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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Paulaq
Paulaq; Peluq – Ash Paulartuu'uq plit'aami. – There are lots of ashes in the stove. The Alutiiq word for ash — paulaq orpeluq — usually refers to wood ash. This is the fine, grey sediment found in the bottom of a fire pit or a wood burning stove after a hot fire. Cleaning the wood ash out of the household stove was a common task in decades past, before Alutiiq families adopted oil burning and electric stoves. Wood...
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Kodiak named one of the healthiest communities in Alaska
Kodiak is among the healthiest communities in Alaska, according to a County Health Rankings report released Tuesday. The fifth annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute listed Juneau and Sitka as the other healthiest places in the state. Western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the study. “Alaska’s data are br...
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Chamber to end economic development service to governments
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will end its annual contracts to provide economic development service to local governments on April 30. The chamber sent a letter earlier this month to the Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak invoking the contracts’ early termination clauses, rather than continue to the June 30 end. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said the chamber board decided on the change at its March 17 ...
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Evacuation run/walk is Saturday
Kodiakans will get an opportunity to follow the evacuation route that was used during the Good Friday Earthquake on Saturday. A run/walk will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak building downtown and finishes at the Kodiak Public Library. The course will follow the same evacuation route that people used to reach high ground in 1964. “It will be fun, but also show the se...
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Kodiak baseball begins season with blue/gold game
The Kodiak High School baseball team’s unofficial start to the season is Saturday. The annual blue/gold game begins at 1 p.m. at Baranof Field. The game is scheduled to go a full nine innings – two innings more than a regulation high school game. “I got to get some kids on the mound; I don’t want to short change any of them,” second-year Kodiak coach James Arnold said. Varsity pitchers will be throwing to varsity ...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 28
Tuesday, March 25 • At 1:27 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 7:28 a.m., a driver on Von Scheele Way was given a verbal warning for speeding. • At 12:53 p.m., a correction officer requested assistance with an unruly inmate. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer was unable to locate a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:08 p.m., a male that passed out in the gazebo in St. Paul Harbor was taken to the hospita...
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Local results: March 28
Bowling Tuesday, March 18 Coed league Men: Scratch game — Alvin Arboleda, 299; Steve Tyner, 266; Jeff Kiefer, 256. Scratch series — Alvin Arboleda, 847; Jeff Kiefer, 726; Steve Tyner, 693. Handicap game — Jeremy Pippin, 343; Alvin Arboleda, 323; Steve Tyner, 289. Handicap series — Jeremy Pippin, 940; Alvin Arboleda, 919; Jeff Kiefer, 783. Women: Scratch game — Ruth Barton, 203; Ruth Hentges, 201; Mona Johnson, 190...
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Playbook: March 28
Friday, March 28 Track: Kodiak High School blue/gold meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events, 2:30 p.m.; running events, 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 Baseball: Kodiak High School blue/gold game at Baranof Field, 1 p.m. Roller derby: Rock Island Rollers bout at Kodiak Middle School, 6 p.m.
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Could a big earthquake strike again?
Fifty years ago today, on Good Friday in 1964, Alaskans experienced the second-largest earthquake in modern times. One overarching question regarding the 1964 Earthquake is could this kind of earthquake, which killed hundreds, caused millions of dollars in damage, destroyed entire villages, and changed the face of Alaska happen again? The answer is yes, but probably not in our lifetimes or those of the next few ge...
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Cheer inspried by KHS girls hoops team
Kodiak was out in force at the recent ASAA State Basketball Tournament in Anchorage. Blue and gold was all over Sullivan Arena. Watching the girl's and boy's perform and seeing the community support reminded me of a cheer some will remember: “We're from Kodiak, couldn't be prouder, if you can't hear us, we'll yell a little louder.” Feeling inspired watching all this team spirit, sportsmanship, and especially the c...
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