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Week in Words: A charitable view of deplorable lung ills
Deplorable” just might be the word of the week. This weekend, referring to the unprecedented slate of white supremacists, misogynists and bigots who have voiced their support for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton labeled this group “a basket of deplorables.” “Deplorable” joined the English language around 1610 from the French word of the same spelling, which derives directly from the Late Latin ”deplorabilis.” The bas...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Sept. 15
Thursday, Sept. 15 Volleyball: Kodiak vs Sitka, 4 p.m., and Mt. Edgecumbe, 7 p.m., in Sitka. Friday, Sept. 16 Cross country: Kodiak vs. Anchorage Christian at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Middle school girls, 4 p.m.; middle school boys, 4:30 p.m. high school girlas, 5 p.m.; high school boys, 5:40 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe, 4 p.m., and Sitka, 7 p.m., in Sitka. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cross cou...
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Jackson renter’s case fails to move court
A Jackson Mobile Home Park resident is challenging eviction proceedings, claiming a new month-to-month lease offered to tenants in April negates an earlier notice to quit. Tenants of the park were served with the initial notice to quit in May 2015. That notice gave residents until May 2, 2016, to vacate the park. In April, park tenants were offered a new month-to-month lease. Text from that lease states, “Tenant a...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Community can talk about curriculum
This past week Kodiak High School announced the time and date for an upcoming town hall meeting titled “Community Voice.” The purpose of this meeting is to sound out our community’s views on what additional subjects could be taught in the seventh- to 12th-grade curriculum and any recommendations as to how existing courses can be improved. Also, there are to be opportunities for the public to actively participate i...
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Bringing on barbecue
Kodiakans’ selection from mobile meal providers expanded last month as the Bar B Que Caboose joined Lerry’s Lunch Box and Happy Sushi Time along Mill Bay Road. “We just like being in business,” Caboose owner Cherie Boatwright said. Originally from Zambales in the Philippines, Boatwright has lived in Kodiak for 16 years. Her restaurant work experience includes the former grill at Walmart. When the caboose-themed va...
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Alaska Science Forum: Rabies endures with help of the arctic fox
Rabies is a death sentence for any animal. Experts have wondered how a virus survives when it kills all the creatures it infects. “We don’t have a really good answer to that,” said University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Karsten Hueffer. “It probably has to do with the long incubation time of the virus, which can be months.” Hueffer and his colleagues, including four university undergraduate students, wrote a paper on ho...
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Coho closure
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday the closure of the Buskin River drainage to sport fishing, including catch-and-release fishing, for coho salmon, effective from 12:01 a.m. Friday through the end of 2016. “Coho salmon may not be possessed or retained; coho salmon caught incidentally may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately. In addition, only one unbaited, single-hoo...
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Kodiak drops 2 to Palmer despite holding late leads
In baseball, teams use closers to preserve late-game leads. Kodiak’s volleyball team could have used a closer in its two Northern Lights Conference matches against Palmer. In seven sets played over the weekend at Kodiak High School, the Bears held late leads in four of them and failed to convert on set point four times. Three sets went past 25 points. All the heartbreak equated to a pair of tough losses to Palmer ...
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DNR looks way ahead to Kodiak area land sales
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources held an informal meeting to get feedback from locals about a potential future sale of lots in rural parts of the Kodiak Archipelago, Monday at the Kodiak Public Library. The state is looking at selling up to 400 acres on the Kupreanof Peninsula, up to 400 acres at Ugak Bay and less than 120 acres on Raspberry Island. The potential sale is still in the research and plannin...
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Names of injured in Uganik crash released
Officials have released the names of three survivors of a plane crash at Uganik Lake on Kodiak Island. All three are Kodiak residents. According to Alaska State Trooper’s public information office supervisor Tim DeSpain, 31-year-old David Schleifer was flying the plane and Steven Suydam, 61, and Linda Suydam, 58, were passengers when the Island Air DHC2 Beaver crashed into the lake. All of the survivors are receiv...
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