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Thank you for not using bleach
To the Editor, Not long ago I went to a place where it was bleached. I explained to them that when I smell bleach I become asthmatic, and in time become dizzy. I explained what they could do and asked if they could use other stuff. Not long after I was back to the place for an important meeting but it was so bleached that I had to stay outside and listen through a window, and still at times I had to step away from...
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Begich is the right candidate
I’m voting for Mark Begich for U.S. Senator because: He’s committed to our fisheries. He opposes the Pebble Mine, oil and gas development in Bristol Bay and genetically modified salmon. He’s chairman of the Senate Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcomittee, a position that has benefited our fishing community and the Coast Guard. He’s fiscally conservative, voting against an Obama budget that would have raised o...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Tuma; Tumet - Footprint
Tuma; Tumet - Footprint Taqukaraat tumait ang’ut. - The bears' footprints are large. Like animal tracks, human footprints are a common part of the Kodiak environment. Today Kodiak’s muddy shores capture the tread of sneakers and rubber boots, but in the past, they recorded the passage of bare feet. Kodiak Alutiiq people seldom wore shoes, saving hand-sewn footwear of salmon skins and sea mammal hide for the coldes...
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Tapestery: Jack Bennett found his voice on radio
“I’ve always had a big voice and needed an audience, so becoming a DJ was a natural,” said Jack Bennett, a familiar face and voice in Kodiak for more than 35 years. His relaxed, amiable voice has interacted with pleasant and irate (and irritable) callers on KVOK’s Hotline and talk shows; and has introduced songs that the older generations love to dance to in his oldies show. Although Bennett has retired several ti...
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Local results: Oct. 17
Bowling Tuesday co-ed Oct. 7 Men: Scratch game — Philip Obas, 268; Matt Kiefer, 257; Stefan Macahilas, 247. Scratch series — Stefan Macahilas, 726; Matt Kiefer, 700; Jeff Kiefer, 674. Handicap game — Bill Hentges, 289; Stefan Macahilas, 271; Alvin Arboleda, 268. Handicap series — Bill Hentges, 747; Jeff Kiefer, 734; Alvin Arboleda, 725. Women: Scratch game — Ruth Hentges, 214; Rhubie Pasion, 205; Mona Johnson, 201...
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School safety increases according to survey
Overall, school climate and connectedness at Kodiak Island Borough School District schools has increased over the last five years, according to the most recent School Climate and Connectedness Survey. The SCCS was developed by the American Institutes for Research for the Association of Alaska School Boards. Students in grades fifth through 12th and staff at schools statewide take the survey, which began in 2005. K...
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Kodiak needs a crab restoration effort
To the Editor, Toby Sullivan wrote a great piece on the early Kodiak crab fishery. A kick in the mouth with a reminder that the community of Kodiak was built on crab. This city, the state and federal government have spent up to one billion dollars in often unbelievable financial indebtedness and flat-out government largesse, all taxpayer drains. Compare that with an embarrassingly low amount on restoring king and ...
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PANDA resolution would have been a simple fix
To the Editor, Phil Donahuhe: broadcasting legend and 29-year veteran of the "Donahue Show," in a posted article on The Real News Network entitled "The Radicalization of Phil Donahue,” explained that by hosting people like Noam Chomsky, he came to question his belief that he was blessed and living in the greatest country on earth. Mr. Donahue characterizes today’s mainstream media not as questioning the establishm...
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Kodiak students protest bullying
Kodiak students took to the street at a busy intersection on Wednesday to protest bullying in local schools. Most of the students at the protest were part of the school’s Be the Change club, which stands against bullying and discrimination. “We’re trying to provide awareness, not only to youth in the high school and the middle school, but we’re trying to make the community aware that there’s plenty of youth that a...
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Kodiak swimmers prepare for Palmer Invite
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s swimming practice, Kodiak coach John Lindquist set team goals for the upcoming Valley Invitational. He told his boys that he would like to not only see the A relay place in the top 6, but also the B relay team. He then told his girls he would like to see a victory in all three relay events. “They are going to have to put together some good swims to make that happen,” Lindquist said...
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