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Alutiiq Museum publishes new book
The Alutiiq Museum is expanding its campaign to promote the Alutiiq language with a new book detailing how to write in Alutiiq. “The Alutiiq Orthography: Kodiak Dialect” was written by museum language program manager April Laktonen Counceller and linguist Jeff Leer. The book is a 100-page paperback that contains the rules for Alutiiq writing. “This is based on a project the museum is supporting with Chugachmiut In...
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Fish Factor: Volunteers wanted to test money-saving energy audits
Volunteers are needed to test drive some new money-saving methods for ‘do it yourself’ energy audits on fishing boats. “Just as with a home audit where you try and understand where your energy is going, you can learn how your vessel is consuming energy and find places where it might be wasted or not used as efficiently as possible, and frankly, most fishing vessels are not very energy efficient,” said Terry Johnso...
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Kodiak girls sweep Palmer, remain perfect
In a weekend that was supposed to be a test for Kodiak, the Bears basketball team passed with flying colors. Kodiak continued its undefeated season with a pair of dominating Northern Lights Conference basketball victories over a 10-win Palmer team at Kodiak High. Friday’s game was over by halftime as the Bears rolled to a 56-25 thumping of the Moose. Kodiak didn’t take control of Saturday’s game until the third qu...
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Bill proposed to rename Akhiok runway in memory of dead pilots
If one new bill passes the Alaska Legislature, a rural runway will soon memorialize two pilots killed while flying over Kodiak. Among the Kodiak bills in the Legislature this year is Senate Bill 31, which will name the Jim Andie and Robin Starrett Memorial Runway in Akhiok. The bill was introduced by Sen. Gary Stevens and has been referred to the senate’s transportation committee for debate. Linda Amodo, the mayor...
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Supreme court rules in favor of Leisnoi in long-running payment case
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Leisnoi Inc. in a long-running dispute between the Native corporation and its former attorney. On Friday, the supreme court ruled that a fee agreement between Leisnoi and the law firm of Merdes & Merdes is invalid, and Merdes must return more than $640,000 paid by Leisnoi since 2010. Merdes represented Leisnoi in its 30-year court battle against Omar Stratman for land...
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300 Blockbuster stores are closing nationwide, but none are in Alaska
In the Lower 48, Blockbuster membership cards are becoming about as common as pay phones. Here in Alaska, while video rental stores may be suffering from competition, they’re still hanging on strong. Last week, Dish Network — parent company of Blockbuster — announced it will close about 300 stores nationwide. That’s about 35 percent of all Blockbusters nationwide and means only 500 remain open from a peak of 5,700...
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Prep wrestling: Caballa eyes repeat
Like most good athletes, Kodiak High’s Andrew Caballa learns from his mistakes. Granted, he hardly ever makes mistakes on the wrestling mat. A year after winning the 106-pound state championship as a sophomore, Caballa has put together a 31-3 record entering today’s 4A state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The junior doesn’t remember many of his 31 victories, but he can go in detail about each ...
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Former Kodiak judge appointed to Alaska Supreme Court
On Jan. 25, Gov. Sean Parnell elevated Judge Joel Bolger, a man who spent more than 20 years working in Kodiak’s justice system, to the Alaska Supreme Court. Bolger was elevated from the Alaska Court of Appeals to become the court’s 23rd justice in history, following the retirement of Justice Walter “Bud” Carpeneti. Kodiak superior court Judge Steve Cole said Bolger is a good pick for the position. “This was well-...
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Prep hoops: KHS boys, girls host talented squads
A pair of Mat-Su Valley teams will test Kodiak High’s basketball squads this weekend. The boys, playing at home for the first time since the Joe Floyd Tournament, host Northern Lights Conference leader Colony. The girls, home for the second consecutive week, will put their undefeated season on the line against a 10-win Palmer team. Today’s co-ed doubleheader begins with the girls at 6:15 p.m., followed by the boys...
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Alaska HOF announces Director’s Awards
NBA player Mario Chalmers and the Nunaka Valley girls softball team were among four winners of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Director’s Award, announced Wednesday. Chalmers became the first Alaskan to win an NBA championship when the Miami Heat won the 2012 title. He was given the male Pride of Alaska Award, which honors consistent excellence in athletic competition. The Nunaka Valley girls softball team, compose...
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