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Friday hoops: Kodiak boys fall to Colony
Jemuel Mangalus dropped a game-high 17 points, but it wasn't as Kodiak fell to Colony, 57-48, in a Northern Lights Conference boys basketball game Friday at Kodiak High School. The Bears have now lost five straight and stand at 2-11 on the season, 0-1 in the NLC. The Knights, the No. 3 team in the state, improved to 9-5, 4-0. Kodiak lead only once at 4-3, but kept within striking distance until late in the third q...
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Prep wrestling: Kodiak advances four to NLC finals
Kodiak advanced four wrestlers to the finals of the Northern Lights Conference Championships Friday at Soldotna High School. Jacob Alwert (113), Jay-Ar Small (126), Levi Fried (132) and Nolan Wandersee (220) all won their semifinal matches and will wrestle for tournament titles Saturday. Kodiak sits in fourth with 125 points after the first day of wrestling. Colony sits atop the leaderboard with 262.5 points, foll...
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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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Kodiak residents gear up for Super Bowl XLIX
Alton Lonheim attended his first Seattle Seahawks game this year — a preseason encounter with the San Diego Chargers. The 1-year-old Kodiak resident enjoyed every minute of his first encounter with the 12th man. “He loved the crowd noise, yelled as loud as he could and gave other fans high fives,” his mother, Holly Lonheim said. “He really wanted to get down to the field and get the ball.” Alton was born into a Se...
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Main student wins district bee
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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The Story of Kodiak’s Mountain Goats
In October 2011, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that their local mountain goat population was in trouble. The 18 goats introduced there in 1952 had grown to 2600, and if left unchecked, they could “eat themselves out of house and home.” That story brought me back to Seward in the 1970’s, and early Saturday mornings eating greasy bacon, eggs, home fries and pancakes at the counter of the old Palace Café (now Chri...
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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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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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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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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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