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Trusty Tusty, Part 4: Years of bumps add up
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. Every year, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena gets a checkup. It’s taken out of service, hauled into dry dock and examined. If things are irredeemably broken, they’re...
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In the Courts: Aug. 26
Nation Ralph Sega pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. He was fined $500. Brandon Reed pleaded guilty to assault 4 and theft 3. He was sentenced to 180 days jail and is on probation until June 9, 2019. Jose Dejesus Mercado was convicted of refusing to submit to a chemical test. He was sentenced to jail 30 days with 27 days suspended and fined $1,500. He is on probation one year. Colin R. Gre...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 26
July 20 At 1 a.m., police cited a man in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road for violating conditions of release. At 1:44 a.m., a person asked for assistance removing an unruly customer from the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. He calmed down before police arrived, and they said they no longer needed help. At 7 a.m., a man reported a vehicle blocking his driveway in the 600 block of Hemlock Street. It was gone when p...
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ROCKIN' OUT: From surf to jazz
The rockabilly trio Full Blown Cherry began as a surf band. They started playing together in 1997. The band has grown into one of the most exciting and strongest acts on the Philadelphia scene. There are four members in the band. I think Full Blown Cherry is an amazing band because it’s a different type of music. It was fun learning about them because I don’t know many jazz bands. The song on my playlist, “She Sho...
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WORD AND DEED: Everyone takes in scenery, faith at their own pace
“How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news.” Isaiah 52:7a Have you known the excitement of sharing the Emerald Island with a first-time visitor? For me the excitement is almost overwhelming. I get excited for them. It comes from the knowledge and experience of what the island holds, the beauty and natural treats throughout our island. It’s only natural to want your visitor to see and ...
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Kodiak football entertains Homer today
Kodiak rekindles its rivalry with former Northern Lights Conference member Homer at 6 p.m. today at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The all-time series between the two schools is knotted at six wins apiece, with Kodiak winning the last two games, 22-20 in 2014 and 26-8 in 2013. Homer, now part of the small-school Peninsula Conference, lost to Barrow last week 47-6. The Mariners (0-2) were playing without starting junio...
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PIGSKIN PICKS: Ushering in Week 3
Madden 17 hit stores this week. Normally, I would have picked up a copy by now, but my XBox is collecting dust in the bedroom. Sad. Since the addition of Gizmo and Pepper Jack, I don’t have any time to game. The pups constantly want to go for walks. Pepper Jack is fascinated with mud puddles, while Gizmo is afraid of anything that moves. When I’m not walking the two, I’m working, working out or watching the Marine...
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TAPESTRY: Lutheran crosses world to study Orthodoxy
If you want to study Orthodoxy in Alaska, the best thing to do is to come to Kodiak, where Orthodox missionaries brought the Gospel more than 200 years ago. And that’s exactly what German pastor Imre Istvan did. He wanted to see how the Orthodox faith remains vibrant and life-changing among the faithful, so he hung out with lay people, local clergy, monks and nuns on Spruce and Nilus islands; he attended long, dra...
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Kodiak XC heads to state preview meet
Kodiak’s cross country team was not home for long. After returning Monday from a 10-day trip to the Mainland, the Bears are back on the road, this time competing at Saturday’s Bartlett State Preview meet in Anchorage. Thirty teams — big and small — will get a taste of the state championship course. The girls hit the trail at 11:20 a.m., followed by the boys at noon. Kodiak’s boys finished third in last year’s edit...
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MILESTONE MAN: Keplinger scored Kodiak's first varsity home and away touchdowns
On an overcast August evening, minutes after the conclusion of a Kodiak High School football practice, Zach Keplinger pointed to the north end zone, the spot where he scored the program’s first home varsity touchdown in 2003. Keplinger hauled in a 14-yard reception from quarterback Clyde Valdez in the first quarter of what turned out to be a 26-20 victory over the Valdez Buccaneers. The scoring strike signaled tha...
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