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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kindling
ARastaup’kaat (N); ARastuup’kaat (S) - Kindling (plural) Unuarpak angli aRastuup'kaalillianga. - This morning, I made a lot of kindling. Starting a fire in wet, windy Kodiak requires skill and help from some good tinder. Alutiiq families use a variety of natural materials to capture a flame. In forested parts of the archipelago, the small, dead lower branches of spruce trees stay dry in the rain. They are easy to ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Oct. 18
Oct. 7-18 The Seattle-based crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned to the North Slope following a mid-patrol break in Seward. Over the past week and a half the crew and science party conducted conductivity, temperature and depth casts and deployed moorings. The moorings they are working with are anchored to the ocean floor with a line of instruments attached to a float. Once deployed, the moorings are left ...
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In the Courts: Oct. 18
Dismissals • A count of second-degree theft against Nicholas Haagensen, 34, was dismissed Sept. 3. • A charge of second-degree drugs misconduct against Maria Drinkwine, 46, was dismissed Sept. 8. • Charges of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct against Ashley Klassen, 24, were dismissed Oct. 2. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Kristen Larionoff, 19, was dismissed...
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Tapestry: Gardening instincts kick in for Ginger Duncan at remote retreat
Hoophouses are becoming as common as banyas on Kodiak Island. And they’re just about as hot. Ginger Duncan found that out as she sweated away her summer days in her hoophouses and outdoor gardens at Alderwood Retreat on the shores of Kupreanof Strait. For years, Ginger and her husband, Stan, ran a lodge in the isolated setting of north Kodiak. The economic collapse in 2007 took a toll on their business, so the Dun...
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Borough assembly says farewell to mayor Jerome Selby after 35 years of service
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and a crowd of well-wishers said farewell to borough mayor Jerome Selby on Thursday night as he ended almost 25 years of service to the Kodiak Island Borough. "I wish you all well to serve the people of the Kodiak Island borough, and remember, we are here to serve and not to be served," Selby told incoming Mayor Jerrol Friend and new assemblyman Frank Peterson Jr. after summarizi...
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Woman receives two years in forgery case
A Kodiak woman accused of stealing more than $46,000 by writing forged checks has been sentenced to two years in prison for second-degree theft. Maria Drinkwine, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony, on Sept. 18. She was sentenced to 60 months in prison (36 months suspended) and was fined $10,000 ($10,000 suspended). Drinkwine was also ordered to pay restitution to the man she s...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 18
Native education meeting There will be a Native Education Parent Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in the school district’s central services conference room. The meeting will be available on the school district’s video teleconference system. M*A*S*H debuts Kodiak’s community theater production of M*A*S*H* opens at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. There will be a show on at 7 p.m. Saturday and ...
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KHS dance team holds kick-a-thon
The Kodiak High School dance team is holding its annual kick-a-thon at 7 p.m. today in the high school foyer. The team splits into two teams and each team kicks for 30 minutes. While one group kicks, the other cheers them on and keeps them hydrated. This a fundraiser for the team’s April trip to the Aloha International Spirit Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii. The team attended the championships five years ago. La...
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Playbook: Oct. 18
Friday, Oct. 18 Swimming: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High School. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Kodiak Middle School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 Football: Kodiak Football League cub division all-stars vs. Palmer at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 2 p.m. Kodiak Football League grizzly division all-starts vs. Palmer at Palmer High School, 11 a.m. Swi...
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ADF&G cancels Tanner crab season
There will be no Kodiak Tanner crab season this year. Citing low levels of harvestable crab, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game formally canceled the Tanner crab fisheries in the Kodiak, Chignik and South Peninsula districts for the first time since 2000. “We’ve seen a decline in legal-sized male crab, which is what the (quotas) are based off of,” said shellfish management biologist Mark Stichert. While Kodiak...
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