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Ouzinkie Native Corporation CEO fired after four months
The CEO of the Ouzinkie Native Corporation has been fired after only four months on the job. The firing, which was announced last week, has caused controversy among shareholders, and a petition to recall some ONC board members is gathering signatures. Gregory Strong, a former Fairbanks North Star Borough manager who last worked at Calista Regional Native Corporation, was hired by ONC in June to replace longtime CE...
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Another Day in Paradise: Ringing in the joy
Ernest Hemmingway wrote “For Whom The Bell Tolls” to describe the brutality of civil war based on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. The title came from a book by John Donne which was a series of meditations and prayers on health, pain, and sickness. The words were: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Nov. 16
Nov. 9 The Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and communities of Gambell and Savoonga continues to investigate the reports of oiled wildlife on the coast of St. Lawrence Island. The Coast Guard, ADEC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have deployed investigators to St. Lawrence, to work with local guides to conduct shoreline assessments. A Coast G...
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Guest Opinion: Composting is a good solution
Kodiak is changing the way it disposes of the nutrient rich organic materials that the city wastewater treatment facility produces. Known as biosolids, Kodiak produces about 60 cubic yards (five dump truck loads) on a weekly basis and has been disposing of them in the Borough landfill for more than 20 years. That is coming to an end in the middle of December as the landfill undergoes major modifications, leaving t...
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Wilma Finlay
Wilma Finlay died on Monday, Nov. 12 at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak. She was 100 years old. Wilma was born June 11, 1912 in Kooskia, Idaho to John Franklin Brown and Pearl Evelyn Makinster. She was the first daughter and fourth child of 10 born to the couple. As a child, Wilma traveled from Idaho to Pennsylvania and back to California and Oregon with her family as a migrant worker. At age 18,...
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Little League plans winter clinics
Baseball is months away, but not for Kodiak youths. The Kodiak Little League is organizing a winter baseball skills clinic that will happen once a month through February. "There is nowhere here to practice in the winter," KLL secretary Candice Griswold said. "Kids get in and want to start pitching again and they are not ready. To actually make us be competitive at the all-star level is what we are gearing up to." ...
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Tapestry: Wilma Finlay’s century-long journey
On a quiet, uneventful Monday afternoon while people immersed themselves in their work, school and their personal affairs, Kodiak lost 100 years of stories, kind deeds, memories and wise counsel as Wilma Finlay breathed her last in her room at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where she had been staying since she underwent treatment of a broken wrist in early October. Shortly before Wilma died, her son, Dal...
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In the Courts: Nov. 16
Charges dismissed • Two charges of violating conditions of release against William Mecham, 20, were dismissed Oct. 5. • A charge of first-degree vehicle theft and two charges of fifth-degree criminal mischief against Kevin Brennick, 53, were dismissed Oct. 31. • Charges of public consumption of liquor and public possession of liquor against Gabriel Feliciano, 30, were dismissed Nov. 8. • Charges of fourth-degree a...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 16
The Baranov Museum hosts a special open house geared toward educators 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to bring traveling exhibits to your classroom and find out what lessons can be taught at a museum field trip. Call Sarah Short, the museum’s education curator, at 486-5911 or email education@baranovmuseum.org. The annual Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Bazaar takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the St....
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Kodiak man accused of stealing van and fishing gear
A Kodiak man is accused of stealing a van and fishing gear. Vladimir Poplavkov, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned in Kodiak district court today. According to court documents, the theft allegedly occurred between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 10. The van's owner reported his blue Chevy van had been stolen from his job at A-1 Timber at Lash Dock. The man later found his van in Kodiak. When he recovered it, he noticed so...
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