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Prep hoops: Kodiak without Wandersee this weekend
Kodiak’s third-ranked girls basketball team will be without its leading scorer for this weekend’s Northern Lights Conference games at Soldotna. Junior post Hannah Wandersee will be in Nevada, playing in one of the nation’s top volleyball recruiting tournaments — the Las Vegas Classic. Wandersee was selected to play on the Alaska Volleyball Association team comprised of standout high school volleyball players from ...
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Island Flavor: Familiar, yet unique, Subway offers the best of both
It’s no secret I’ve joined the ranks of responsible people who work in an office. Not just any office, mind you; this one’s a beautiful corner office downtown with tall windows, a gorgeous view and a printer/fax machine that actually works. I’m loving it. But I must adapt to a new modus operandi. I have to wear shoes, use a key to get into the bathroom, and figure out how to use a phone that has more buttons than ...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 15
The A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library will hold its first live videoconference at 6 p.m. tonight. The presentation of “Living in the Ring of Fire” is from the Seward Sea Life Center and will discuss the impact that volcanic activity has on communities such as Kodiak that are within the Ring of Fire. Community organizations are welcome to schedule their own videoconferences utilizing the public library’s equipment...
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Borough assembly asks nonprofits for more info ahead of annual request
A plan to alter the way the Kodiak Island Borough distributes money to nonprofits met intense criticism during a regular Thursday night meeting of the borough assembly. A subcommittee led by assemblywoman Carol Austerman has drafted a new six-page application for nonprofit funding, but a handful of speakers firmly said the application is long, complicated, and too difficult to complete, particularly for small grou...
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Couple finds ‘good life’ in doing God’s will amongst ‘least of these’
Married in August last year, Tom and Hailey Davis have tickets to travel to Cambodia. It’s not a deferred honeymoon or a tourist adventure, but a mission. The couple will be representing Jesus Christ in Phnom Penh’s seamy red light district where the sex trafficking industry has spiritually, physically and mentally wrecked destitute children and adults who feel trapped in a hellish lifestyle. Hailey will be workin...
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In the Courts: Feb. 15
Dismissals • One charge of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Dennis Vargas, 38, was dismissed Jan. 10. • One charge of fourth-degree assault against Joseph Denato, 46, was dismissed Jan. 30. • Charges of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and driving with an invalid license against Gregory Anderson, 38, were dismissed Jan. 30. • One charge of fourth-degree assault against David Willman, ...
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Another Day in Paradise: Redefining family
One of the joys my wife and I have is redefining our family. Not changing what our family members look or act like, but adding members who — though not actually part of our biological family, are very much a part of our family. On Monday, we were in the Anchorage airport, enroute to a conference, and bumped into a member of our Kodiak family. Perry had left Kodiak last Wednesday to go help his wife, Gail, as she c...
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Amazing Nature: Kodiak students compete and learn about oceans in statewide contest
On, Sunday night, five tired Kodiak High School students and their two coaches returned home after a long and strenuous, fun and educational weekend. The annual statewide Tsunami Bowl competition in Seward, organized by the University of Alaska is a venue for high school teams to show off and expand their knowledge of the ocean. Friday and Saturday morning were given to team presentations about teams’ respective r...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Feb. 15
Wainiik : Steam Bath Switch Taaringa wainiimek. : Switch me with the steam batch switch. Switching is a common practice in Alutiiq steam baths. In the soothing, wet heat, people slap themselves with flexible branches to promote good health. This practice improves circulation, relieves aches and pains and can be used to treat illness and prepare a pregnant woman for delivery. Pneumonia, difficulty urinating, and cr...
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Canadian trio performs in Kodiak
The Good Lovelies charmed Kodiak with their three-part harmonies, humorous on-stage banter and upbeat tunes in a Wednesday night concert. The Canadian trio — Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore — was invited to Kodiak as part of the Kodiak Arts Council’s performing arts series. “This is one of our biggest acts for the year,” said Kate Helligso, program coordinator for the Kodiak Arts Council. “They won a ...
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