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Tapestry: Bob and Helen Hall left memorable legacy
Annie (Hall) Hornor remembered the smell of fresh morning coffee and the subdued voices of her father and his friends as they talked in the Hall kitchen on Tagura Road many years ago. “They were young men with wonderful dreams,” Hornor wrote in a tribute for a community potluck honoring her parents, the late Bob and Helen Hall. Hornor couldn’t be in Kodiak for the event because of a recent cardiac procedure. Her t...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Jumper
Aq’alarluni - Jumper (as in a salmon) Aq’alartut iluani. - There are jumpers inside (the seine). Jumping salmon are a conspicuous sign of summer around Kodiak. Scan the surface of the ocean in June and you will see pink salmon hurling themselves out of the water as they head for their spawning grounds. Jumping is an adaptation that helps salmon clear obstacles as they move upstream. As fish near freshwater they be...
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In the Courts: July 26
Dismissals • Charges of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance against Joseph Riego-Dedios, 60, were dismissed June 6. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Richard Rastopsoff, 26, was dismissed June 12. • Charges of fourth-degree assault and resisting or interfering with an arrest against Ashley Descloux, 27, were dismissed June 12. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Audrey Lutz, 30, wa...
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Kodiak dryer than Phoenix this month
So far this month, Phoenix, Ariz. has recorded 1.77 inches of rain. Kodiak has had 1.04 inches. It’s been that kind of a summer. On Wednesday, Kodiak recorded its eighth consecutive day with temperatures above 70 degrees. Temperatures have climbed above that mark 17 times so far this summer, turning some of the Emerald Isle’s hills a parched brown. Kodiak’s human residents are enjoying what passes for a heat wave,...
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Troopers identify drowning victim
Alaska State Troopers have identified the boy who drowned Tuesday night in Gertrude Lake as 14-year-old Rex Matautia. Matautia, a rising freshman at Kodiak High School, was a football and baseball player who recently returned to Kodiak after pitching for Kodiak’s junior all-star Little League baseball team in an Anchorage tournament. Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen said Matautia drowned after he and two friends pushed a ...
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Sport fishermen try letter-writing campaign to stave off halibut cuts
In the heart of salmon season, controversy over a halibut catch sharing plan is grabbing attention away from Alaska’s reds. On Wednesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it will give fishermen an extra two weeks — until Aug. 26 — to speak their piece on the catch sharing plan. Approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council last year, the proposed plan would effectively cut the number of f...
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Students will beat sunrise
The start of school is one month away, and when Kodiak elementary schools throw open their doors this year, they’ll do so earlier than ever before. Beginning this year, classes at North Star, Peterson, Main and East elementaries will start at 8 a.m. The early start — up to 45 minutes earlier for one school — is designed to cut costs. “This represents about a $200,000 cost savings to the district,” schools superint...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 24
Sunday, July 14 A 47-year-old Kodiak man was found fishing for sockeye salmon within 300 feet of the Buskin Lake weir. He was cited for sport fishing in closed waters within 300 feet of the weir. Bail was set at $110. Tuesday, July 16 • At 10:51 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Dodge Durango for an equipment violation near the intersection of Von Scheele Way and Mill Bay Road. Investi...
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Stage and Screen: Children at War — Some Prisoners Taken
As children, many of us played some version of capture the flag. I can say with almost total confidence, however, that few of us played the game as portrayed in the 2012 film “I Declare War.” A group of ordinary looking 12-year-old boys and one girl “play” capture the flag with deadly and unforgiving resolve. Players aren’t hand tagged for elimination from the competition; they are shot with blank loaded automatic...
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Achievers: July 25
• Celeste Beck-Goodell has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at the University of Vermont. Beck-Goodell is a first-year student chemistry major in the college of arts and sciences. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. • Elyse Love Johnston has been named...
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