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Peter Andrew Whitson
On July 7, 2014 at the age of 60, Peter Andrew Whitson finished his battle with lung cancer and reunited with his parents and siblings. Peter spent his earlier years traveling the world and being a free spirit. He enjoyed working on cars and boats, building engines, hunting, fishing, target shooting, reloading ammunition, and star gazing. He was noted for his attention to detail, as well as the many ideas he had t...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears breakout against Barrow
Kodiak didn’t have much to celebrate in the first five weeks of the high school football season. The Bears had plenty to celebrate in Week 6. Kodiak let out its frustrations under sunny skies Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field with a 38-6 nonconference win over Barrow. “This game was a lot of good help for our team,” junior lineman Jake Yavorsky said. “Having a good win peaked people’s spirits up.” Yavorsky got...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local candidates to debate
The candidates for the city council, the borough assembly and the school board will debate on Tuesday, giving voters a chance to learn about them before heading to the polls on Oct. 7. All of the assembly and council candidates are planning to attend, but two of the three school board candidates have said they may not make it, said Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown. The borough assembly candidates are incu...
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Garden Gate: Baking with gooseberries and currants
Puzzles are fun, especially when it involves something near and dear to us, like food. Years ago, during one of our dinner cruises, I served a dessert made with a secret ingredient. (I often do this as an excuse to try something new, and to educate guests at the same time). After Marty set a plated dessert at each place setting and began to pour coffee, I stepped in from the galley to describe what’s before them. ...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small stars as a kick returner
Jay-Ar Small is a man of few words. “He is a quiet kid,” Kodiak football coach Jim Schnick said. “I have known Jay-Ar for four years and I can’t get him to talk to me.” Small might not talk much, but that is OK with the coach, because his play does all the talking for him. Kodiak’s senior running back has been a bright spot on an uncharacteristic 1-4 season. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team, no questi...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman expresses concerns on funding for new launch pad
Kodiakans can weigh in on plans for a new launch pad at Narrow Cape in an open house set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. The public meeting will address a Federal Aviation Administration draft environmental assessment for a proposed third launch pad intended for medium-lift rockets, at the Kodiak Launch Complex operated by the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp. An AAC aerospace eng...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kasukuak - Akhiok
Kasukuak - Akhiok Kasukuarmiu’ak taugkuk. - Those two are from Akhiok. Surrounded by grassy hills and tundra flats, Akhiok is Kodiak’s southernmost Alutiiq village. The present location of this remote community, ninety miles from the City of Kodiak, was settled in 1881. Additional residents moved here from Kasukuak in nearby Humpy Cove. The original community was a sea otter hunting settlement established by Russi...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 19
Aug. 14 • At 2:49 a.m., a caller reported a dog barking with no one at home on Selief Lane. Officers will check back. • At 3:53 a.m., police arrested a woman on Center Avenue for violating conditions of release. • At 4:15 a.m., a 911 caller requested a subject removal on Shelikof Street. Police were unable to locate the subject. • At 12:14 p.m., a caller on Ole Johnson Avenue reported a neighbor letting several ca...
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Kodiak cross country shows no rust in Anchorage
The long rest didn’t bother Kodiak’s cross country team. Led by a pair of individual victories, Kodiak’s boys claimed the team title in Wednesday night’s New Balance Urban XC Classic in downtown Anchorage. Senior Levi Thomet won the top varsity race with a 3-kilometer time of 9 minutes, 15 seconds, while sophomore Keith Osowski won one of the other three varsity races in a time of 9:49, the seventh-fastest time re...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep picks: Another one for the dog
Last week’s column about Gizmo really caught the attention of the readers. Despite another horrendous performance — I went 4-4 last week — I will not call on Gizmo for my picks this week. I know that disappoints you. However, I will give you a Gizmo story instead. Earlier this week, I woke up one night to go the bathroom. On my way down the hallway I noticed there was a glare of light coming from the living room. ...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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