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Around Kodiak: Aug. 30
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral hosts a pirok dinner at 6 p.m. Friday to benefit Kodiak Cares for Chris Dresdow. The $15 tickets include a sit-down dinner, lecture and tour of the cathedral. Tickets will be sold at the door, or call Susan at 486-6216 for reservations. Bayside Fire Department will hold a kids bicycle rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Young cyclists can ride through an obstacle course, go ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Aug. 30
Aug. 21 Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel along with federal, state, local, tribal partners and industry representatives conducted mutual aid drills in Anchorage and Deadhorse. During the drill, participants tested their ability to establish a Unified Command, implement the North Slope Mutual Aid Agreement and deploy equipment in response to a simulated oil spill at the remote Nikaitchuq Project at Spy Island...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Potato
KaRtuugaaq - Potato KaRtuugaarturtaartukut, iqallugmek cali. - We eat potatoes to go with the fish. Derived from the Russian word for potato, kartofel, the Alutiiq word for potato, kaRtuugaaq, reflects the introduction of garden produce to Kodiak in the nineteenth century. Russian traders introduced potatoes and potato gardening, encouraging potatoes to become a staple winter food in Alutiiq communities. Potatoes ...
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Religion: Indian pastor visits Kodiak
In the past, Christian ambassadors from Europe and the United States evangelized the people of India. Today, Indian missionaries and evangelists are returning the favor by bringing the Gospel to an increasingly secular West. One of the Indian emissaries, Arun Michael Lall, recently spoke at Kodiak churches. Lall said that while people in Alaska generally seem to be hungry for God, many in the Lower 48 communities ...
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Amazing Nature: Legend tells of geese growing from barnacles
If you are an attentive beachcomber, you may have come across logs covered with goose barnacles. Just last week, I enjoyed a beach walk at the Buskin when I came across such a log. I could tell that the log had only recently been brought in by a high tide and left high and dry, because the goose barnacles were still intact; their feathery legs were exposed but not dried up. What is a goose barnacle? As its name su...
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Timothy Michael Cardinal-Bouray
Timothy Michael Cardinal-Bouray, 43, born Dec. 18, 1969 passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 21, 2013. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Caroline Cardinal. Timothy is survived by his grandmother, Melba Keiley; parents, Michael and Karla Bouray and Dennis and Pam Cardinal; siblings, Tami (Mike) Montoya, Todd (Ilene) Cardinal and Tina (Douglas) Heaton; numerous nieces and nephews; beloved service dog, Smoochie...
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Island Flavor: Taco Bell’s Doritos tacos locos — muy sabrosos, but hold the lettuce
It may be an odd thing for a food critic to confess, but I rarely think about food. I write about it. I take pictures of it. I produce a lot of it to sell at bazaars and farmers’ markets. But beyond that, it doesn’t occupy my thoughts. I’m one of those people who just doesn’t get hungry; it never occurs to me to stop and eat, even less, to plan in advance what I am going to eat. If it weren’t for Bo, my husband, I...
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Prep picks: So much for the pefect season
There goes my perfect season. After going 5-0 in Week 1, I fell back to reality with an 8-2 mark in Week 2. I misfired on Kenai’s three-point win over Wasilla, which I shouldn’t count as a loss since the game was played in a Mat-Su monsoon. I also incorrectly picked Juneau’s win over Viewpoint, Calif., which I shouldn’t count either because I knew absolutely nothing about the Golden State kids. I’ll try to do bett...
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Virginia, Alaska form space launch alliance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia and Alaska are teaming up to make the most of their commercial space operations. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced Thursday an operating agreement between the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. The two spaceports will work together to share engineering, technical knowledge and operating procedures. The space...
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Golfers battle for island title
The Emerald Isle’s top golfers will take center stage this Labor Day weekend. The 27th Kodiak Island Golf Championship begins Saturday morning at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is the biggest golfing event on the island. Mike Haymaker won last year’s men’s crown by shooting a 160, while Kriss Larsen won her second straight women’s title with a 176. Alan Skaw won last year’s men’s firs...
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