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Where is our school board?
I am a 34 year resident of Kodiak with 24 years of teaching experience in the Kodiak school district. I also put two children through this system and will be beginning the process with two more in the upcoming school year. I have become increasingly concerned with the educational climate that exists in the district today. Things are not well in the KIBSD. Staff morale is at an unprecedented low. We are losing reco...
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Camani – Lower 48 states
Camani – Lower 48 states Camani ilangq’rtuanga. – I have family in the Lower 48. When Alutiiqs speakers talk about the continental United States they use the word camani, which literally means “down there.” In Alaska, the English equivalent is “the Lower 48.” Despite the separation between Alaska and regions south that camani implies, anthropologists believe that Alaska was the major gateway to the Americas, the r...
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In the Courts: April 11
Criminal Trespass • Stanley F. Samuelson, 54, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass. Samuelson was sentenced to 90 days in jail (zero days suspended). • Eric P. Alvarez, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass. Alvarez was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 days suspended) and will be on probation for two years. • Valerie E. Kourenkov, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass. ...
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Around Kodiak: April 11
The Alaska State Parks Kodiak District Citizen’s Advisory Board is holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Fort Abercrombie Park Office. The board is seeking new members to fill open positions. Shala Dobson is holding a Teaching Artist Training class on Saturday and Sunday in the Kodiak High School art room. To sign up for the free class, contact Jill Lipka at 539-2828 or email jill@kodiakar...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 11
Sunday, April 6 • Around 12:59, five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:27 a.m., an officer responded to a verbal argument on Center Ave.; parties separated. • At 1:39 a.m., a male was arrested for disorderly conduct on Center Ave. • At 2:37 a.m., a male was arrested for fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief on E. Rezanof Drive. • At 3:24 a.m., officers responded to a fight on W. Marine Way. A male s...
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Amazing Nature: Eating fish is fast and feast
Once again the store shelves are stocked with sweets and chocolates, trinkets and colorful decorations, flowers and little bunnies. Have you ever asked yourself what the bunny and the little chick have to do with the Christian celebration of Easter? The answer may surprise you. The bunny and eggs are symbols of fertility and are remnants of the Pagan spring fertility celebrations rather than the Christian celebrat...
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Community members reflect on meaning of Easter
Grief seems to have the final say: the death of loved ones, inspiring community leaders, precious pets; the collapse of vibrant dreams; the assault on life-preserving institutions and sacraments; the pall of war. Amidst the eulogizing, the insatiable longing for the touch of a person no longer there; for happiness that has faded and a foundation that seems to be crumbling, a special day springs forth out of the as...
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ADFG sets restrictions for king salmon fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fish Division announced emergency restrictions Wednesday affecting anglers going after local king salmon. Because the biological escapement goal for the Ayakulik and Chigkin rivers were not reached in 2013, the seasons there will start with a bag and possession limit of one fish 20 inches or more long and an annual limit of two fish. According to a release from ADFG, “R...
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Local Results: April 11
Bowling Tuesday, April 1 Coed league Men: Scratch game — Jeff Kiefer, 257; Stefan Macahilas, 256; Steve Tyner, 249; Tommy Johnson, 249. Scratch series — Matt Kiefer, 705; Rod Kiefer, 679; Jesse Mickelson, 676. Handicap game — Stefan Macahilas, 283; Jeff Kiefer, 275; Tommy Johnson, 273. Handicap series — Jesse Mickelson, 766; Robbie Green, 756; Stefan Macahilas, 746. Women: Scratch game — Ruth Hentges, 204; Jennife...
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Playbook: April 11
Friday, April 11 Track: Kodiak at the Pro/Whit Championships at the Dome in Anchorage, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Track: Kodiak at the Pro/Whit Championships at the Dome in Anchorage.
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