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Hebard, Wyche snag top award
West Valley’s Ruthy Hebard and West Anchorage’s Da’Zhon Wyche were voted the top 4A players in the state by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches. Hebard, the senior post headed to the University of Oregon, led the Wolfpack to the Mid-Alaska Conference title and a fifth seed for the state tournament. A few weeks ago, Hebard, who routinely pumps in double-doubles, scored her 2,000th career point. For the sec...
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When the mission gives way to good times
When I was working as a camp counselor at Camp Leach on the Pamlico River in Washington, North Carolina, we were told the following story that made a huge impression on me. Apparently, there was a seaside village that became concerned about the number of boats that kept crashing on the rugged coast, so several townspeople held a meeting and talked about ways to care for shipwreck survivors, as well as ways to keep...
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Volleyball club host men’s tourney
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is hosting its fourth Men’s 4-on-4 Tournament Saturday at Kodiak High School. The event begins with pool play at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. In pool play, teams play two games to 21 points. Teams will then be seeded into a bracket and play best of three matches. Entry fee is $10 per team, with proceeds going to the volleyball club.
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ROCKIN' OUT: Smash those squash
“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is a song by the American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. It is the lead single from the band’s 1995 double album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” The song won the 1997 Grammy award for the best hard rock performance. This song really pumps me up when the lead lyric “The world is a vampire” comes in followed by the guitar and drums. I bet they were frustrated with so...
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AMAZING NATURE: Spring spawning for ‘sea hedgehogs’
They used to be called sea hedgehogs, their scientific name is Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, but most people just call them green sea urchins. In Alaska, there are three species of sea urchins I know of: the green sea urchin, the red sea urchin and the white sea urchin. The most common is the green sea urchin, which averages about two inches in diameter, but can grow as big as three inches and is often washed...
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Study: City water rates must rise
Kodiak city water customers could see rate increases each of the next five years, under recommendations in an ongoing study by consultants CH2M. In a presentation at Tuesday’s Kodiak City Council work session, analyst Kurt Playstead of CH2M said that while the water utility covers expenses under the current rate structure, increases will be needed to pay for expected capital expenses of $32.2 million through 2021....
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ADQ residents speak in favor of public dock crane
All seats were full in the multipurpose room of the Kodiak Public Library for the city council work session discussion on the need for a public dock crane and ice facility. Eight Kodiak residents took advantage of the public comment period to express their support for the project. Later in the meeting, Nick Szabo, chairman of the port and harbor advisory board, and Bob Bowhay, a fisherman on a board committee to r...
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Midgets raise trophy in inaugural state tournament
The Kodiak Hockey League’s 18-and-under team went to its inaugural state championships as newbies on the circuit and three days later emerged champions. The Kodiak crew of 11 players ranging in the ages of 15 to 18 scored the 18U midget tier IV state title Sunday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “This is absolutely a huge deal for us,” said John Glover, 18U head coach and president of the KHL. “This kind of ...
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US should catch up with food recovery
To the editor: Friday’s KDM carried a very kind and thoughtful letter from Michael Kratt on the continuing need for animal food at our local Humane Society of Kodiak shelter. Coincidently, there also is a continuing need for foodstuffs and produce at our local food bank, which provides food to 26 percenet of the city of Kodiak population each month. And it’s not so much that food is not available, it’s just that e...
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WEEK IN WORDS: Giving spring, protesters a break
The year was 1861. For many, that year signals the onset of Civil War violence. But for those of us in education, it is the year that the US.. introduced the idea of spring break to the nation and to the world. And since 1861, spring break has become a global phenomenon. You’re welcome, Earthlings. And I welcome the break. “Break” comes from the Old English “brecan,” which had many different meanings: to “shatter,...
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