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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Shuyak Island
Suu’aq; Suyaraq - Shuyak Island Anchorage-mek tai’akamta plane-gun Suu’aq tang’rtaarpet. - When we come from Anchorage by plane, we can see Shuyak Island. Shuyak Island, the seventh-largest of the Kodiak islands, covers sixty-nine square miles at the northern end of the archipelago. Just twelve miles long and eleven miles wide, this small island features a lush blanket of spruce forest and hundreds of small lakes....
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Amazing Nature: Fruits of the ocean aren't always tasty
The day is foggy and gray, the air so heavy with water that breathing almost feels like one needs gills. As I retreat to my couch and procrastinate, I look at the beautiful arrangement of fruits that a friend gave me during the past holidays. Apples, oranges, pears, and pomegranate are joining the bananas and lemons in my fruit basket. Several of these fruits and vegetables are namesakes for sea creatures. First, ...
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First-year varsity grappler begins season strong
At 5-foot-1 and 106 pounds, Yuto Ohki will never be mistaken for a sumo wrestler. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t messed around with the style of wrestling made famous from his family’s native land of Japan. “I’m not a heavyweight, but I do sumo for fun – it is just fun,” the Kodiak High School senior said. At his size, Ohki probably will never become a sumo wrestler, but he does enjoy wrestling and is off to a promis...
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In the Courts: Dec. 6
Dismissals • One count of fourth-degree assault against Phillip Rastopsoff, 49, was dismissed Nov. 27. • Four counts of sexual abuse with a minor, one count of exploiting a minor, and 11 counts of possessing child pornography against Ah Limchantha, 46, were dismissed Oct. 14. Sexual abuse Ah Limchantha, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison (26 years su...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 6
Kiwanis Christmas tree sale begins The Kiwanis Club of Kodiak begins its annual Christmas tree sale at 5 p.m. Friday in the Worldwide Movers building on Bartel Avenue. Trees, wreaths and garlands are available until 8 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Art Walk begins The Kodiak Arts Council’s First Friday Art Walk takes place from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Stops include the Barano...
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Coast Guard blotter: Dec. 6
Tuesday, Dec. 3 The Coast Guard assisted three boaters aboard a disabled vessel about 12 miles west of Ketchikan. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a call for assistance from the captain of the Lady Serena at 5:59 p.m. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast but did not receive any responses. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan was launched to...
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Island Flavor: Bragging rights to Kodiak beef
Now that I’m on my way to Colorado to spend the holidays with my family, I’m thinking about those family traditions that are, well, not very nice. The way we shop, for example. We think it’s fun selecting, buying and even wrapping presents while the intended recipient stands beside us, watching us, without a clue that the gift is for him or for her. Not nice. Or how we lie about the ingredients used to make tradit...
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Sabado’s season finishes at UAA
Maureen Sabado’s junior volleyball season at University of Alaska Anchorage ended Thursday in California. Brigham Young-Hawaii swept UAA 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 in the NCAA Division II West Region Volleyball Championships in San Bernardino, Calif. The Kodiak High School alumna powered five kills and had a hitting percentage of .444. She also added a solo block. The seventh-seeded Seawolves — making their fourth NCAA T...
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Griffing to compete against Olympians
Former Kodiak swimming star Laura Griffing will step in the pool with a pair of Olympians today at the AT&T Winter National Championships at the University of Tennessee. Griffing is competing in the 100-yard breaststroke alongside 2012 U.S. Olympic swimmers Micah Lawrence and Caitlin Leverenz. The winter nationals is a three-day event that showcases the best swimmers in the nation. Griffing, a 2011 KHS graduate is...
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Kodiak heads to North/South Tournament
Kodiak wrestling is coming off Thanksgiving break and will be competing at the North/South Tournament at Wasilla High School beginning today. Kodiak will wrestle a pair of duals today and then enter the tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. This tournament is not as big as the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament but will still feature the majority of the Northern Lights Conference and Cook Inlet Conference schools. “Every w...
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