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Kodiak boys searching for region title No. 9
By next week Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar could be sporting a different look. The longtime track coach told his boys team that if they win their ninth consecutive Region III title he would dye his hair blue. “We got some motivation there,” junior distance runner Levi Thomet said. Thomet will do his best to transform his coach into a Smurf when the Region III Championships begin today at Palmer High School. The meet ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: MiskiiRaq; MiskiiRiat – Spider
MiskiiRaq; MiskiiRiat – Spider Ugnerkami miskiiRiat amleritaartut. – In the spring there are many spiders. (Click sentence to hear Alutiiq words spoken) There at least 350 species of spiders in Alaska, belonging to seventeen families. Spiders are not insects. They are close relatives of ticks and mites and belong to a group called arachnids. Insects have three body parts, six legs, and a pair of antennae. In contr...
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Borough passes school funding levy, employee pay raises
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a minimum tax levy for school funding for fiscal year 2015 at 9.16 mills with a 4-1 vote during a regular meeting Thursday. Borough finance director Karleton Short said that rate, equal to a bill of $2,748 on property valued at $300,000, would generate $10.1 million for the school district in fiscal year 2015. The borough also uses motor vehicle license fees to fund school...
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Tapestry: Chuck Mackey was mentor to newcomers
Newcomers to Kodiak Island would do well to have a mentor who knows a little bit of history, the lay of the land and the character of its people. When I moved to Kodiak in 1978, Chuck Mackey was that mentor. He and his wife, Vickie, lived at Chiniak where he was a power plant operator for the closed-down Air Force tracking satellite station. When I visited the Mackeys, Chuck gave me a first-class Kodiak history le...
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High temps almost reached, beautiful weekend ahead
Kodiak approached more record highs on Wednesday and, according to forecasters, could possibly break some over another bright and sunny coming weekend. The National Weather Service reported that Kodiak’s high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday edged close to a 73-year-old high of 74 degrees. “The climate record period is 1949 to 2014 and yesterday’s record high was 72 set in 1968. And we hit 71. The more extens...
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Book donations from Murkowski hit Kodiak
Kodiak elementary students benefited from a National Book Week using substantial donations from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski this week donated her 9,500th book to Alaskan schools, libraries, tribes and nonprofit agencies that request materials. Peterson Elementary School children made a large thank you card for the senator and sent her a photo of them displaying it with many of the books they received. “So ...
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LGBT film fest screens Saturday
Films promoting lifestyle diversity hits the screen on Saturday as the Kodiak High School Gay-Straight Alliance hosts its first film festival. The free event happens on Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m., at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “It’s a series of short films that aims to educate the community of the different identifies of the LGBT community,” said Sarah Lind, an advocate for the Gay-Straight Alliance. “This is ...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 16
Wednesday, May 7 At 2:45 p.m., the Kodiak Police Department called Alaska State Troopers to report an ambulance was responding to the residence of a 65-year-old female resident of Kodiak. EMS and troopers responded and further investigation revealed she passed away from a terminal illness. Family members were present during her death and Comfort One paperwork was on file. Thursday, May 8 At 6:06 p.m., Alaska Wildl...
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In the courts: May 16
Dismissals • One count of forgery in the second degree and one count of theft in the second degree against Rashel S. White, 41, were dismissed. • Two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance against Richard L. Brown, 47, were dismissed. • One count of assault in the fourth degree against Diosdado V. Pena, 47, was dismissed. • Two counts of theft in the second degree against James R. Hemingway, 57, wer...
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KHS softball to play at Baranof
Kodiak High’s softball team is leaving East Addition Park and moving to Baranof Field this weekend. Today and Saturday, the Bears are hosting Service on the artificial turf at Baranof Field. It might be the first home games away from East Addition Field in the program’s history. “We are kind of excited,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “It will be something new.” It won’t be Kodiak’s first time playing on turf. The Be...
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