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Ferris is a dedicated AD
To the Editor, I am a parent of two high school students and am very surprised and saddened by the school's decision to pull Mr. Ferris out as the athletic director. He is a dedicated person and gets his job done. He is not only an athletic director, but he is a mentor and counselor to our students. He is always ready and able to listen to students and parents concerns. I found out about the school's decision from...
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Guest opinion: Federal records must be kept in Alaska
I'm writing to voice my concern over the proposed permanent closure of the National Archives and Records Administration's Anchorage facility. NARA is the federal agency that is responsible for preserving and making accessible federal records. In Alaska, the Anchorage NARA office is the place where the records of the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the oth...
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Faithful take to the streets on Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday
Except for the modern dress of many of the participants, the procession could have been lifted out of a scene in ancient Jerusalem, Athens or Constantinople. Orthodox faithful from Holy Resurrection and St. Innocents parishes carried images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary (Theotokos,) John the Baptist, and other holy people who exemplified the Christian faith. The progression was led by a cross bearer and clergy,...
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Amazing Nature: Ecosystems are large and small and found in unlikely places
What is an ecosystem? Is it large like the entire worldwide ocean or small like a drop of water? What factors are at work in ecosystems? How are the organisms in marine ecosystems connected? Ask any sixth-grade student in Kodiak this year about marine ecosystems and they should have some of these answers for you. During the past three weeks, sea urchins, kelp, crabs, sea stars, snails and hermit crabs have visited...
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3 KHS students head to Arctic Winter Games
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Moving from Michigan to Kodiak four years ago, Izzy Riina had never heard of the Arctic Winter Games. Neither had Kyrstal Fabricante or Joel Valdez. The three Kodiak High School students will experience first hand what the games are all about as members of Team Alaska. The 23rd Arctic Winter Games, a weeklong event featuring nine contingents from the circumpolar north, begins Satur...
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Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner
The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing mariner in the Bering Sea Wednesday evening. A man fell overboard from the 87-foot fishing vessel Seeker 10 miles northwest of Unimak Island in the Bering Sea Wednesday morning. A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk crew forward deployed to Cold Bay, the Cutter Alex Haley and good Samaritan crews searched 64 square miles and 10 hours, but could not find the mariner, accord...
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Fogle comes up short of winning national contest
Kodiak’s Amy Fogle fell short of being named the top high school girls basketball coach in the nation in the USA Today High School Sports’ America’s Best contest series. Fogle, the Alaska and western region winner, received 22,849 votes in the national round that ended Wednesday evening. Her total number of votes was up 17,588 from the western round, but not enough to overtake the nine other coaches. Jesse Nelson ...
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Local Results: March 14
Girls Little Dribblers Thursday, March 6 State Farm (3rd/4th) 16, F/V Halcyon 10 Shanoah Spaer 6, Kristen Carstens 6 and Beatrize Gumtang 4 points for State Farm. Kieara Blondin 6, Navaeh Hemmingway 2 and Kyla Quiambao 2 points for F/V Halcyon. Wingspan 18, Teen Center 16 Ariana Kenese 14, Kaitlyn Deal 2 and Elan Hilty 2 points for Wingspan. Olivia Troxell 8, Davanna Klier 4, Bella Klier 2 and Mari Hansell 2 point...
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High school project puts socks on the homeless
Tasked to do a high school project, Jonni Myers was stumped on what to do. Advice from her teacher pushed the Kodiak High School senior in the right direction. “She told me to choose something that was important to me,” Myers said. Since Myers’ mother works at the Brother Francis Shelter, she decided to do a sock drive for the homeless. “She taught me a lot about homeless people and what they go through,” Myers sa...
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Della Rae Fannin
Della Rae Fannin, 59 passed away on March 1, 2014, at her home in Sutton Alaska. Della was born on Aug. 7, 1954 in Kodiak, Alaska to Vern and Katherine Fannin. She spent most of her younger life in Kodiak and graduated from Kodiak High School. In Kodiak, Della attended summer camps with the Kodiak Baptist Church almost every summer. She traveled through Alaska residing in Anchorage and Sutton. Della was a retired ...
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