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Week in Words: Paterno, Starr and the shame of violence
Trigger warning: The column this week discusses words that may be of sensitive nature to some readers. When my daughters head off to college in a few years, they’ll have a chance at a solid education, at developing meaningful relationships with professionals in their fields, and at experiences that I didn’t have when I was in college. They’ll also have a 10 percent chance of being sexually assaulted. If they stay ...
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Following the footsteps of a saint
A Russian film crew arrived in Kodiak Saturday to document the life of St. Herman and his time in the Kodiak archipelago. Mikhail Malakhov leads the team that includes his two sons, Michael and Alex, and cameraman Alexandr Breev. They are joined by businessman Igor Koskin and his family. The group hails from the Ryazan territory of Russia, where St. Herman was born around 1750. The elder Malakhov is chairman of th...
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Indonesian tourist named as fire victim
Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of a woman who perished in an Uyak Bay lodge fire and three survivors of the blaze. The deceased female has been identified as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian national. The three survivors are Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian national; Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean national; and Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian national. According ...
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Herbicides aiming at hawkweed, knotweed
Attempting to rid Kodiak of invasive plant species, the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District will apply herbicides in several locations around Kodiak this summer. Targets include the Buskin River area, along the road toward White Sands Beach, at the Anton Larsen Bay boat ramp and at the Port Lions airport. They are also dealing with Canada thistle, seeking to eradicate it from the archipelago, as well as co...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 8
May 9 At 12:38 a.m., a caller in the 300 block of Shelikof Street said someone told them someone had a gun and might shoot it. It was a false alarm, and police confirmed the man in question did not have a gun on him. At 12:53 a.m., a person reported hearing a female in a neighboring residence on Selief Lane yell ‘don’t hit me.’ She had left before police arrived, and the man said it was verbal only. Before police ...
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Barcelon joins North Central University
Before Raen Barcelon got serious about track, she was heavy into another hobby — knitting. The scarfs she knit will now be put to good use as she signed a National Letter of Intent to run track and cross country at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a town with an average temperature of 23 degrees during the winter months. “It will be just like here,” said Barcelon, who graduated from Kodiak High ...
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GUEST OPINION: Use of budget reserve no long-term fix
Thousands of Alaskan families likely breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Legislature passed its budget to avoid a government shutdown less than 24 hours before the deadline to issue layoff warnings. Last year, pink slips did go out. Nothing has been done yet this year to ensure we don’t repeat this next year. Once again, the Legislature voted to balance the budget by drawing down the constitutional budget...
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GUEST OPINION: Rationalization has changed outlook for young fishermen
The following is a letter I submitted to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council for Agenda Item C-5, GOA Trawl Bycatch Management Program, voicing my concerns as a resident of Kodiak and a commercial fisherman. While I can’t speak for all the young Kodiak fishermen, I believe my comments and concerns addressed in this letter are shared by many who have seen fisheries management decision take away opportunity...
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Playbook: June 8
Friday, June 10 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Field, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Field, noon and 3 p.m.
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Alaska Science Forum: Fire breaks down, builds up boreal forest
I once wrote about how fire had ravaged more than 10 percent of Interior Alaska during two smoky summers. A wildlife biologist called me out for choosing an inadequate verb. Tom Paragi chooses words that are more positive when he looks at a burned forest. Paragi works with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. His specialty is the ecology of disturbances to the boreal forest, among them logging and ...
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