Patterson adjusts to Alaska hoops New to Kodiak last May, Holly Patterson had second thoughts about trying out for basketball.
It took some convincing from her mom to play her senior year in a different environment than what she grew accustomed to while living in Idaho.
“I wanted my senior year, I’m just bummed that I didn’t get to have it with all the girls that I played basketball with since middle school,” Patterson said. “But, it is cool to ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Golden-crowned sparrow Ikauwiitii(q); Ikuwitii(q); Iiyapawawi’i : Golden-crowned sparrow
Ikauwitiit nitnirtaartut. : Golden-crowned sparrows always sound beautiful.
Sparrows are among the best-known birds in North America. There are many species and subspecies of sparrows, particularly west of the Rockies. Eleven species of these small, shy songbirds frequent Alaska, summering in brushy habitats from the coastal meadows of western Ala...
KDM Editorial: House wastes time on HB 69 In the past week, the Alaska House of Representatives has put on an act worthy of the Oscars as it impersonated South Carolina circa 1860.
In a 31-5 vote, it approved House Bill 69, which would make it a felony for a federal agent to enforce federal firearms laws on Alaskans.
If you thought federal law reigns supreme in the United States, you’re right. In a memo last month, legislative attorney Kathleen Strasbaugh...
Public Safety Blotter: March 1 Saturday, Feb. 23
• At 6:51 a.m., an officer observed people in a vehicle acting suspiciously. A woman in the vehicle was arrested on two outstanding warrants.
• At 10:58 a.m., a landlord reported a woman was causing a disturbance. It was a civil issue, and the landlord was advised to comply with laws concerning eviction.
• At 1:44 p.m., a woman on probation was found to be in violation of her conditions of releas...
Aerospace board meets in Juneau With no launches until 2014 at the earliest, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation is in a “valley,” its administrators said Thursday, and will continue to rely on state subsidies to stay running.
In a Juneau meeting of the state-owned corporation’s board of directors, chief executive officer Craig Campbell and chief operating officer Mark Greby said they’re working on a new marketing strategy and trying to diversify t...
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Coast Guard Blotter: March 1 Feb. 26
The tugboats Corbin Foss, Ocean Wave and Lauren Foss began the tow of the conical drilling unit Kulluk from Kiliuda Bay near Kodiak Island.
The tug Guardsman, tug Warrior, Nanuq and Aiviq were also on scene to assist. A safety zone of 1,000 yards has been established around the Kulluk and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew overflew the area to confirm there were no security concerns as th...
In the courts: March 1 Dismissals
• Charges of third-degree criminal mischief, furnishing alcohol to a minor, second-degree theft, and three counts of issuing a bad check against Logan Mosquito, 22, were dismissed Dec. 10.
• Charges of disorderly conduct, unlawful abandonment, and violating conditions of release against Ronald Singleton, 60, were dismissed Jan. 16.
• Charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft, violating a prote...
Rasmuson Foundation hands out money to various charities The Rasmuson Foundation has awarded $47,150 to two nonprofits in Kodiak for building renovations and repairs as part of the Tier 1 grant program.
The Tier 1 program awards grants of up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, building projects and new programs to nonprofits in Alaska.
The Marion Center received $22,871 and the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation received $24,279.
Alan Schmitt, president of t...
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City council confirms landfill site for composting plant Over objections from composting opponents, the Kodiak City Council formally voted to pursue a sludge composting plant on the site of the Kodiak Island Borough landfill.
The vote follows a lengthy site selection process in which the city abandoned plans for a plant in Middle Bay after area residents protested. Sludge is the byproduct of the city's wastewater treatment plant, and an expansion project at the landfill...
Ella Mae Warren Longtime Alaska resident Ella Mae Warren passed away of natural causes at age 84 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Kent, Wash.
Ella is survived by her loving husband, John G Warren, and her children: Gary Brumage, John Warren, Jennifer Livermore and Jeff Warren. She also left behind five grandchildren: Brittany Cotter, Carson Warren, Branden Livermore, Christine Sofieh, JW Bampton, and five great-grandchildren: Warren Cott...