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Stay in step with heart
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 As I read this scripture today a word flashed on my mind’s eye: “faux pas.” Faux pas is a French word meaning false step. As I understand it the word came from the French court at a time when etiquette in the ballroom held high exp...
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AMAZING NATURE: Red sunrises mark the fall season
Mornings are my favorite time of the day and this one was truly spectacular. Sometimes I can adjust my work hours so that I can get in a run before starting work. Today was one such day. On my first loop around Lake Gertrude at Abercrombie Park the sun just climbed over the horizon as a big red ball. The ocean lay serenely and on its surface it seemed like a swirl of colors from red to pink, purple to gray compete...
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Playbook: Sept. 30
Friday, Sept. 30 Diving: Kodiak at Chugiak Invite. Volleyball: Kodiak at Wasilla. C squad, 2 p.m.; junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cross country: Kodiak at the state championships at Bartlett High School. 4A girls, 12:45 p.m. 4A boys, 2:15 p.m. Football: Kodiak at Eagle River, noon. Volleyball: Kodiak at Wasilla. C squad, 10 a.m.; junior varsity, 11 a.m.; varsity, 12:30 p.m. Diving: Kod...
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Teeing Off: Hunting for the playoffs
Whatever happens this weekend, it has been a fun ride. The Seattle Mariners head into the final weekend of the Major League Baseball season as one of four teams in contention for two American League wild card spots. The odds are not good that the Mariners will end their 15-year postseason drought — the longest in professional baseball. As of Thursday, Seattle had a 9.3 percent chance, according to fangraphs.com. B...
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NOAA ship updating Uganik Bay soundings
Updating 100-year-old navigational information, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago. It’s part of a multiyear project to correct the charts used by mariners, said Capt. E.J. Van Den Ameele, commanding officer of the surveying vessel, the Rainier. The 50-member crew of the 231-foot NOAA vessel uses a shallow-water, multi-beam...
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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Guest Opinion: Fix ordinance to protect plinking
The Kodiak City Council will soon hold a public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 1359. If adopted, the ordinance will prohibit the discharge of firearms and other dangerous weapons in the city. This ordinance was brought forward due to hunting activities taking place in heavily used recreational areas within the city limits. One fairly recent example was the shooting of a deer with a firearm on Near Island in 201...
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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