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TAPESTRY: Hospice helps bring the ‘best of times’ out of the worst
“If not you, then who?” It’s a question that prompted Margaret Kavanaugh to follow through with her intention to apply for the position of part-time executive director of Hospice and Palliative Care of Kodiak. Kavanaugh, a retired special education teacher, didn’t have “executive director” on her resume, but she had a special place in her heart for Hospice and turned out to be a perfect fit. She grew up here in a ...
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TEEING OFF: And the Super Bowl winner is ...
Do the football gods believe in storybook endings? They sure do. Seeing John Elway ride into retirement after winning Super Bowl XXXIII — that’s 33 for the Roman numeral challenged — was proof of that. That’s is why Peyton Manning will win Super Bowl 50. Actors are already lining up to play the quarterback in the made-for-TV movie. Gizmo has already been casted as the adorable dog. While we are on the topic of ado...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 5
Jan. 26 At approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers executed a search warrant at a residence pursuant to an ongoing assault investigation. Investigation revealed a Kodiak was in possession of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine. Benton was placed under arrest and transported to the Kodiak City Jail where he was remanded for the charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree without bai...
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God suits up for anyone who really asks
What’s on your mind these days? The primaries, Super Bowl, St. Mary’s fish fry, or upcoming Serendipity Auction? Or maybe the Hospice Valentine’s Ball on Feb. 13? For a town that is supposed to be hibernating in the off-season, we have a lot going on. I’m somewhere between putting away my Christmas decorations, having left my tree up until Candlemas — Jesus’ presentation in the temple 40 days after his birth — and...
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AMAZING NATURE: Plastic in oceans causing health disruption
If I offered you something to eat and told you it could disrupt your metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood, would you thankfully accept, enjoy and share with your kids? I think most of us would say we would rather not poison our bodies like that, if we were told in such a way. However, we may be eating chemicals daily that have just such properties. We a...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Even twin sister can do a double-take
Confused glances from strangers, seemingly psychic moments and a life speckled with coincidences — just some of the many ingredients for existence as an identical twin. Many of my Mountain Views column readers may not know I have an identical twin sister, Ella, here on the island. Ella and I were born and raised on Kodiak and left for college in upstate New York (different colleges) and both returned here to raise...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 5
FRIDAY'S QUESTION: In 2003, Port Lions won the school’s only mixed six state volleyball championship. What team did the Lions beat in the championship match? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: In 1987, Dave Geddes won the inaugural Kodiak Island Golf Championship with a 36-hole total of 173. He also won in 1995 with a 155.
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James McCarthy, two-time winner of the Kodiak Island Golf Championship, died Monday
Kodiak lost a golfing icon on Monday. James McCarthy, a two-time Kodiak Island Golf Champion, died of pancreatic cancer in Kodiak. He was 38. McCarthy, who was also a commercial fisherman, was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. He underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Anchorage. Before being sidelined with cancer, McCarthy, a native of Ireland, made his mark on the links. “He was probably the bes...
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Investigator: Police acted properly on Sept. 16
A report by the city of Kodiak’s independent investigator concludes that Kodiak police officers “maintained a professional response and demeanor” during a Sept. 16 encounter that evoked public attention and criticism. On that day police Sgt. Francis de la Fuente responded with officers Kathleen Gambling and Phillip Christman at about 5:16 p.m. when a 911 caller reported “someone is harassing them and is trying to ...
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Town, state seek best e-cig policy
E-cigarette use among Alaska adults rose from 1 to 4 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to a state of Alaska epidemiology bulletin from the Department of Health and Social Services. Nationally, the popularity of e-cigarettes has increased, but the safety of the product, particularly when used by young people, continues to be of concern to both smoking cessation groups and lawmakers. The state bulletin goes on to...
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