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Tapestry: Lenten fast is not ‘punishment’ but means of spiritual growth
“Why don’t the followers of Jesus fast?” wondered the disciples of John the Baptist. Since then, questions about fasting — refraining from certain types of food or any food — have abounded. Why do Christians fast? What benefits does fasting have? Why do Christians fast during Lent — the 40 days before Easter? Some scoff at the whole idea of prescribed fasting, which for Orthodox Christians means eating no animal p...
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Push is on to bring state’s best track athletes to Kodiak
Kodiak High School track coach Marcus Dunbar has planned a meet that will bring the best track athletes in Alaska together, but the planning is the easy part. He now needs $30,000 to get the teams to Kodiak. The Brian Young Invitational Track and Field Meet will be held on the city’s new track on May 24-25 during Crab Fest. Dunbar came up with the idea for the meet after Brian Young, a strong supporter of Kodiak t...
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Season preview: A new era for Kodiak baseball
Kodiak High’s baseball squad has a fresh look for the 2013 campaign. The Bears have a new head coach, a new artificial turf infield and a ton of first-time starters. “Some people could view this as a young team with just three seniors — two starting — but there is a lot of juniors that have played a lot of ball,” coach James Arnold said. Arnold, last year’s pitchers/catchers coach, takes over for longtime coach Ri...
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Temperature is new driver of Kodiak power use
As more Kodiak residents switch from fuel oil to electric heat, the Kodiak Electric Association is seeing bigger swings in power use, KEA CEO Darron Scott told the cooperative's board of directors on Thursday. According to a report released Thursday, Kodiak power use is down 7.36 percent in the first three months of 2013 when compared with the same months in 2012. While electrical sales were below budget, the coop...
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Parks and Rec schedule: April 26-May 3
April 26-May 3 YOUTH SOCCER Schedule: Following is this week’s schedule; games are preceded by their time and field number. Everything is at Baranof Football Field. Saturday, April 27 Practices at Woody Way Field 10 a.m. — Micro-1 Girls/Boys; 11 a.m. — Micro-2 Girls/Boys; Noon — Junior Girls/Boys; 1 p.m. — Strikers Girls/Boys Monday, April 29 Baranof Football Field Micro-1 Girls/Boys 6 p.m. — F-1, The AK Bears v. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 26
Wednesday, April 24 • At 1:33 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:08 a.m., a vehicle was left running, but no one was around. An officer turned it off. • At 9:02 a.m., a man found a pipe in the park and turned it over to an officer for destruction. • At 9:43 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dead deer was in the road. An officer saved it for charity pickup. • At 5:53 p.m., a caller reported a loo...
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Around Kodiak: April 26
The Baranov Museum will host a free public lecture tonight at 7 p.m. as part of Whale Fest. Anjuli Grantham, curator of collections, will present “Whaling the Kodiak Grounds.” Learn about the history of the whaling industry in Kodiak, the evolving technology used to hunt and products gathered from the whales. The Kodiak flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is teaching a boating safety class on Saturday from 9 a.m...
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Coast Guard Blotter: April 26
Monday, April 22 Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak put the 180-foot fishing vessel Baranof in contact with Coast Guard 17th District Command Center for a medevac request. A 27-year-old crewmember experienced a severe hand injury while operating a fish grinder. The duty flight surgeon provided medical advice but did not recommend the medevac since the fingers were unrecoverable and the patient was in stable...
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Stacy Studebaker releases new children's book about living in bear country
Kodiak resident Stacy Studebaker took an idea in hibernation for nearly two decades and turned it into a children’s book. Her inspiration for her latest book “Hey Bear Ho Bear,” which hit Kodiak bookshelves last week, came from a song her band Waterbound wrote twenty years ago. “Hey Bear Ho Bear” was a song on the band’s CD, “Alaska Animal Tales and Tunes.” “A lot of people know it and know the song,” she said. “W...
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Thaddeus H. Zdobylak
Thaddeus H. Zdobylak, 41, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in Kodiak on April 19, 2013, where he had worked as a commercial fisherman. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Zdobylak. He is survived by his father Ted Zdobylak, his brothers Mark (Molly) and Dustin, and his son Max. He was a graduate of Atherton High School, Denison University and a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He led an adventur...
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