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Alva Sophia Carlson
Lifelong Alaskan Alva Sophia Carlson, 91, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Saint Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 401 Turpin St., with Father John Zabinko officiating. Alva was born July 25, 1924, to Gustav and Mary Alice (Anderson) Skonberg at Sourdough Flats in Chignik Lagoon. A few years later the family packed up and moved f...
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Baseball only home event on docket
A week after all five of Kodiak High School’s spring sports teams played at home, only one will be on the island this weekend. The baseball team hosts Homer Friday and Saturday in a pair of Southcentral Conference games at Baranof Field. Friday’s action begins at 5 p.m. Saturday’s game time has not been announced. This is the second to last home weekend for the Bears — the team hosts Colony May 20-21. Kodiak is 0-...
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Week in Words: Stories have history, and I say it’s alright
I saw an old friend this past week. The sun. “Sun” is the modern spelling of the Old English “sunne,” derived from the Proto-Germanic “sunnon” centuries ago. We believe “sun” is a direct descendent of the Proto-Indo-European root “suwen,” which sometimes take the alternate form of “saewel.” “Saewel” means “to shine,” and we see this in the proper noun “Sol,” the name given to the sun by the Romans. It was initiall...
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Pillans second at state
A Kodiak resident nearly claimed a racquetball state title over the weekend. Scott Pillans was the runner-up in the men’s elite/A singles tournament at the 2016 Alaska State Racquetball Championships, held April 20-23 in Anchorage. Pillans, the fifth seed, lost to second-seeded Fredrick Pedro in the championship match. He worked his way to the finals with victories over David Anderson, Scott English and top-seeded...
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Stephens resigns from assembly
Assembly member Mel Stephens will again have “former” in front of his title. Stephens announced his resignation from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly in a memorandum to borough clerk Nova Javier dated April 25 and stamped as received the same day. Reached by telephone, Stephens declined to comment. The resignation comes just days after the assembly voted 5-2 to approve an employment contract for incoming borough...
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Thelma C might cross spit
A building to display the historic fishing boat Thelma C will stand next to the new Trident building downtown, if the Kodiak City Council goes along with a change of plan approved Tuesday by the Port and Harbor Advisory Board. In January, the council agreed to let the Kodiak Maritime Museum put the restored 1964 wooden vessel between Oscar’s Dock and the small boat launching dock in St. Paul Harbor. But due to the...
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Kodiak track sweeps West Valley
With a little help from Mother Nature, Kodiak’s track and field team washed away West Valley. The rain and wind pounding Joe Floyd Track and Field Saturday morning depleted West Valley’s squad and made it easier for the Bears to record a 41-32 victory in the boys meet and a 60-13 triumph in the girls meet. “If there was a reward for toughing out the weather, we would win it today over West Valley,” Kodiak coach Ma...
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Prevent more landscape devastation
To the editor: Can we trust A-1 Timber to do the right thing on borough-owned trees in Chiniak? Well, let’s look at what happened on Leisnoi property in Chiniak. Buffer zones on rivers and streams have been too small. Trees are falling everywhere. You can see it from the road, but really see it if you drive around and take a really good look. Buffer zones by the Chiniak Highway are too small. This past winter lots...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 27
April 10 At 12:45 a.m., a person reported a physical fight at a bar in the 300 block of Center Avenue. No “victim” was willing to come forward. Police gave disorderly conduct and no bars warnings. At 1:23 p.m., a person reported money stolen from his residence in the 700 block of Hemlock Street. There are currently no suspects. At 1:24 p.m., a woman reported her ex-boyfriend just aggressively tried to enter her bu...
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GUEST OPINION: Military dollars for Alaska
Alaska is facing tough economic times. Budgets are being squeezed, workers are being laid off, and families are making due with less. But it’s important to understand that we’ve been here before, and we’ve come out stronger because of it. It’s also important to remember that just like in past recoveries, the federal government has a significant role to play in Alaska. Working together again, Alaska’s congressional...
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