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KDM EDITORIAL: Outsourcing ignorance
To paraphrase the old saw about pieces of the True Cross, if Abraham Lincoln actually said everything attributed to him on the Internet, he would have to be alive and kicking today, droning along in the 156th year of his stump speech. Certainly, sharing and retweeting have contributed to democratization of the Internet, giving anyone with a cellphone a potential platform. But in the Jeffersonian ideal, access to p...
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TAPESTRY: Bronze statue to replace Fiberglas bear
Standing in front of the towering fiberglass bear near the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center across from the Baranov Museum is not a substitute for seeing a bear roam and run in its natural environment. But it’s a start. A statue can give an idea of the breathtaking reality of the animal it represents. When that bear replica made its debut in Kodiak 60 years ago, pedestrian and driver alike must have ...
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Churches join for ecumenical Lenten service
As some of you know, I am often one of the biggest critics of the church, especially when we aren’t being very Christ-like, so I want to be one of the first to acknowledge when we are acting as if we all believe in the same God (go figure!). Two ecumenical efforts happening in Kodiak are the Lenten soup suppers and worship with the “Three Saints” and the Good Friday Community Service. First, let me distinguish bet...
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In the Courts: March 4
John Alpiak pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Alpiak was sentenced to 45 days in jail (45 suspended) and fined $500 ($500 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. John Alpiak pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Alpiak was sentenced to 128 days in jail (120 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition inter...
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Coastie vs. Townie highlight weekend of events
From basketball to hockey and from wrestling to running, there is something for every sports enthusiast to do this weekend. The Kodiak High School basketball teams are filling the open weekend with an extravaganza of events tonight at the high school. The lineup starts with a girls’ junior varsity/c-squad blue and gold game at 5 p.m. That is followed a girls’ blue and old varsity vs. “Old” women at 6:30 p.m. The e...
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Rockin' out: Smash Mouth's unique style made them a hit
This week’s featured group is Smash Mouth, an American rock band from San Jose, California. They started in 1994. Smash Mouth cut seven albums from 1997-2012. I like their music because they’re so unique and entertaining. Their style spans many different genres including rock and pop. My favorite songs are “All Star” and “Fallen Horses.” I always like listening to Smash Mouth on the radio. They also performed for ...
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AMAZING NATURE: Embracing coastal resilience
Resilience is the ability of a community to bounce back after a natural or manmade disaster. These or similar words were the opening of many of the presentations students from 16 high school teams from around Alaska prepared for the 19th annual Alaska Tsunami National Ocean Science Bowl. The competition consists of three parts: a research paper the students had to submit by December, the presentation given during ...
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Kodiak ESS hoops finishes season
Ross Elvehjem wanted his Kodiak ESS boys basketball team to win two games at the Peninsula Conference Championships. The coach’s goal went unfulfilled as the Ravens were bounced out of the tournament with a tough 49-42 loss to Lumen Christi Thursday afternoon at Homer High School. ESS finished its season with a 2-10 record. “It was a good season,” Elvehjem said. “It was a learning season. I didn’t expect to win th...
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Local Results: March 4
City League Basketball Tuesday, March 1 Tune Squad 113, Local Electric 93 David Diocares 38 points, Randy Diocares 20, Mikel Garner 19, Peter Inttharong 16, Mark Galindo 11, Germain Jimenez 5 and Matt Amor 4 for Tune Squad. Don Hill 19 points, Geoff Spalinger 16, Gabniel Vinanvera 14, Rony Arden Jr. 13, Tim Fellows 12, Bill Rogers 10 and Dan Foster 9 for Local Electric. PKIMC 83, Water Of Life 79 Curtis Mortenson ...
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Assembly set to vote on marijuana sales ban
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly considers today whether to opt out of commercial marijuana facilities in the borough, with a public hearing before the vote. Added to the meeting information packet Wednesday was a substituted version of the ordinance that would make opting out only effective through Feb. 28, 2017. It also references the creation of a marijuana task force. Assembly member Dan Rohrer said at the F...
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