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One fall day in Interior Alaska, a lion stalked a ground squirrel that stood at attention on a hillside. The squirrel noticed bending blades of grass, squeaked an alarm call, and then dived into its hole. It curled up in a grassy nest. A few hours later, for reasons unknown, its heart stopped.

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I hate to resolve to the shallowness of writing about the weather. By now everyone must have noticed that we are having an unusually warm, extremely dry summer. But I may be wrong: Just the other day, as I left a store the cashier told me to “enjoy the nice weather.” There is nothing nice ab…

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There’s a saying that we can live four weeks without food, four days without water, and four minutes without air. Today I’d like to talk about water, or the lack of it, and how it affects plants.

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Luke 22:60-62: “Peter replied, ‘Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!’ Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.…

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Hailing from the Kodiak High School class of 1993, Roland B. Peregrino graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in health administration from West Coast University, Anaheim, California, on May 19.

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• Bayside Volunteer Fire Department’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year Award went to Justin Thran. Thran has been volunteering with Bayside for a little over two years and is one of a number of U.S. Coast Guard firemen who volunteer at the station.

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Each year the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce takes the time to recognize local businesses, organizations, and individuals that have had a significant impact on Kodiak’s economy and community at its Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner. This year attendees came in a style befitting the Old Hol…