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Post 17 begins seven-game homestand tonight against Dimond Post 21
What a difference a week makes. That is what Kodiak’s American Legion A baseball team is thinking. A week ago, Kodiak opened its season by getting shellacked in four games by the Alaska Road Warriors of Wasilla. A six-game, five-day road trip to Anchorage helped Post 17 heal its wounds. Kodiak went 5-1 on the trip — one win was by forfeit — to claw back to .500 (5-5, 5-3 league record). “I’m very pleased. They per...
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Fireworks season opens in Kodiak ahead of Fourth
Rockets, roman candles, fountains and firecrackers line the walls Les N’ Dan’s Fireworks, which gives islanders the choice of more than 100 types of different fireworks for the Fourth of July season. As people begin flocking to buy fireworks, the city and borough have sent out alerts reminding residents that fireworks are only allowed outside of city limits from June 15 to July 15. After that, their use is forbidd...
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City to pay $742,000 for design of new Pier 3
With a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council opened the next phase of work on the city's Pier 3 project as it approved a contract with PND Engineers, which will design the pier. The contract calls for PND to spend the next six months designing a pile-supported pier with roll-on, roll-off capability for a D-7 or larger-class ship. The design must be finished by Dec. 20, and the contract calls for P...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 28
Wednesday, June 26 • At 6:15 a.m., a caller reported receiving harassing communications. It was a civil issue. • At 6:48 a.m., a man reported half a tank of gas was syphoned from his vehicle overnight. • At 7:55 a.m., an abandoned vehicle on Hemlock Street was red-tagged. • At 10:30 a.m., a loose dog on Simeonoff Street was impounded. • At 10:40 a.m., a caller reported a raft had been stolen. • At 10:44 a.m., a ca...
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Around Kodiak: June 28
Enjoy a tidepooling adventure with Alaska State Parks naturalist Deb Mignogno at noon Friday and Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Bring rubber boots and wear weather-appropriate clothing, then settle down with s’mores before enjoying a nature walk. A new "Drop-In Saturdays" program will offer visitors off all ages a chance to drop in anytime between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. every Saturday to experience i...
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Tapestry: Sven Haakanson, Jr. goes to Seattle with Island values
Expected to carry on the fishing tradition that was so important in his Alutiiq/Scandinavian heritage, Sven Haakanson Jr., was nicknamed Fisherman. Instead, he became an anthropologist. Today Dr. Sven Haakanson Jr. has made a name for himself. He holds a doctorate from Harvard and, as executive director of the Alutiiq Museum, has led the way to make it one of the finest museums in the country. Haakanson is leaving...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Barrel
Puuc’kaaq : Barrel Puuc’kaat saRayami et’ut. : The barrels are in the shed. The Alutiiq word for barrel — puuc’kaaq — comes from the Russian word bochka, also meaning barrel. This link reflects the use of barrels for bulk storage on sailing ships in the early historic era. Russian traders imported grain, beads, and many other commodities to Alaska in wood barrels. Assembled from wooden staves bound with a series o...
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Another Day in Paradise: Last Farewells
I am not good at saying goodbye. Ask my wife, who began dating me over 40 years ago. I love ‘hello’. I enjoy spending time with people I know. I even enjoy meeting new people. But I hate goodbye. There is such finality to it. In the famous scene in Romeo & Juliet, Juliet says, “Good night! Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I should say goodnight till it be morrow.” I understood the sorrow part, but th...
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Arnold pitches two perfect innings
Kodiak High School rising junior Jakob Arnold continued to shine on the mound for Kenai’s American Legion AA team Wednesday night. Arnold pitched two perfect innings of relief in Post 20’s 12-2 five-inning nonleague victory over Dimond. The Twins won the league game 13-3 to move to fourth in the standings with a 5-4 record, 7-8 overall. Chugiak, South and Dimond are in front of Kenai. Kenai plays Eagle River on Sa...
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Kodiakans compete in Mayor’s Marathon
Eleven Kodiakans participated in the Mayor’s Marathon running events Saturday in Anchorage. Leading the way was Karly Gundersen, who placed 56th in the women’s marathon field with a time of 4 hours, 8 minutes, 49 seconds. Gundersen’s 9:30 mile pace placed her 10th overall in the female 35-39 division. Gloria Clendaniel was the only other Kodiak-based runner to compete in the marathon. She placed 166th — 33rd in th...
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