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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Lla - Weather; Sky; Outdoors; Universe; World
Lla - Weather; Sky; Outdoors; Universe; World Lla Asirtuq. - The weather is good. The world's cultures have a great variety of beliefs about the sky. Tlingit people see the sky as an upside-down bowl with a hard surface. Their sky has layers that provide a home for the souls of those died from violence. The ancient Inuit saw the sky as a dome covering a flat earth resting on pillars. In their worldview there were ...
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Troopers to accept unwanted prescription drugs
This Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. The troopers in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting the drugs in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft. Only pills and patches will be accepted. They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, the report said. It is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. “Medi...
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Amazing Nature: Ocean shows signs of planet transition
The view out of my office window shows a quiet ocean engulfed in a tranquility that seems impossible to rock as if it had been stable for millions of years. Yet I know from experience how the sound of a boat slicing through the surface water or the sharp whine of a floatplane trying to get airborne can tear apart this serene image in seconds. Not only the way we use the ocean changes, but the environment beneath t...
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Areas around launch complex still off limits
The U.S. Army continues to restrict access to some areas around the Kodiak Launch Complex for “completion of debris recovery and public safety” following the explosion of a three-stage solid fuel rocket shortly after liftoff on Aug. 25. “A contract will be awarded to a contractor specializing in debris recovery as soon as it can be accomplished,” Army Space and Missile Defense Command spokesman John Cummings wrote...
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Dr. Weston Fields is DSS ‘broker’
Steve Green, whose family business, Hobby Lobby, recently won its Supreme Court appeal to opt out of the part of the Affordable Care Act mandate for employers to provide contraceptive coverage for its employees, is building the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. (a town that could use it.) His agent has approached Dr. Weston Fields, executive director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, about purchasing Dead S...
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Playbook: Sept. 26
Friday, Sept. 26 Football: Kodiak at Houston, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 Cross Country: Region III Championships at Bear Valley Golf Course. Junior varsity girls, 10 a.m.; junior varsity boys, 10:45 a.m.; 1/2/3A girls, 11:30 a.m.; 4A girls, 12:15 p.m.; 1/2/3A boys, 1 p.m.; 4A boys, 1:45 p.m. Awards ceremony at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, 4 p.m.
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Kodiak Coast Guard woman gets service award
A Coast Guard member currently assigned to Kodiak recently received a service award for volunteering with local schools. Petty Officer Third Class Kristina Manson, an operations specialist at the Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak, received the American Legion’s Spirit of Service award along with four other service members this year. Manson regularly volunteers at Kodiak High School, mentoring young women an...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 25
Sept. 11 • At noon, Alaska State Troopers were notified of a sexual assault involving a 12-year-old Kodiak resident. The investigation continues. Sept. 16 • At 10:56 p.m., troopers received a report of an assault in Ouzinkie. The Ouzinkie VPSO responded and found that a 19-year-old man was consuming alcohol and had assaulted another man. The 19-year-old was arrested for domestic violence assault in the fourth degr...
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Guest opinion: Drive carefully around schools
Approximately 40 percent of the elementary and middle school students in Kodiak walk or ride the bus to school. As the days grow increasingly shorter this fall and winter, this means that over 700 or more elementary and middle school students are walking in the vicinity of the schools or to their bus stops in the dark. The areas around many schools are poorly lit, and many of the bus stops don’t have dedicated lig...
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Arts Council elects new members, gives look back at annual meeting
The Kodiak Arts Council had its annual meeting last weekend electing two new board of directors members and giving an overview of the past year. In the past year, the council has continued its long running programs like Sum’Arts and the Performing Arts Series. They’ve also collaborated with other community organizations on new projects like the altered book art show and the encaustics, hot wax painting, workshop, ...
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