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Alutiiq plant book to get update
With a $48,208 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Alutiiq Museum will partner with Alaskan ethnobotanist Priscilla Russell to publish her Kodiak Alutiiq Plantlore, a 1995 report on plant use traditions, according to an announcement from the Alutiiq Museum. Russell’s extensive report is part of an archival collection on loan to the Alutiiq Museum from the Kodiak Area Native Association. K...
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Police blotter 7/22/2016
July 7 At 8:41 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Shelikof Street for running the traffic lights while the power was down. At 8:56 a.m., police received a request for assistance in removing a homeless man that would not leave a business in the 300 block of Center Avenue. At 9:06 a.m., animal control responded to a loose dog in the 500 block of Mill Bay Road. Police impounded it. At 9:35 a.m., police ...
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Jerica Nelson signs to play at CMU
FAYETTE, Missouri — Central Methodist University head women’s basketball coach Mike Davis announced Tuesday that Kodiakan Jerica Nelson is among eight players who will join the program in time for the 2016-17 season, according to a CMU release. “We are truly excited to have this group join our program,” Davis said. “We are very fortunate to have a great returning nucleus. Our entire coaching staff has worked extre...
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Achievers 7/22/2016
Karena Lynn Rounsaville received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush University on May 26 in Chicago, Illinois. Eight days later she was married to Saul Whitworth of Bellingham, Washington, becoming Dr. Karena Whitworth. She will complete her residency in the Seattle area and then move to Bellingham to practice family medicine. Karena is the daughter of Steven and Darlene Rounsaville. Kary Coombs of Kodiak is ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week 7/22/2016
Tuuciik Elderberry Tuuciiqutat alagnangq’rtaatut. The elderberry bushes always have berries. Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) is a large shrub with toothed leaves and soft wood that grows up to 12 feet tall. This bush occurs throughout northern North America in both wooded and open areas. Around Kodiak, it is particularly fond of the rich, organic soil that forms over archaeological sites. Red elderberry has sma...
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Kodiak Tapestry: Junior Cross: Always a fisherman at heart
Junior Cross has fished just about every kind there is. As a young man he trolled salmon up and down the coast from Neah Bay, Washington, to San Francisco. He fished Dungeness crab. He dragged for shrimp, purse-seined salmon and herring. He pioneered a Korean joint venture. Junior was the only non-national to get a permit to trap lobster in the Galapagos Islands and the only foreigner issued a license to fish in E...
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Young athlete preparing for prosthetic arm
After losing her arm in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Sunday, Elianah Micael is recovering at a hospital in Seattle. Wednesday, Micael was able to leave her bed and walk around the hospital. She already had one surgery on her arm and is waiting for a second. “Hopefully, they will be able to keep that length,” said her mother, Mae Taboy. “From what I understand, it’s below her elbow, and they’re hoping they wi...
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Sun’aq, SCK team for transport
Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has been successful in acquiring funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Transportation to support Kodiak Area Transit System and collaborate with the Senior Citizens of Kodiak, the lead agency for KATS, for assuring all Kodiak residents have adequate transportation to work, shop and appointments. From left: Wynford Mckeckney, a KATs rider for five years who uses the system to get to work, J...
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Council to assembly: Talk to us before vote
The following letter from the Kodiak City Council to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly was dated July 18. The assembly regular meeting for today includes first reading of an ordinance “Authorizing The Submission Of An Advisory Question To The Qualified Voters Of The Borough At The October 4, 2016 Regular Borough Election To Determine Whether The Public Supports The Idea Of Consolidating The Kodiak Island Borough ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Convention overcomes fear of plagiarism
The Republican National Convention is off to a strange, fear-mongering start, and, at the time that I’m writing this column, the news is all abuzz with Melania Trump’s uncreative plagiarism and Trump’s B-list celebrity friend speeches. But let’s start off on a positive note. “Convention” has turned out to be one of America’s greatest words. Originally, “convention” (from the Middle French in the 15th century) was ...
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