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KDM EDITORIAL: Rumination on population
On April 28, Kodiak will welcome the first cruise ship passengers of the 2016 season for a daylong visit. At the end of the season, we will have seen 14 ships and as many as 21,000 tourists, according to information from Discover Kodiak. If we saw all those visitors at once, they would outnumber the residents of the entire borough by about 3 to 2. Among the ships due to call this year is the Holland America Lines’...
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Hicks moving on after the season
When the final buzzer goes off in today’s game at Palmer High School, it will mark the end of Krista Hicks’ tenure with the Kodiak girls basketball team. The second-year head coach told her squad in January that this was her final season. Her husband is in the Coast Guard and is being transferred this summer to Astoria, Oregon. “It’s been great. I wish it could be longer than two years,” said Hicks, who moved to K...
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Kodiak boys come up empty in second half
After a tightly contested first half, Kodiak’s boys basketball team couldn’t find the net in the second half. The Bears were held to eight points in the final 16 minutes as third-seeded Palmer advanced in the Northern Lights Conference Championships with a 57-34 victory Thursday at Palmer High School. Sixth-seeded Kodiak (2-21) concludes its campaign against Soldotna in a consolation contest at 11:45 a.m. today. P...
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Bake sale makes difference for ALS
To the editor: The ALS bake sale fundraiser last Saturday at Safeway was, once again, a huge success like last year. There was something for almost every palate. Twenty or more friends baked their sweet delights, which were purchased with donations. Customers were very generous and any contribution was gratefully accepted. The volunteers who manned the tables kept a close eye on the displayed edible sweets. All th...
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Mountain Views: Ideas for a column for all seasons
One year ago I sat across the desk of the then-newspaper editor, Roni Toladanes. It was a warm March afternoon and the blinds were closed, holding out the spring light. I was there inquiring about the possibility of writing a column. Roni sat behind his desk with his longish dark hair, glasses, and a welcoming smile across his face. Here in the office of a newspaper editor, I was totally out of my comfort zone. It...
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TAPESTRY: Key of forgiveness unlocks door to Lent
No grudges, a clean slate, ready for battle. That’s the state of the soul prepared to enter into the long, arduous Lenten journey that leads up to Holy Week, culminating in Good Friday and the Resurrection of Christ, known as Pascha (the West uses the term “Easter) celebrated this year on May 1. The Lenten season officially launches Sunday, with Forgiveness Sunday vespers. Everyone who attends the service has the ...
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KHS girls fall to Palmer
Kodiak was dialed in from the outside, but it wasn’t enough to upset third-seeded Palmer in the opening round of the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The sixth-seeded Bears drained a season-high seven 3-pointers in a 62-40 girls basketball loss to the Moose Thursday evening at Palmer High School. Kodiak (2-17) ends its season against Kenai in a consolation game at 10 a.m. today. Palmer plays second-seeded...
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Cannon, Horn move on in NWAC tournament
Former Kodiak High School teammates, Carissa Cannon and Adriane Horn, are on a path to meet in the Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship game. The two advanced to the Final Four of the NWAC Tournament Thursday at Everett Community College in Washington state. Cannon and her Lower Columbia College team edged Community College of Spokane 64-61 in Elite Eight action, while Horn and her Wenatch...
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Kodiak contingent done at Arctic
Kodiak’s contingent at the 24th Arctic Winter Games concluded competition Thursday in Nuuk, Greenland. Art Alejandro, a libero on Alaska’s boys volleyball team, earned a bronze medal when his squad swept Northwest Territories 25-19, 25-21, 25-21. Alaska was bounced to the third-place game with a 25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15 semifinal loss to Yukon. Krystal Fabricante won gold in the 55-kilogram Inuit wrestling round...
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Rockin' out: A show with heart
This week’s featured band is Heart. Heart is an American rock band that rose to fame in the 1970s. Heart’s music is influenced by hard rock, heravy metal and folk. The band has sold more than 35 million records and was inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. I like Heart because they are a cool band with great rock songs. It is fun to listen to them on the radio. They are one of my favorite bands! On...
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