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Cheap rooms in Heaven await rude people
If ever I need to be reminded that I have spent too much time doing church stuff, I need only ask a coffee shop barista or one of my nephews, "What are people talking about these days?" Or, "What should I write about in my column?" This Wednesday, I asked this of Matty, one of my favorite baristas at Harborside Coffee and Goods, and he said, "How about the power of politeness?" Whoa. Not as theologically relevant ...
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AMAZING NATURE: Turning a New Leaf for the Ocean in the New Year
Last Friday was the first day of a new year, a good time for new beginnings. I have always found the question about New Year’s resolutions awkward, because I try to live my life a day at a time and make the most of every day. Should that not mean that a year is a progression of small resolutions of how to change ones life a step at a time? I find that resolutions build up slowly, like an egg that takes so much tim...
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City, borough meet tonight about FITC
The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meet tonight to discuss the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, often referred to as the Fish Tech Center or FITC, and the University of Alaska system president will also be in town. According to a release from the University of Alaska, UA president Jim Johnsen and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research Dr. Daniel White will attend the meeti...
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Small schools numbers combined
The Kodiak Island Borough School District faces a nearly $518,000 decrease in state funding after actual enrollment numbers proved lower than anticipated. The KIBSD Board of Education discussed a revision of its fiscal year 2016 budget at a work session on Monday. The revised budget presented includes proposals for general fund spending and a proposal to move funds from the unreserved fund balance to cover lower t...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 7
Dec. 17 A Washington man pled guilty to taking a brown bear as a non-resident without a licensed hunting guide. The plea stemmed from a May investigation conducted by Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Kodiak Island. He was issued a fine of $5,000 and ordered to pay restitution to the State of Alaska in the amount of $3,271. Dec. 18 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man about a commercial fishing crewmember license di...
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Opt out of candy stores for adults
To the editor: The best time to prepare for something is before it happens. If you plan on running in a marathon you train before the activity. If you plan on being a doctor you do your education and training prior to treating people. The same type of activities should be front and center prior to voting in an election. However, there are others with different philosophies. Like my entire extended family who blind...
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The Floyd starts tonight
The 49th edition of the Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament begins in an unusual way today at Kodiak High School. For what could be the first time in the historic tournament, neither Kodiak teams will play on the first day. Instead, fans will be treated to a co-ed doubleheader between 3A Anchorage Christian and 4A North Pole. The girls game begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 8:30 p...
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Joe Floyd tourney to be shifted back to December
The Joe Floyd tournament is moving back to December. Debbie Rohrer, first-year Kodiak Island Borough School District director of student activities, told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that next season’s Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament — the 50th edition — will take place Dec. 27-29. “I made that decision because I would like to see it back in December again,” Rohrer said. “I remember whe...
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Contest begins for naming new ferries
Alaska students have the opportunity to help name two new ferries slated to begin Southeast service in the next few years, according to a release from Gov. Bill Walker’s office. Still under construction in Ketchikan, the two ferries are expected to be finished in 2018. In the meantime, sixth through 12th graders can submit a name and essay about what they think the ferries should be named. Names are limited by sta...
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Week in Words: Militating against management style
The year has begun with much conflict over governmental bureaucracy. I know. I know. Talking about governmental bureaucracy is not exactly, well, the sexiest of ways to begin a year. But I don’t make the news. I just reflect on it. But think about it: The Kodiak Island Borough is still trying to figure out what to do with the manager position, an armed militia has occupied a federal building in protest of bureaucr...
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