Kodiak baseball prepares for sprint to the finish After two weeks of canceled games, the Southcentral Conference baseball season has been condensed into a two-week sprint.
That sprint begins this weekend with 10 games involving all eight conference teams.
The Bears play Wasilla and Colony and will make up their games with Homer and Kenai. The Homer and Kenai games were canceled last week due to unplayable field conditions on the Peninsula.
Because there are only...
Public Safety Blotter: May 10 Wednesday, May 8
• At 12:21 a.m., an officer asked a sleeping man to leave a property.
• At 1:19 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street.
• At 1:28 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Simeonoff Street.
• At 1:45 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way.
• At 8:21 a.m., a woman was given 24 hours to provide KPD with proof of insurance.
• At 8:29 a.m., a man received a citation for speedi...
Coast Guard Blotter: May 10 Sunday, May 5
• The Coast Guard assisted the sole fisherman aboard the fishing vessel Amelia Rose, which was taking on water in Prince William Sound. The crew of the 32-foot Anchorage-based gillnetter reported to Coast Guard Sector Anchorage he was taking on water and intended to beach the vessel on Goose Island. The Coast Guard diverted an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from an area familiarizat...
Another Day in Paradise: Time for change One of the most impressive sights to me was many years ago on a visit into Washington, D.C. While my friends and I were touring the Smithsonian museums and the many monuments throughout our capital city, we made our way over to Arlington and watched the changing of the guard on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The changing of the guard at the tomb is flawlessly carried out at regular intervals every day, and whil...
Tapestry: Overnight celebrity heads Young Life conference in Kodiak For a fleeting moment in the grand scheme of things, Brent Cunningham gained national fame. But what ultimately matters to this statewide director of Young Life, a Christian ministry that works with high schoolers, is the eternal.
Cunningham, who lives in Sitka, was one of the thousands who ran in the Boston Marathon. Less than an hour after he reached the finish line, the bomb exploded. As he and his wife, Karen,...
Island Flavor: Safeway deli’s Asian supreme saves the day At the Safeway deli, a $7.99 Asian supreme special turns into a $40 expense.
But it’s not a bad thing.
It’s an effective way to meet the demands of the day.
I have a present to send to my mother, and there’s a postal service center inside the Safeway foyer. But I’d like to find a greeting card to go with the gift, and Safeway has a nice selection.
While I’m there, I’ll pick up a card for a friend who deserves a “H...
North Star principal retiring after 31 years When North Star principal Janel Keplinger retires this year, many of her students will remember her, but not for her 31 years with the Kodiak Island Borough School District.
They will remember her because of a tradition she started that gave each student at North Star the chance to eat a special lunch in the principal’s office. Keplinger came up with the idea when she first took over as principal, and it stuck.
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Amazing Nature: How fish see the world Fish, crab and octopus see the world in a different light
Looking at a day’s catch of fish triggers a variety of reactions and emotions in onlookers. This week, a group of students from Anchorage on a field trip to Kodiak were treated to the sight of a fish hold sporting freshly caught cod, halibut and red and black rockfish. The most intriguing part of a dead fish are — no doubt — its eyes. Large and bulging, wi...
Around Kodiak: May 10 Celebrate Mother’s Day dinner with a touch of Russian Easter at 6 p.m. tonight and 6 p.m. Sunday at Monk’s Rock High Tide. Adult tickets are $35 and tickets for children 6 and younger are $15. Tickets include food, music, entertainment and a dessert silent auction. Tickets are available from Monk’s Rock or by calling 512-7442.
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and Healthy Tomorrows host an open-mic night at Harborside F...
Alutiiq Word of the Week: Godparent KRaasnaaq: Godparent
KRaasnaat ag’inartut.: Godparents should be respected.
Russian colonists introduced godparenting, a relationship between adults and children that has become second in importance only to parent-child bonds in Alutiiq communities. KRaasnaaq comes from a Russian word meaning “godparent.” Some Alutiiq speakers further differentiate between godmother and godfather with the alutiicized terms maamas...