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Dunbar finishes college career a champion
Trevor Dunbar closed out his stellar college career as a national champion. The University of Oregon men captured their first outdoor track and field title in 30 years on Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Dunbar played a huge role in ending the drought. A day before, the Kodiak High School 2009 graduate ran the fastest 5,000 meters by an Alaskan and seventh quickest by an Oregon runner to f...
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Kodiak celebrates Flag Day
Dozens of Kodiakans met at Camp Mueller for a celebration of Flag Day, sponsored by the Kodiak Elks Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. All Elks clubs are required to commemorate Flag Day, said James Swearingin, the leader of the Elks, at the beginning of the celebration. The Coast Guard color guard placed the U.S. flag and the military flag at the front of the room to begin the event and r...
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On Spruce Tips and Pirates
During Captain Cook’s voyages along the Vancouver Island coast in the 1700s, he often sent crewmembers ashore to pick the tender tips of spruce trees during late summer and early spring. The tips, with a mellow pine scent and crisp flavor were used to make a molasses-sweetened brew, not so much for the crew’s entertainment on their long ocean voyages, but to prevent scurvy, a ravaging disease caused by a vitamin C...
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Library eyes building on Flag Day traditions
The Kodiak Public Library held its first-ever Flag Day commemoration on Sunday, bringing the tally of Flag Day events up to two. Organizers of both events hinted that a more coordinated approach may happen in coming years. The Elks held a longer, more orchestrated flag ceremony featuring a color guard, a history lesson on flags, songs and sandwiches afterward. The Elks have been commemorating Flag Day for more tha...
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Museum hosts Baranov experts from his hometown
Russians perceive Alexander Baranov as a “great man” comparable to Columbus who used an authoritarian style of leadership because the difficulty of the situation in Alaska demanded it. The Baranov Museum hosted two men from Baranov’s hometown of Kargopol: Andrei Agapitov, a high school teacher and regional ethnographer, and Radik Adnobaev, the owner of a Kargopol travel agency. They gave a presentation about Kargo...
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Kodiak city council passes 2015 budget
The Kodiak City Council passed a $35.9 million fiscal year 2015 budget on Thursday night, some 7 percent lower than last year’s budget. Revenue is expected to be $35,906,466 during the 2015 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. City expenses, not including capital project expenditures, are expected to equal that amount as well. The fiscal 2014 budget totaled $37,039,403, a six percent decrea...
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Seafood and politicos
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private employer, putting more people to work than mining, oil/gas, timber and tourism combined. The annual revenue the seafood sector contributes to state coffers is second only to Big Oil. So where does the seafood industry rank among the major candidates running for Alaska Governor and the U.S. Senate? Here’s what a thorou...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Lapaat’kaaq – Shovel
Lapaat’kaaq – Shovel Kiagmi lapaat’kaat aturtaarait uk’uruutateng asircarluki. – In the summer they use shovels to fix up their gardens. Digging tools were important in classical Alutiiq society, both for subsistence activities and for construction. Men and women used long, pointed pieces of whalebone to dig clams from the beach and unearth the roots of plants used for food and medicine. Alutiiqs also fashioned sh...
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Kodiak begins American Legion season
Editor’s note: Author Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. For the first time since the 1980s, Kodiak will field a double A — or varsity-level — American Legion baseball team. Kodiak Post 17 begins its 28-game schedule with a four-game home series against defending champion Chugiak at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Baranof Field. Tonight’s game and the series finale at 11 a.m. Sunday are non...
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Clark named the NLC player of the year
Kodiak won the Northern Lights Conference softball title and also cleaned up in postseason awards. Junior catcher Kaitlyn Clark was named the conference’s most valuable player, while four of her teammates were named to either first or second team. Senior Kaia Yatsik and juniors Celeste Chichenoff and Dannika Catt earned first-team honors, while senior Kassidy Ellison was selected to second team. “I’m just real pro...
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