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Saturday hoops roundup
Kodiak's boys and girls both lost to Colony in Northern Lights Conference basketball games Saturday. The boys fell, 59-30, in Kodiak, while the girls dropped a tough 48-40 decision in Colony. Girls Kodiak jetted out to a 9-0 lead and held the lead through the first three quarters. Colony grabbed its first lead at 30-28, on a Faith Ferris 3-pointer on the first possession of the fourth. The game stayed tight until ...
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Saturday Wrestling: Small, Fried claim NLC titles
Kodiak's Jay-Ar Small and Levi Fried wrestled their way to Northern Lights Conference titles Saturday in Soldotna. Small defeated Colony's Caleb Hopkins, 6-1, to claim the 126-pound title, while Fried edged Soldotna's Ryan Winter, 7-6, in the 132-pound championship match. The Bears' Jacob Alwert and Nolan Wandersee both lost in their title bouts. Alwert fell to Soldotna's Austin Craig, 13-1, in the 113-pound final...
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Earthquakes hit Bering Sea; no tsunami threats expected, NOAA says
The U.S. Geological Survey says there have been a series of Alaska earthquakes in the Bering Sea. There was a magnitude-5.3 temblor Saturday morning centered about 6 miles under the Bering Sea. It was about 57 miles southeast of the City of Saint Paul and about 752 miles southwest of Anchorage. Geophysicist John Bellini says the remote area has seen four earthquakes of various sizes in the last 24 hours. There hav...
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'Shebang' spells fun, win for Main student
What do the words “ingratiate,” “flambé,” “prima donna,” “quotidian” and “ukulele” have in common? They’re all words that Kodiak Island Borough School District students were asked to spell during the districtwide spelling bee on Thursday. Main Elementary fifth-grader Kristine Suralta won the bee by correctly spelling the word “shebang.” “It took a lot of studying,” Suralta said, “I think (the hardest word) was “ar...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 30
Jan. 3 Around 2:23 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 4:26 a.m., police warned a driver on Willow Street about having a taillight out. At 9:39 a.m., a caller reported lost property on Alimaq Drive. It was found and returned. At 12:30 p.m., a caller reported a parking complaint on Larch Street. The vehicle was moved. At 2:03 p.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street. Around 2:15 ...
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The Story of Kodiak’s Mountain Goats
In October 2011, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that Kodiak Island's local mountain goat population was in trouble. The 18 goats introduced there in 1952 had grown to 2,600, and if left unchecked, they could “eat themselves out of house and home.” That story brought me back to Seward in the 1970s, and early Saturday mornings eating greasy bacon, eggs, home fries and pancakes at the counter of the old Palace Café...
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Calvary Chapel has church in Bells Flats
It started with a couple of ladies meeting with Azarias and Stacy Basamania in their home, and now the Calvary Chapel draws between 20 to 30 people on a weekly basis in its own quarters in a Bells Flats building that also houses grocery and liquor stores. The Chapel, which is pastored by Azarias, has been in its current location a little over a year. The church opened its doors in 2009 and moved from the Basamania...
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Amazing Nature: Arctic is New International Frontier
This article was not written in Kodiak. This January, I have travelled far to the West and North to Tromso, the fifth largest town in Norway, to attend a conference called “Arctic Frontiers.” Upon arrival, we were greeted by subzero temperatures and a sparse but existent snow cover. It was the week of the sun’s return, and after months of semi-darkness the sun appeared for a few minutes as a large red ball between...
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Do Kodiakans struggle with their faith?
My blog and Twitter account describe me as an irreverent priest struggling with and for Christianity, the Episcopal church, and chocolate. (Who wrote that, anyway?) For those of you who have trouble with any priest admitting irreverence or that they struggle with their faith, just how strong is your God, anyway? I am of the mindset of Pierre Theilard de Chardin who said, "By virtue of the Creation, and still more ...
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Defending Kodiakans’ property rights
We, property owners and future property owners of Kodiak, have created an email address hotline where people can send complaints about their experiences with the Kodiak Borough. That email address is kodiakoutpost@startmail.com. These complaints can include but are not limited to: 1. Overburdensome permit or zoning requirements and misinterpretation of code by overzealous borough staff resulting in undue hardship ...
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