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Practicing the 'E' word in word and deed
Did you know that National Back to Church Sunday is September 20? It started a few years ago, and I discovered it when I was looking for clip art for my church newsletter on Google Images. Not very good advertising, I thought. We try everything in the church but directly inviting a friend. Or Episcopalians do, anyway. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona told once told a group of clergy that 85% of peopl...
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AMAZING NATURE: The Warmest North Pacific Ocean in recorded History
It has been a thoroughly enjoyable summer in Kodiak. Every time a rainy day shooed me inside I thought that it would stay that way for a while only to be surprised to see the weather clear and warm up yet again for another spell of sunshine. I remember one of my first summers in Kodiak when I wondered if it would ever stop raining and seriously considered growing gills to survive in this climate. After this year’s...
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KHS XC head to Anchorage
Kodiak’s cross country team is competing at the New Balance XC Classic Saturday in Anchorage. The unique meet is divided into four varsity 3-kilometer races that begin at 12:40 p.m. Each race will feature two runners from each participating school with the boys and girls running together. Kodiak’s boys are the defending champions of the meet. Keith Osowski won his flight race last year in 9 minutes, 49 seconds. Th...
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Obama chose right town
Last week the President of the United States of America was in my home. And by home I don’t just mean “Alaska,” our collective home, I mean my hometown, Dillingham. Just above the bluff where Barack Hussein Obama was talking to fishermen is the hospital where I was born. It was also, sadly, the same hospital where my mom died 42 years later. Circle of life, man. Kanakanak Beach, where Mr. Obama got up close and pe...
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Fish Work Group discusses bycatch, hears comments at forum
A dozen panelists joined the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group on Wednesday for a forum with stakeholders on bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. FWG co-chair John Whiddon said the group is not necessarily trying to come up with a consensus, but come to a better understanding of the issues and represent the entire Kodiak community. Much of the discussion centered on allocation of the targeted or bycatch species, and among the...
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City council begins studying possible marijuana rules
Because of a travel problem, a representative of the city’s law firm could not attend Wednesday’s Kodiak City Council work session as planned to give a presentation about marijuana and regulations for its use. Marijuana use by adults became legal in Alaska in February, and detailed regulations are evolving at state and local levels. Council members want to study questions regarding marijuana-derived products, publ...
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Troopers: drunk man crashes his vehicle, reports it stolen
A Kodiak man allegedly crashed his pickup while intoxicated and then told the Alaska State Troopers it had been stolen, according to a trooper report. Tyrone Walker, 38, reported to the troopers on Sunday shortly before 11 p.m. that his truck had been taken from his Gull Drive residence, according to the report. “At approximately the same time,” the troopers received a report that a vehicle was in a ditch after ha...
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Alumni spotlight: Izzy Riina playing for George Fox
One of the top defenders in the history of the Kodiak High School volleyball program has found a home at the next level. Izzy Riina, who graduated a few months ago from KHS, is suiting up for George Fox University, an NCAA Division III school located in Newberg, Oregon. The 5-foot-3 defensive specialist has already made an impact for her new club; recording 12 digs in last Saturday’s 3-1 loss to St. Mary’s College...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Connections in giving, taking life
I've never pictured myself as a hunter. I'm married to a man who hunts with a passion and I've supported him in that from the sidelines. Hunt after hunt he comes home with wild game which he processes and we very much enjoy eating. The female friends in my life who hunt don't have kids. They have a freedom which I have been curious of from afar. I see the photos, hear the stories and have recognized it wasn't my j...
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The Week in Words: Anything not work is play
The news last week was a series of contrasts, vacillating back and forth between the energy that comes with the first day of school, the fun of the state fair and rodeo, and the reflection on work, on our labor. Work and play. As Jack knows, a healthy helping of both keeps the doldrums away. Let’s begin with “school,” the English spelling of the Latin word “schola,” which, to no surprise, is a place for learning. ...
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