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AMAZING NATURE: Helping hands and hearts bring hope
Some days writing a column about marine life around Kodiak Island is easy. After all, we live in what I believe is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and the ocean around us is full of wonders. On other days it is very difficult, not because the ocean is any less full of wonders but because my mind lingers on topics that cause me worry and sadness. Today is one of those days. It started with a phone call...
Nov 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Fire Department’s first 75 years
Current and former firefighters gathered at the Kodiak firehouse Wednesday to commemorate the founding of the city’s fire department just after the city itself was chartered in 1940. “We have come a long way from what was literally buckets,” Fire Chief Jim Mullican said, referring to the first days when fires were put out by a bucket brigade. Now, the department has 13 firefighters on staff and responds to more th...
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low volunteer numbers plague volunteer departments
Kodiak’s volunteer fire departments are shorthanded, with one at half the ideal complement of firefighters. The two fire stations in the Kodiak Island Borough serve Womens Bay and the Monashka and Spruce Cape areas, the main areas of large populations on the road system outside city limits. Bayside Fire Station, serving Fire Protection Area No. 1, mainly the road system to the north and east of the city limits, ha...
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers head to Lancer Smith
Kodiak wrestling coach Mike Hautala said his squad has “overachieved” through the first part of the season. “We are like the bad news Bears,” the first-year coach said. “We are winning stuff that on paper we shouldn’t be.” Kodiak has finished in the top 5 of three tournaments this season, and it has accomplished that with a team full of youth. The Bears lineup for last week’s Peninsula Duals — an event Kodiak plac...
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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France, Islam share common root in peace
This weekend, the streets of Paris became the next victim of the Islamic State’s terror. And this brings up two interesting words: Islam and France. The word “Islam,” as it refers to the religious system, has only been in the English language since 1818. Previously, in English texts, it was known as Islamism (18th century), Muhammadism (mid-17th century) and Mahometry (15th century). It wasn’t until 1850 that some...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 19
Twenty years ago: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council approved the purchase of Shuyak Island from the Kodiak Island Borough for $42,000 for use as a state park.The Kodiak High School Advisory Group for a discussion titles “Drugs, Peer Pressure, and Reclaiming our Kids.” Ten years ago: The U.S. Coast Guard announced the 230-foot cutter Storis would be decommissioned after 63 years in service, starting as a N...
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 19
Nov. 15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a woman at the Anton Larsen boat ramp and found she didn’t validate her harvest tag after taking a deer. She was cited for failing to validate harvest tag.
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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New taxi takes to the seas
People seeking quick deliveries or a ride around the island have another option. New local business Kodiak Water Taxi and Transport offers shipping all around Kodiak Island and will add passenger service starting in January. The 33-foot catamaran Tiger Cape carries about 5,000 pounds and up to six passengers, said co-owner and operator Tyler Randolph. The vessel travels about 20 to 25 mph. A trip to nearby Ouzinki...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural students look to the future
Students from the villages on Kodiak Island a few from the road system spent several days last week attending a scholarship fair and doing activities to help them prepare for life after high school. The 28 rural students, including Chiniak and Danger Bay, arrived Wednesday and along with the seven Kodiak students, attended a reception and participated in a cultural activity. Over the next three days, the students ...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former KHS wrestler competes tonight at AFC 118
Three years removed from high school and Charlie Johnson hasn’t lost a step. The former Kodiak High School wrestling and football standout is making waves in a different sport — mixed martial arts fighting. He debuted in May and today is competing in his second bout at AFC 118 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The 2012 KHS graduate is facing Colten Goracke, a state champion wrestler from Soldotna, in a welterweight ...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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