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The impact of sequestration on Alaska
To the Editor: We would like to take a minute to point how sequestration will impact us here in Alaska. News reports about sequestration in the last several weeks have predicted everything from gloom and doom to minimal effects on the American people. Though the impact of the sequestration will be felt statewide, we will focus on how these cuts will affect Kodiak. As everyone here knows, we are on an island. That ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Golden-crowned sparrow
Ikauwiitii(q); Ikuwitii(q); Iiyapawawi’i : Golden-crowned sparrow
 Ikauwitiit nitnirtaartut. : Golden-crowned sparrows always sound beautiful. 
Sparrows are among the best-known birds in North America. There are many species and subspecies of sparrows, particularly west of the Rockies. Eleven species of these small, shy songbirds frequent Alaska, summering in brushy habitats from the coastal meadows of western Ala...
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Coast Guard Blotter: March 1
Feb. 26 The tugboats Corbin Foss, Ocean Wave and Lauren Foss began the tow of the conical drilling unit Kulluk from Kiliuda Bay near Kodiak Island. The tug Guardsman, tug Warrior, Nanuq and Aiviq were also on scene to assist. A safety zone of 1,000 yards has been established around the Kulluk and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew overflew the area to confirm there were no security concerns as the...
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KDM Editorial: House wastes time on HB 69
In the past week, the Alaska House of Representatives has put on an act worthy of the Oscars as it impersonated South Carolina circa 1860. In a 31-5 vote, it approved House Bill 69, which would make it a felony for a federal agent to enforce federal firearms laws on Alaskans. If you thought federal law reigns supreme in the United States, you’re right. In a memo last month, legislative attorney Kathleen Strasbaugh...
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Kodiak boys finish at Nikiski
Kodiak’s boys basketball team takes a four-game winning streak into its final regular-season games at Nikiski. Today’s game tips at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s contest begins at 3 p.m. Both are nonconference games. “I’m hoping we come out of there with two wins and nobody gets hurt,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “We are going to be down a little bit as a couple of our players are going to stay home and nurse ...
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Playbook: March 1
Friday, March 1 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Nikiski at the Nikiski High School. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodaik vs. Dimond at Kodiak High School. Junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Nikiski at the Nikiski High School. Junior varsity, noon; varsity, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodaik vs. Dimond at Kodiak High School. Junior var...
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Kodiak nursing home among five best in Alaska
As workers prepare to break ground on a new borough-owned nursing home, Kodiak’s existing 40-year-old long-term care facility is getting top marks from the federal government. This month, U.S. News and World Report named the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center’s long-term care facility one of the best nursing homes in the United States. PKIMC received a five-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare an...
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Kodiak girls take to the mats
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Five Kodiak wrestlers will test their skills Saturday at the USGWA Girls State Championships at Service High School in Anchorage. This is an unofficial high school girls state championship since the Alaska School Activities Association does not have a separate tournament for girls. “It is probably the only time of the year that they get to wrestle just girls. It is not as high pres...
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Film crew documenting life of Ted Stevens
A film crew documenting the life of Sen. Ted Stevens is visiting Kodiak this week to meet with people in Kodiak’s fishing industry. Paul Brown, project manager and owner of Arctic World Media in Alaska, is co-producing a documentary about the life of the former senator with API Arts and Outreach, Inc. in New York City. Brown said he hopes to talk to people in Kodiak who worked with Stevens or knew him personally. ...
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Achievers: Feb. 28
Kodiak Middle School teachers have chosen the Rotary students of the month for February 2013. In sixth grade, the honorees are Nicole Osborne and Kevin Maramba. In seventh grade, Jhun Daniele (J.D.) Agonoy and Abbie Senda are the picks. For eighth grade, Sarah Quiliza and Frankie Guevara were chosen. Sixth grade • Nicole is an intelligent, thoughtful and kind sixth grader at KMS. Her intelligence is daily evident ...
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