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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 27
Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 21 - Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued four fishermen from a beach on Unalaska Bay near Dutch Harbor Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the mariners from the beach and delivered them safely to emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor for evaluation Saturday. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 17th District command center in Juneau received a call from the ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Mountain goat
PaRanaq; Pehnaiq - Mountain Goat Maani tang’rtaanitua parananek. - I never see mountain goats around here. Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) are one of four large ungulate species introduced to Kodiak in the early twentieth century. These docile alpine grazers live on steep, rocky mountain slopes, where they eat grasses, herbs, and low-lying shrubs. The have pointed black horns, a thick white coat, and distinct...
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Playbook: Sept. 27
Friday, Sept. 27 Swimming: Kodiak at the SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School, 2 p.m. . Volleyball: Kodiak at the West Anchorage Spiketacular at West Anchorage High School, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Cross country: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Seward High School. Boys junior varsity, 11 a.m.; girls junior varsity, 11:45 a.m.; boys varsity, 1:15 p.m.; girls varsity, 2:45 p.m. Football: Kodiak vs. Hou...
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Amazing Nature: New program brings scientists into rural schools
There is a new program in Kodiak, which brings local scientists to our rural schools to spend a day talking marine science and offering hands-on lessons. Last Thursday was a glorious, sunny fall day, perfect for our plans to fly to Port Lions for a day of marine science with the students there. As our plane took off over parts of our beautiful Island dabbed in fall colors and the pilot spouted astonishing historic...
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Religion: Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is nightmare’s dream come true
Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is a dream come true for Bud and Cherie Carter who spend summers at remote Kupreanof hosting visiting pastors and their wives who come for a week of rest and relaxation in a refuge from a busy, often hectic life. But this beautiful retreat on Kodiak Island’s west side started out as a nightmare. When he was a child, Bud dreamed that he was being chased by a bear. The dream stuck wit...
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Island Flavor: A year of feastiing: 10 memorable moments
It’s been 12 months since I started writing Island Flavor, and I thought I’d celebrate by revisiting some of the year’s greatest food moments. I’ve written about some of these. Others surprised me when they came to mind. It’s funny what happens when you try to condense an entire year of feasting into 10 tiny morsels. I’ll start with dessert. Best dessert. The most surprising, delicious dessert discovery of the yea...
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Prep Picks: Enough with football, it’s baseball time
This space is normally reserved for football, but this week baseball grabs the spotlight. The MLB season is just about over, and once again the Mariners are closing in on another 90-loss season. What has kept my attention is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs are in the postseason for the first time since Barry Bonds roamed the outfield — that is 1992 for the 21-and-under crowd. The Pirates only give me hope that th...
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Former assemblyman runs for borough mayor
Former assemblyman Jerrol Friend hopes to improve communication between the Kodiak Island Borough assembly and public as the borough’s mayor. Friend, a 48-year Kodiak resident, is running unopposed for a three-year term, and if elected, will fill the position held by longtime mayor Jerome Selby. Communication is key for Friend, and he hopes to help find ways to get more borough residents to provide comments and pu...
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School board says goodbye to board president
In a Monday meeting the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board said farewell to board president Melissa Borton who is not seeking reelection this year. The board presented Borton with a plaque of appreciation for her six years of service on the board. “Melissa initially ran for the school board as an active parent volunteer…when she came on the board, her interest expanded quickly and she became an adv...
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Prep swimming: Hughes, Lindquist pacing Kodiak’s girls
One thing stands out when glancing at the latest top-16 statewide swim times: Kodiak’s girls are not as dominating as they have been the past two years. Outside of the powering duo of Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes, only one other Kodiak girl appears on the list, and that is diver Tessa Heiberg. “We just have a lot of work to do still,” Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. The Bears have won the past two state team t...
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