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TAPESTRY: Jake Jacobson flying high in third book
Tying down an airplane for the night is like putting a child to bed, said Jake Jacobson, as he commented on the advice he gives in his third book, “Alaska Flying: Incidents and Accidents.” Jake’s first two books, “Alaska Hunting: Earthworms to Elephants” and “Alaska Tales: Laughs and Surprises,” depicted many of his experiences as a guide near Kotzebue where he and his first wife, Mae Tuzroyluk, operated a hunting...
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Love wins over fear in divine self-sacrifice
One of the questions that plagues thinking people who just don’t get church (and many who do attend church) is, “Why would a loving God sentence his son to an excruciating, tortuous death?” As we come through the long journey that is Holy Week and which is about Christ’s last loving acts with his disciples, then being betrayed by one of those disciples, tried and found innocent, but flogged and spit on and taunted...
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Amazing Nature: Sea creatures eat and get eaten
Over the last couple of weeks 103 Kodiak third-grade students have come to the Ocean Science Discovery Lab to learn about Ocean Food Webs. The sea lion eats the salmon, which eats the young herring, which eats the copepods, which eat the phytoplankton, which need sunlight and nutrients to grow. Another day the sea lion may catch the octopus, which ate the crab, which ate the sea star which ate the mussel which fil...
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Teeing Off: Nothing tops Opening Day
Three days until the greatest day in the year. Three looonnnngggg days. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is the grandest opening day in all of sports. The pageantry is outstanding; ballparks decked in pennants and filled with optimism. It is the day that every fan asks, “is this the year that (insert team) make it all the way?” As a follow of the Mariners, my hopes get dashed by June — Seattle hasn’t made the p...
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Rockin' Out: Upbeat S. African transplantation
Kongos is a South Africa-born American band. This band is unique because it is a family band. It is four brothers: Johnny, Daniel, Jesse and Dylan. They spent their childhood in London and South Africa. They live in Arizona now. I love the sound of the accordion in their music — it is really upbeat. It was cool to learn they were born in South Africa. I’d like to go there someday. Their music is full of energy and...
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Inclining for race cars
They may have looked like a fishing boat, a palette of watercolor paints and even Perry the Platypus, but such disguises did not slow down the tiny wooden cars that raced down a ramp taller than some of the cars’ makers. In all, 44 small wooden cars took part in the AWANA Grand Prix at Kodiak Bible Chapel Wednesday evening. Children and adults joined in the fun. Kids from kindergarten through second grade did not ...
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Man drowns in Dog Bay
A man drowned in St. Herman Harbor Monday night or Tuesday morning. Joseph Pitka, also known as Joseph Brummel, 48, drowned in what appears to be an accident, according to Kodiak Police Department chief Ronda Wallace. “There is no indication of foul play,” she said. “Everything that we have investigated at this point leads to an accident, like maybe he fell overboard.” Pitka is from California and was a crewmember...
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Zero tolerance for marijuana on Coast Guard bases
Voters legalized marijuana in Alaska in 2014, but the substance remains illegal federally and the military has a zero tolerance policy for use by service members. Capt. Jeffrey Westling, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak, said active duty and reserve and civilian employees can’t use or possess any controlled substances, including marijuana, wherever they are. “It’s a condition of employment, if you wil...
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Kodiak girls aim for first victory
Last season was so foreign to the Kodiak High School girls soccer team that they practiced everything, even walking through the playing of the national anthem. In year two, the players feel like seasoned veterans. “The biggest thing was that it was a new experience for them being in a league,” assistant coach Emma Marr said. “There is no fear factor for the girls now. I remember when we started last year we were p...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 31
March 15 At 4:13 a.m., police warned a driver in the Murphy Way and Mill Bay Road area for vehicle equipment issues. At 4:43 a.m., police warned a man in the Madsen Avenue and Purtov Street area for riding his BMX bike in the streets. At 8:45 a.m., a man reported a vehicle on jacks in a business parking lot in the 300 block of Center Avenue. It was gone when police arrived. At 9:50 a.m., police found a camp site i...
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