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Coast Guard blotter: Dec. 2
Nov. 25 A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew took the 50-foot motor vessel Hyak in tow 23 miles northwest of Ketchikan Monday. The MLB crew safely towed the vessel to Thorne Bay in 40 mph winds and 5-foot seas. The wooden-hulled Hyak, originally built by the Navy in 1942, was disabled and adrift due to an engine casualty and the crew was in need of assistance. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watc...
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Garden Gate: Dates bring flavor to holiday dishes
There are two food plants I’d love to be able to grow, but can’t: Apples (I don’t have space) and dates (I don’t live in the desert). Next to carrots, I think apples are one of the most versatile foods on the planet. Both are happy dressed as sweet or savory foods. Dates, though not as versatile as apples, are sweet nuggets of high-fiber nutrition. So imagine my joy last week while vacationing at the Furnace Creek...
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Kodiak wrestling lands 7 in state rankings
Kodiak landed seven wrestlers in the first 4A state rankings released Nov. 27 on akmat.org. Leading the way is senior Leo Sega, who is the top heavyweight after two weeks of competition. Last year’s 285-pound state champion has a 10-1 record this season. His only loss came to No. 2-ranked Ben Button of Palmer during the Peninsula Duals. Sega rebounded from that defeat with a victory over Button to claim the Lancer...
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KEA fixes leaky turbine, rates to fall
Engineers have successfully repaired leaks in the new hydroelectric turbine at Terror Lake, setting the stage for rate decreases in 2014. According to an email from Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott to the KEA board of directors, the leak was fixed late last week. “The patch material was allowed to cure over the weekend. The unit was filled and pressurized with water Monday. There was no evidence of lea...
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Surprise reunion is cause for thanks
Two months is a long time to keep a secret, especially from your daughter. Kodiak’s Sina Timu managed it. Sina surprised her daughter Puni, a sophomore at the University of Jamestown (North Dakota), an hour before the tipoff of her junior varsity women’s basketball game at Minnesota State University-Moorhead on Nov. 21. It was the first time the two had seen each other in almost 18 months. The encounter was emotio...
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KANA’s RunningCub program ends with Turkey Trot
Alexis Oskolkoff was a bit nervous before running her first 5-kilometer race. By the time Kodiak’s annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot started, the East Elementary fifth-grader was ready. She toed the line with 167 runners on a clear but crisp morning, and 28 minutes, 34 seconds later she finished. Oskolkoff was one of more than 20 elementary students who set out on the 3.1-mile course through the streets of Kodia...
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KMXT-FM signal down in villages, St. Paul Island
Kodiak’s rural communities have lost access to public radio after the failure of a satellite uplink transceiver at KMXT-FM. KMXT broadcasts over the air in Kodiak’s smaller communities through a network of repeater stations in each village. The KMXT signal is sent via satellite to each village and then rebroadcast over the air. In addition to Kodiak’s villages, the KMXT signal is also received on St. Paul Island, ...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 29
Kodiak craft bazaar Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7056 hosts the Kodiak Community Crafters bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Shop for Made in Kodiak-branded items and support charities with food donations and a raffle. Holiday Bells concert Isle Bells, Kodiak’s handbell choir, performs at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Tickets are available at the Kodiak Arts Council offic...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cip’ausngasqaq
Cip’ausngasqaq - Show Off; Smart Aleck Awaqutan cip’ausngauq. - Your son is a smart aleck. In the Alutiiq language, the word cip’ausngasqaq translates literally as a “know it all” or a “smart aleck,” and people use the term to refer to someone who thinks of himself as a big shot. Among Alutiiqs, behaving like a big shot can be dangerous. Boasting is not only bad manners, it can poison your luck. A boastful hunter ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 29
Friday, Nov. 15 An 18-year-old Kodiak man was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for the illegal possession and transportation of an Emperor goose. Wednesday, Nov. 20 At 11:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Sharatin Road. Investigation revealed a 36-year-old Kodiak man was harassing an ex-girlfriend. He was arrested for harassment in the second-degree domestic violenc...
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