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Alutiiq Word of the Week:
Nagaayuq - Refuge Rock; Fortress Nagaayuq Ikani et’uq. - There is a refuge rock over there. To protect their families from raiders, Alutiiqs built temporary settlements at the top of precipitous cliffs and small, rocky, cliff-bound islands. These strategically located refuges were designed to repel attackers. Here, families prepared shelters and stockpiled supplies. When communities feared aggression, they retreat...
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Etta Singleton sheds tears as she thinks of leaving
Etta Singleton sheds tears as she thinks of leaving You’ve heard of long distance romances, courtships and even long distance proposals. But long distance marriages – lasting ones that is—are pretty rare. That’s exactly what Etta Singleton and her late husband, Edward Singleton, shared for 20 years. Married in 1945 at the end of World War II, Edward was transferred from his power plant job at the Seattle naval yar...
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KHS football preview: Kodiak looks to fill lots of spots
Kodiak’s offense has a lot of new pieces entering Saturday’s first game of the season against large school Chugiak. “We lost a lot of really good athletes — a lot of award winners,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. All-Northern Lights Conference quarterback Josh Yavorsky and linemen Leo Sega and JR Guevara graduated, while fullback Kerry Powers moved off island and center Hunter McKee is out for the season because o...
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Kodiak rocket to test Advanced Hypersonic Weapon
After a hiatus of nearly three years, the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape will send up a rocket — one carrying an experimental weapon — sometime during a launch window set for Sunday through Friday, Aug. 24-29. The launch is a second test of new technology called the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon under development by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. According to the Army’s environmental assessmen...
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KHS football preview: Northern Lights Conference gets smaller this season
The Northern Lights Conference looks a bit different for the 2014 season. The conference has shrunk from six to four teams with the departures of longtime members Skyview and Houston. Skyview closed its doors last season and is now a middle school, while Houston has elected to be an independent team this season. Houston will play a full schedule, but will not be eligible for the postseason. Hawks head coach Glenn ...
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KHS football preview: Breaking down the 2014 schedule
Kodiak’s 2014 football schedule is challenging. The season begins with a matchup against large-school power Chugiak on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Kodiak faces another large-school squad when it travels to Colony in Week 4. The Bears also face a pair of small schools — Barrow and Voznesenka — along with independent Houston. Homer, Soldotna and Barrow all come to Kodiak, while the Bears make trips to Ken...
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KHS football preview: Team deals with low turnout
Jim Schnick knows when it is football season in Kodiak just by looking at the weather. “That sun shuts right off and it is rain every day,” Kodiak’s third-year head coach said. Kodiak players didn’t have to worry about sunburn during the team’s two-a-day practices last week, as they slogged through rain most of the time. “They are pretty waterlogged,” Schnick said. Unfortunately for Schnick, not too many players t...
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KHS football preview: Opening against Chugiak
Kodiak drew a tough opponent to open against — the Chugiak Mustangs. The two teams will collide for the first time on the gridiron at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Mustangs of the Cook Inlet Conference qualified for the large school playoffs last season. “We got to prepare the best we can,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “No matter what the outcome might be, win or lose, we give it everythin...
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Kids show off their horse skills at 4-H competition
On Thursday, 15 kids participated in the 41st 4-H Horse Show at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. The kids had a lot of chances to show their stuff. The morning began with English riding and the classes included equitation, how the rider looks on the horse; pleasure, which is based more on the way the horse looks; bareback; and finally patterns, where the rider has to memorize and then execute a pattern while riding. The sh...
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Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing
Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Senator Lisa Murkowski helped break ground for a new Coast Guard Base Kodiak housing facility on Thursday. Vice Admiral Charles Ray, the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Captain Jeffrey Westling, the commander of Coast Guard Base Kodiak and Lars Wagner, the housing project manager, joined in shoveling the dirt. Admir...
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