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Giantism evolves in Ocean Depth and Cold
I have never heard of Werner Herzog before. However, when I was looking for a fitting quote to start this article with, it was his quote I found best suited: “What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” I do not usually refer to any ocean creature as a monster, because I think that every life form has evolved to succesfully suit its habitat. I am always fas...
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St. James priest is ‘citizen of the world’
Liz Simmons, St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church pastor, considers herself a citizen of the world, and since moving to Kodiak, her world has gotten bigger. “My soul feels more alive here than any other place I’ve lived,” she said. “I’m loving the diversity of Kodiak.” She also loves Kodiak’s natural beauty – the wooded trails and the water, which she enjoys even more when she travels in her new kayak. Within ...
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Qualified to lead Alaskans
o the Editor, Recently, an Anchorage columnist dubbed me a “great Alaskan” and said I should be “revered.” He’s wrong about one thing: I should not be revered; I should be elected. I would not be running for governor if I did not believe I am the most qualified person to lead Alaskans as we face tough challenges; challenges exacerbated by our current governor. Most pressing is deficit spending that will deplete ou...
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Confusing analysis
July 16, 2014 In a recent Letter-to-the-Editor, Professor J. Griffin [KoC professor of English] chooses to comment upon the recent Borough Assembly ordinance that restricts public speech at Borough meetings. I find his analysis confusing. First, he apparently accepts the Assembly’s description of the ordinance as the “Decorum in Debate” policy. Really? For as far as I can tell, the title is a deliberate misnomer. ...
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Thank you to the Coast Guard
This past Friday Lisa and I had the privilege to be involved with the Alex Haley family and Friends day onboard the ship. From the Commanding officer down, we have to complement the professionalism we experienced. Safety first was definitely everywhere and in every aspect of our experience from the new recruits being trained to the awesome barbecue. This is definitely a top-notch well-oiled crew who we have absolu...
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Little League All-Stars knocked out of finals
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak's Major Little League All-Star baseball team's run at the District I Finals came to an end Wednesday evening in Eagle River with a 12-2 loss to Knik in a consolation game. Kodiak heads home with a 4-3 tournament record, just a year after going 0-4. "The boys represented their community very well and were competitive with the larger Anchorage teams," coach Les James wrote in a text message...
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In the Courts: July 18
Blake Still pleaded guilty to driving in violation of an instructional permit. Still was sentenced to 90 days in jail (85 days suspended) and fined $500 ($500 suspended) and placed on probation for five years and ordered to pay restitution. Quent Richard Lee Jones pleaded no contest to criminal mischief in the fifth degree. Jones was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 suspended) and ordered to pay restitution and pl...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 18
July 1 • At 2:25 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • Around 2:30 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 3:24 a.m., a caller dialed 911 to report suspicious circumstances on Selief Lane. The subjects were gone when police arrived. • At 8:57 a.m., officers were unable to capture a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 11:01 a.m., police received a call from Spruce Cape Road about the...
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Around Kodiak: July 18
David Ostlund will give a short presentation about World War II as it relates to Kodiak at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Abercrombie State Historical Park office. Attendees can then take a guided walk to remaining World War II structures around the park. For more information, call 486-6339.
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Pasagshak closing to red sport fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has extended the closed waters to subsistence fishing in Pasagshak Bay, and closed the entire drainage to sport fishing for reds. For subsistence fishing, as of July 17 at 12:01 a.m. until December 31, the entire bay is closed. Closed waters are those north of a line from 57 degrees 26 minutes 4 seconds north latitude and 152 degrees 31 minutes 13 seconds west longitude to 57...
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