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After years of bad choices, Burnett finds home on KHS XC team
On an early October day in Anchorage, with the ground caked in mud, Micah Burnett never felt more alive. The Kodiak High School senior with a contagious smile was doing something he never thought was possible — running at the 4A state cross country championships. It was something that nobody thought was possible. A year and a half before the race, Burnett started the process of regaining control of his life. He wa...
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Homeless families face crisis
61 –year –old Monte Hawver, who oversees the Brother Francis Shelter, looks out on the quiet streets of Kodiak envisioning the explosion of human sorrow that will flood them in May. May is when hundreds of families must vacate the Jackson Mobile Home Park. “Kodiak has never really had to deal with family homelessness,” Hawver said. He has been operating the homeless shelter since 1991. In that role, he has had to ...
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Man sentenced for sexual abuse of 7-year-old
A man was sentenced last week to 25 years in jail with 15 suspended for the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl. Christopher Stroup, 20, pleaded guilty in July to a charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, a Class B felony. A charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, an unclassified felony, was dismissed. He was sentenced on Oct. 13. According to an Alaska State Trooper affidavit of the i...
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Man pleads guilty to criminal mischief in church vandalism case
The man accused of vandalizing the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Kodiak pled guilty Tuesday to a single combination charge of criminal mischief. Arkimedes Garcia, 22, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class C felony. The single charge combines eight criminal mischief in the third degree charges, all of which were for damages caused to the church. A single charge of burgla...
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School Board asks for fields consideration if Woody Way Field development occurs
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education passed a resolution at their Monday meeting asking that the borough consider the need for field space if Woody Way Field gets developed despite no concrete plans currently for developing the area. Although the borough has looked at plans for creating residential housing lots on the edges of the field, also referred to as KANA field or the Kilarney Hills ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 23
Oct. 20 3:11 a.m. Driver given advisement for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign; Mill Bay Road. 6:34 a.m. Reports a suspicious female who seems impaired won't leave her property; gone on arrival E. Hillcrest Drive. 6:58 a.m. Driver given advisement for speeding; E. Rezanof Drive. 7:13 a.m. Driver given advisement for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign and for failure to register his vehicle. B...
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In the Courts: Oct. 23
Roberto Aragon Jr. pleaded guilty to criminal trespass in the second degree. Aragon Jr. was placed on probation for six months and ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service. Konstantin Basargin pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Basargin was sentenced to 120 days in jail (100 suspended) and fined $6,000 ($3,000 suspended) and had his license revoked for one year and ordered to use an ignit...
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Teeing Off: Half of the World Series is set
The “Amazin” Mets are back in the World Series. The last time New York played in the big show was in 2000. Benny Agbayani was on that team. Why do I bring that up? Agbayani played at Hawaii Pacific University, and I was a freshman at HPU in 2000. I don’t remember the university making a big deal about it, but I don’t remember many things from college. The Mets swept the Chicago Cubs in the National League Champion...
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Village atmosphere at St. Herman’s Seminary
Villages – clusters of people bound by strands of blood, common history and language, a mutual struggle for survival and a shared interest in their children and the beliefs that answer the questions of the soul. Most of the students and their families at St. Herman’s Seminary come from villages on the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta and Bristol Bay. They converge in the large community of Kodiak to form their own village. T...
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Does changeless God fit with changing world?
"Let nothing disturb you; let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patient endurance attains all things. Alone God suffices." This wonderful prayer of St. Teresa of Avila has always been especially comforting to me -- the idea that everything passes (yes, even the good things, but especially the painful events of life), that God is ENOUGH for me, right here, right now. But the idea that...
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