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More Tsunami debris expected on Kodiak's shores
Tsunami debris has already started appearing on Kodiak’s shores, and more is expected to appear in the near future. In a Thursday brown bag science lecture at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Tom Pogson, director of marine programs at Island Trails Network, discussed the threat Alaska faces from the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. “We don’t really know how much is out there, and just the f...
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In the Courts: Feb. 22
Charges dismissed Charges of second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release against Victor Swan, 40, were dismissed Feb. 5. Assault • Susan Kewan, 44, was found guilty of fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail (175 days suspended), and will receive credit for time served. Kewan was also fined $1,000 ($500 suspended) and will pay restitution as ordered. She will be on prob...
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Navy boss stops in Kodiak on Asia trip
Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, visited Kodiak this week as part of a tour of naval bases in the Pacific Rim. Mabus, who arrived on Saturday afternoon, met with SEALs training at the Naval Special Warfare Center on Spruce Cape before heading to Korea on Monday. “It was a fairly brief stop; we were scheduled to be there less than 24 hours, and because of weather conditions ended up staying,” said Capt. Pamela...
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Tapestry: Emerald Isle is classroom, health store for Woodward and students
Blanketed by the subdued colors and shadows of winter, the island looks pretty drab right now. But come summer, when the mountains and meadows are carpeted in brilliant green, Kodiak Island once again lives up to its title of “the Emerald Isle of the North Pacific.” The shrubs, brush, grass and plants that brighten the archipelago have purposes beyond dazzling nature lovers. Some islanders navigate through the ent...
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Thelma Jean Tunohun
Anchorage resident Thelma Jean Tunohun, 57, died Feb. 13, 2013 at Alaska Native Medical Center. Funeral Services were held at noon Saturday at St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage with Father Archpriest John Zabinko officiating. A viewing was held from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Burial followed the funeral service at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Thelma was born Nov. 25, 1954 in Old Harbor....
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 22-March 1
Feb. 22-March 1 BARANOF ICE RINK Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a sm...
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Assembly OKs $25M bond sale
In a 4-0 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly gave its OK for $25 million to flow into the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The vote took place during a special meeting Thursday morning and grants the borough permission to sell $25 million in general obligation bonds next week. Kodiak voters approved the high school project and up to $76 million in bond sales with a 2009 ballot initiative, ...
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Prep hoops: Jimenez impresses coach
Of Kodiak High School’s five senior boys basketball players, Germain Jimenez has impressed his coach the most. “We didn’t even know if we were going to keep him, but he lost a bunch of weight and is just playing a lot better basketball,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. Since ending last season, Jimenez dropped 30 pounds, going from 215 to 185. With the weight loss, he has gained more confidence on the court as t...
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Capitol Report: Feb. 22
Hello from the Alaska State Capitol. The 2013 session is rapidly approaching the halfway point and lawmakers are busy considering numerous bills, resolutions and other issues. In the coming weeks, I expect to see the House pass its version of the 2014 operating budget and transmit it to the Senate for further consideration. In the meantime, various budget subcommittees have been meeting to consider the budgets for...
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Word of the Week: Feb. 22
Tegleq: Steal
 Ilait teglengartaartut.: Some people like to steal. Stealing was not a common problem in classical Alutiiq society. Although powerful people organized raiding parties to ransack other villages for food, goods, and even slaves, theft within a community was rare. As in many northern societies where families shared their possessions and assisted those in need, there was little need to steal. Alutiiq pe...
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