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Alutiiq Word of the Week: IRafkuruaq
IRafkuruaq; IRafkungcuk; WiRufkuruaq – String; Twine IRafkuruanek initalitallriit. – They used string to make clotheslines. String games like cats cradle are a popular pastime around the globe. From Australia to Asia, Africa, North America, and the high Arctic, people have long used a simple loop of string and their fingers to make designs. The function of these figures varies by culture. In some societies, string...
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HB77 deserves to die in committee
There is currently a very bad piece of legislation sleeping in the Rules Committee of our Alaska State Senate. This is House Bill 77 (Water Rights and DNR Permitting Legislation) referred to as the "Silence Alaskans Act" by opponents. The authors of this bill (Parnell, Sullivan and Staff) seek to streamline permitting for state projects by awarding unprecedented permitting powers to the commissioner of the Dept of...
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Kodiak boys vying for NLC's top seed
Kodiak holds its own fate in clinching the boys regular-season Northern Lights Conference basketball title. The equation is simple: Sweep Wasilla. “This is huge for us,” Anderson said. “We went from 1-9 the first year I coached the program to hopefully in the fourth year winning the region crown.” Kodiak enters the 7 p.m. game today at Wasilla with a 6-2 conference record (13-8 overall). The two teams finish the s...
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Kodiak governments lobby in Juneau
Going into the annual legislative reception hosted by Kodiak governments Thursday evening in Juneau, city Mayor Pat Branson took a few minutes to review a busy week in the capital, saying the city “is in a very good place.” Branson, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and council members Rich Walker and Charlie Davidson have been lobbying the state Legislature and administration about local concerns. The borough sent M...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 28
Alaska Airlines is hosting business after hours at 5:30 p.m. today at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Kodiak Christian School is having a dinner and dessert auction fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The dessert auction starts at 6 p.m. Donations for dinner accepted.
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Local results: Feb. 28
Girls Little Dribblers Seventh-and eight-graders Wednesday, Feb. 26 Fly-By 42 Miss Linda 30 Sydney Mutch 24, Kathryn Carstens 12 and Maggie Brown 6 points for Fly-By. Mekia Bushell 22 and Madison Hales 8 points for Miss Linda. State Farm 36, Kodiak Rental Center 26 Carly Glover 12, Leah Barnes 12, Hannah Glover 10 and Kyra Rickard 2 points for State Farm. Ahlissa Timu 18, Rachel Brown 6 and Tiana Faumui 2 points f...
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Amazing Nature: Jellyfish Apocalypse: Causes, Problems and Opportunities
Once every year for the last 17 years students from all over the state have flocked to Seward to compete in the annual Tsunami Bowl Ocean Science competition. This year, 20 teams from 17 high schools will try to win the honor to represent Alaska in the National Ocean Science Bowl next month in Seattle, not to mention some attractive scholarship prizes. No matter where they place, however, each student will have wo...
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 28-March 7
AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Feb. 28 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, March 1 KKF Meet 8 – 1 p.m. Water Aerobics 1 - 3 p.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 2 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:...
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Kodiak seniors close out home career
Eight seniors will make their final home appearance for the Kodiak High School girls basketball team this weekend. “It is going to be really sad,” senior Isabelle Hiner said. “I try to forget about it and then I’m like, ‘It is really happening this weekend.’ I’m nervous.” Hiner, like the majority of the eight, has been in the program for four years. This is her first full season on the varsity squad after playing ...
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Tax-free day is Saturday
Shoppers will get a 7 percent break within Kodiak City limits Saturday. The city of Kodiak has held the sales tax-free day on the first Saturday in March since 2009 as a way to encourage people to support local brick-and-mortar stores. A few categories are exempt, including items sold by the city and rentals for more than one day. “We’re just trying to get the word out there so people don’t forget our local retail...
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