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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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Obituary: Morris Neil Sargent
Patricia Ann Sargent, with profound sorrow, informs relatives and friends of the passing of her beloved husband, Morris Neil Sargent, 81, on July 16, 2016. Morris led a most remarkable and noteworthy life. Born Nov. 17, 1934, in the Territory of Alaska, he was christened one week later in the Kodiak Russian Orthodox Church. As a young man, he served honorably in the U.S. Air Force having been stationed in Texas, M...
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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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Stutes ‘confident’ Legislature will take on Walker vetoes
The Alaska Legislature ended a fifth special session Monday, disappointing Kodiak’s lone representative. “We got essentially zero accomplished for that last special session. Nothing happened,” Stutes said. “The governor made his vetoes, and the Legislature failed to enact any of his revenue measures. They never got out of committee.” She says the Legislature has to figure out a way to balance the budget. While she...
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Troopers 7/21/2016
July 12 At approximately 8:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak responded to the community of Ouzinkie for the report of a residential burglary. Subsequent investigation revealed that someone had entered an unoccupied home and had destroyed the majority of the property inside. The estimated value of the property destroyed is $5,000. Investigation continues. Anyone with information related to this incident is e...
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Police blotter 7/21/2016
July 6 At 12:07 a.m., police warned a driver in the 2100 block of Mill Bay Road for a malfunctioning headlight. At 12:27 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Bartel Avenue and Rezanof Drive area. At 12:47 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Baranof Street and 12th Avenue area. At 1:22 a.m., police warned a driver in the 3000 block of Mill Bay Road for a nonilluminated license plate. At 2:32 a.m., ...
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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 | 12 12 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 ...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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