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Island Flavor: Near Island Coffee hits stride in Kodiak
I suppose the mark of one’s maturity is how one adapts to change. Things happen. Opportunity knocks. Challenges confront. External events, even positive ones, poke at our good nature. I was thinking about my own reaction to change this week when a moving van delivered the last bits of my Colorado household to my new address in Kodiak. “New” is a relative term. I’ve lived at this particular address since July 2008....
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Valley to run at Boston Marathon
It’s never too late to start running. Kodiak’s Howard Valley is proof of that. Valley didn’t run his first mile before he was 60; it’s not like he didn’t try sooner, because he did. “I tried before, but I couldn’t make it,” Valley said. “I used to live across from a track in Anchorage in my 20s and I tried a couple of times to make a run at four laps.” Four laps is now just a warmup for Valley. The 64-year-old is ...
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Special ed takes biggest hit under school budget plan
Budget cuts will mean 16 fewer teachers in Kodiak schools next year and seven fewer support staff, but those numbers don’t tell the whole story, said schools superintendent Stuart McDonald. In a three-hour meeting Wednesday night, McDonald and other school administrators told teachers and parents that the district must make its programs fit its new, smaller staff list. “There are so many pieces to this,” McDonald ...
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Parks and Rec: April 12-April 19
City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation 486-8665 April 12 – April 19 , 2013 YOUTH SOCCER Soccer Weather Hotline: Please call 486-8669 after 3 p.m. on the assigned game or practice day to receive field and weather updates for that day. Schedule: Following is this week’s schedule; games are preceded by their time and field number. Everything is at Baranof Football Field. Saturday, April 13 Practices at Baranof Football ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: April 12
April 11 A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a boater from a 31-foot sailing vessel in the Gulf of Alaska. The helicopter crew safely hoisted the man from the deck of the Etak, 200 miles northwest of Sitka, and transported him to Sitka to be met by emergency medical personnel. The boater activated his registered emergency position indicating radio beacon when his vessel lost power...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 12
Saturday, April 6 • At 12:10 a.m., a caller reported being woken up by neighbors playing loud music. Officers told the neighbors to turn the music down. • At 1:35 a.m., a man received a citation for no brake lights. • At 2:21 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:32 a.m., a man left a property when an officer asked him to. • At 10:44 a.m., an officer found an illegal campsite that was unoccupie...
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City council approves one-year, 20 percent increase in rates at Kodiak Shipyard
Rates at the Kodiak Shipyard are on the rise. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a 20 percent increase in base rates at the city-owned maintenance yard on Near Island. The vote also raises a variety of accessory fees at the yard. The increase is less than suggested by the city's port and harbor advisory board, which presented a series of rate increase options intended to put the shipya...
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Around Kodiak: April 12
The Kodiak Public Library Association is holding a musical celebration benefit to raise money for the new library tonight. The benefit will feature the Chitsuwa Marimba Ensemble with Mark Barnett, Eli Fields, and other local groups. Tickets are available at KMXT, Cost Savers and Creighton Chiropractic Clinic. Minors will only be allowed entry if accompanied by a parent. The benefit runs from 7-10 p.m. at the Elks ...
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Tapestry: Former Kodiak resident involved with prison ministry
Statistics can be discouraging to those who want to make a difference in the lives of prisoners. As former Kodiak resident, David Phillips, ministers to prisoners at the Palmer Correctional Center, he’s aware that 75 percent of those who are incarcerated return to prison. He finds another statistic that is encouraging: faith-based programs, such as the one he is involved with, have only a 35 percent rate of recidi...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Tree pitch
Angeq : Tree pitch Angermek aturtaakait nept’staliyakameng. : They used pitch to make glue. Alutiiq people used every part of the spruce tree, from its wood and roots to its needles and sticky pitch. When the bark of a spruce is ripped or cut, sap collects at the site of the injury. Alutiiqs recognize two different types of pitch, soft and hard, that form in a variety of colors: clear, white, yellow, pink, and eve...
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