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Southern Baptist volunteers find golden opportunities to serve
Some feel strongly enough about a cause that they pay (and pray) for the privilege of volunteering for it. Sixteen volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Okla. paid for their own airline tickets, housing and meals, as well as the curriculum and materials for the USCG Star of the Sea Chapel’s Vacation Bible School in early July. More than 90 kids enrolled in the VBS, said Lt. David Bradley, Protestan...
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Island Flavor: Federal school lunch regs fuel old rivalry
Have you noticed how the people who got to you when you were in school still get to you? And I mean in a bad way. And, with the immediacy provided by the Internet, the person can be thousands of miles away and still get in your face? I’ve experienced this with a person I’ll call Brad. I met Brad in seventh grade and was stuck with him until I graduated high school in the small town where he and I both lived. On pa...
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State meet moves from Anchorage to Juneau
John Lindquist has never taken a high school swim team to Juneau during his tenure in Kodiak. That changes today when Kodiak enters the state swimming and diving championships in the capital city. Lindquist is not too excited. Since he has been coach, the meet has always been at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. “Logistics becomes a big problem,” he said. “You have to go that much more farther. There are less res...
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Pair of hunting bills compete in Congress
A pair proposals to support hunting and fishing interests are working their way through Congress. On Thursday, Sen. Mark Begich announced his support of the Sportsmen's and Public Outdoor Recreation Traditions (SPORT) bill, which would create electronic versions of duck hunting stamps and open federal public lands to target ranges. Earlier this year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski threw her support behind the Recreational Fi...
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Playbook: Nov. 8
Friday, Nov. 8 Swimming: Kodiak at the state swimming championships in Juneau, 10:15 a.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School. Saturday, Nov. 9 Swimming: Kodiak at the state swimming championships in Juneau, 10:15 a.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School.
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Seafood institute attracts up-and-comers in processing industry
Martin Wagner doesn’t enjoy eating seafood. It’s an odd admission from someone at the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute. For a week, 15 up-and-coming seafood processing managers have met at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center for in-depth lessons in management and leadership. After the weeklong Kodiak session, attendees will attend four days of leadership training in Anchorage and a trip to t...
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Kodiak water system tops in state
Kodiak has the best water system of any rural community in Alaska, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. Kodiak was the recipient of the “Water System of the Year” award at ARWA’s annual conference, held last week in Anchorage. Nominations are submitted by ARWA staff, who travel across the state, helping rural communities throughout the year. Kodiak’s award was for systems that serve communities of 1,00...
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Coast Guard failed to meet more than half its performance goals last year
The Coast Guard failed to meet 12 of 23 mission goals last year, according to a report card graded by the Department of Homeland Security. The report card, published by DHS’ inspector general, says that nationwide, the Coast Guard fell short when it comes to key missions like interdicting cocaine traffic or having rescuers reach an accident scene quickly. The report, which covers the period between Oct. 1, 2011 an...
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Chasing a title
For the past three months, Kodiak’s volleyball team has romped through the Northern Lights Conference. Carissa Cannon isn’t ordering her conference championship shirt just yet. “I’m pretty nervous,” the senior said. “I don’t want to jinx it.” Kodiak enters today’s NLC Championship tournament as the top seed after racking up a perfect 10-0 record during the regular season. The Bears will face either Colony or Wasil...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 7
Monday, Oct. 28 • At 8:39 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hit and run near Thurston Lane on Spruce Cape Road. A 28-year-old man reported he had left his black 2012 Nissan Frontier truck parked on the side of the road while visiting a friend. When he returned to his truck, he noted the driver’s side of the vehicle had been hit. The person who hit the vehicle did not leave any contact information....
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