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Providence
Providence Your name stands for your commitment, And responsibility to the community, And for individuals like me. You are true to what you believe in, And carry out your duty, As you perceive it. You are truly a blessing from above. And for that, I thank God and Jesus Christ each and every day. Please continue to be patient with people like I Who often need your serenity, And finds true meaning each day. May you ...
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Sleepless in Kodiak
To the Editor: It’s not just the long summer days that are cutting into our sleep. The Fourth of July has come and gone, but the celebratory fireworks continue and they continue well after midnight, weeknights and weekends. Granted, summer weather has coincided with the June 15 to July 15 timeframe set forth by the Borough for shooting off fireworks, but what was the expected fireworks around the 4th has now becom...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Orca
Arlluk - Orca; Killer Whale Arllut kuimartut imarmi. - Orcas are swimming in the ocean. The orca or killer whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest member of the dolphin family. These large, toothed sea mammals are aggressive hunters known for their feeding habits. In addition to fish and squid, killer whales will eat other whales, sea lions, seals, and even birds. Adult orcas grow to between twenty-three and twenty-se...
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Tapestry: Ardingers in business 50 years
When man and wife reach the 50-year mark, the kids invite family and friends to a big party to honor them. When the married couple stays in business that long, it’s a community celebration Ben and Hazel Ardinger, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 23, 2007, are inviting the community to the 50th anniversary of their business at an open house Saturday at Ardinger’s Fine Furnishings, 1710 Mill B...
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Diversity — A concept that’s on the money
In the shadows of the Chugach, the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View is a bustling community that boasts the most diverse census tract in the entire United States of America, according to recent research. Walking down the street or entering a restaurant, you encounter a wide range of Alaskans speaking dozens of different languages. It’s our own 907 ‘melting pot,’ and there are dozens of such areas around our...
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In the Courts: July 12
Dismissals Four counts of violating a protective order, five counts of violating conditions of release and two counts of first-degree stalking against Sean Javier, 24, were dismissed June 7. Stalking Sean Javier, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree stalking, a class C felony. Javier was sentenced to 36 months in prison (31 months suspended), and was fined $5,000 ($5,000 suspended). He will be on probat...
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Golf tourney raises funds for KHS Booster Club
The Kodiak High School Booster Club’s annual golf tournament is Saturday. The “Tee Off For Kids” four-person, 18-hole best-ball tournament begins 9 a.m. at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The tournament, held since 2003, is a fundraiser for the club, which supports KHS sports junior varsity and C squad teams and other student activities. Last year’s tournament raised more than $5,000. Annual the club spends more than...
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Playbook: July 12
Friday, July 12 Baseball: Kodiak Juniors Little League all-stars vs. City View, 6:30 p.m. at DW Brotherhood in Anchorage. Saturday, July 13 Baseball: Kodiak Juniors Little League all-stars vs. Abbott-O-Rabbit, 1 p.m. at DW Brotherhood in Anchorage. Racing: Motocross, ATV at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 3 p.m.
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Tustumena’s return delayed a third time
The Alaska Marine Highway System has thrown a third strike against the city of Kodiak. Now, island residents are starting to wonder if they’re out when it comes to ferry service this summer. American Legion baseball manager Leonard Pickett is among them. Thirty minutes after he booked tickets for his team, the Alaska Marine Ferry System sent him an automated email — the Tustumena’s return to service has been delay...
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KHS booster club is ahead of the curve for new national snack standards
New standards for school snacks should not have a significant impact on the Kodiak High School Bear’s Den, booster club supporters said Wednesday. The US Department of Agriculture released “Smart Snacks in School” standards last week that limit the kinds of snack foods and drinks that can be sold through student stores, vending machines and cafeteria vendors. The standards will not become effective until July 2014...
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