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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Hunter
Pisurta - Hunter Taugna suk pisurta. - This person is a hunter. The Alutiiq word pisurta translates literally as “one who hunts.” Hunting has always been essential to life on Kodiak, a way to procure not only food but many of the raw materials of daily living: animal skins for clothing and boat c...
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Alaska First! It’s Time.
When Congress called Alaska unfit to join the Union, Alaskans banded together to fight for statehood. Not as Republicans, not as Democrats but as Alaskans. We united again as Alaskans to rebuild after the 1964 earthquake and the 1967 Fairbanks flood. Alaska is again in a crisis that warrants chec...
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Technology is a benefit, but shouldn't replace teaching
To the Editor: I recently visited Kodiak Elementary School to observe how students use technology. I agree with the school board’s initiative to enable all students to have access to digital devices in the classroom. However, I do not see any logic in blaming technology for the lack of students’ ...
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Herman Squartsoff: His heart was full, his freezers deep
With news of Herman Squartsoff’s death last week, Facebook friends posted a barrage of pictures and notes of sad farewell. In many of the pictures, Herman was on the water, joyful and content. The water gave him purpose. He harvested its fish, ducks and seals. He was not content to enjoy the sea’...
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Middle school to get new math materials
Kodiak Middle School will soon receive $30,000 of math curriculum materials. In a Thursday special meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough school board approved $30,485.88 to purchase e-books, print textbooks and other items for the middle school math program. District director of instruction Bill Wat...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 13
Wednesday, Dec. 11 • At 1:57 a.m., a vehicle was parked on a sidewalk. The responding officer thought it was possibly abandoned, and passed the information to the community services officer. • At 2:36 a.m., an officer told a driver to get a headlight replaced. • At 4:09 a.m., a caller reported a ...
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In the Courts: Dec. 13
Dismissals • A count of first-degree vehicle theft against Andrew Panamarioff, 21, was dismissed Dec. 3. • Counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree controlled substance use against Wylder Clarion, 23, were dismissed Nov. 26. Assault Wylder Clarion, 23, pleaded guilty to fourth-d...
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Senior Life: Christmas events abound at the Kodiak Senior Center
Kodiak Senior Center will host their holiday dinner for people 60 and older at noon Friday, Dec. 20. A delicious prime rib dinner will be served along with a special dessert, and the Golden Tones will be singing Christmas Carols. The center is decorated with much holiday flair and is ready for a ...
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