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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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KHS volleyball opens home season tonight
Amy Willis is hoping to pack the Kodiak High School gymnasium when her volleyball team opens its 2014 home season tonight and Saturday against Kenai. The new gym has a seating capacity of 500 people, which is less when you factor in nearly 60 volleyball players in attendance. “If those 440 people...
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Kodiak helps fill bookshelves in Guyana
Donors have stepped up to fill bare bookshelves in South America, prompted by a Kodiakan on assignment there as a Peace Corps volunteer. Michelle Weekly, formerly a teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School, has been living since April in Guyana, the only English-speaking country on the continent. He...
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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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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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Lydia M. Pollard
Soldotna resident Lydia M. Pollard, 69, left this earth on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Alaska Native Medical Center, laughing and smiling until the end. A panikhida prayer service will be 1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at...
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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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