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If you try sometimes you get Thanksgiving
Have you found that your default mood these days is dissatisfaction? Do you find yourself wishing you had someone else’s life? And do you realize that you break the commandment all the time: “Thou shalt not envy”? If you answered any of these yes, don’t feel bad. You’re getting a lot of support, even encouragement, to feel this way. Our culture, or at least our economy which needs us to keep spending, needs even m...
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Johnson remains perfect in MMA
Charlie Johnson didn’t spend a lot of time in the cage on Wednesday. The former Kodiak resident knocked out Colten Goracke in the first round of his welterweight bout at AFC 118 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The win pushed Johnson’s mixed martial arts record to 2-0. In May, he defeated Charles Espinal via tap out during AFC 116. Dana White, UFC president, was at Wednesday’s event filming for his reality show, “L...
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Johnson remains perfect in MMA
Charlie Johnson didn’t spend a lot of time in the cage on Wednesday. The former Kodiak resident knocked out Colten Goracke in the first round of his welterweight bout at AFC 118 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The win pushed Johnson’s mixed martial arts record to 2-0. In May, he defeated Charles Espinal via tap out during AFC 116. Dana White, UFC president, was at Wednesday’s event filming for his reality show, “L...
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AMAZING NATURE: Helping hands and hearts bring hope
Some days writing a column about marine life around Kodiak Island is easy. After all, we live in what I believe is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and the ocean around us is full of wonders. On other days it is very difficult, not because the ocean is any less full of wonders but because my mind lingers on topics that cause me worry and sadness. Today is one of those days. It started with a phone call...
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Kodiak Fire Department’s first 75 years
Current and former firefighters gathered at the Kodiak firehouse Wednesday to commemorate the founding of the city’s fire department just after the city itself was chartered in 1940. “We have come a long way from what was literally buckets,” Fire Chief Jim Mullican said, referring to the first days when fires were put out by a bucket brigade. Now, the department has 13 firefighters on staff and responds to more th...
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Low volunteer numbers plague volunteer departments
Kodiak’s volunteer fire departments are shorthanded, with one at half the ideal complement of firefighters. The two fire stations in the Kodiak Island Borough serve Womens Bay and the Monashka and Spruce Cape areas, the main areas of large populations on the road system outside city limits. Bayside Fire Station, serving Fire Protection Area No. 1, mainly the road system to the north and east of the city limits, ha...
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Wrestlers head to Lancer Smith
Kodiak wrestling coach Mike Hautala said his squad has “overachieved” through the first part of the season. “We are like the bad news Bears,” the first-year coach said. “We are winning stuff that on paper we shouldn’t be.” Kodiak has finished in the top 5 of three tournaments this season, and it has accomplished that with a team full of youth. The Bears lineup for last week’s Peninsula Duals — an event Kodiak plac...
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France, Islam share common root in peace
This weekend, the streets of Paris became the next victim of the Islamic State’s terror. And this brings up two interesting words: Islam and France. The word “Islam,” as it refers to the religious system, has only been in the English language since 1818. Previously, in English texts, it was known as Islamism (18th century), Muhammadism (mid-17th century) and Mahometry (15th century). It wasn’t until 1850 that some...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 19
Twenty years ago: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council approved the purchase of Shuyak Island from the Kodiak Island Borough for $42,000 for use as a state park.The Kodiak High School Advisory Group for a discussion titles “Drugs, Peer Pressure, and Reclaiming our Kids.” Ten years ago: The U.S. Coast Guard announced the 230-foot cutter Storis would be decommissioned after 63 years in service, starting as a N...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 19
Nov. 15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a woman at the Anton Larsen boat ramp and found she didn’t validate her harvest tag after taking a deer. She was cited for failing to validate harvest tag.
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