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Ruuwarluni – Arrow Game (verb)

Ruuwarluni – Arrow Game (verb)
 Tamamta ruuwartaallriakut Paaskaami. – We used to all play bow and arrow at Easter time. In the Alutiiq language, the word for “arrow”—ruuwaq—has a variety of meanings. It can be used as a noun to refer to the wooden-shafted, feather-fletched projectiles fired from hunters’ bows. Alternatively, this word can be used as a verb to mean the action of shooting with a bow. For example, t...
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'Bye Bye Birdie' exceeded expectations
To the Editor, This past Saturday evening my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a quite memorable performance of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" at the high school auditorium. My expectations for the evening were that it would be a typical, enjoyable high school production by the school’s drama club. Instead, much of the performance was at a professional level, worthy of the likes of the (former) Seattle Civic ...
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Tapestry: Ever resilient, Bob Hatcher embraced life
Legends don’t die easily. They get thrown down, crushed by adversity, but they rise up, even more resilient. Through their struggles they become stronger and more qualified to be called “legends.” To many, Bob Hatcher was a legend. An amazingly energetic man who never tired of working and socializing, he fought hard against sickness with a zeal for life. While Bob was being treated for cancer, his friend, Anna Cro...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 18
Wednesday, April 16 • At 2:25 a.m., a bar check was conducted downtown. • At 2:59 a.m., a bar check was conducted downtown. • At 3:24 a.m., a caller reported a bear getting into the garbage on Woody Way; bear fled into the woods as officers arrived. • At 4:35 a.m., officers removed debris off of E. Rezanof Drive. • At 6:17 a.m., a driver on Mill Bay Road was given a warning for no tail light. • At 6:34 a.m., a fem...
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Playbook: April 18
Friday, April 18 Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Juneau at Sitka, 1 p.m.; vs. Sitka, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 12:30 p.m.. Softball: Kodiak vs. Sitka at Sitka, noon; vs. Juneau, 2 p.m.
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Local Results: April 18
Bowling Tuesday, April 8 Coed league Men: Scratch game — Rod Kiefer, 297; Jesse Mickelson, 265; Steve Tyner, 259. Scratch series — Rod Kiefer, 789; Jesse Mickelson, 757; Steve Tyner, 722. Handicap game — Rod Kiefer, 316; Jesse Mickelson, 293; Sam Powell, 284. Handicap series — Rod Kiefer, 846; Jesse Mickelson, 841; Steve Tyner, 785. Women: Scratch game — Mona Johnson, 222; Jennifer Gunderson, 212; Amanda Kiefer, 1...
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Kodiak drops second game in San Diego
Kodiak suffered its second straight defeat in California on Wednesday. The Bears committed six errors and never led in a 15-5 loss to Lincoln (Calif.) in a pool play game at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego, Calif. Kodiak (3-3) finished pool play with a 1-2 record and failed to advance to a semifinal game today. Lincoln won the four-team pool and moved on in the Division I tourna...
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KHS music concert series begins tonight
Old Harbor seventh grader Josiah Overbeek first tried playing the French horn during a visit to Kodiak about two years ago, when his family came for the birth of his little sister. This week, thanks to another addition to the family, he has the chance to play in a band with his Kodiak Middle School colleagues and meet his teacher in person. “I’m blown away by what he’s accomplished, given our learning situation,” ...
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Kodiak track prepares for F/V Invincible Pentathlon
By Saturday afternoon Marcus Dunbar will find out who his most versatile track athletes are. The F/V Invincible Pentathlon begins today and concludes Saturday. The three-day event has become a staple on Kodiak’s track schedule. “It gives people a chance to do something they normally wouldn’t do that they might be pretty good at,” Dunbar said. Kodiak’s pentathlon is different from other pentathlons. The team compet...
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Stage and Screen: 'Draft Day' quite a good film.
“Draft Day” (2014) appeared to have all the earmarks of a less-than-good movie. First, it featured the much used, but seldom celebrated, actor Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, Jr. Costner has won two Oscars (Best Film and Best Director) for “Dances With Wolves” (1990.) He has not been recognized with a Best Actor Oscar for any of his numerous films. Kevin Costner’s success with Razzie Awards (not exactly an honor) i...
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