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Squid swim backwards in a changing world
Heraclitus said, “the only thing that is constant is change”. He was a wise man. Every person that has sailed the oceans during the last decades has observed many changes first hand. Some of these changes seem alarming and have direct effects on fishermen’s bank accounts, and yet those changes ha...
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Orthodox mission teams become part of community ‘rhythm’
Orthodox Christian Mission Center church camp leaders in Old Harbor and Ouzinkie learned that it’s good to be flexible. “We didn’t come in with a program,” said Margo Kelley, team leader and one of four returning team members of the six serving Old Harbor. “Our first priority was to follow the rh...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cimiyuq - Cilrayuk - Dragonfly
Cilrayuk - Dragonfly Cilrayuk alingtaakait. - They used to be afraid of the dragonfly. Did you know that Alaska has an official insect? In 1995, the state’s school children awarded the dragonfly this special honor. The four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) took the prize. Like the other...
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McKinney rises to the varsity level
Richie McKinney has come a long way since his first high school cross country meet in 2012. On that day, he lumbered through the 5-kilometer Nikiski Class Race course in a slumbering time of 28 minutes, 6 seconds. “I was the slowest person on the team,” said McKinney, now a junior. Well, he wasn’...
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Fish and Game worker survives bear encounter
For a reason thankfully rare even for Kodiak, James Jackson missed one day of work last week to recover from a bear bite. “It was an experience to have, that’s for sure,” Jackson said. “It could have been a lot, lot worse.” Back in his office on Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game are...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 11
Aug. 9 • Around 12:55 a.m., two drivers on Mill Bay Road was advised for not having their license plates illuminated. • Around 1:32 a.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 3:19 a.m., a male left upon an officer’s request at an establishment on Shelikof Street. • At 3:50 a.m., a driver...
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Swim team hosts Homer
Kodiak’s swim team has taken care of business in its first two meets of the season, and should continue its success in a home meet against Homer on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s meet begins at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 10 a.m., both at the Kodiak Community Pool. Homer and Kodiak have sta...
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Joanne Demke
Joanne Demke Aug. 29, 1938 – Sept. 7, 2014. Joanne passed away surrounded by her family in Lubbock, Texas, after a short illness. Joanne was born in Eureka, California, to Joseph and Helen Twitchell. She married Richard (Dick) Demke in 1962. They raised their family in Oregon and Alaska. Joanne w...
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