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Trusty Tusty, Part 4: Years of bumps add up
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. Every year, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena gets a checkup. It’s taken out of service, hauled into dry dock and examined. If things are irredeemably broken, they’re...
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Kodiak football entertains Homer today
Kodiak rekindles its rivalry with former Northern Lights Conference member Homer at 6 p.m. today at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The all-time series between the two schools is knotted at six wins apiece, with Kodiak winning the last two games, 22-20 in 2014 and 26-8 in 2013. Homer, now part of the small-school Peninsula Conference, lost to Barrow last week 47-6. The Mariners (0-2) were playing without starting junio...
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PIGSKIN PICKS: Ushering in Week 3
Madden 17 hit stores this week. Normally, I would have picked up a copy by now, but my XBox is collecting dust in the bedroom. Sad. Since the addition of Gizmo and Pepper Jack, I don’t have any time to game. The pups constantly want to go for walks. Pepper Jack is fascinated with mud puddles, while Gizmo is afraid of anything that moves. When I’m not walking the two, I’m working, working out or watching the Marine...
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TAPESTRY: Lutheran crosses world to study Orthodoxy
If you want to study Orthodoxy in Alaska, the best thing to do is to come to Kodiak, where Orthodox missionaries brought the Gospel more than 200 years ago. And that’s exactly what German pastor Imre Istvan did. He wanted to see how the Orthodox faith remains vibrant and life-changing among the faithful, so he hung out with lay people, local clergy, monks and nuns on Spruce and Nilus islands; he attended long, dra...
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Kodiak XC heads to state preview meet
Kodiak’s cross country team was not home for long. After returning Monday from a 10-day trip to the Mainland, the Bears are back on the road, this time competing at Saturday’s Bartlett State Preview meet in Anchorage. Thirty teams — big and small — will get a taste of the state championship course. The girls hit the trail at 11:20 a.m., followed by the boys at noon. Kodiak’s boys finished third in last year’s edit...
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MILESTONE MAN: Keplinger scored Kodiak's first varsity home and away touchdowns
On an overcast August evening, minutes after the conclusion of a Kodiak High School football practice, Zach Keplinger pointed to the north end zone, the spot where he scored the program’s first home varsity touchdown in 2003. Keplinger hauled in a 14-yard reception from quarterback Clyde Valdez in the first quarter of what turned out to be a 26-20 victory over the Valdez Buccaneers. The scoring strike signaled tha...
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ACHIEVERS; McDonald named superintendent of the year
Stewart McDonald has been named “Alaska Superintendent of the Year” for 2017 by the Alaska Superintendents Association, according to a release from the Kodiak Island Borough School District. McDonald received the award during the Aug. 22 regular meeting of the KIBSD Board of Education. Lisa Parady, ASA’s executive director, made the trip from Juneau to present the award. During her presentation, Parady called McDo...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 3: Exams and jury-rigging
Editor’s note: This is the third part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. If it were a car, it would be eligible for the specialty license plates Alaska reserves for antiques. At 52 years old, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena is older than...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting it together: Council, assembly agree to schedule joint meetings
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold meetings every other month to facilitate communication between the two bodies. On Tuesday, at the two governing bodies’ first joint work session in five months, city mayor Pat Branson proposed the bi-monthly meetings, to which the council and assembly members readily agreed. “It’s on our calendar, who shows up, what the agenda might be, it would ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 25
Aug. 18 At approximately 1:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) vehicle going through the construction area near mile 11 of the Chiniak Highway. The driver was said to have disobeyed the flagger and pilot car and had sped through the construction area recklessly. Troopers responded to the area and found the REDDI vehicle in the ditch at mile 15. The dr...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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