Austerman gets an earful on school budget from Kodiak parents KODIAK — Rep. Alan Austerman got an earful from Kodiak residents angry at plans to cut school funding, but he called the reaction a good thing, much better than the lack of feedback state and local governments receive on most topics.
“This right here is the best response I’ve seen in years,” he said to an audience of about 50 people gathered at Kodiak High School. “You’re here, asking questions and putting me on t...
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Kodiak athlete Canavan earns top honors Amy Canavan leaves today for the Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games in Anchorage with a new title: Kodiak’s Special Olympics Athlete of the Year.
Canavan was given the award, now in its seventh year, during Kodiak’s local games several weeks ago.
It’s safe to say the 27-year-old was not expecting such an honor.
“I had the biggest eyeballs that were popping out of my head,” said Canavan on how she reacted when ...
Another Day in Paradise: Jockeying for position on the trail February and March have become two of my favorite months. It’s not because of the snow or the cold, but because of two events — the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. These two premiere distance sled dog races pit the impossible against the unlikely. It’s man and beast partnered up against time and weather. This year’s Quest had the closest finish on record. After racing for nearly 1,000 miles, the two leaders crossed the ...
Kodiak school reading: Dial in the right books Last time, I talked about three key ingredients that, when mixed together by a student, create a recipe for reading success. First is reading practice, third is feedback concerning the effectiveness of the reading practice. Now I’d like to focus on the second ingredient: awareness of the level of text you are choosing to read.
When you pick up a book, how do you know if you will understand most, all, or none ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week - March 9, 2012 Quta: Beach
Arnat qutmi et’ut: The women are at the beach.
The place where the ocean meets the land is a diverse, productive environment, close to many resources. From the first occupation of the Kodiak Archipelago, Alutiiq families took advantage of this environment, building their homes behind quiet beaches where they could launch boats, harvest shoreline foods, and watch for sea mammals.
Today, the beach remai...
Public safety blotter - March 9, 2012 Saturday, March 3
• At 12:50 a.m. a phone call was received reporting observing a driver exit his vehicle and stumble into a business on Marine Way; officer found vehicle unoccupied.
• At 1:34 a.m. a phone call was received reporting an intoxicated male passed out on West Marine Way; gone on arrival.
• At 2:01 a.m. on Marine Way an officer sent an intoxicated male home in a cab.
• At 4:56 a.m. on Mill Bay Road a w...
Salmon devastation can happen here To the editor:
Alaska politicians have been silent on the Pebble Mine issue. Republican and Democratic politicians from Alaska have failed to protect Bristol Bay from the threat of a toxic cesspool killing salmon and polluting the water they live in. When Palin and Murkowski were on television this past year, they were silent about Pebble Mine instead of using the opportunity to fight it.
National Geographic put t...
Kodiak Tapestry: Retired Coast Guard pilot now in seafood industry
John Whiddon, manager of Pacific Seafood, appreciates the hard work that goes into catching and processing fish.
“I’m fortunate to work with people who are incredibly hard-working and dedicated,” said Whiddon. “I have the utmost respect and admiration for them.”
He could say the same about those he served and served with as a Coast Guard pilot years ago.
Like all Coast Guard aircrew, Whiddon and his crew were ofte...
Canneries don’t need J-1 workers To the editor:
The Filipino American Association of Kodiak (Fil-Am) is not supporting the J-1 visa continuation. We have worked with local cannery workers, politicians and community leaders since this summer to look at every side of the issue and met numerous times with folks who are greatly impacted by this and will continue to get impacted if J-1 visa doesn’t get suspended or discontinued. It is unfathomable to ...