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We have separation of church and state in this country
With all due respect to Pastor Voss (or was it Rev. Mahaffey? Mr. Rostad’s article is unclear on this point), he’s talking fiddlesticks when he forecasts “a point where even churches that oppose same-sex marriage will be ordered to (marry same-sex couples) by the courts.” I have heard this Chicken Little nonsense bandied around by so many Americans who ought to know better. If the courts had any power over religio...
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Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old man 150 miles south of Kodiak
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevaced a 52-year-old man from the 600-foot cargo vessel Elsa, approximately 150 miles south of Kodiak, Tuesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the man and transported him to Kodiak Providence Medical Center for further care. Watchstanders from Coast Guard District 17 command center received a report Monday evening from the crew of the Elsa that the crewmember was ...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 16
July 7 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a commercial fishing tender near Cape Ilktugitak and cited the operator for employing an unlicensed crewmember. A crewmember was cited for no commercial crew license in possession. July 8 Kodiak AWT contacted a person commercial fishing in Chignik Bay and found the person did not have photo identification with them while acting as the permit holder aboard a vessel. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 16
July 8 At 1:25 a.m., police advised a driver on Rezanof Drive East about a taillight out. Around 1:46 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:56 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. At 12:08 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Mill Bay Road. It was on private property. At 12:46 p.m., police impounded a loose dog on Mission Road. At 1:36 p.m., a caller reported for...
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts undefeated Chugiak
Kodiak Post 17 will attempt to do something no other Alaska American Legion baseball team has been able to do this season — beat the Chugiak Mustangs. Post 17 hosts Chugiak in a four-game series that begins with a nonleague contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baranof Field. The two will play a league doubleheader beginning at noon on Saturday and will finish with a nonleaguer at noon on Sunday. At 12-0, the Mustangs ar...
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Swearingin finishes qualifying at Juniors
Kodiak youth bowler Dustin Swearingin finished his qualifying rounds at the Junior Gold Championships on Wednesday in Chicago, Illinois. After 15 games, Swearingin ended with a 143.86 average, which placed him 400 out of 455 bowlers. He had his best game on Wednesday, rolling a 203 in the first game, but followed that with a 101, 153, 106 and 142. On Tuesday, the rising Kodiak High School sophomore recorded second...
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HOOKED ON THE BIBLE: 21 Tennessee residents in Kodiak assisting in Vacation Bible School
When Tennessee businessman and fishing enthusiast Dennis Tweed visited Kodiak for the first time about 8 years ago, he had no idea he would be hooked up with a local church and Vacation Bible School. Tweed, 57, started a company almost 20 years ago in Charleston, about 30 miles north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He named it Kodiak Manufacturing Inc., a business that supplies farm implements, including tractor access...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 15
July 5 At 12:26 a.m., police advised a driver in the Bartel Avenue and Mill Bay Road area for having no taillights. At 12:44 a.m., police advised a driver in the 17th Avenue and Mission Road area. At 1:01 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance. At 1:02 a.m., another agency notified police about fireworks on Shelikof Street. Police were unable to locate them. At 1:11 a.m....
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Borough announces seats up for grabs in fall election
Fifteen seats on seven elected bodies of the Kodiak Island Borough will be voted on in the upcoming fall election. Two three-year term seats, currently held by Aaron Griffin and Chris Lynch, on the assembly as well as one one-year term due to a vacancy will be up at the October 6 election. The KIB School District Board of Education, Bay View Road Service Area Board, Fire Protection Area No. 1 Board, Monashka Bay R...
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Whales death cause still unknown
The cause of multiple dead fin whales and several humpback whales found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago is still unknown as biologists await more test results. Kate Wynne, an Alaska Sea Grant marine mammal specialist and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor, said the results have come back as a negative for domoic acid, a biotoxin, but the results have not yet returned for paralytic shellfish poisoning,...
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