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Native women last to get right to vote
To the editor: March 21 was celebrated as Women’s Suffrage Day, the beginning for woman to have the right to vote. A right for some back then, but not for all. Not that long ago, Native people weren’t allowed to vote. Native women were the last to have the right. Like everyone else we have concerns with health, housing, employment and education. So I’ll pass along what my parents told me back in Old Harbor so very...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 20
April 1 At 1:21 a.m., police permanently banned a man from a business in the 300 block of Shelikof Street. At 2:58 a.m., police received a report of a vehicle alarm going off in the 400 block of Marine Way. When police arrived, the sound was off but the lights were one. There were no visible signs of forced entry or theft. At 10:21 a.m., a person in the 2800 block of Woody Way reported her vehicle was ransacked an...
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HEALTHY KODIAK: Healthier habits help make weight loss last
Spring has finally come to Kodiak. Not only is the emerald green color sprouting up everywhere, but the clutter we have been living with all winter is calling out to be organized and cleaned. It’s time to get out those summer clothes and put away the sweaters and electric blankets. Many of us may notice some extra pounds in the mirror that we would like to get rid of. Losing only 5 to 10 percent of your body weigh...
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Bigley commits to Black Hills State University
Last Wednesday was an eventful day for Zoe Bigley. The Kodiak High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at Black Hills State University, had a cupcake smeared on her face and was asked to prom. All that happened in a span of five minutes inside Kodiak High School’s athletic room — the latter two caught her off guard, especially the cupcake. “She (HoneyRose Macatuno) said ...
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KHS track hosts West Valley
For only the second time this season, Kodiak High School’s track and field team faces outside opponents. The team is hosting West Valley Friday and Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Friday’s docket consists of a co-ed meet that begins with field events at 2:30 p.m., followed by running events at 3:15 p.m. Saturday’s schedule features a dual meet that starts with field events at 10 a.m., followed by running ev...
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KPD says goodbye to former K-9 officer
The Kodiak Police Department is mourning the loss of former K9 officer Max, who spent nearly eight years on the force until his retirement in 2014. According to Sgt. Michael Barnett, Max’s handler since 2006, “his old body just gave out on him.” Max came to Kodiak and began his career at KPD in December 2006, three months after Barnett traveled to Kasseburg Canine Training Center in Alabama to begin training as hi...
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Assembly prepares to decide on Chiniak trees
During an April 14 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session, Chiniak residents spoke up about what they want any logging in their area to look like. The assembly is due to vote at Thursday’s regular meeting on a contract for logging borough-owned trees burned last fall during the Twin Creeks Fire. Borough staff worked with the community group through its spokesman Scott Bonney during development of the contract...
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Pillans erases Kodiak track and field shot put record
With one smooth heave of the 12-pound shot put, Kordell Pillans erased the oldest standing record in Kodiak High School track and field history. Pillans’ second of three tosses during Saturday’s All-Comers Meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field landed 54 feet, 6 inches away from the circle, topping the old mark of 53-09.25, set by Floyd Galloway in 1973. “It was probably one of the easiest tosses for me that I have don...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 19
David Arturo Castro was born at 3:01 a.m. on April 11, 2016, to Dave and Ana Castro. He weighed 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Guatemala and California and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Petro Marine Service, and the baby’s father works in construction. Grandparents are Zoila Aguilar from El Salvador and Berni Garcia from Guatemala.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Rust spot sounds death knell for hooks
The first fishing trip of the season can be challenging. It seems that no matter how much you plan ahead and assemble your gear, you always discover you forgot something once you’re on the water. Or alongside it. For my wife, this year it was her waders. They were right by the door so she wouldn’t forget them, and they were still there waiting when we drove back home to retrieve them. For me it was the tackle box....
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