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Room for everyone at cowboy church
This Sunday, Aug. 30, some Kodiak church folk will leave their stain-glassed buildings for a sanctuary in the great outdoors where their voices will harmonize with the birds and their prayers will go upward without obstruction of ceiling and rafters. The worship service, which will take place at the recreation center in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, is known as cowboy church. Some worshipers will dress f...
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AMAZING NATURE: Climate changes witnessed firsthand by experienced sailors
We can study climate change and look at convincing data collections of changing sea surface temperatures and we think that we get it. Most of us know that one of the effects are stronger and more frequent storms and changes in wind patterns. However, while I don’t doubt this information to be true, without any personal experiences it is easy to ignore it. This week I had the great pleasure to meet a couple of fell...
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Kodiak is full of volunteers
Want to meet some of the finest people you will ever meet? Look for a volunteer. Despite what many civic organizations like churches, Rotary, Lions, and Elks club are finding with their requirements of long-term commitment, finding volunteers isn’t hard to find. I went by the Humane Society the other day (maybe another dog will find its way into my heart!) and two pre-teen girls were keeping an eye on the cats whi...
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Winter ferry schedule released, cancellation/change fees increase
The Alaska Marine Highway System has released the winter schedule for all Alaska ferries and announced an updated cancellation and change fee system requiring immediate payment for all trips. According to the online schedule, Kodiak will see the Tustumena make trips from Kodiak to Homer about three times per week for most of the winter. The Tustumena will also be making trips connecting Ouzinkie and Port Lions res...
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Kodiak football hosts Kenai
Players on the Kodiak High football team will have an early wake-up call for their game on Saturday. The Bears’ important Northern Lights Conference tilt against Kenai will begin at 10 a.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Home games traditionally start at 2 p.m., but the game had to be moved up because Kenai is catching the ferry back to the Peninsula at 3 p.m. The game starts at 10, but for players and coaches the ...
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Local government addresses bycatch management impacts
The Kodiak City Council passed a letter commenting on an environmental impact statement for Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management at its Wednesday special meeting, while the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is scheduled to consider an identical letter at its special meeting tonight. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed and approved the letter Wednesday morning. “Recently, the National Marine Fisheries Service...
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Focusing on transition to motherhood: Betsy Lund
This is the second piece in a series focusing on working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series includes perspective from several local moms on their experiences and what has or hasn't worked for them in the journey of motherhood. Today's featured mom is longtime Kodiak resident Betsy Lund. She is a mother of two children, both younger than four. Betsy is also an athlete...
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Shocked by logging activities in Chiniak
Three weeks ago I had the great pleasure of coming to Kodiak with my wife and two young children to visit my father-in-law, who is a longtime Chiniak resident. We fished, took in the sights. In all, it was a very enjoyable time for all of us. Imagine my shock when I came across miles and miles of island that had been clear-cut, with trucks going up and down the road every 20 minutes filled with freshly downed tree...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 27
Aug. 22 At 9:05 p.m., a Kodiak man reported several items were stolen from the vacant lot next to Walmart. A 55-gallon burn barrel he used to dispose of paperwork, two cinder blocks and three “construction candles” were taken sometime in the last week. Troopers searched the area and found one of the blocks and the candles, and did not find the remaining block and the barrel. The taken items were valued at approxim...
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An inquiry about the word quarry
One word that seemed to rock headlines and the P&Z public comment period was “quarry.” Recently, the word “quarry” has come to connote, for lack of a better word, “oops.” A big “oops,” as in, “Oops, I’m sorry I destroyed half of a trail in a conservation-zoned piece of public property.” “Quarry” is a homonym that can confuse word historians. In one sense, “quarry” means, as it does here, a place to excavate rocks;...
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