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KHS wrestling heads to Alaska Dual Championships
After not competing the past two weekends, Kodiak wrestling will be back in action today at the Alaska 4A Dual Championships in Anchorage. The top 16 large school teams will battle for supremacy in the two-day event at South Anchorage High School. Kodiak begins with East Anchorage at 3 p.m. In a season full of individual tournaments, Bears coach Pat Costello welcomes an event that showcases the team. “It is always...
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Postal Service stays busy during holiday season
The US Postal Service has officially entered its busy season. With Christmas less than two weeks away, employees at Kodiak’s post office are working to stay on top of the letters, gifts and packages. With so much extra work, postal workers are reminding people to plan ahead when shipping presents. The Kodiak post office doesn’t hire any extra staff during the holidays. Instead, carriers are working approximately 1...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Hunter
Pisurta - Hunter Taugna suk pisurta. - This person is a hunter. The Alutiiq word pisurta translates literally as “one who hunts.” Hunting has always been essential to life on Kodiak, a way to procure not only food but many of the raw materials of daily living: animal skins for clothing and boat coverings, gut for waterproof rain gear and containers, bone and antler for tools, and whiskers, claws, teeth, and hair f...
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Alaska First! It’s Time.
When Congress called Alaska unfit to join the Union, Alaskans banded together to fight for statehood. Not as Republicans, not as Democrats but as Alaskans. We united again as Alaskans to rebuild after the 1964 earthquake and the 1967 Fairbanks flood. Alaska is again in a crisis that warrants checking our party initials at the door and uniting to correct the ill-fated course we are on. This crisis is not as tangibl...
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Technology is a benefit, but shouldn't replace teaching
To the Editor: I recently visited Kodiak Elementary School to observe how students use technology. I agree with the school board’s initiative to enable all students to have access to digital devices in the classroom. However, I do not see any logic in blaming technology for the lack of students’ knowledge. We want to blame digital devices for the failure in the education system when a great part is due to human fa...
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Herman Squartsoff: His heart was full, his freezers deep
With news of Herman Squartsoff’s death last week, Facebook friends posted a barrage of pictures and notes of sad farewell. In many of the pictures, Herman was on the water, joyful and content. The water gave him purpose. He harvested its fish, ducks and seals. He was not content to enjoy the sea’s bounty and beauty by himself. He loved to share what he believed had been given to him by God. At Christmas, we ponder...
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Middle school to get new math materials
Kodiak Middle School will soon receive $30,000 of math curriculum materials. In a Thursday special meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough school board approved $30,485.88 to purchase e-books, print textbooks and other items for the middle school math program. District director of instruction Bill Watkins said there were teachers in the middle school who needed more materials going into the school year, but the distric...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 13
Wednesday, Dec. 11 • At 1:57 a.m., a vehicle was parked on a sidewalk. The responding officer thought it was possibly abandoned, and passed the information to the community services officer. • At 2:36 a.m., an officer told a driver to get a headlight replaced. • At 4:09 a.m., a caller reported a bear was on his porch on the 2900 block of Woody Way Circle and was knocking things over. The bear heard patrol cars and...
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In the Courts: Dec. 13
Dismissals • A count of first-degree vehicle theft against Andrew Panamarioff, 21, was dismissed Dec. 3. • Counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree controlled substance use against Wylder Clarion, 23, were dismissed Nov. 26. Assault Wylder Clarion, 23, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail (300 days suspended), and will receive credit for time served. Clari...
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Senior Life: Christmas events abound at the Kodiak Senior Center
Kodiak Senior Center will host their holiday dinner for people 60 and older at noon Friday, Dec. 20. A delicious prime rib dinner will be served along with a special dessert, and the Golden Tones will be singing Christmas Carols. The center is decorated with much holiday flair and is ready for a celebration. Seniors might also bring a small gift for a child. Gifts will be taken to the Women’s Resource Center, cont...
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