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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cimiyuq - Cilrayuk - Dragonfly
Cilrayuk - Dragonfly Cilrayuk alingtaakait. - They used to be afraid of the dragonfly. Did you know that Alaska has an official insect? In 1995, the state’s school children awarded the dragonfly this special honor. The four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) took the prize. Like the other 30 species of dragonflies in Alaska, this insect can eat up to 600 flies or mosquitos a day and it is a spectacular fli...
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Kodiak helps fill bookshelves in Guyana
Donors have stepped up to fill bare bookshelves in South America, prompted by a Kodiakan on assignment there as a Peace Corps volunteer. Michelle Weekly, formerly a teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School, has been living since April in Guyana, the only English-speaking country on the continent. Her first task there was to clean up the pigeon-infested library at Cornelia Ida Primary School. But then she also had to ...
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Playbook: Sept. 12
Friday, Sept. 12 Cross Country: Kodiak at the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational at Seward High School. Junior varsity girls, 2 p.m.; JV boys, 2:45 p.m; varsity girls, 3:30 p.m.; varsity boys, 4:15 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Homer at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Football: Kodiak vs....
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 12
Aug. 11 • At 12:16 a.m., a caller reported loud music coming from a house on Larch Street. • At 3:03 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 8:02 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Mission Road. • At 11:50 a.m., an officer found a bike. The bike was placed into evidence for safekeeping. • Around 12:10 p.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • 12:49 p.m., a driver on Mill Bay Ro...
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Parks and Rec: Sept. 12-19
Joe Floyd Track and Field and Baranof Field — the baseball field — are state of the art facilities. With such outstanding facilities comes a responsibility to maintain and protect the investment of the City of Kodiak and Community. These rules and regulations are set in place to increase the lifespan of our facilities. Below are the rules and regulations in which the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation will be req...
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Prep picks: Picking is for the dogs
I’m about ready to give this space to my dog Gizmo — he might actually do better at picking high school football games than me. Gizmo is a 3-year-old Japanese Chin who sits at home all day watching sports. Some days I leave the television on the MLB Network, while other days I spoil him with ESPN. On the ESPN days he greets me at the door with a doggie toy in his mouth. He hasn’t quite got the concept of football,...
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KHS volleyball opens home season tonight
Amy Willis is hoping to pack the Kodiak High School gymnasium when her volleyball team opens its 2014 home season tonight and Saturday against Kenai. The new gym has a seating capacity of 500 people, which is less when you factor in nearly 60 volleyball players in attendance. “If those 440 people want to sit, they better come early,” Willis said. “I would love to pack that gym — I don’t know what we would have to ...
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Fish and Game worker survives bear encounter
For a reason thankfully rare even for Kodiak, James Jackson missed one day of work last week to recover from a bear bite. “It was an experience to have, that’s for sure,” Jackson said. “It could have been a lot, lot worse.” Back in his office on Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game area biologist recalled the Sept. 4 incident that took place while he and a partner were surveying salmon at Hidden Cove Cr...
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McKinney rises to the varsity level
Richie McKinney has come a long way since his first high school cross country meet in 2012. On that day, he lumbered through the 5-kilometer Nikiski Class Race course in a slumbering time of 28 minutes, 6 seconds. “I was the slowest person on the team,” said McKinney, now a junior. Well, he wasn’t exactly the slowest that day; he did beat two of his teammates. To McKinney’s credit, he trudged through the season an...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 11
On Sept. 7 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a watercraft. Investigation revealed a nine-gallon gas tank with nine gallons of gas was stolen from a skiff outside of a residence in Kodiak. On Sept. 3 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary/theft from a building. Investigation reveals approximately $400 worth of miscellaneou...
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