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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 ...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young athlete preparing for prosthetic arm
After losing her arm in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Sunday, Elianah Micael is recovering at a hospital in Seattle. Wednesday, Micael was able to leave her bed and walk around the hospital. She already had one surgery on her arm and is waiting for a second. “Hopefully, they will be able to keep that length,” said her mother, Mae Taboy. “From what I understand, it’s below her elbow, and they’re hoping they wi...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sun’aq, SCK team for transport
Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has been successful in acquiring funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Transportation to support Kodiak Area Transit System and collaborate with the Senior Citizens of Kodiak, the lead agency for KATS, for assuring all Kodiak residents have adequate transportation to work, shop and appointments. From left: Wynford Mckeckney, a KATs rider for five years who uses the system to get to work, J...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Convention overcomes fear of plagiarism
The Republican National Convention is off to a strange, fear-mongering start, and, at the time that I’m writing this column, the news is all abuzz with Melania Trump’s uncreative plagiarism and Trump’s B-list celebrity friend speeches. But let’s start off on a positive note. “Convention” has turned out to be one of America’s greatest words. Originally, “convention” (from the Middle French in the 15th century) was ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes ‘confident’ Legislature will take on Walker vetoes
The Alaska Legislature ended a fifth special session Monday, disappointing Kodiak’s lone representative. “We got essentially zero accomplished for that last special session. Nothing happened,” Stutes said. “The governor made his vetoes, and the Legislature failed to enact any of his revenue measures. They never got out of committee.” She says the Legislature has to figure out a way to balance the budget. While she...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local nurse rehabbing in Colo.
Dianne Patterson pursued a nursing career so she could help people, and she has for the last 36 years. Now, she is the one needing help. Patterson, a nurse at Kodiak Island Medical Associates for the past 10 years, suffered a life-altering injury June 29 while on vacation in Colorado visiting her sister. The 14-year resident of Kodiak was involved in an ATV accident that resulted in a magnitude of fractures — ster...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designer dog nabbed from shelter
A dog was stolen from the Kodiak Animal Shelter Monday. The Kodiak Animal Shelter shared a post on Facebook asking people to be on the lookout for Chinook, a mostly black male dog with white and brown areas. “He’s a Chiweenie,” said shelter manager Jean Lilly. It’s a designer breed, a cross between a Dachshund and a Chihuahua. Chinook disappeared between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday when someone climbed the fence and took ...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consolidation back on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may ask residents whether the borough should consider consolidating with city. Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed an ordinance to place the following question on the fall election ballot: “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” Borough manager Michael Powers said at the ...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak warming up to frozen yogurt
“It’s been awesome so far,” entrepreneur Clara Alcaide Glynne said about running Island Freeze, her new frozen yogurt cafe in downtown Kodiak. “We’re just swamped with people after dinner.” Glynne joined the U.S. Air Force after her 2003 graduation from Kodiak High School and still serves as a technical sergeant in the Air National Guard, commuting to Anchorage each month. She also has a regular job at the Kodiak ...
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Guest Opinion: A long wait for replanting decision
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting might best be described as a mix of the good, bad, and truly ugly. The first item on the agenda was borough funding of local nonprofit organizations. Which began with a two-hour stream of administrators and staff from the various Kodiak NPO’s coming before the assembly describing what functions they perform in the community and what they do with the borough funds that ...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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