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Week in Words: Stories have history, and I say it’s alright
I saw an old friend this past week. The sun. “Sun” is the modern spelling of the Old English “sunne,” derived from the Proto-Germanic “sunnon” centuries ago. We believe “sun” is a direct descendent of the Proto-Indo-European root “suwen,” which sometimes take the alternate form of “saewel.” “Saew...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stephens resigns from assembly
Assembly member Mel Stephens will again have “former” in front of his title. Stephens announced his resignation from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly in a memorandum to borough clerk Nova Javier dated April 25 and stamped as received the same day. Reached by telephone, Stephens declined to comm...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thelma C might cross spit
A building to display the historic fishing boat Thelma C will stand next to the new Trident building downtown, if the Kodiak City Council goes along with a change of plan approved Tuesday by the Port and Harbor Advisory Board. In January, the council agreed to let the Kodiak Maritime Museum put t...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 27
April 10 At 12:45 a.m., a person reported a physical fight at a bar in the 300 block of Center Avenue. No “victim” was willing to come forward. Police gave disorderly conduct and no bars warnings. At 1:23 p.m., a person reported money stolen from his residence in the 700 block of Hemlock Street. ...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak track sweeps West Valley
With a little help from Mother Nature, Kodiak’s track and field team washed away West Valley. The rain and wind pounding Joe Floyd Track and Field Saturday morning depleted West Valley’s squad and made it easier for the Bears to record a 41-32 victory in the boys meet and a 60-13 triumph in the g...
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GUEST OPINION: Military dollars for Alaska
Alaska is facing tough economic times. Budgets are being squeezed, workers are being laid off, and families are making due with less. But it’s important to understand that we’ve been here before, and we’ve come out stronger because of it. It’s also important to remember that just like in past rec...
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Prevent more landscape devastation
To the editor: Can we trust A-1 Timber to do the right thing on borough-owned trees in Chiniak? Well, let’s look at what happened on Leisnoi property in Chiniak. Buffer zones on rivers and streams have been too small. Trees are falling everywhere. You can see it from the road, but really see it i...
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Alaska Science Forum: Carpeting the Denali Fault with earthquake sensors
NEAR MILLER CREEK — Crouching amid scratchy spruce branches and surrounded by feet of snow, Amir Allam jabs half-frozen soil with the spikey base of a white cylinder. The seismologist twists the 6-pound seismometer to orient it northward. Then he clicks a cable to a magnetic connection on top. "S...
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