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Mike Rostad
 
Tapestry: Sculptor tells story of Alutiiq people
There is a look of surprise on the Alutiiq hunter’s bronze face as he prepares to spear a whale that has breached much closer to his single-hatch bidarka than he anticipated. Despite the surprise, the hunter looks fierce and seasoned. The ancient hunter is a creation of Port Lions resident Ivan L...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Laughter and stories were Lubova's gifts to her people
Three winters ago, when we were getting a lot more snow than usual, I gave Lucille Davis a ride to her apartment. After I made a comment about the unprecedented winter (at least, it was unprecedented in my short 30 years on the island) Lucille set me straight. “When I was a little girl growing up...
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Ruby Carlson driven by her desire to learn
Many years ago, when Ruby Carlson was a little girl, she looked into the big Alaska sky and pointed to the moon. “One day I’m going there,” she said. “No one will ever go to the moon,” her mother told her. Carlson made up her mind that, if that wasn’t possible, she’d make it possible. Carlson did...
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: DuBois family leaves lovable house
The house on the corner of Rezanov Drive and Armstrong Avenue reached out to the DuBois family, but not in the way they were told it would. When the family looked at the house 11 years ago, the real estate agent said it was “haunted.” Ayn DuBois replied that if she caught sight of any spirits, sh...
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Castonguay finds fulfillment at West Point
What is more rewarding for David Castonguay than running the race of his life, grappling to victory on the wrestling mat or hunting Sitka blacktail deer in Kodiak Island hinterlands? Going to West Point. Castonguay, an athlete and avid outdoorsman, is entering his second year at the military acad...
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pete Ramaglia returns to Kodiak for 90th birthday
Kodiak loves to celebrate birthdays. The older the birthday boy or girl, the more extravagant the party. When an elder is honored, just about the whole town shows up. And what a time they have. A birthday party gives occasion to praise the honored guest for his accomplishments; rib him for the fo...
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: No matter how bumpy the road, enjoying the journey
Last summer, while driving the bumpy road to Saltery Cove, I was awestruck by distant fireweed-shrouded hills. The rays of the setting sun beamed through a fissure in the clouds, transforming the flowers into an Elysian field. I parked the four-wheeler I was driving, so I could take pictures. But...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rostad on Religion: Loneys' book tells story of life at religious retreat
When Bob and Christy Loney got a job caretaking the Shrine of St. Theresa by the Lynn Canal near Juneau, Christie saw the opportunity as a gift from God. Soon after they settled in, she saw material for a book. Loney, who authored Journey to Holiness, recounted the Loneys’ eight-year caretaking e...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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