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Native language bill picking up steam
A bill that would grant official status to Native languages including Kodiak’s Alutiiq has apparently overcome pushback from some members of the Alaska House State Affairs Committee after heartfelt testimony from Tlingit and Haida speakers. “Things have taken a more positive turn in the last few days,” said April Counceller, who teaches Alutiiq at Kodiak College. “I think we might actually have a chance of this pa...
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Ouzinkie dam suffers serious damage
A new breach in Ouzinkie’s Mahoona Lake dam has officials scrambling to get work started earlier than planned on a replacement. The dam the Spruce Island village depends on for power and drinking water suffered serious damage in late March following heavy rains. Ouzinkie Mayor Dan Clarion said the reservoir was drained to relieve pressure. “We’re forced to run our big generators,” he said. “It’s pretty expensive.”...
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Tapestry: Guide Jake Jacobson’s book informs and entertains
Hunting guides are in an ideal position to be authors. For several months out of the year they take hunters to wild, out-of-the-way places to pursue trophy animals, and during the rest of the year they can write books -- detailed narratives of exhausting treks through some of Earth’s most formidable terrain and the ultimate fair chase which ends with the shooting of a bear, a moose, a wolf or some other animal tha...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Pausinkaaq – Icon
Pausinkaaq (N); Puusinkaaq (S);Agayuwim PatReitaa (N); Agayuwim PatRiitaa (S) – Icon Agayuwigmi pausinkaaq amlertaartut. – There are many icons in the church. An icon is a religious image. It may be a painting, a carving, or a statue that depicts a spiritually important figure such as Christ, the Virgin Mary, saints, or angels. The veneration of icons is a central part of Russian Orthodox worship. Each image is th...
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Pathologist testifies at Kodiak shootings trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Two Coast Guard employees killed while on the job were shot multiple times, a pathologist said during testimony Thursday in the trial of a man charged with murder for their deaths. James Wells, 62, is accused of killing Petty Officer First Class James Hopkins and civilian Richard Belisle at the Kodiak Island Communication Station in 2012. Hopkins died from a shot to the face, Dr. Meredith Lann con...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 4
Tuesday, April 1 • At 12:04 a.m., a male on Thorsheim Street was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 12:31 a.m., a male on Thorsheim Street was arrested for a bench warrant. • At 2:14 p.m., a caller reported a parking offense on Shelikof Street; all vehicles were moved by their owners. • At 4:34 p.m., officers were unable to locate a driver in a hit and run accident on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:06 p.m.,...
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Around Kodiak: Arpil 4
The First Friday Art Walk begins at 5 p.m. today at The Frame Shop, Harborside Fly-By and the Baranov and Alutiiq museums. The art walk is followed by Galley Tables at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. Local researcher Suzanne Bobo is giving a presentation at 7 p.m. today at the Kodiak Public Library on the “Massacre on Bright Monday,” an event that happened in 1914 in Colorado. The Kodiak High ...
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House report: Session winding down
It’s hard to believe that there are only 19 days of session left, as there is much to accomplish before we all head back home to our respective Districts. But, as we go through the last couple of weeks, the pace of bill movement will pick up and we will continue to address major session issues like the gasline bill, the omnibus crime bill, the capital budget, and tackling the unfunded liability of PERS/TRS. HB278 ...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: April-4-11
April 4 – April 11 The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and w...
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Monument for Good Friday Earthquake victims to be uncovered Saturday
A ceremony honoring the victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami will be Saturday at St. Paul Harbor. A 10,000-pound white quartz monument bearing the names of the Good Friday Earthquake casualties will be uncovered during the ceremony that is being organized by the Lions Club. The St. Innocent’s Academy choir will perform, while all the names of the victims will be read. The event begins at 2 p.m. Contact the D...
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