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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Berry Picking
Nunaquluni; Alagnarsurluni - Berry Picking Kiagmi nunaqutaartukut alagnanek. - In the summer we go berry picking for salmonberries. Collecting from the land remains a popular activity in Alutiiq communities. Spring greens, berries, shellfish, medicinal herbs, and driftwood are among the resources...
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In the Courts: Aug. 9
Assault Franklin Tentis-Major, 28, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 days suspended), and was fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended). Tentis-Major will be on probation for two years.
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Achievers: Aug. 9
Scorching sun, torrential rains and high winds couldn’t dampen spirits at a weeklong environmental stewardship camp out of Old Harbor last week. This year’s camp was held on Sitkalidak Island and focused on the Alutiiq value of stewardship of the land, water and sky, according to Bobbi Anne Barno...
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Teeing off: ‘Flames’ will always be remembered
It’s been several years since my last column — Teeing Off — appeared in the sports section of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. I didn’t want my return to come like this, but it is. A few weeks ago, Kodiak lost a young ballplayer, one who I had the pleasure of coaching the last two seasons. Everybody know...
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Kodiak football blue/gold scrimmage moved to 3 p.m.
Kodiak High School’s blue/gold football scrimmage has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The event was planed for 1 p.m. but was shifted to avoid conflict with the funeral servies of Rex Matautia, a rising KHS football player who drowned in Lake Gertrude. KFL pract...
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Canavan devotes time to Kodiak’s Special Olympics program
Dan Canavan jokingly tells people his job with Special Olympics is to secure “the gym and the big sandwich” for Kodiak’s local games. If only it were that simple. For the past eight years, Canavan, 56, has dedicated his life to sustaining Kodiak’s Special Olympics program as its community directo...
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Runners take aim at Quintathlon
Runners are set to invade Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Saturday. The 17th annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins at noon. Registration starts at 11 a.m. The race begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim, followed by a 9.5-mile bike ride to the Veterans of Foreign War ent...
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Hatchery-raised king crab to enter ocean
A big test has never looked so small. Swimming in a pair of plastic tanks within the first floor of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center are 13,000 red king crab, each no bigger than half a pinky fingernail. In three weeks, the first of these crab will be released into the ocean, marking the firs...
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