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Prep Picks: Hoping for another perfect mark in Week 5
It has been hard to focus this week on high school football with the Seahawks-49ers game looming Sunday night. If my picks are off this week, that is because I’ve been busy dreaming of Russell Wilson carving up San Fran’s defense. I was spot on-last week, posting a 9-0 mark — my second perfect week of the season. That boosted my season total to a sparkling 28-3 (.903 winning percentage). Week 5: Skyview (1-2) at B...
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Be a solution, not a problem
To the Editor: As a four-year member of Kodiak Teen Court, I have seen firsthand the admirable contributions that Judge Cole has made to this community. He has volunteered his valuable time to aid us in disciplining youth, using a model of restorative justice that help minors learn to give back to the City of Kodiak. Last year he swore in several new Teen Court judges, including myself, inspiring us all to strive ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 13
Sunday, Sept. 8 • At 7:18 a.m., a caller reported disorderly conduct. No crime was committed and the man left when an officer asked him to. • At 10:33 a.m., a woman reported her purse was stolen. • At 10:49 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle was on top of Pillar Mountain. It was gone when officers arrived. • At 10:54 a.m., a citizen spoke with an officer about a domestic violence restraining order. • At ...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 13
The Kodiak Public Library Association hosts a kids book sale from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the A. Holmes Johnson Public Library. A free Ashtanga yoga practice group meets at Bayside Fire Station at 5 p.m. tonight. No fee is required; bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a towel. Call Martha at 486-5458 for more information. The Alutiiq Museum’s wild foods potluck takes place at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Koniag build...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 13
Sept. 10 Members of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center, under the guidance of the Coast Guard's recently released Arctic strategy, worked with federal agencies and scientific organizations to successfully complete a simulated spilled oil response and recovery exercise aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy on the Arctic ice field this week. The exercise involved air, surface and underwater assets to simu...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Eclipse
Iraluq tuqu’uq (literally, “The moon died.”) - Eclipse Cuumi niugtaallriit, “Iraluq tuqu’uq.” - Before they always used to say “The moon died.” An eclipse occurs when one celestial object moves into the shadow of another. This term is often used to describe a solar eclipse, when the moon’s shadow crosses the earth’s surface. However, there are also lunar eclipses, when the moon moves into the shadow of the earth. ...
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Amazing Nature: Lantern Fish use Lights to Communicate in deep ocean
I was driving to work one morning last week before dawn. As the rain poured onto my windshield, the other cars appeared only as lights in the drenched darkness. It suddenly occurred to me that while the drivers of the cars could not see or hear each other, they were communicating with light signals: White headlights told me where the other cars were and whether they were moving towards me. Red lights told me if so...
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Private matters don't belong in a public forum
To the Editor: I would like to respond to the author of last week’s letter to the editor consisting of an assault on my family. A public letter is not the forum to discuss matters in such a way. To begin with, your facts about my brother are incorrect. I would like to clarify that he is not “bad” or “in and out of jail all of his life so far” but instead is a well-respected asset at his job, an incredible, compass...
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Island Flavor: A Bento Box and a Table for One
If you read the story of my taco-land adventures you know my husband Bo was recently on an extended caribou hunt on the mainland. I missed him terribly, but I admit I enjoyed small pleasures in his absence. One of these was the opportunity — most days — to eat whatever I wanted whenever I pleased. With the exception of my adult daughter, who usually eats independently, there was no one in the house with whom I had...
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Playbook: Sept. 12
Friday, Sept. 13 Cross country: Kodiak at the Frank Dieckgraeff Cross Country Invitational at Seward High School. Girls, 4 p.m.; boys, 4:45 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Kenai at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5:30 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 Football: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School, 2 p.m. Kodiak junior...
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