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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Pausinkaaq – Icon
Pausinkaaq (N); Puusinkaaq (S);Agayuwim PatReitaa (N); Agayuwim PatRiitaa (S) – Icon Agayuwigmi pausinkaaq amlertaartut. – There are many icons in the church. An icon is a religious image. It may be a painting, a carving, or a statue that depicts a spiritually important figure such as Christ, the Virgin Mary, saints, or angels. The veneration of icons is a central part of Russian Orthodox worship. Each image is th...
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Gary Lyle Reed
Husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Gary Lyle Reed lost his life to cancer on March 18, 2014, in Wasilla, Alaska. He spent his last days at home surrounded by the people he loved, in the state he loved. Gary was born on July 4, 1942, to his parents, Lyall E. Reed and Marcene M. (Morgan) Reed of Hamburg, Iowa. He lived his early years in Hamburg and Plattsmouth, Neb. When his father joined the ...
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Native language bill picking up steam
A bill that would grant official status to Native languages including Kodiak’s Alutiiq has apparently overcome pushback from some members of the Alaska House State Affairs Committee after heartfelt testimony from Tlingit and Haida speakers. “Things have taken a more positive turn in the last few days,” said April Counceller, who teaches Alutiiq at Kodiak College. “I think we might actually have a chance of this pa...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: April-4-11
April 4 – April 11 The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and w...
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House report: Session winding down
It’s hard to believe that there are only 19 days of session left, as there is much to accomplish before we all head back home to our respective Districts. But, as we go through the last couple of weeks, the pace of bill movement will pick up and we will continue to address major session issues like the gasline bill, the omnibus crime bill, the capital budget, and tackling the unfunded liability of PERS/TRS. HB278 ...
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Monument for Good Friday Earthquake victims to be uncovered Saturday
A ceremony honoring the victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami will be Saturday at St. Paul Harbor. A 10,000-pound white quartz monument bearing the names of the Good Friday Earthquake casualties will be uncovered during the ceremony that is being organized by the Lions Club. The St. Innocent’s Academy choir will perform, while all the names of the victims will be read. The event begins at 2 p.m. Contact the D...
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Playbook: April 4
Friday, April 4 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at Baranof Field, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Big C Relays in Anchorage. Saturday, April 5 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at Baranof Field, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Big C Relays in Anchorage.
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WWII vet Robert Hatcher dies
Long-time Kodiak resident and community leader Robert Hatcher died early Wednesday at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center at the age of 87 after a decades-long battle with cancer. A native of North Carolina, Hatcher came to Alaska as member of the U.S. Army during World War II. He stayed working at the Navy base and later for the federal credit union and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Joe F...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 3
Friday, March 28 • Around 12:55 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:36 a.m., a driver on Powell/Mill Bay was warned for not stopping at a stop sign. • At 2:37 a.m., a caller on Selief Lane requested a subject removal. • At 12:05 p.m., a loose dog on Shearwater Way was impounded. • At 1:43 p.m., an officer red-tagged a vehicle on Larch Street. • At 2:04 p.m., an officer warned a driver on Mill Bay...
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Jeffrey reappointed to Board of Fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell reappointed Kodiak’s Sue Jeffrey to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Wednesday, according to a press release from the office of the governor. Jeffrey has lived in Kodiak since 1972 and has served on many local boards and committees throughout the years. She is a two-term member of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and sat on the Kodiak Fishery Advisory Committee while in office. She is also a comme...
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