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Week in Words: Families’ banners honor loved ones in service
Our words of the week are “gold star.” You’ve no doubt heard this phrase to describe the Khan family, an American Muslim family who lost their son and brother, Capt. Humayun Khan, to the war in Iraq in 2004. And now they’ve set the Trump aflame with some goading and baiting. Often, when I hear the phrase “gold star,” I think about school and those cute little gold star stickers we would get on our reading charts. ...
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Kenai falls in Legion opener
The Alaska American Legion state champions had a rough opening game at the Northwest Regional Tournament. The Kenai Post 20 Twins fell to Kennewick, the Washington state champions, 16-2 in seven innings, Wednesday in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Twins committed seven errors as the Outlaws raced out to a 13-0 lead. Kenai (32-9) plays in a loser-out game today at 10:30 a.m. The Twins are now 0-9 in Outside games after win...
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Derby winner counts blessings
Large fish were in short supply, so the grand prize winner of the 2016 Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators King Salmon Derby was a 28 1/2-inch fish. Because no fish more than 45 pounds were entered, the three top prizes were awarded by drawing, and Mike Olsen walked away with $5,000. “I knew I had a chance, because the organization was a little different this year,” Olsen said shortly after he was announce...
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Guest Opinion: Why put in lights you don’t turn on?
Thursday’s borough assembly meeting left one wondering whether he indeed heard what he thought he heard, or merely is suffering from a neurologic disorder. The meeting began with status report (via telephone) from our lobbyist in Washington, D.C. To no one’s surprise, one can expect federal funding opportunities for the borough will continue to decline. Next up on the agenda was a good presentation and Q-and-A wit...
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Booster gets a boost
Joining only Explore Fairbanks among Alaska tourism bureaus, Discover Kodiak has earned accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program of the Destination Marketing Association International. “DMAP’s globally recognized accreditation serves as a visible industry distinction that defines quality and performance standards in destination marketing and management,” according to a Monday announcement...
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Chiniak replant vote Thursday
What to do with burned land in Chiniak has been the topic of much discussion by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, which will vote on a contract for the purchase of seedlings at Thursday’s meeting. The proposed sole-source contract for just more than $120,000 would purchase 300,000 spruce tree seedlings from Koncor Forest Products. The number is more than the borough would need to replant the parcel affected by t...
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Supporting Relay for Life
The year the Relay for Life began in Kodiak was the year Jessica Swain beat breast cancer. Triumphantly, she walked in that first event in 2008, and she has walked every year since. All these years later, she still tears up when she talks about her battle with the disease. Despite the difficulty, she said it is important for her to band with the community. “I do this just to support everyone that’s a survivor and ...
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KHS dance team qualifies for nationals
Five members of the Kodiak High School dance team spent an eventful two weeks in Washington state attending summer camp. And they returned to the island with a ticket to Nationals in February in Orlando, Florida. The group qualified for the big dance by earning a first-place finish for their home routine performed at the Universal Dance Association Dance Camp in Centralia, Washington. Sarah Quiliza, Troy Valdez an...
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Walton, Rockenbach earn Legion accolades
Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton and Seth Rockenbach earned American Legion baseball all-state honors during last week’s state and Matson tournaments. Both rising juniors were honorable mentions on the Team of Excellence All-State team. Walton earned the nod as a starting pitcher and utility player — he played six different positions for Post 17. On the mound, the right-hander walked only six hitters in 36 innings du...
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Alaska Science Forum: Tight evidence for what killed St. Paul mammoths
Using the tiniest of clues, scientists have determined what probably killed the mammoths of St. Paul Island — thirst. “It looks like climate did them in,” said Matthew Wooller, the UAF scientist who in 2013 went to St. Paul as part of a diverse team and brought back lake cores for analysis. “The smoking gun looks like access to freshwater resources was the coup de grâce.” Wooller and other researchers have been wo...
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