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CHICK PRIEST: No easy answers for homeless, impaired
Sitting in the Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. this time, reflectinga on my last couple of weeks at St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks. I am temporarily occupying the footsteps of the former rector here, the Rev. Scott Fisher, known as “Father Scott” by many of the community. He is held in high esteem by church people and non-church people alike. All are parishioners, in his (correct) way of thinking, and his theology. Because...
Jun 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural grads set sights on college
While the graduation of 166 students at Kodiak High School may have drawn the biggest crowd, five smaller high school graduation ceremonies in the school district brought just as much excitement and promise. In total, eight students graduated from the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools, including two each from Akhiok, Ouzinkie, and Larsen Bay schools, and one each from Old Harbor and Danger Bay ...
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Burglary suspects out on bail
In hearings on Tuesday, suspects in a series of burglaries last month were released on bond, pending preliminary hearings on June 10. Kodiak Superior Court Judge Steve Cole set bonds for Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin at $5,000 each. They are ordered to have no contact with each other. Alaska State Troopers arrested the pair May 20 on a trail near Beaver Lake Road. According to the trooper report, Heglin and Kn...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 2
May 25 At approximately 10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a residence. Investigation revealed a Samsung 3 III 10-inch tablet had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this case, they are encouraged to contact the AST at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. May 26 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 33-year-old Kodiak man while he was fishi...
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Week in Words: Band banished by bureaucratic bungle
One of my daughters, an incoming freshman at Kodiak High School, told me she is glad she is not in middle school band anymore. This shocked me. She plays the clarinet, and played it consistently well. Well enough for her to earn Mr. Lhotka’s coveted Director’s Award this year for dedication and conducting when he was unable to. She worked hard at it and seemed to enjoy the music they played this year. The word “ba...
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Juneau Update: Holding out on oil tax credits
Hello from Juneau! The Legislature is on Day 129 of what was supposed to be a 90-day session. You may be wondering what is taking so long. In addition to finalizing the operating and capital budgets, the governor’s special session agenda includes the major legislation that creates his fiscal plan for eliminating the $3 billion deficit by 2019. There’s also a handful of additional bills held over from the regular s...
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Bennett, Walton earn all-conference nods
Kodiak baseball’s string of winning three straight Southcentral Conference South Division most valuable player awards was snapped, but the Bears did have a pair of players get recognized for their play this season. Sam Bennett and Shaun Walton earned all-conference honors, which were announced Saturday at the regional tournament in Kenai. Bennett, a senior, was placed on the first team. He led Kodiak in batting av...
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Baseball, softball wrap up seasons
The 2015-2016 high school sports season will conclude this weekend with the baseball and softball state tournaments. The baseball tournament, which features eight teams, begins today at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Defending champion Chugiak, the Cook Inlet Conference winner, opens against Monroe Catholic, the runner-up in the Mid-Alaska Conference, at 7 p.m. Southcentral Conference champion Wasilla begins play a...
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Rescue swimmers take survival suit race
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The 37th edition of the Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race was one for the ages. Justin Monk, Keola Marfil, Dave Burns and Jon Kreske won the event Saturday in St. Paul Harbor with a time of 1 minute, 23 seconds, just .02 seconds faster than the runner-up team of Cole Christiansen, Celeste Beck-Goodell, Parry Nelson and Axl LeVan. Teams had to run 50 yards, put on survival suits and swim 50 y...
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Coney Island competition debuts at Crab Festival
Twenty minutes before the start of Kodiak’s inaugural hot dog eating contest, Ryan Connor channeled his inner Joey Chestnut. He massaged his jaws, rubbed his belly and bounced up and down. His competitors were busy talking on phones and mingling with the crowd assembled outside the Mecca. You could say Connor was getting in the zone, just like Chestnut was when he downed a world-record 69 hot dogs and buns during ...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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