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Alutiiq word of the week: Cukiq – Thorn; Sliver
Ckiq – Thorn; Sliver Allrani aigaqa cukirtaartuq. – Sometimes I get a sliver on my hand. The Alutiiq word for thorn, cukiq, can be used to mean sliver, thorn, barb, quill, or even spruce needle, and the word for the prickly devil’s club, cukilanarpak, means “plant with big thorns.” When northern European peoples immigrated to Kodiak in the late 1800s, it is likely they introduced a unique woodworking style known a...
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Kalil wins golf tournament
Rick Kalil captured the 2014 Kodiak Golf Association Crab Festival Tournament title Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Kalil shot a 77 to finish two strokes ahead of runner-up Dan McFarland. Karl McLaughlin finished third, three strokes back. Justin Rose captured the first-flight title with an 84, while Mark Gladu was second with an 85 and Neil Russell third with an 86. Frankie Brown won the second flight with...
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Playbook: May 30
Friday, May 30 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at the Southcentral Conference Championships at Soldotna, 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Colony. Varsity, 1 p.m. Kodiak junior varsity vs. Houston at Houston, 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Saturday, May 31 Baseball: Kodiak at the Southcentral Conference Championships at Soldotna, 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Colony. Varsity, 10 a.m. Junior varsity, 11:45 a.m. Trac...
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Workshop teaches old and new mariners about safety
Commercial fishers learned boat safety during an Alaska Marine Safety Education Association workshop on Wednesday and Thursday. The participants learned about cold water survival skills, maydays, EPIRBS, flares, man overboard recovery, immersion suits and PFDs, emergency drills, firefighting, life rafts, abandoning ship, helicopter rescue and conducting emergency drills on their own boats. Half of the group taking...
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Death notice: Alfredo Polanco
Alfredo Polanco passed away May 21st, 2014. Services are pending.
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City closing in on Horizon Lines contract at Pier 3
The city moved a step closer to sealing a new cargo-handling contract with Horizon Lines, timed for the new dock and crane in the rebuilding project at Pier 3. “We’re moving ahead and planning to have a meeting with Horizon in early June to hopefully finalize some points and get those resolved,” said Lon White, the city’s harbormaster. Horizon Lines is expected to provide a new electric cargo crane to the city as ...
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Sullivan, Lt Gov. candidate, speaks on fiscal prudence, teacher reform
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan does not spend much time lambasting other politicians in his quest to win the nomination for lieutenant governor of Alaska. Instead, he boosts education reform and fiscal prudence as a vision for the state. His plans call for a master teacher in every classroom and a more frugal Alaska with a Standard & Poors AAA bond rating like Anchorage. “The only city in Alaska ever to get a AAA,” ...
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Wildlife authorities investigating possible shot bear
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported an incident in which a person shot a bear that had gotten into the dumpsters near Woody Way. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers are investigating the probable bear shooting and trying to find the alleged shooter. “Right now the Alaska Wildlife Troopers are looking into it and trying to look for the individual who supposedly shot the bear,” said Nathan Svoboda, wildlife bio...
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Kodiak baseball begins conference tournament today
Kodiak breezed through the Southcentral Conference regular season and now sets its sights on the grand prize — a conference title and a trip to the state baseball tournament. The Bears begin the quest for their first championship since 2011 today when the Southcentral Conference Championships begin in Soldotna. South Division champion Kodiak opens against North Division fourth-seed Palmer at 1 p.m. The winner adva...
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Public safety blotter: May 29
Friday, May 16 • At 1:36 a.m., an officer responded to a suspicious vehicle report on Mill Bay Road. Officers reported everything OK. • Around 1:49 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:27 a.m., police responded to remove a subject on West Rezanof Drive, but the individual was gone when they arrived. • At 2:49 a.m., an officer responded to a bear sighting on Selief Lane. The bear was not on scene ...
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