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Around Kodiak: May 2
The First Friday Art Walk begins at 5 p.m. today at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium foyer, The Frame Shop, the Baranov Museum, the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, the Senior Center and the Kodiak Public Library. Galley Tables begins at 7 p.m. today in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. The theme this month is “Small Things, Big Meanings.” The KMXT-FM fundraiser block party drive is 6 a.m....
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House report: District 35 fared well in capital budget
This has been an extremely productive year and I feel good about the work that we did on the budget. As the finance operating budget co-chair, my job was to pass out the constitutionally mandated FY15 operating budget which totals $9.1 billion, a reduction of 1.34 billion from the current year. Non-formula agency operations, what most people think of as ‘state government’ operations, were reduced by $51.4 million ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: May 2
Culu’ulluku; Culurt’slluku – Beach It PaRag’uutateng culurtaarait. – Sometimes they beach their boat. Most fishermen who know Alutiiq words are familiar with culu’ulluku, a term that means to beach your boat. Whether intentional or accidental, beaching is an age-old way of reaching the shore. In classical Alutiiq society, paddlers who wished to bring their skin-covered qayat or angyat to land would select an appro...
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Playbook: May 2
Friday, May 2 Softball: Kodiak vs. Solodtna at Soldotna. Junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High School. Saturday, May 3 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Palmer High School, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna. Junior varsity 10 a.m.; varsity, 1 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High School.
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Allen wins figure competition in Wash.
Bodybuilders usually chow down after a show, not before a show. Don’t tell that to Siene Allen. The night before competing in the nation’s largest amateur competition — the Emerald Cup Championships in Bellevue, Wash. — the 32-year-old Kodiak resident downed a burger and fries. Her eating binge was the perfect recipe for success. Allen topped a field of 16 women in the figure Class D division on April 25. She earn...
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Tapestry: Robert Ponte thinks of brother as he rides his Harley
Robert Ponte and Andrew Colin were half-brothers, sired by different fathers. They shared the good and the bad. They endured the estrangement of living in a single-parent home. Robert empathized with Andrew when the boy was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The brothers enjoyed tinkering around with engines and they loved motorcycles. Harley Davidsons. Flashy, loud, powerful, free… When Andrew won a 2000 Dyna Wide Gli...
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Colin ''Clifford'' Trueman
Colin ''Clifford'' Trueman was born to Mary Rose and Imo ''Slim'' Trueman on December 5, 1942 in Vancouver, Washington. Cliff graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1961. He soon after joined the Air Force. He served in the Philippines, and when asked about his military service, he often replied with one word: ''Fun.'' Cliff spent the rest of his life pursuing as much fun as he could muster. In 1964, Cliff w...
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Local school district optimistic on state education budgeting
In a recent education omnibus bill in the state budget for fiscal 2015, state legislators hammered out four points that should benefit area schools, the Kodiak Island Borough School District reports. Approximately 80 students can now receive diplomas because of the repeal of the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Exam, begun in 2004. Also, students will be able test out of core subjects, and schools will rec...
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Local educator to vie for Kodiak College director
Alan Fugleberg, one of three finalists to replace Barbara Bolson as director of Kodiak College vowed to fight for Kodiak’s slice of the higher education pie. Speaking at a community reception Wednesday, Kodiak College’s assistant director for academic affairs and an assistant professor, Fugleberg is the only local candidate for the top job. “I will work with each and every employee, each and every student who want...
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Recent quake ceremony puts local Lions on top in regional competition
The Kodiak Lions won “Club of the Year” at a regional convention in Anchorage last weekend, with a recent commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Quake putting it over the top. The local organization said the the Kodiak Lions Club returned yesterday from the Multiple District convention held in Anchorage. Around some 90 Lion's Clubs from Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory and British Col...
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