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Federal Subsistence Boards looks for comments
To the Editor: The Federal Subsistence Board is seeking comments on rural determinations process. This is a matter of incredible importance to folks in Kodiak, as close to 95 percent of our community harvests or shares natural resources. This notice was placed in the Federal Register on Dec. 31. That’s an information source I expect few of us ever read; I learned about it a few days ago. Please read and reflect on...
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Support mental health care funding
To the Editor: The State House of Representative Finance Committee took comments from many different communities on Wednesday of this week. As I sat in the LIO I listened to heart wrenching testimony about Health and Human Services and Education. The need for mental health care in our state is vast. The funds they currently receive are insufficient to meet the needs of these fragile lives. The testimony, concernin...
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Pastor Frank Gardner
A memorial service for Pastor Frank Gardner will be held 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Kodiak Bible Chapel. Friends are invited to celebrate Pastor Frank’s life. For more information, contact Joan Burnett at 486-7666 or 539-7666.
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Lent
Pustaaq : Lent Pustaartaartut Paas’karpailata. : They always have Lent before Easter. In Alutiiq communities, the Lenten season covers the forty days preceding Orthodox Easter. The two or three weeks before Lent are often a time of celebration, in preparation for the fasting and quiet lifestyle expected in the days leading up to Easter. Before Lent, Alutiiqs eat lots of good food, hold dances, and play games that ...
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Around Kodiak: March 8
Rep. Alan Austerman will meet with constituents in Kodiak today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Borough Assembly Chambers. Stop by to speak with him about the current session, hear legislative priorities for the district and ask questions. Tony’s Bar hosts a fundraiser for the Rock Island Rollers roller derby team at 7 p.m. tonight. Meet roller derby players, bid on a silent auction, and enjoy free sweets and great ...
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Mayor's complaint against assemblyman generates fiery borough meeting
The biggest item of discussion during Thursday night's borough assembly meeting was an item that received only one line on the agenda. Two hours before the regular meeting convened, the Alaska Public Offices Commission released a staff report clearing assemblyman Mel Stephens of a complaint filed against him by borough Mayor Jerome Selby. The complaint alleged Stephens, an attorney, failed to follow financial disc...
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Tapestry: Peregrinos made many friends in Kodiak
A friendship is just a snapshot away. In 1979, while I was a Kadiak Times reporter writing a feature on Main Elementary teacher Jim Heikes, I thought it would be a good idea to photograph him with students on the playground. In one of those shots Jim was on a swing, holding a somewhat shy-looking girl on his lap. A few days after the story was printed, I picked up my mail in the post office where a friendly Filipi...
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Another Day in Paradise: Finding comfort In paradise
The lyrics of the John Denver song that rang through my head were, “Oh, it’s good to be back home again.” Visiting friends and family and friends that are more like family to us than just friends is great. We got to work through a couple of our ‘bucket list’ items. We saw a dinner show that was just for entertainment. We had the pleasure of worshipping in our son and daughter-in-laws’ church in Middlesboro, Ky. We...
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Sidney Mervin Omlid
Sidney Mervin Omlid, 77, died Feb. 28, 2013 at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Sid’s life was shortened due to a childhood lung injury. The last couple years he struggled with meeting his oxygen needs. Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kodiak, with Pastor Elden Simonson officiating. His ashes will be spread this summer in Olga Bay, celebrating of ...
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In the Courts: March 8
Dismissals • A charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against Loren Delacruz, 22, was dismissed Feb. 15. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Byron Kashevarof, 29, was dismissed Feb. 15. • Charges of fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief against Tyrone Walker, 36, were dismissed on Feb. 20. • A charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substan...
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