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Council certifies election results, approves new Horizon contracts
The Kodiak City Council approved the municipal election results at Thursday’s meetings. City clerk Debra Marlar administered the oath of office to Randall Bishop, who was re-elected to a second three-year term. He has been on the council since October 2011. Incumbent Terry Haines was also re-elected to a three-year term. He has served two non-consecutive terms on the council. Haines took the oath of office on Wedn...
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School district begins work on strategic plan
Community members, parents and others gathered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to start work on a strategic plan for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “Every time we do this each year, my hope is to just give people a voice, actually help set a direction, and then work with the (school) board to move forward in our direction,” said KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald. “I’m hoping that we capture some b...
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Celestial Seasonings’ tea delivers the zing
In 1976, I lived in a small 2-bedroom apartment in north Seattle, one block from Green Lake. My roommate, Cathy Childs, was 15 years older than me. She had long blonde hair (with split-ends that I thought needed trimming), drove a Volkswagen Beetle (too fast), ate brown rice with tamari, put yogurt on her granola and drank a lot of Celestial Seasonings’ Red Zinger tea. For me, Cathy was a new pair of glasses. She ...
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Fish Factor: Canadian gold and copper mines threaten salmon rivers in Southeast Alaska
Throughout history, arguments over land and water usages have run the gamut from tussles over fences with next-door neighbors to shootouts over inter-state grazing rights in the Old West. But when land and water rights pit one country against another, that’s when things really get tricky. That is the situation in Southeast Alaska, where residents find themselves downstream from several massive open-pit gold and co...
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Cucumbers in Kodiak
Kodiak has a fishery that many people may not know about: Parastichopus Californicus, commonly referred to as the red sea cucumber. It kind of looks like a cucumber, except the wrong color. It’s red and while it looks prickly with spines, the spines are actually soft and not dangerous. In fact, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Kodiak Laboratory has two types of cucumbers in both its aquarium and touch tank. A...
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Parks and Rec: Oct. 24-31
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Oct. 24 Morning Lap 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. Noon Lap 12 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Lap 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Family 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Evening Lap 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 Morning Lap 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. Noon Lap 12 ...
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Prep picks: Gimzo dealing with Seattle loss
Gizmo and I are both baffled at the recent play of the Seattle Seahawks. The defending champions are on a two-game losing streak, which has put the pup in a foul mood. The lack of pass rush — Seattle only has seven sacks in six games as apposed to 17 at this time last season — has turned Gizmo into a real grouch. I nearly lost my hand Thursday morning when I woke him up for his morning walk. I guess he was probabl...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 24
October 12 • Around 1:40 a.m., police conducted six bar checks downtown. • At 3:01 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 4:25 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mission Road. • Around 4:33 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 5:04 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no insurance. • At 5:20 a.m., a caller reported a bear on Erskine Avenue. It r...
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Tuullek; Tuulautek — Tongs
Tuullek; Tuulautek — Tongs Keniyaqama tuulautek aturtaagka. — When I cook I use tongs. Tongs were common tools in ancestral Alutiiq households. Carvers fashioned these implements by lashing together two lengths of wood shaped with flat oval ends. This created an effective tool for moving hot rocks. Heating rocks was a daily task, as people used hot stones to warm their homes, cook foods and create steam for bathin...
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Baptist leads Lutheran worship
What’s a Baptist boy doing in a Lutheran church on Sunday morning? Leading worship, of course. For two years, Seth Minyard, son of a Baptist pastor, has been leading the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church in praise songs, playing his guitar for accompaniment. Seth grew up singing in the praise band of Berean Baptist Church, pastored by his father, the Rev. Dan Minyard. Although there are some striking doctri...
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