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MOUNTAIN VIEW: Traveling with kids
My mom once said that traveling with children on an airplane is like traveling with little time bombs. You never know when they're going to go off. And when they do go off, its not going to be pretty. On our recent family trip out East for the Thanksgiving holiday, I was the ticking time bomb. I started the trip with a lingering, brutal cold, needing sleep and rest. Any small need or request by the kids felt overw...
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Anna Capjohn-Nestic
Anna Capjohn-Nestic, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, passed away on Nov. 22, 2015, at 61 years of age. Anna was born to Willie Capjohn and Irene Capjohn (Inga) on April 15, 1954, and lived most of her life in Old Harbor, Alaska, before moving to Kodiak in the fall of 2010 with her husband James Nestic. She was the youngest of her siblings, Ralph Capjohn, Barbara Chu (deceased) and David Capjohn...
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Wrapping things up: All about presentation
The challenge of gift giving doesn’t end when you think of the right present for the right person. After all, the word “present” is also a verb, and as the great chefs say, “It’s all about the presentation.” We all remember the thrill of anticipation we felt as children the night before christmas, and tearing through wrapping paper put the finishing touch of excitement before seeing what was hidden under the tree....
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GIFT GUIDE: Kodiak nonprofits’ holiday partnership
In the season of giving, there’s also room for giving to people in need. This year, the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, the Sun’aq Tribe and the Salvation Army are combining their holiday programs for needy families. “We’ve all had separate programs that only helped our clients,” said Lauren Humphrey, the outreach coordinator at KWRCC. “This year, we’re all partnering together and doing on big program f...
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Turkey Trot set for Thursday
Kodiak’s annual Turkey Trot 5-kilometer fun run begins at 10 a.m. at the Teen Center. The event also includes a 2-mile health walk that begins the same time as the run. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The race starts and ends at the Teen Center. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. All proceeds go the Kodiak High School cross-country team. Each age-group winner wins a pie. A new male winner will be declared ...
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Week in Words: Pilgrims' lexical journey
Ah, Thanksgiving. That time of year when our conversations around the golden turkey and cranberry sauce reveal just how racist our extended family members really are. There’s plenty to talk about this week, and one of the greatest (possible) ironies will be listening to drunk Uncle Todd complain irrationally about Syrian refugees while celebrating his Pilgrim ancestors. “Pilgrim” comes from the Old French “pelerin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 25
Oct. 30 At 1:41 a.m., police received a report of loud yelling form a neighboring residence in the 700 block of Thorsheim Street. Police spoke with the residents, and everyone was ok. At 2:15 a.m., a caller reported hearing someone open her front door in the 1400 block of Baranof Street. Police searched and found no one. At 8:57 a.m., police impounded a loose dog in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:26 a.m., p...
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STAGE and SCREEN: Deadly fight for voting rights
Suffrage” is a noun of Middle English origin that connotes the right to vote in political elections. Prior to the early 20th century the right to vote in political elections was largely held solely by men. While women had been attempting to gain the right to vote for many years, this most basic democratic right was denied in most countries, including Great Britain and the United States. Interestingly (according to...
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Alaska Science Forum: Kenai bark beetles primed for another run
Ed Berg has spent much of his life observing the natural happenings on a large peninsula (the Kenai) that juts from a larger peninsula (Alaska). The retired ecologist who worked many years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been around long enough he might see a second version of the most damaging insect attack in Alaska history. The insect is the spruce bark beetle. About the size of a grain of rice, bill...
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UPDATE: Troopers ID dead man found shot on Shuyak
The Alaska State Troopers have identified a man dead in a suspected homicide on Shuyak Island as Steven McCaulley, 56, from Kodiak. Troopers arrived at Port William Wilderness Lodge on Shuyak Island a week ago after someone asked for a welfare check. The troopers found McCaulley dead, and investigators found during their preliminary investigation that he had been shot. Anchorage police arrested a suspect, Steven D...
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