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Historic kayak on its way home
A rare Alutiiq warrior kayak from the 1860s will soon go on display at the Alutiiq Museum after a lengthy conservation project. The kayak will be the subject of Thursday’s noon hour Brown Bag Lunch presentation at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. In 2003, Sven Haakanson of the Alutiiq Museum and Elder Ronnie Lind visited Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Massa...
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Healthy Kodiak: Screening for common cancer saves lives
Cancer is a scary word. Many people do not like to talk or think about cancer. We all hope we never get cancer. Today, I want to give you some really good news about cancer. Some cancer is preventable, which means you can avoid getting it. Cancer prevention is worthwhile and saves lives. By participating in screening programs for the most common cancers, you can effectively reduce your chances of ever having the d...
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Sea Stories: Baranov, Yankee trader team up on otters
In the summer of 1792, Alexander Baranov, the 45-year-old manager of the Russia’s Kodiak colony, chanced upon the British ship Phoenix in Prince William Sound, commanded by Hugh Moore and his first mate Joseph O’Cain, an Irish Bostonian. The three men hit it off immediately, using German to communicate and Boston rum to lubricate their new friendship. From Moore and O’Cain, Baranov learned that American and Britis...
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Old Harbor student takes on radioactive gas
Old Harbor — Few people in our villages know what radon is. Yet, it is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco, in smokers. It is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lungs. This silent killer is produced from the natural decay of ...
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Kids spring into arts offerings
The Kodiak Arts Council is providing art classes for children over spring break. This year is the first time for the spring classes, offered during the week of March 14 through 18. The classes are similar to what the council has traditionally provided during the summer Sum’Arts program. “With kids out of school, we knew folks would be looking for fun meaningful ideas for their children,” said council executive dir...
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Assembly: No marijuana sales for one year
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to opt out of commercial marijuana facilities in Kodiak for one year and will likely create a task force to make local regulations. For an hour during public hearing on an ordinance introduced by assembly member Mel Stephens, the public testified for and against the proposed ban. Assembly member Dan Rohrer moved to amend the ordinance to have effect until the end of Feb...
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KMS principal, vice try day in the life
As it turns out, being a middle schooler is tough work, even for an adult. This according to Kodiak Middle School vice principal Damon Hargraves who, along with principal Jethro Jones, participated in Shadow a Student week. The week was part of a nationwide campaign urging school leaders to spend a day in their students’ shoes. Approximately 1,400 educators representing all 50 states participated, according to the...
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Landfill buffer zone changed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved changes to a green belt buffer around the landfill and zoning in Old Harbor. The green belt buffer around the landfill needed to be modified due to development at the landfill, said borough assessor Bill Roberts. Removed from the buffer was a lot members of the Borough Lands Committee wished to keep from being set aside and made unavailable for future development. Assemb...
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Return to River City
This weekend, prepare for a flashback to both 1987 and 1912 when the Kodiak Arts Council production of The Music Man opens. Set in 1912, the musical brings a small Iowa town to life, something the arts council also did in 1987. With a live orchestra, just like the 1987 production, and some of Kodiak’s greatest acting talent, the musical promises a return to the old days. In the musical by Meredith Wilson, con man ...
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Holding the line on domestic violence, sexual assault
“My parents call me in and we turn up the TV so we don’t have to listen to it, because it isn’t our business.” They are words that affected a 17-year-old Rebecca Shields deeply — words uttered by a family member she was visiting. They described a response to the screams that would often escape the home next door. The father in that house would beat both the mother and the children, the family member explained. “It...
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