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Christians need to practice more humility
Sometimes I just get so tired. I know, it's not even winter, when the days will be shorter, and our world will be dark for 16 hours a day. I actually like the short winter days, with their implicit permission to stay indoors and read or get house stuff done. And yes, I admit it, play MahJongg on my iPad. No, the things that make me tired are more people-related things. After all, relationships are what is of highe...
Sep 18, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local publishes new wildlife photography book
A local photographer and guide recently published a new book about taking pictures of wildlife, translating his hunting background into seeking out images. “Wildlife Photography: Advanced Field Techniques for Tracking Elusive Animals and Capturing Magical Moments” by Joseph Classen is 128 pages of techniques for photographing wildlife, he said. Classen’s techniques are largely derived from his bow hunting backgrou...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man catches southern fish in Kodiak
A Kodiak man caught a Pacific Pompano near Kodiak, a fish not typically found in the chilly waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Brad Kutyna was fishing in late August near buoy four, jigging for halibut with a flasher behind with a squid for salmon, when he hooked the Pompano. “For such a small fish, it was quite a fight,” Kutyna said. “As good or better than a salmon, really.” Kutyna and his brother-in-law Gary Anthony...
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KHS hosts inaugural tennis matches
For the past eight years, Kodiak High School’s tennis team has had a free ride to the state championships. That’s not the case anymore. Colony and Palmer joined Kodiak in Region III this season. The three schools will collide today and Friday at Baranof Park for the inaugural Region III Championships. Colony is bringing a full squad, while Palmer will only be represented in the boys singles competition. Today’s ac...
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Kodiak hosts ACS in final home XC meet of season
Kodiak senior Zoe Bigley has never won an official cross country race at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. She will be looking to do just that in her final meet on her home course Friday. It would be the perfect send off for Kodiak’s top female runner. “I would like to get a course personal record, and I would like to win it,” said Bigley, a three-time state qualifier. Bigley has a decent shot to cross the l...
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Joseph Michael Denato
Joseph Michael Denato age 49 of Kodiak, AK passed away of natural causes at home over larbor day weekend. Joseph was born in Kodiak, AK May 18 1966 to Esther and Quinto Denato. He attended Kodiak High School and later went to ITT in Anchorge to study computers. Joey as he liked to be called worked as a commercial fisherman, hazmat, with Piqniq and with North American Storage and moving. Joey enjoyed camping, hunti...
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The Week in Words: Refuge for all citizens
The Week in Words With seventy-five years under its Kodiakan belt, “city” is the word of the week. And in expected fashion we celebrated with a little pomp, just a little—enough to make the occasion appear official—and a whole lot of food and art. But when we celebrate a “city,” just what are we celebrating? The word “city” dates to the medieval age of castles and feudalism. In merry old England were three main wo...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 17
Sept. 12 Around 12:29 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 1:05 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 13th Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. At 1:26 a.m., police cited a driver in the 1800 block of East Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 1:48 a.m., police conducted a security check in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. At 2:22 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Ea...
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Scientists install sensors to record ash from 1912 eruption
Ash from a 100-year-old volcanic eruption is still affecting Kodiak, and scientists with the Alaska Volcano Observatory and United States Geological Survey placed two sensors on Kodiak Island last week to track windblown particles. “The sensor itself is a particulate matter 10 air quality monitor,” said USGS geologist Kristi Wallace. “Basically, it’s detecting particulate matter of a certain size, and that’s 10 mi...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Horn joins the UAA women’s basketball coaching staff
Alysa Horn is headed back to the University of Alaska Anchorage. Horn, a former Kodiak and UAA basketball star, has returned to the Seawolves as an assistant coach on the women’s basketball team. “It is a tremendous honor,” said Horn last week from Anchorage. “I think a lot of people were gunning to fill this spot, so to be the one picked is pretty cool.” The past two years, Horn played professionally in Germany a...
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