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Stevens: Gov. did right thing
In trying to fix the state’s fiscal problems, the Alaska Senate passed a bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund during the fourth special session, but the House didn’t follow suit before the fifth special session closed Monday. “It was really unfortunate it ended as it did,” Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said Thursday. “We can’t cut enough to get out of a $4 billion hole, and we really need to deal with brin...
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Hunger hitting ever harder
Alexander von Tsurikov spends a lot of time hunting, but not with a rifle. As director of the Kodiak Island Food Bank, Tsurikov hunts donations, making three or more rounds each day to local stores. He is on call all the time, and will make trips at any hour to pick up items stores may be giving away. “It’s worth it because it’s so difficult to get food,” he said. And the number of people in Kodiak needing food is...
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Juneau takes 2 from Post 17
Kodiak Post 17 American Legion lost a pair of contests to Juneau in league play on Thursday, dropping to 1-14 league, 3-21 overall. In the first of the games played at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Juneau scored four runs in the first inning, two in second, seven in third and two in the fourth, toward a 15-0 final. Bryce Swofford, Juneau’s ace, fired a no-hitter in five innings, striking out 10. Kodiak made e...
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Jerica Nelson signs to play at CMU
FAYETTE, Missouri — Central Methodist University head women’s basketball coach Mike Davis announced Tuesday that Kodiakan Jerica Nelson is among eight players who will join the program in time for the 2016-17 season, according to a CMU release. “We are truly excited to have this group join our program,” Davis said. “We are very fortunate to have a great returning nucleus. Our entire coaching staff has worked extre...
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Achievers 7/22/2016
Karena Lynn Rounsaville received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush University on May 26 in Chicago, Illinois. Eight days later she was married to Saul Whitworth of Bellingham, Washington, becoming Dr. Karena Whitworth. She will complete her residency in the Seattle area and then move to Bellingham to practice family medicine. Karena is the daughter of Steven and Darlene Rounsaville. Kary Coombs of Kodiak is ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week 7/22/2016
Tuuciik Elderberry Tuuciiqutat alagnangq’rtaatut. The elderberry bushes always have berries. Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) is a large shrub with toothed leaves and soft wood that grows up to 12 feet tall. This bush occurs throughout northern North America in both wooded and open areas. Around Kodiak, it is particularly fond of the rich, organic soil that forms over archaeological sites. Red elderberry has sma...
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Alutiiq plant book to get update
With a $48,208 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Alutiiq Museum will partner with Alaskan ethnobotanist Priscilla Russell to publish her Kodiak Alutiiq Plantlore, a 1995 report on plant use traditions, according to an announcement from the Alutiiq Museum. Russell’s extensive report is part of an archival collection on loan to the Alutiiq Museum from the Kodiak Area Native Association. K...
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Crow: Gage public in vote before consolidation effort
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved in the first reading Thursday an ordinance to put an advisory vote on consolidation on the October ballot. Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed the ordinance, which would, if passed, ask borough voters if the borough should “pursue the idea of” consolidation with the city of Kodiak. In a letter to the assembly signed by all six Kodiak City Council members and the city mayo...
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Obituary: Lou Ann Hanson
Lou Ann Hanson passed away at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. She was attended by her Husband of 23 years her doctor and pastor. She was proud and courageous to the very end. She never showed her fear or tears, never an ounce of self-pity. But always a smile and concern for those around her. Born in Fairbanks in 1958, she was adopted by Walter and Alyne Gossell of Fairbanks. Lou Ann was the executive secretary to the Ala...
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Police blotter 7/22/2016
July 7 At 8:41 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Shelikof Street for running the traffic lights while the power was down. At 8:56 a.m., police received a request for assistance in removing a homeless man that would not leave a business in the 300 block of Center Avenue. At 9:06 a.m., animal control responded to a loose dog in the 500 block of Mill Bay Road. Police impounded it. At 9:35 a.m., police ...
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