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Alutiiq week in Akhiok sees mending nets, baking clams and trash-canning
Linda Amodo, mayor of Akhiok, remembers the taboo of identifying too closely with Aleut culture in her younger days in the village. “Back when we were growing up, because of all the alcoholism, we were not proud to be identified as natives, because we thought native Aleuts were just a bunch of drunk people. But in reality that is not part of the culture. That was introduced,” Amodo said. Now, some two decades late...
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KHS dance team scores three titles in Hawaii
Kodiak High School’s dance team traveled all the way to Hawaii only to find out they were the only dance squad competing at the Aloha International Spirit Championships. There were plenty of cheer and all-star teams there, but they were not competing in Kodiak’s division. “I’m still proud of the fact that the girls didn’t let it bother them and they performed to the best of their abilities,” Kodiak coach Sarah Nug...
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Kodiak baseball drops final game in Calif.
Kodiak’s trip to California ended Thursday with a 9-7 loss to Orange Glen (Calif.) in a consolation game at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego. The Bears won their first game of the tournament on Monday, then dropped the next three to head home with a 3-4 overall record. Kodiak is 1-7 all-time in the Lions Tournament that features 128 teams spread over eight divisions. “We came out...
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Ruuwarluni – Arrow Game (verb)

Ruuwarluni – Arrow Game (verb)
 Tamamta ruuwartaallriakut Paaskaami. – We used to all play bow and arrow at Easter time. In the Alutiiq language, the word for “arrow”—ruuwaq—has a variety of meanings. It can be used as a noun to refer to the wooden-shafted, feather-fletched projectiles fired from hunters’ bows. Alternatively, this word can be used as a verb to mean the action of shooting with a bow. For example, t...
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Playbook: April 18
Friday, April 18 Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Juneau at Sitka, 1 p.m.; vs. Sitka, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Track: Kodiak at the F/V Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 12:30 p.m.. Softball: Kodiak vs. Sitka at Sitka, noon; vs. Juneau, 2 p.m.
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Local Results: April 18
Bowling Tuesday, April 8 Coed league Men: Scratch game — Rod Kiefer, 297; Jesse Mickelson, 265; Steve Tyner, 259. Scratch series — Rod Kiefer, 789; Jesse Mickelson, 757; Steve Tyner, 722. Handicap game — Rod Kiefer, 316; Jesse Mickelson, 293; Sam Powell, 284. Handicap series — Rod Kiefer, 846; Jesse Mickelson, 841; Steve Tyner, 785. Women: Scratch game — Mona Johnson, 222; Jennifer Gunderson, 212; Amanda Kiefer, 1...
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Kodiak drops second game in San Diego
Kodiak suffered its second straight defeat in California on Wednesday. The Bears committed six errors and never led in a 15-5 loss to Lincoln (Calif.) in a pool play game at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego, Calif. Kodiak (3-3) finished pool play with a 1-2 record and failed to advance to a semifinal game today. Lincoln won the four-team pool and moved on in the Division I tourna...
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KHS music concert series begins tonight
Old Harbor seventh grader Josiah Overbeek first tried playing the French horn during a visit to Kodiak about two years ago, when his family came for the birth of his little sister. This week, thanks to another addition to the family, he has the chance to play in a band with his Kodiak Middle School colleagues and meet his teacher in person. “I’m blown away by what he’s accomplished, given our learning situation,” ...
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Kodiak track prepares for F/V Invincible Pentathlon
By Saturday afternoon Marcus Dunbar will find out who his most versatile track athletes are. The F/V Invincible Pentathlon begins today and concludes Saturday. The three-day event has become a staple on Kodiak’s track schedule. “It gives people a chance to do something they normally wouldn’t do that they might be pretty good at,” Dunbar said. Kodiak’s pentathlon is different from other pentathlons. The team compet...
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Stage and Screen: 'Draft Day' quite a good film.
“Draft Day” (2014) appeared to have all the earmarks of a less-than-good movie. First, it featured the much used, but seldom celebrated, actor Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, Jr. Costner has won two Oscars (Best Film and Best Director) for “Dances With Wolves” (1990.) He has not been recognized with a Best Actor Oscar for any of his numerous films. Kevin Costner’s success with Razzie Awards (not exactly an honor) i...
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