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Around Kodiak: April 26
The Baranov Museum will host a free public lecture tonight at 7 p.m. as part of Whale Fest. Anjuli Grantham, curator of collections, will present “Whaling the Kodiak Grounds.” Learn about the history of the whaling industry in Kodiak, the evolving technology used to hunt and products gathered from the whales. The Kodiak flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is teaching a boating safety class on Saturday from 9 a.m...
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Coast Guard Blotter: April 26
Monday, April 22 Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak put the 180-foot fishing vessel Baranof in contact with Coast Guard 17th District Command Center for a medevac request. A 27-year-old crewmember experienced a severe hand injury while operating a fish grinder. The duty flight surgeon provided medical advice but did not recommend the medevac since the fingers were unrecoverable and the patient was in stable...
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Stacy Studebaker releases new children's book about living in bear country
Kodiak resident Stacy Studebaker took an idea in hibernation for nearly two decades and turned it into a children’s book. Her inspiration for her latest book “Hey Bear Ho Bear,” which hit Kodiak bookshelves last week, came from a song her band Waterbound wrote twenty years ago. “Hey Bear Ho Bear” was a song on the band’s CD, “Alaska Animal Tales and Tunes.” “A lot of people know it and know the song,” she said. “W...
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Thaddeus H. Zdobylak
Thaddeus H. Zdobylak, 41, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in Kodiak on April 19, 2013, where he had worked as a commercial fisherman. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Zdobylak. He is survived by his father Ted Zdobylak, his brothers Mark (Molly) and Dustin, and his son Max. He was a graduate of Atherton High School, Denison University and a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He led an adventur...
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Another Day in Paradise: The secret's out
This has been a great week to walk the dogs early in the morning. The tide has been out, giving us some beautiful beach time on Mission Beach. Our little dog, Smidgeon, checks out every strip of kelp because she just knows there are some treasures there to eat. The people may tidepool for treasures, but she scavenges the scraps that the seagulls have somehow missed. Our chocolate lab rushes across the sand and spl...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Namesake
Aalukaq : Namesake Aalukaalitkiinga. : They named that person after me. In classical Alutiiq society, people accumulated names over their lifetimes, adding new titles to commemorate a deed or reflect a change in their social standing. Many babies were first named for a relative—a namesake—a practice that continues today. In Alutiiq communities, children often bear a parent’s name. Fathers and sons have identical n...
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In the Courts: April 26
Theft Brandi West, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail (120 days suspended), and will be on probation for three years. Assault • Danilo Delacruz, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of attempted coercion. Delacruz was sentenced to 12 months in jail (10 months suspended). Delacruz was also fined $1,750 ($1,750 suspended), ...
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Island Flavor: The back door to halibut happiness
Sure, it’s great being a restaurant critic until you get tired of eating. Or, better said, too tired to eat. This is how it was on cruise ship Tuesday. My partners and I shopped, measured, cooked, baked, and packaged for days. We schlepped crates up my stairs and back down again, in and out of my car, across a puddle-ridden parking lot, and into the Bear Town Market (inside the Sun’aq Tribal Center bingo hall). I ...
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Amazing Nature: Whales migrating to rich feeding grounds and gray whales getting the mud scoop
Once again, Kodiak is celebrating Whale Fest. To celebrate the occasion and watch some whales, we packed a group of boys into our cars and headed out to Narrow Cape last Saturday. Friday had been a pleasant and sunny day, and I hoped Saturday would follow suit. It did not. Clouds obscured the view of the mountains once we came over the pass to Pasagshak and the raindrops turned to hail, then snow. But just above S...
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Rollers’ debut bout Saturday
Kodiak’s roller derby team will make history Saturday night. The Rock Island Rollers’ first official bout takes place 6 p.m. at Kodiak High School. Seven skaters from Anchorage will join the Rollers to form two teams. “We will have more players this time and better rotations,” Rollers coach James Murray said. “So it is not the same players all the time.” Though it is Rollers vs. Rollers, Murray is calling this the...
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