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Bake sale makes difference for ALS
To the editor: The ALS bake sale fundraiser last Saturday at Safeway was, once again, a huge success like last year. There was something for almost every palate. Twenty or more friends baked their sweet delights, which were purchased with donations. Customers were very generous and any contribution was gratefully accepted. The volunteers who manned the tables kept a close eye on the displayed edible sweets. All th...
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Youth welcome as shelter volunteers
To the editor: What if your animal got lost or found and taken to the animal shelter? Wouldn’t you want them to care for it while you’re looking for your pet? But what if they didn’t have enough food or beds for your dog? Our community needs more volunteers to help care for these poor animals who don’t have homes. We need more donations of food, beds, brushes, toys, leashes and treats. Our animals need your help a...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Rumination on population
On April 28, Kodiak will welcome the first cruise ship passengers of the 2016 season for a daylong visit. At the end of the season, we will have seen 14 ships and as many as 21,000 tourists, according to information from Discover Kodiak. If we saw all those visitors at once, they would outnumber the residents of the entire borough by about 3 to 2. Among the ships due to call this year is the Holland America Lines’...
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Hicks moving on after the season
When the final buzzer goes off in today’s game at Palmer High School, it will mark the end of Krista Hicks’ tenure with the Kodiak girls basketball team. The second-year head coach told her squad in January that this was her final season. Her husband is in the Coast Guard and is being transferred this summer to Astoria, Oregon. “It’s been great. I wish it could be longer than two years,” said Hicks, who moved to K...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 11
March 6 At 1:11 a.m., a 911 caller said he was approached by strangers on Mission Road then said everything was fine and it was a misunderstanding. Police searched the area and did not find anyone. At 2:25 a.m., a person requested extra patrols of the 3200 block of East Rezanof Drive because vehicles may be being broken into. Police patrolled and found no one. At 4:17 a.m., police gave a woman in the 600 block of ...
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Bruce Gordon Twite
Longtime Kodiak resident Bruce Gordon Twite passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 3, 2016, in Dawson, Minnesota. Bruce lived in Dawson the first 40-some years of his life, where he enjoyed driving trucks, raising hogs and hell. In 1977, with plans to start a pig farm in the Mat -Su Valley, Bruce moved to Alaska in time to witness the land prices skyrocket in anticipation of the Capitol moving to Willow. He ...
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Cannon, Horn move on in NWAC tournament
Former Kodiak High School teammates, Carissa Cannon and Adriane Horn, are on a path to meet in the Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship game. The two advanced to the Final Four of the NWAC Tournament Thursday at Everett Community College in Washington state. Cannon and her Lower Columbia College team edged Community College of Spokane 64-61 in Elite Eight action, while Horn and her Wenatch...
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KHS girls fall to Palmer
Kodiak was dialed in from the outside, but it wasn’t enough to upset third-seeded Palmer in the opening round of the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The sixth-seeded Bears drained a season-high seven 3-pointers in a 62-40 girls basketball loss to the Moose Thursday evening at Palmer High School. Kodiak (2-17) ends its season against Kenai in a consolation game at 10 a.m. today. Palmer plays second-seeded...
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TAPESTRY: Key of forgiveness unlocks door to Lent
No grudges, a clean slate, ready for battle. That’s the state of the soul prepared to enter into the long, arduous Lenten journey that leads up to Holy Week, culminating in Good Friday and the Resurrection of Christ, known as Pascha (the West uses the term “Easter) celebrated this year on May 1. The Lenten season officially launches Sunday, with Forgiveness Sunday vespers. Everyone who attends the service has the ...
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Kodiak contingent done at Arctic
Kodiak’s contingent at the 24th Arctic Winter Games concluded competition Thursday in Nuuk, Greenland. Art Alejandro, a libero on Alaska’s boys volleyball team, earned a bronze medal when his squad swept Northwest Territories 25-19, 25-21, 25-21. Alaska was bounced to the third-place game with a 25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15 semifinal loss to Yukon. Krystal Fabricante won gold in the 55-kilogram Inuit wrestling round...
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