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Mike Rostad
 
Tapestry: Remembering Gus Yovino — reluctant hero
He stood like a giant at the post office, speaking in an accent that hinted to his Hispanic roots. One could ask, with a straight face, if Gus Yovino’s main purpose was to come there to visit. He was always talking with someone. Perhaps it was with a fellow Latino who had just arrived in Kodiak; ...
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New son is priceless Christmas gift for Kodiak mom
His name is now officially Jimmy Luke Sunday Rohrer, and this 9-year-old boy from Uganda is greater than any other Christmas gift his adoptive mother, Debbie Rohrer, has received. Life is different now. With her schedule of work, church and other activities, Rohrer must consider how her new son f...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Cooper refreshed by Christmas memories of family gatherings
If only all of our Christmases could be Hallmark ones. Big, fluffy flakes of snow falling from a friendly sky, frosting bushy evergreen trees which surround a house glowing with Christmas lights and beaming with bright windows that reveal a stately, ornamented tree with a pile of gifts beneath it...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Like Rudolph and Silent Night, Currier and Ives is becoming a tradition
Like some of our favorite holiday songs, the annual Currier and Ives is becoming a Christmas tradition. The Kodiak Baptist Mission and St. Innocent's Academy-sponsored event has become so popular, that people plan their Christmas activities around it. This year the event is scheduled for Sunday, ...
Dec 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Travel, work and volunteerism make Cusicks well-rounded citizens
They travel, they engage in the community, they volunteer, and they travel some more, gaining new insights, learning new words, meeting fascinating people, discovering magical places. But they return to an island that looks greener and friendlier than it was when they left it. Yet, they are never...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Wilma Finlay’s century-long journey
On a quiet, uneventful Monday afternoon while people immersed themselves in their work, school and their personal affairs, Kodiak lost 100 years of stories, kind deeds, memories and wise counsel as Wilma Finlay breathed her last in her room at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where she ha...
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Rancher Bill Burton was a good neighbor to all
Fences don't necessarily make good neighbors, contended Robert Frost in his poem, The Mending Wall. Bill Burton built lots of fences, and he was one of the finest neighbors one could ask for. Bill's fences didn't keep out people; they kept bears away and they kept his cattle from roaming into ter...
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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