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St. Herman’s Seminary begins transitional, 40th year on high note
Father John Dunlop, dean of St. Herman’s Seminary in Kodiak, has a positive outlook for the school year. “I feel a sense of vitality and vision for where we’re going,” said Dunlop, who has been dean of the school since 2007. “We have a good group of students who seem” to be eager to learn the ways of the Orthodox Church, he said. This year the seminary is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the school, which was f...
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KDM editorial: Baranof Park improvements to be enjoyed by everyone
At 1 p.m. Saturday, Kodiak celebrates the completion of the new Baranof Park turf field. A grand celebration has been planned, complete with a ceremonial mile, singing by the Kodiak High School Choir, a Coast Guard flyover and more. The multimillion-dollar field will then be dedicated as the Kodiak High School football team plays its homecoming game, and Kodiakans should turn out to show their support. The field w...
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End of an era at Joe Floyd Track and Field
A new chapter of Kodiak football begins Saturday. The team unveils its new artificial turf surface at Joe Floyd Track and Field at 2 p.m. against Soldotna. Before turf, Kodiak compiled a 21-12 record on the uneven, muddy, natural grass playing field. Here are a few highlights of the old field. First varsity game: On Aug. 23, 2003, Kodiak defeated Valdez 26-20. Running back Brad Zemke rushed for 147 yards and one t...
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Another Day in Paradise: The call of the wild cannot be drowned out
As a young man growing up, I spent many hours every week out in the woods that surrounded my childhood. Old growth logs lay across forest floors like silent sentinels of a time gone by. If you climbed up on top of these sleeping giants you could see the gentle twists and turns in the salmon berry bushes and ferns that hinted at the trails that lay hidden beneath them. Trails that were worn hard by the footfalls of...
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Perspective: Running away a common thing for Salvadorans
Carmen is sixteen. She’s sitting in my patio, twisting her handkerchief between her hands and nervously accepting all the food that I, equally nervous, am offering her. She ran away from home early this morning, showed up at my friend Aracely’s house at 6 a.m. asking for shelter, and is now quietly hunched in a plastic chair, munching cookies while I question her about her situation. “I had to leave. It just got t...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 14
Saturday, Sept. 8 Coast Guard and other search and rescue personnel rescued two mariners in the vicinity of Point Amelia, about 25 miles northwest of Sitka, Saturday. According to one of the rescued men, their 28-foot fishing vessel, the Kaitlin Rai, sank near Beaver Point Sept. 7, leaving one man stranded in a fishing tote and the other in the water. Both crewmembers were located and rescued in conjunction with f...
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Colorado company makes big donation to Ouzinkie firefighters
The Ouzinkie Village Response Team can now react to emergencies quickly. Ouzinkie recently received a donation of $6,000 worth of emergency response pager equipment from Swissphone, a company in Colorado that designs alert systems and equipment. In the absence of a fire truck, Ouzinkie fire chief Travis Sheppard has been trying to raise money for new fire equipment to help with response times. Sheppard reached out...
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Kodiak police station's heating system breaks
The city of Kodiak will spend $37,000 to repair failing seals and acidic glycol in the heating system of the Kodiak police station. Glycol is the material used to carry heat from the police station’s boiler to other parts in the building. Sometime during installation of the heating system, the glycol became contaminated, turning it acidic. By January, the acidity within the system had dissolved seals, causing leak...
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Silver salmon fishing limit cut on Buskin River
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued new restrictions on silver salmon fishing in the Buskin River. Effective Saturday, fishermen will be allowed to catch only one silver salmon per day. Each fish must be at least 20 inches. The normal catch limit of two fish per day remains in effect throughout the rest of the Kodiak road system. A fisherman may catch one silver salmon in the Buskin and another in an...
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Secretary of Commerce declares disaster for king salmon fisheries in Yukon, Kuskokwim and Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE (AP) — King salmon fisheries in major Alaska watersheds have been declared failures by the U.S. Department of Commerce, making commercial fishermen eligible for disaster relief. Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced the disaster declaration Thursday for the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, which flow into the Bering Sea, and for Cook Inlet region south of Anchorage, which includes the Kena...
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