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What will really matter 25 years in the future?
Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year. A fresh slate. A do-over. I love such times as these, to start over, with fresh resolutions to be a better, more faithful, new person. Fresh starts are a lot like a new-fallen snow, where all of the ugliness and grayness of our lives is temporarily covered, and we can take a breath and a snow day from our sense that we are no good. We can try anew to be better people. I als...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Justice to be pressing matter next year
A year has come and gone. But “year” has not always meant the 12 months in the Julian calendar. While today we spell “year” with a y, it has changed from the Old English “gear” (though pronounced nearly the same), which derives from the Proto-Germanic “jeram.” The Proto-Indo-European root “yer-o” means, more broadly, “season.” The Greeks transformed “yer-o” into “hora,” which could mean any part of a year, day, or...
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TEEING OFF: Heading into the new year with high hopes
2016 is going to be the year of the Seattle Mariners. I can feel it. Gizzy can feel it. As much as I have enjoyed the Seahawks’ success over the past four years, I would go bonkers if the Mariners made the playoffs, something that hasn’t happened since 2001. I’m beginning to believe the Mariners’ lack of success is why Gizmo is sometimes a crab. He has really turned up his orneriness during the past week — I guess...
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Pletnikoff footage to be released Thursday
The city of Kodiak will make police body camera footage and other records related to a controversial Sept. 16 response by Kodiak officers available for viewing on Thursday, according to a city announcement. In a suit brought by the Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corp., Court Judge Steve Cole ruled on Dec. 22 that the city must comply with public records requests for the material. The corporation, the Kodiak Daily Mirr...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 30
Nov. 8 At 3:13 a.m., police received a request for assistance removing an intoxicated man from the 200 block of West Rezanof Drive. They left when police asked. At 8:08 a.m., police received a report of a woman wanting to kill herself. Police took her into protective custody. At 11 a.m., police received a report of a dog barking for two hours in the 1300 block of Rezanof Drive. The owner promised to resolve the is...
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Walkers’ plan for PFD unfair to poor
To the editor: The governor finds support for his tax plan. Yeah, by the rich. His tax plan will hurt the poor across the island and state the most. His tax plan should not include using the permanent fund. People with disabilities, the poor, elserly and children depend on every last dollar from the permanent fund. His tax plan is a disaster for these groups. The governor needs a broader approach that includes a p...
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Fierce winds expected in Kodiak
Forecasted “hurricane force winds” cancelled the state ferry Tustumena’s trips between Homer and Kodiak on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A sailing from Homer to Kodiak is rescheduled for Thursday. The National Weather Service Alaska issued a warning on its Facebook page for aviators, advising caution due to high winds expected not ...
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John Malloy continues coaching in Prague
Nearly 5,000 miles away from his hometown of Kodiak, and on a different continent, John Malloy has continued his passion for coaching. The 1994 Kodiak High School graduate is in his third year coaching boys basketball at the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic, the last two years spent at the varsity level. Instead of road trips to Wasilla and Kenai, he is playing games in Istanbul and Moscow. “It...
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Alaska Science Forum: Wolves move back into Calif.
A headline in the print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle catches the eye of a visiting Alaskan: Wolves feed on calf. In a Dec. 20 story, Chronicle reporter John King reported that wolves were likely responsible for killing and eating a young beef cow from a rancher’s herd in northern California. It is the first reported wolf kill on California livestock since the 1920s. That was the last time people saw wolv...
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Emerald heights geared for senior tenants
Nearly one year after it opened, the Emerald Heights apartment complex on Near Island has unfilled units available for Kodiakans aged 55 and over. Talks for the development of Emerald Heights began in 2010, after it was determined that there was a need for housing exclusively for older residents, said Mindy Pruitt, housing director at the Kodiak Island Housing Authority. KIHA reached the conclusion based on the lo...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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