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New org. aims to combine small donations into something bigger
A recently formed organization in Kodiak plans to combine the donations of 100 or more women to give a large one-time donation to a local non-profit and then do it again four times per year. Lynnette Anderson Wood, who grew up in Kodiak and now is an Anchorage resident, and Jennie Schauff of Kodiak, have started a local chapter of the international organization 100 Who Care. Locally called 100+Women Who Care, the ...
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Kodiak parks could close if budget is cut
If budget cuts at the state level continue this year, Kodiak’s state parks could close with the staff members laid off. Preston Kroes, the chief park ranger in Kodiak, said Valdez and Sitka have already seen cuts and staff laid off, and Kodiak appears to be next on the chopping block. The park system in Kodiak employs Kroes to fill the lone permanent year-round position. The parks in Kodiak also have four seasonal...
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Millstein returns for senior season
Elinore Millstein, the final piece left to Kodiak’s 2012 girls swimming and diving state championship team, will be making her final home appearance this weekend. Millstein, a freshman on the 2012 team, swam the butterfly leg on the 200-yard medley relay team, the first event at the state meet. The team disqualified, but Kodiak still ended up defending its state title. “It was fun and a good experience,” said the ...
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Twisting ‘intolerance’
In the book “1984” George Orwell illustrated extremely well how totalitarian states manipulate language to control the masses. In the book, Orwell develop terms like “groupthink,” “Newspeak,” “Freedom is Slavery,” etc., to show how language can program people into believing a positive is a negative and a negative is a positive.  Today, the meaning of the term “tolerance” has been twisted, distorted and propagandiz...
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Preserve Termination Point access
To the editor, After hearing and reading about some of the controversy surrounding the Kodiak Island Borough resolution regarding Termination Point, I would like to urge assemblymen to vote in favor of pursuing negotiations with Lesnoi Inc. and Great Land Trust.  It seems the only valid issue is whether the community supports access to wilderness. Most other arguments I’ve heard against a borough-supported easemen...
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In the Courts: Oct. 9
Danielle Marie Christescu was found guilty of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. She was placed on probation for 36 months.
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PREP PICKS: High school playoffs begin
The regular season is done. Starting today, 16 teams from around the state will fight for three state titles in the large, medium and small school divisions. Since I’m in the business of predictions, I’m going out on a limb and predicting Soldotna will claim the medium-school title. Shocker. You can take that one to the bank. Eielson is the frontrunner to raise the small-school state title, but you can’t overlook ...
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Kodiak-based Coast Guard lift man from vessel
Members of the Coast Guard in a helicopter from the cutter Alex Haley hoisted a fishermen from a fishing vessel near Cold Bay Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard release. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter left the Alex Haley where it was patrolling the Bering Sea and flew to the Arctic Storm, a 314-foot fishing vessel, 63 miles west of Cold Bay after receiving a call that a 52-year-old man aboard the boat was in card...
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Teeing Off: What to watch on TV
It’s 9 p.m. Thursday and I’m finally getting to this space. I almost blew it off and placed a wire story here, but I knew that would have disappointed Gizmo. A cranky dog is no fun to live with. I was easily distracted Thursday at work with baseball playoffs and professional and college football on the television. I did more glancing at the TV then typing. Gotta love this time of the years. My only problem was the...
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Taking Gospel in words and work to Galena
Last summer it was Boston, where kids and chaperones from the Kodiak Bible Chapel youth group helped with church planting and cleaned up messes left by the first tornado in 50 years. This summer the team traveled to the community of Galena on the Yukon River. Its population deflates during the summer when students at the Galena Interior Learning Academy boarding school return to their communities, and subsistence ...
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