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Prep picks: Perfection
I’ve been so focused on the upcoming Region III Cross Country Championships that I almost forget about picking high school games this week. But have no fear, because I remembered at the very last minute. With hardly any time to spare this week, I didn’t have time to get Gizmo’s picks, but rest assured he will make an appearance before the season is over. I will tell you that Gizmo is starting to take over the Clar...
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Getting to the know the Region III course
Bear Valley Golf Course will be turned into a cross country course Saturday. Kodiak’s nine-hole course is hosting the Region III Cross Country Championships for the first time since 2005. A total of 234 runners representing 14 schools will be part of the extravaganza that features six races — junior varsity girls (10 a.m.), junior varsity boys (10:45 a.m.), 1/2/3A girls (11:30 a.m.), 4A girls (12:15 p.m.), 1/2/3A ...
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Pioneers convention comes to Kodiak for first time
Over 250 members of the Pioneers of Alaska have poured into Kodiak this weekend for the annual Pioneers of Alaska convention. The organization has been holding conventions for 90 years, and this is the first time it’s been to Kodiak, said Louise Stutes, the president of Kodiak’s women’s igloo, the name for local branches. “Kodiak has had an absolutely stupendous turnout for this convention, particularly that we’re...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Lla - Weather; Sky; Outdoors; Universe; World
Lla - Weather; Sky; Outdoors; Universe; World Lla Asirtuq. - The weather is good. The world's cultures have a great variety of beliefs about the sky. Tlingit people see the sky as an upside-down bowl with a hard surface. Their sky has layers that provide a home for the souls of those died from violence. The ancient Inuit saw the sky as a dome covering a flat earth resting on pillars. In their worldview there were ...
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Troopers to accept unwanted prescription drugs
This Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. The troopers in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting the drugs in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft. Only pills and patches will be accepted. They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, the report said. It is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. “Medi...
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Areas around launch complex still off limits
The U.S. Army continues to restrict access to some areas around the Kodiak Launch Complex for “completion of debris recovery and public safety” following the explosion of a three-stage solid fuel rocket shortly after liftoff on Aug. 25. “A contract will be awarded to a contractor specializing in debris recovery as soon as it can be accomplished,” Army Space and Missile Defense Command spokesman John Cummings wrote...
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Amazing Nature: Ocean shows signs of planet transition
The view out of my office window shows a quiet ocean engulfed in a tranquility that seems impossible to rock as if it had been stable for millions of years. Yet I know from experience how the sound of a boat slicing through the surface water or the sharp whine of a floatplane trying to get airborne can tear apart this serene image in seconds. Not only the way we use the ocean changes, but the environment beneath t...
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In the Courts: Sept. 26
Daniel Nelson pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license. Nelson was sentenced to 10 days in jail (10 suspended) and placed on probation for two years and ordered to complete 80 days of community work service. Todd Hiner pleaded guilty to subsistence fishing – Kodiak lawful gear and gear specifications. Hiner was fined $1,500 ($1,000 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. Isaac R Hiner pleaded g...
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Dr. Weston Fields is DSS ‘broker’
Steve Green, whose family business, Hobby Lobby, recently won its Supreme Court appeal to opt out of the part of the Affordable Care Act mandate for employers to provide contraceptive coverage for its employees, is building the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. (a town that could use it.) His agent has approached Dr. Weston Fields, executive director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, about purchasing Dead S...
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Playbook: Sept. 26
Friday, Sept. 26 Football: Kodiak at Houston, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 Cross Country: Region III Championships at Bear Valley Golf Course. Junior varsity girls, 10 a.m.; junior varsity boys, 10:45 a.m.; 1/2/3A girls, 11:30 a.m.; 4A girls, 12:15 p.m.; 1/2/3A boys, 1 p.m.; 4A boys, 1:45 p.m. Awards ceremony at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, 4 p.m.
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