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Surprise reunion is cause for thanks
Two months is a long time to keep a secret, especially from your daughter. Kodiak’s Sina Timu managed it. Sina surprised her daughter Puni, a sophomore at the University of Jamestown (North Dakota), an hour before the tipoff of her junior varsity women’s basketball game at Minnesota State University-Moorhead on Nov. 21. It was the first time the two had seen each other in almost 18 months. The encounter was emotio...
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KANA’s RunningCub program ends with Turkey Trot
Alexis Oskolkoff was a bit nervous before running her first 5-kilometer race. By the time Kodiak’s annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot started, the East Elementary fifth-grader was ready. She toed the line with 167 runners on a clear but crisp morning, and 28 minutes, 34 seconds later she finished. Oskolkoff was one of more than 20 elementary students who set out on the 3.1-mile course through the streets of Kodia...
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KMXT-FM signal down in villages, St. Paul Island
Kodiak’s rural communities have lost access to public radio after the failure of a satellite uplink transceiver at KMXT-FM. KMXT broadcasts over the air in Kodiak’s smaller communities through a network of repeater stations in each village. The KMXT signal is sent via satellite to each village and then rebroadcast over the air. In addition to Kodiak’s villages, the KMXT signal is also received on St. Paul Island, ...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 29
Kodiak craft bazaar Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7056 hosts the Kodiak Community Crafters bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Shop for Made in Kodiak-branded items and support charities with food donations and a raffle. Holiday Bells concert Isle Bells, Kodiak’s handbell choir, performs at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Tickets are available at the Kodiak Arts Council offic...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cip’ausngasqaq
Cip’ausngasqaq - Show Off; Smart Aleck Awaqutan cip’ausngauq. - Your son is a smart aleck. In the Alutiiq language, the word cip’ausngasqaq translates literally as a “know it all” or a “smart aleck,” and people use the term to refer to someone who thinks of himself as a big shot. Among Alutiiqs, behaving like a big shot can be dangerous. Boasting is not only bad manners, it can poison your luck. A boastful hunter ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 29
Friday, Nov. 15 An 18-year-old Kodiak man was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for the illegal possession and transportation of an Emperor goose. Wednesday, Nov. 20 At 11:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Sharatin Road. Investigation revealed a 36-year-old Kodiak man was harassing an ex-girlfriend. He was arrested for harassment in the second-degree domestic violenc...
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June McGill
June C. McGill passed away Nov. 18, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. Born Clara June Collins on Feb. 22, 1924, in Phoenix, June was preceded in death by her brother Stephen R. Collins and her son Brian McGill. She is survived by her brother Robert Collins of Phoenix, sons David and Lyle McGill of Wikieup, Ariz., daughter Robyn (Bud) Cassidy of Kodiak, grandson David McGill, Jr. of Haughton, La., granddaughters Kiva Auten o...
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Cargo crewman medevaced by Kodiak Coast Guardsmen
A 56-year-old Filipino man has cause to be thankful today after being pulled from a ship 115 miles south of Kodiak on Wednesday. A US Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescued the man from the 958-foot container ship Sea Land Charger after the ship reported he fell about 10 feet, injuring his head and right eye. The call for help came Tuesday morning, when the ship was about 550 miles from Kodiak. After speaking with the ...
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Isle Bells will perform Saturday
Kodiak’s handbell choir will ring in the holiday season with the third annual Holiday Bells concert on Saturday. Isle Bells will put on a 10-song concert at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The venue is new for Isle Bells, but director Ella Saltonstall said she thinks it will be a good fit for the show. “I’m excited about having Holiday Bells in a venue where people and families c...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 29
Monday, Nov. 25 • At 8:46 a.m., a caller reported a very large bear had been in a parking lot on the 3000 block of East Rezanof Drive on and off for a few days. Officers notified the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Alaska State Troopers. • At 9:17 a.m., a caller turned in drug paraphernalia and officers disposed of it. • At 9:57 a.m., a caller requested a man be given a trespass warning from a Mill Bay Road...
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