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Anchorage party company will run part of Crab Fest midway
There won’t be a Ferris Wheel at Crab Festival 2014, but there will be a bucking salmon ride, a boxing ring, a 24-foot climbing wall and an event called melt down, where contestants dodge spinning foam obstacles. Late last month the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce reached an agreement with Anchorage-based Tons of Fun Entertainment to be the first of what will hopefully be several venders to provide entertainment at thi...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Acupressurist
Caugnga’istaq – Acupressurist Una arnaq caugnga’istaq. – This woman is an acupressurist. Although many people think of acupressure as an Asian science, healers in societies around the world use their hands to restore health to the sick by applying gentle, carefully directed pressure. This pressure promotes blood circulation, stimulates the production of hormones, relieves tension, and reduces pain, helping the bod...
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Kodiak girls begin six-game homestand tonight
Kodiak’s girls basketball team begins a six-game season-ending homestand at 7 p.m. tonight with a marquee matchup against Soldotna. The two teams meet again at 2 p.m. Saturday. A week ago this two-game Northern Lights Conference series with the Stars was being billed as a battle of undefeated teams. Now, only one team enters this weekend undefeated — the Kodiak Bears. Soldotna suffered back-to-back losses at last ...
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 14-Feb. 21
Feb. 14-Feb. 21 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Feb. 14 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30...
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Kodiak troopers warn of brazen burglars
Kodiak’s Alaska State Trooper post supervisor says the outlying areas around Kodiak are experiencing a spike in burglaries and is asking for the public’s help. Over the last few months there has been a disturbing trend of brazen burglars peering into windows and working during daylight hours, Sgt. Eric Olsen said Thursday. Olsen said the trend goes back several months, and while he didn’t have exact numbers, he sa...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 14
Wednesday, Feb. 12 • At 12:54 a.m., an officer checked on a suspicious vehicle on W. Rezanof Drive. All OK. • At 1:24 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 4:02 a.m., a male was served a permanent criminal trespass notice on Shelikof Street. • At 4:30 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:16 a.m., a caller reported the male in the 4:02 a.m. entry was back. He was gone when off...
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Seminarians inspired by spiritual renewal in Albania
Anastasios, the vibrant Greek Orthodox archbishop who helped Albania awaken from its spiritual slumber after a long, brutal reign of Communism, is calling on Orthodox believers throughout the world to embrace the missionary zeal that once defined their church. A former St. Herman’s Seminary professor and a current student at the school have heard the archbishop’s call. Dr. Jeffrey Macdonald, who taught Church hist...
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Amazing Nature: Love on the evolutionary mistletoe
Nearing Valentines Day the stores are packed with flowers, cards, red heart balloons, chocolates, and all sorts of gifts that are supposed to signal love to another. While commerce has derailed Valentines into a generel exchange of pleasantries to celebrate all sorts of love, there are profound differences between the love a mother feels towards her baby and the courtship of a potential mate. Obviously, these form...
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Capitol Report: Feb. 14
Hello again. We are almost a third of the way through this year’s legislative session and the pace of work has, as usual, been busy around the Capitol. Two items that seem to be drawing the most attention so far are the school vouchers resolution and the governor’s natural gas pipeline legislation. Education Vouchers This session, I have received a great deal of correspondence on the student vouchers resolution (S...
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Playbook: Feb. 14
Friday, Feb. 14 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Soldotna. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Soldotna. C squad, noon; junior varsity, 1:30 p.m.; varsity, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Kodiak High School. C squad, ...
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