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Alutiiq Word of the Week July 1, 2016
TRipiitsaaq Brick TRipiitsaalitaallriit qikumek. They used to make bricks out of clay. Brick making was one of the industries Russian traders established in Alaska to provide essential supplies to colonies far from European supplies. Russian colonists used bricks to build stoves and ovens, and although some bricks were imported to Alaska, it was more economical to make these heavy building materials in Alaska. The...
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Police Blotter July 1, 2016
May 10 At 12:26 a.m., police cited a driver in the 200 block of East Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 1:05 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1200 block of Mill Bay Road for an unilluminated license plate. At 1:26 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 400 block of Thorsheim Street. At 4:03 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 500 block of Shelikof Street. At 6:19 a.m., police atte...
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Mountain Views: Gentle forces
A little over a month ago, in a window seat of the back row on a RAVN flight, I sobbed as I looked out on the ocean below. The passenger next to me, someone new to me, put his hand on my shoulder out of concern. Earlier that morning, my mom had passed away in Anchorage and I was on my way home to Kodiak. The gentleman told me he understood my grief, as he had lost his son a year prior. He showed me the silver plat...
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State still rolling over for Big Oil
To the editor: Is Alaska a third world country? I watched a program on how the Congo is ripped off by big multinational mining companies — legally done, in deals made between the multinationals and the government officials. I was reminded of ex-Gov. Parnell’s long, shrill battle to put SB21 in place, replacing Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) taxation, under which the Alaskan coffers grew in step with the...
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Post 17 takes Eagle River to extra innings
A spirited rally came up short for Post 17 on Wednesday. Kodiak rallied from a 10-run deficit to take a lead into the ninth inning, but ended up losing 20-19 in 10 innings to Eagle River in an American Legion baseball game at Loretta French Field in Chugiak. In a game that lasted four hours, the two National Division teams combined for 39 runs and 40 hits — 26 for the Wolves and 14 for the Bears. Mitchell Kane and...
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Kodiak Tapestry: Madsen travels bumpy road to deaconate
That kid had no business being at the prayer service in the chapel at Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island. He was clearly inappropriate, fidgeting with sticks and stones, talking while the overflow on the chapel deck strained to hear what was going on inside. “That kid is always getting into trouble,” someone remarked. It was nothing serious, really. Just harmless rascality. But as he grew older, this mischievous kid g...
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Achievers July 1, 2016
Grab your partner and dance the afternoon away at Kodiak Teen Center. In celebration of life’s movements and your dreams, the Kodiak Public Library and Kodiak Teen Center are proud to co-sponsor the Dare to Dream family dance. Dance groups from around Kodiak will be also be attending and performing at this fun and free family event. This program is brought to you by the Kodiak Public Library.
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Three arrested on drug charges during burglary investigation
The Kodiak Police Department arrested three people Tuesday on drug charges during an investigation into a string of burglaries committed earlier this month. Elizabeth O’Neill, 21, Mathew Reid, 26, and Richard Rozelle, 26, each face a charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, according to a KPD release. Kodiak police chief Ronda Wallace said the police continue to investigate a str...
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Local business applies for pot sales
A Kodiak resident has initiated an application with the state’s Marijuana Control Board for a retail business under the name Pure Bliss Kannabis. While the application lists a Shelikof Street address, applicant George Holloway said the location for the business is still unknown. He hopes to have it downtown, but is reluctant to enter into a lease before the city finalizes local regulations for the industry. In May...
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Nonprofit works for future of fisheries lab
A group of fishing industry and local leaders have formed a nonprofit seeking to preserve the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. The future of the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences facility, formerly known as the Fishery Industrial Technology Center, was thrown into doubt with the state’s current tight budget situation. Organizers hope the new nonprofit, named the Alaska ...
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