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Tapestry: Sven Haakanson, Jr. goes to Seattle with Island values
Expected to carry on the fishing tradition that was so important in his Alutiiq/Scandinavian heritage, Sven Haakanson Jr., was nicknamed Fisherman. Instead, he became an anthropologist. Today Dr. Sven Haakanson Jr. has made a name for himself. He holds a doctorate from Harvard and, as executive director of the Alutiiq Museum, has led the way to make it one of the finest museums in the country. Haakanson is leaving...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Barrel
Puuc’kaaq : Barrel Puuc’kaat saRayami et’ut. : The barrels are in the shed. The Alutiiq word for barrel — puuc’kaaq — comes from the Russian word bochka, also meaning barrel. This link reflects the use of barrels for bulk storage on sailing ships in the early historic era. Russian traders imported grain, beads, and many other commodities to Alaska in wood barrels. Assembled from wooden staves bound with a series o...
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Another Day in Paradise: Last Farewells
I am not good at saying goodbye. Ask my wife, who began dating me over 40 years ago. I love ‘hello’. I enjoy spending time with people I know. I even enjoy meeting new people. But I hate goodbye. There is such finality to it. In the famous scene in Romeo & Juliet, Juliet says, “Good night! Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I should say goodnight till it be morrow.” I understood the sorrow part, but th...
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Arnold pitches two perfect innings
Kodiak High School rising junior Jakob Arnold continued to shine on the mound for Kenai’s American Legion AA team Wednesday night. Arnold pitched two perfect innings of relief in Post 20’s 12-2 five-inning nonleague victory over Dimond. The Twins won the league game 13-3 to move to fourth in the standings with a 5-4 record, 7-8 overall. Chugiak, South and Dimond are in front of Kenai. Kenai plays Eagle River on Sa...
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Kodiakans compete in Mayor’s Marathon
Eleven Kodiakans participated in the Mayor’s Marathon running events Saturday in Anchorage. Leading the way was Karly Gundersen, who placed 56th in the women’s marathon field with a time of 4 hours, 8 minutes, 49 seconds. Gundersen’s 9:30 mile pace placed her 10th overall in the female 35-39 division. Gloria Clendaniel was the only other Kodiak-based runner to compete in the marathon. She placed 166th — 33rd in th...
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KIVBC finishes 1-1 in Phoenix
A day after getting bounced out of the 17 and under Volleyball Festival championship bracket, the Kodiak Island Volleyball Club went 1-1 on Thursday in Phoenix. Playing in the contenders division, Kodiak lost its opening game to 25-21, 25-16 to a California team then rebounded to finish the weeklong tournament with a 25-20, 25-12 win over a California-based team. On Wednesday, Kodiak went 1-2 in the 16-team champi...
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Playbook: June 28
Friday, June 28 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond, 6:30 p.m. at Baranof Field Saturday, June 29 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Baranof Field. Racing: Motocross and ATV at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 3 p.m.
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Alutiiq Museum’s Haakanson heads to Seattle
It was an evening full of hugs, smiles, and stories as community members and Alutiiq Museum staff gathered at the Koniag building for a farewell potluck recognizing Sven Haakanson Jr., outgoing executive director of the museum. Tuesday marked Haakanson’s last day at the museum after more than a decade of work. He spent 13 years there successfully overseeing the development of programs, publications, and exhibits a...
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Airport holds full-scale crash drill
Anna Willis was dead and loving it. While emergency workers and Alaska Department of Transportation employees swarmed a faux plane crash Wednesday at Kodiak State Airport, Willis sat back and soaked in the sunshine on Kodiak’s warmest day this summer. “How’s it going?” asked one of her DOT coworkers as he hurried by in a reflective vest, clutching a radio. “Pretty good,” she replied. “I’m dead.” Willis was one of ...
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60-year-old record falls as Kodiak sees first 80-degree day since 2004
The records are falling as fast as the thermometer isn’t. On Wednesday, the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport recorded a mark of 81 degrees, shattering a 60-year-old temperature record for the date. The previous record for June 26 was 78 degrees, set in 1953. Wednesday tied the fifth-warmest June day ever seen in Kodiak. It was also the first time a temperature 80 or above has been measured ...
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