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Students to learn Russian culture at camp
Next week, Kodiak students will learn Russian songs and dances at a cultural camp sponsored by the Baranov Museum, the Kodiak Russian Balalaika players and the Kodiak Arts Council. Students will try traditional foods, dress, music and dance at the Kodiak High School and the museum. “The first day, we’ll meet at the museum to get that flavor of the Russian culture from being in the museum where all the old artifact...
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Coast Guard, Good Samaritans help in two boat rescues
U.S. Coast Guard assets from Kodiak and Good Samaritan ships were involved in three different rescues Wednesday, one locally, one on the Kennicott ferry and another near Kotzebue. In the local operation, the Coast Guard and the crew of the fishing vessel Katherine assisted three men aboard the vessel Jeanoah taking on water in Shelikof Strait Wednesday. “Coast Guard watchstanders in sector Anchorage received a cal...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 11
June 25 • At 12:21 a.m., a caller reported a bear sighting in the 1600 block of Selief Lane. It was gone when police arrived. • At 12:38 a.m., a caller dialed 911 about a bear sighting in the 1200 block of Selief Lane. The bear fled into the woods as police were arriving. • Around 1:48 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 7:06 a.m., police were out with a bicyclist on Mill Bay Road who had almost g...
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'The more we recycle, the more we save'
To the editor, No matter where you come down on the question of dumpsters vs. roll carts it's obvious that, as a business owner, you save a lot of money going to roll carts. The way to do that is to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and cans with Threshold Services. You can drop them off yourself, or set up a pick up. The cost is nominal and more than offset by the savings. In addition you can do the righ...
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Ordinance would turn Borough meetings into Sunday school
In the July 3 Borough Assembly meeting, Ordinance NO. FY2014-20, a measure to abridge the freedom of speech in assembly meetings was discussed. Under the guise of “proper decorum,” the Borough Assembly proposes to disfranchise any expression of opinion that is inconsistent with speech that is “appropriate, proper behavior in society.” (To illustrate decorum, my dictionary has a picture of an eight- or ten-year-old...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Naut'staat - Plants
Naut'staat - Plants Ilait naut'staat yaatutaartut. - Some plants are poisonous. Kodiak Island is often called Alaska's Emerald Isle, a nickname that reflects its thick carpet of green summer plants. Abundant rain, mild temperatures, and long summer days combine to make the region's mountains and meadows exceptionally productive for plant growth. There are about 650 known species of vascular plants in the archipela...
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Sun’aq Tribe starts Buskin study ahead of runway
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak announced that it is starting an environmental investigation of the Buskin River outlet. This is being done partly to mitigate for the loss of fish habitat and other adverse environmental impacts associated with the Kodiak Airport runway extension beginning this summer. “The purpose of the five-year $450,000 effort will be to document biological, chemical, and physical changes as influen...
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Tapestry: Wounded Warriors open up about their injuries
When John and Maureen Eaton first started hosting men and women of Wounded Warriors, they danced around the uncomfortable topic of their injuries. It wasn’t pity that kept them from talking about it, but a feeling of awkwardness, said Maureen. Maureen reports she and her husband discovered that the Warriors were willing to talk about their injuries. “We found out quickly that they don’t mind telling you about thei...
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In the Courts: July 11
Patrick M Reilly Jr pleaded guilty to Fish & Game charges. Reilly Jr was fined $250 and placed on probation for one year. Marlon R. Inga pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the fourth degree. Inga was sentenced to 90 days in jail (60 suspended) and fined $1,500 ($1,250 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol or substance abuse and mental health, domestic violence, or anger management and plac...
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Public comments on controversial decorum ordinance
Kodiak residents spoke out on Thursday against a meeting decorum ordinance recently passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. The ordinance was introduced at the June 19 meeting and was passed on July 3, 5-1, after a public hearing in which no one spoke on the issue. Assembly member Mel Stephens voted against it. Since then, chatter in local Facebook groups has mostly gone against the ordinance with a few for ...
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