last six summers, the 28-year-old has lived on this ephemeral landscape in the eastern Alaska Range. From his regal perch, he is learning how rock cover affects glacier melt. Sometimes, the doctoral graduate student at Northumbria University in England pa...
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