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Nelson to play for UAA
Jerica Nelson was surprised to see a basketball that she never takes out of her room sitting on a table inside Kodiak High School. Her mom sneaked it out of the bedroom for Wednesday’s special occasion.  In front of friends, family and the basketball, Nelson signed a national letter of intent to play women’s basketball for the University of Alaska Anchorage.  “I didn’t know she was bringing it (the ball). It is us...
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Crabs in, rides out at CrabFest
Without the Ferris wheel and other big rides, Kodiak’s 2014 Crab Festival will look different from previous years’ events, but visitors can count on getting a plate of steamed crab legs on the midway. “Pickled Willys will be doing the crab,” said Summer Wood, community relations director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the festival set for May 22-27 In recent years the crab concession was run a...
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Kodiak bodybuilder a hit at NPC Champs
Born in El Salvador and raised in Kodiak, Sonia Cortez never thought she would find herself in a little bikini on a stage in front of hundreds of people.  That is where she found herself last Saturday, competing in the National Physique Committee State Bodybuilding Championships in Anchorage.  It might be understated to say she was rattled.  “I was pretty nervous; I had no idea what I was doing,” said Cortez, a 20...
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Vicki Lyn Canny
Vicki Lyn Canny July 9, 1952 – Jan. 1, 2014 Vicki Lyn Canny died on New Years Day 2014 in Kodiak, Alaska, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61. Ms. Canny was born July 9, 1952, in Lebanon, Ore., to Dennis and Elizabeth Canny. She spent her school years in Arcata, Calif., where she excelled in math. At the age of 18, she married Monte Bettendorf on Sept. 12, 1970,...
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Tourist guide misleading
To the Editor, I received the 2014 Alaska Visitor’s Guide with the April 20, 2014, edition of the Anchorage Daily News that included a section on “Visiting the Emerald Isle” under a heading “Discovering Alaska’s Rain Forest, Kodiak Island.” The article notes the abundance of green vegetation including Sitka spruce. Indeed, the Kodiak Sitka spruce forest is unique in the world, comprising pure stands. Unfortunately...
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Where is KEA headed next
To the Editor, Recently the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) co-op held its annual membership meeting, which was both enjoyable and impressive. For me, the high point of the evening was the statistic that KEA achieved a 99.4 percent renewable power generation (wind and hydroelectric) for the first quarter of this year. Which, as far as can be ascertained, is the highest in the United States at this time. Truly an...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: April 25
PRiis’tanaq – Dock PaRaguutat pRiistananun taitaartut. – The boats come to the dock. In Alutiiq communities, where boats are essential for travel, subsistence activities, and work at sea, docks are a necessity. Although Alutiiqs once landed their skin-covered boats on the beach and stored them around their houses, docking facilities are now a common part of rural communities. For example, in Larsen Bay, residents ...
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In the Courts: April 25
Unsworn falsification Danilo B. Camama, 60, pleaded guilty to second-degree unsworn falsification. Camama was sentenced to 360 days in jail (360 days suspended) and fined $3,500 ($3,500 suspended). Camama is on probation for three years. Theft Danilo B. Camama, 60, pleaded guilty third-degree theft. Camama was sentenced to 360 days in jail (180 days suspended) and fined $5,000 ($4,000 suspended). Camama is on prob...
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Coast Guard chaplain feels God’s protection amidst strife
Chaplain Aaron Wesson calls it “one of the most painful and challenging times” in his life. Only days after his unit arrived in Sangin, southern Afghanistan, several Marines from the group were killed in action. “There was pain and sadness for those we had lost and also a burden for the families back home,” said Wesson, who now serves as Coast Guard chaplain in Kodiak. Wesson said he had the “unique privilege” of ...
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Senior Life: Spring luncheon today
Senior Life Spring Luncheon The senior center will hold a spring luncheon today at noon. Come and enjoy the festive spring decorations and great menu that day. The menu includes baked ham, potatoes, spring vegetables, and a special dessert. You can wear your Easter bonnet to the vent and show it off. Call KATS 486-8308 if you need a ride. Other Events We will hold our first BBQ of the season Wednesday, April 30 at...
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