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The Story of Kodiak’s Mountain Goats
In October 2011, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that Kodiak Island's local mountain goat population was in trouble. The 18 goats introduced there in 1952 had grown to 2,600, and if left unchecked, they could “eat themselves out of house and home.” That story brought me back to Seward in the 1970s, and early Saturday mornings eating greasy bacon, eggs, home fries and pancakes at the counter of the old Palace Café...
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Kodiak residents gear up for Super Bowl XLIX
Alton Lonheim attended his first Seattle Seahawks game this year — a preseason encounter with the San Diego Chargers. The 1-year-old Kodiak resident enjoyed every minute of his first encounter with the 12th man. “He loved the crowd noise, yelled as loud as he could and gave other fans high fives,” his mother, Holly Lonheim said. “He really wanted to get down to the field and get the ball.” Alton was born into a Se...
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Defending Kodiakans’ property rights
We, property owners and future property owners of Kodiak, have created an email address hotline where people can send complaints about their experiences with the Kodiak Borough. That email address is kodiakoutpost@startmail.com. These complaints can include but are not limited to: 1. Overburdensome permit or zoning requirements and misinterpretation of code by overzealous borough staff resulting in undue hardship ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 30
Jan. 3 Around 2:23 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 4:26 a.m., police warned a driver on Willow Street about having a taillight out. At 9:39 a.m., a caller reported lost property on Alimaq Drive. It was found and returned. At 12:30 p.m., a caller reported a parking complaint on Larch Street. The vehicle was moved. At 2:03 p.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street. Around 2:15 ...
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Calvary Chapel has church in Bells Flats
It started with a couple of ladies meeting with Azarias and Stacy Basamania in their home, and now the Calvary Chapel draws between 20 to 30 people on a weekly basis in its own quarters in a Bells Flats building that also houses grocery and liquor stores. The Chapel, which is pastored by Azarias, has been in its current location a little over a year. The church opened its doors in 2009 and moved from the Basamania...
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Do Kodiakans struggle with their faith?
My blog and Twitter account describe me as an irreverent priest struggling with and for Christianity, the Episcopal church, and chocolate. (Who wrote that, anyway?) For those of you who have trouble with any priest admitting irreverence or that they struggle with their faith, just how strong is your God, anyway? I am of the mindset of Pierre Theilard de Chardin who said, "By virtue of the Creation, and still more ...
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Amazing Nature: Arctic is New International Frontier
This article was not written in Kodiak. This January, I have travelled far to the West and North to Tromso, the fifth largest town in Norway, to attend a conference called “Arctic Frontiers.” Upon arrival, we were greeted by subzero temperatures and a sparse but existent snow cover. It was the week of the sun’s return, and after months of semi-darkness the sun appeared for a few minutes as a large red ball between...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo picks his Super Bowl winner (video)
For the past two weeks Gizmo has immersed himself in the NFL Network’s second-to-second coverage of Super Bowl XLIX. What do you expect from a dog who spends his entire day at home with a cat and a ferret while both his parents are at work? He has enjoyed all the analytical looks at the game and the interviews — his favorite presser was Katy Perry’s because her dog Butters made an appearance dressed in a blue foot...
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Kodiak boys host Colony
The opening 12 games of the basketball season was just an appetizer for Kodiak’s boys. The Bears are wiping the plate clean as today’s game against Colony triggers a string of 10 straight Northern Lights Conference games to finish the season. “This is the real season right here. This is where you come to play,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “The first half the guys were learning our system.” Today’s game tips ...
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Kodiak girls head to Colony
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Kodiak’s girls basketball team is going to log a bundle of frequent flier miles over the next six weeks. After playing seven of their first 10 games at home, the Bears will finish the regular season with 12 consecutive away games. That stretch begins at 7 o’clock tonight in a Northern Lights Conference game at Colony. With so much travel in front of them the girls can leave their d...
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