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9/11 is a day of prayer, remembrance
Today is the 14th anniversary of 9/11, the dark, terrifying day when Muslim extremists commandeered commercial jets into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon. Through heroic resistance from passengers, a 4th plane was diverted from an apparent Washington, DC, target and crashed in a Pennsylvania field. Prayer services commemorating that tragic event have been scheduled throughout the land. Thro...
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Kodiak football plays North Pole for first time
For the second time this season, Kodiak football will play a first-time opponent. The Bears travel to North Pole for a nonconference game at 6 p.m. today. It will mark the first time the two schools have ever meet on the gridiron. No. 3 North Pole, which moved from the large-school to the medium-school classification last season, plays in the five-team Southeast Conference. Last week, the Patriots claimed their se...
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PREP PICKS: Barrow to be featured on NFL Network
Barrow’s football team is set to be in the national spotlight. The Whalers will be featured in a new NFL Network docu-series called “Football Town.” The first of eight shows will air Sept. 22 air Sept. 22 following the Thursday Night Football postgame show. Barrow, the northernmost high school football team in the nation, will visit Kodiak on Oct. 3, the final week of the regular season. Last week, I sported a 9-3...
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Kodiak netters knock of Kenai
Kalamelia Matautia and Richelle Walker each knocked down double-digit kills in leading Kodiak to a 26-24, 25-16, 17-25, 25-15 Northern Lights Conference victory over Kenai, Thursday at Kenai High School. Matautia registered seven of her team-leading 12 kills in the fourth set, while Walker ended with 11 kills and six solo blocks. Setter Tracy Getter also had a spectacular match, garnering 28 assists, 17 digs and f...
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Practicing the 'E' word in word and deed
Did you know that National Back to Church Sunday is September 20? It started a few years ago, and I discovered it when I was looking for clip art for my church newsletter on Google Images. Not very good advertising, I thought. We try everything in the church but directly inviting a friend. Or Episcopalians do, anyway. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona told once told a group of clergy that 85% of peopl...
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AMAZING NATURE: The Warmest North Pacific Ocean in recorded History
It has been a thoroughly enjoyable summer in Kodiak. Every time a rainy day shooed me inside I thought that it would stay that way for a while only to be surprised to see the weather clear and warm up yet again for another spell of sunshine. I remember one of my first summers in Kodiak when I wondered if it would ever stop raining and seriously considered growing gills to survive in this climate. After this year’s...
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KHS XC head to Anchorage
Kodiak’s cross country team is competing at the New Balance XC Classic Saturday in Anchorage. The unique meet is divided into four varsity 3-kilometer races that begin at 12:40 p.m. Each race will feature two runners from each participating school with the boys and girls running together. Kodiak’s boys are the defending champions of the meet. Keith Osowski won his flight race last year in 9 minutes, 49 seconds. Th...
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Obama chose right town
Last week the President of the United States of America was in my home. And by home I don’t just mean “Alaska,” our collective home, I mean my hometown, Dillingham. Just above the bluff where Barack Hussein Obama was talking to fishermen is the hospital where I was born. It was also, sadly, the same hospital where my mom died 42 years later. Circle of life, man. Kanakanak Beach, where Mr. Obama got up close and pe...
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Fish Work Group discusses bycatch, hears comments at forum
A dozen panelists joined the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group on Wednesday for a forum with stakeholders on bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. FWG co-chair John Whiddon said the group is not necessarily trying to come up with a consensus, but come to a better understanding of the issues and represent the entire Kodiak community. Much of the discussion centered on allocation of the targeted or bycatch species, and among the...
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City council begins studying possible marijuana rules
Because of a travel problem, a representative of the city’s law firm could not attend Wednesday’s Kodiak City Council work session as planned to give a presentation about marijuana and regulations for its use. Marijuana use by adults became legal in Alaska in February, and detailed regulations are evolving at state and local levels. Council members want to study questions regarding marijuana-derived products, publ...
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