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Building a program
Rick Langfitt's Kodiak High School office displays nearly two decades worth of his dedication to baseball. Little League team plaques cover the wall closest to his desk, Kodiak High School memorabilia litter a table in the corner, years of statistics sit on another table and a baseball cap rests on a shelf inches above the floor. Come June 1, all those items will be gone and all that will be left is Langfitt's leg...
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Outsiders travel to Kodiak for fish smoking workshop
Eagle River resident Zach Shlosar loves smoking fish for fun and is considering turning it into a business. To find out whether or not it is something he wants to pursue commercially, he spent three days this week at a fish smoking and salting workshop hosted by the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Shlosar smoked his first fish around seven years ago. "It was curiosity... it turned out well enough that my...
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Parks and Recreation schedule: Nov. 16-23
Nov. 16 – Nov. 23 BOY DRIBBLERS BASKETBALL All games will be held at the North Star Elementary gym. The first games listed are on the east court (closest to the entrance) and the second games listed are on the west court (farthest from the entrance). Tuesday, Nov. 13 5:40 p.m. Playoff Tournament Begins! Saturday, Nov. 17 2:40 p.m. Awards Program/Banquet CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL TEAMS: Following are the 22 teams curr...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 16
Monday, Nov. 12 • At 9:45 a.m., a man was cited for fourth-degree theft. • At 10:06 a.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle rolled over on Rezanof Drive, but there were no injuries. An officer on scene requested an ambulance for the driver’s neck pain. • At 10:19 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Mission Road. Officers were unable to respond. • At 10:59 a.m., a caller reported three loose dogs on Simeonoff Stre...
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Kodiak losing scorekeeper
If Rick Langfitt is known as Mr. Baseball, his wife Diane is Mrs. Baseball. Diane has been involved in Kodiak baseball since arriving on the island 21 years ago. For the last nine, she has spent her time as Kodiak High School’s official home scorekeeper. She learned the skill of scorekeeping while attending Minnesota Twins baseball games growing up in Minneapolis. When Rick took over the baseball program in 2004, ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nov. 16
Ling’aklluku : Respect_ Atan ling’agu. : Respect your father. To Alutiiq people, the world is alive. It is a place where all things are aware of and sensitive to human action. Caring for this world requires respect: reverence for natural resources, recognition of the accomplishments of ancestors and a modest view of one’s place on Earth. Alutiiq people do not see themselves as conquerors of the land but as one com...
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Ouzinkie Native Corporation CEO fired after four months
The CEO of the Ouzinkie Native Corporation has been fired after only four months on the job. The firing, which was announced last week, has caused controversy among shareholders, and a petition to recall some ONC board members is gathering signatures. Gregory Strong, a former Fairbanks North Star Borough manager who last worked at Calista Regional Native Corporation, was hired by ONC in June to replace longtime CE...
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Another Day in Paradise: Ringing in the joy
Ernest Hemmingway wrote “For Whom The Bell Tolls” to describe the brutality of civil war based on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. The title came from a book by John Donne which was a series of meditations and prayers on health, pain, and sickness. The words were: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Nov. 16
Nov. 9 The Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and communities of Gambell and Savoonga continues to investigate the reports of oiled wildlife on the coast of St. Lawrence Island. The Coast Guard, ADEC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have deployed investigators to St. Lawrence, to work with local guides to conduct shoreline assessments. A Coast G...
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Guest Opinion: Composting is a good solution
Kodiak is changing the way it disposes of the nutrient rich organic materials that the city wastewater treatment facility produces. Known as biosolids, Kodiak produces about 60 cubic yards (five dump truck loads) on a weekly basis and has been disposing of them in the Borough landfill for more than 20 years. That is coming to an end in the middle of December as the landfill undergoes major modifications, leaving t...
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