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TAPESTRY: Churches see Visitor from another time
What would it look like if an original Christian from 2,000 years ago suddenly walked into our church today?” asks the pastor at the beginning of a sermon that will soon take an unexpected turn. Within moments, a starkly dressed man enters the church. He is obviously from another era. At first he seems out of the place, but when he sees a cross in the altar, he identifies the congregation as fellow Christians and ...
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Ethics rules, term limits would keep officials in line
To the editor: Well, we’ve just seen another do-nothing legislative session. Activity seemed to slouch forward after the scheduled 90-day session ended. But the big issues remained, protected by oil company advocates within the Legislature. The oil tax credit issue remains at the previous level, reported to be as high as $900 million per year, resulting in the state paying oil companies more to drill dry holes tha...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 6
April 21 At 3:57 a.m., police received a report of people in a vehicle in Dog bay acting suspicious. They were gone when police arrived. At 4:40 a.m., police responded to a subject in an ATM lobby in the 200 block of Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 8:21 a.m., police received a report of a reckless driver in the Mill Bay Road and Birch Avenue area. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle. At ...
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Kodiak’s Fangonilo and Matautia headed to Columbia Basin College
Kristhel Fangonilo and Kalameli Matautia met in third grade. It wasn’t instant friendship. “I think she hated me on the first day,” Matautia said. “She was mean to me. She wouldn’t let me play because she said I was cheating.” Fangonilo said she didn’t hate her, but recalled, “We would play dodgeball and everybody would be scared of her. When she got the ball everybody would run away. That is how scary she was.” H...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Study will have to prove value
With 69 pages of discussion, numbers and color graphs, a draft study titled “Economic Impact of the Seafood Industry on the Kodiak Island Borough” concludes that the industry is important here. That oversimplifies both the reality and the report, like saying “The Jungle” concludes Chicago meatpackers in 1900 were unethical. But it is a fair characterization of the overall impact of reading the text and admiring th...
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Kodiak runners set PRs in quick 800
A trio of Kodiak runners zoomed to personal-best 800-meter times during a mini-meet against Anchorage Christian School Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak’s Jack Hannah won the race with a time of 1 minute, 58.94 seconds, looping off .61 seconds off his previous-best time. Michael Parnell finished second with a time of 1:59.14, chopping more than two minutes off his personal-best time. Keith Osowski placed th...
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Amazing Nature: Velellae go wherever the wind takes them
Spring is here. There are many signs of it and it seems that every person I talk to enjoys a different little delight of spring. Yesterday, I spotted the first blooms of coastal anemones and a tiny violet on the side of Pillar Mountain, and a couple of days ago out on the water the first puffins were around. The puffins came all at once travelling in large groups from their winter grounds in the open ocean to recl...
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ROCKIN’ OUT: Idol with some heart
Carrie Marie Underwood is a U.S. country singer. She won the fourth season of American Idol. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” has sold 7 million copies. Underwood has won an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards, plus many more. In 2007, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist. I think of her music as very inspiring. I like the instrumentation of her music. I like her voice because ...
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Homeport after 150 years
The Alutiiq Museum celebrates the grand opening of its new Qayat exhibit on Alutiiq maritime traditions Friday during the First Friday Art Walk. A rare Alutiiq kayak from the 1860s that is covered and tied traditionally is the focal point of the exhibit, with a variety of complementary artifacts to highlight how the kayak was made, and how it would have been used and maintained. A colorful hunting visor sits along...
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Unusual death rate not seen in local otters
In late summer and fall of 2015, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward broke records for the number of calls about stranded sea otters, mostly from the Katchemak Bay area, but the deaths and strandings didn’t extend to Kodiak. “A lot of it is probably due to the fact that they have a good population out and about on beaches to see them there,” said Derek Woodie, ACS mammal curator “They could be in other areas of th...
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