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Study looks at loans to halt ‘graying of the fleet’
Young fishermen face challenges entering the fishing industry; that was the topic at the first forum during ComFish 2016. “Over the decades that we’ve all been here, some of us, we’ve seen and experienced a lot of changes, and it’s important to understand the trend and use our collective island experience to chart the course for our future and identify the challenges and work toward finding solutions,” said Theres...
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Champs are back
For the fifth time in program history, the Kodiak boys’ track and field team begins the season as the defending 4A state champions. The previous four times never resulted in a repeat. Will that change this season? Senior Kordell Pillans believes it can. “Two out of the three track seasons that I have been here we have won state,” he said. “I’m hoping we can make it three out of the four times that I’m here.” Pilla...
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Wandersee, UAA in Division II title game
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee has played in big games before. Two years ago, she helped lead the Kodiak High School girls’ basketball team to the program’s first state title in two decades with a 65-41 win over Colony in the 4A championship game. That win capped a perfect 27-0 season. On Monday, Wandersee gets a chance at another title as a freshman on the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team. The Se...
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Achievers: April 1
Kodiak CAP wins state contest Led by Coach Esley Ottesen, high school students Samantha Torkildsen and Evan Josh Jones from the Kodiak Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron excelled in the CyberPatriot VIII State Round held Jan. 29-31, demonstrating teamwork, critical thinking skills, and technical knowledge key to a successful career in cybersecurity. The team’s performance earned it Alaska’s first-place award and ...
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TAPESTRY: Jake Jacobson flying high in third book
Tying down an airplane for the night is like putting a child to bed, said Jake Jacobson, as he commented on the advice he gives in his third book, “Alaska Flying: Incidents and Accidents.” Jake’s first two books, “Alaska Hunting: Earthworms to Elephants” and “Alaska Tales: Laughs and Surprises,” depicted many of his experiences as a guide near Kotzebue where he and his first wife, Mae Tuzroyluk, operated a hunting...
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Teeing Off: Nothing tops Opening Day
Three days until the greatest day in the year. Three looonnnngggg days. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is the grandest opening day in all of sports. The pageantry is outstanding; ballparks decked in pennants and filled with optimism. It is the day that every fan asks, “is this the year that (insert team) make it all the way?” As a follow of the Mariners, my hopes get dashed by June — Seattle hasn’t made the p...
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Rockin' Out: Upbeat S. African transplantation
Kongos is a South Africa-born American band. This band is unique because it is a family band. It is four brothers: Johnny, Daniel, Jesse and Dylan. They spent their childhood in London and South Africa. They live in Arizona now. I love the sound of the accordion in their music — it is really upbeat. It was cool to learn they were born in South Africa. I’d like to go there someday. Their music is full of energy and...
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Love wins over fear in divine self-sacrifice
One of the questions that plagues thinking people who just don’t get church (and many who do attend church) is, “Why would a loving God sentence his son to an excruciating, tortuous death?” As we come through the long journey that is Holy Week and which is about Christ’s last loving acts with his disciples, then being betrayed by one of those disciples, tried and found innocent, but flogged and spit on and taunted...
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Amazing Nature: Sea creatures eat and get eaten
Over the last couple of weeks 103 Kodiak third-grade students have come to the Ocean Science Discovery Lab to learn about Ocean Food Webs. The sea lion eats the salmon, which eats the young herring, which eats the copepods, which eat the phytoplankton, which need sunlight and nutrients to grow. Another day the sea lion may catch the octopus, which ate the crab, which ate the sea star which ate the mussel which fil...
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Inclining for race cars
They may have looked like a fishing boat, a palette of watercolor paints and even Perry the Platypus, but such disguises did not slow down the tiny wooden cars that raced down a ramp taller than some of the cars’ makers. In all, 44 small wooden cars took part in the AWANA Grand Prix at Kodiak Bible Chapel Wednesday evening. Children and adults joined in the fun. Kids from kindergarten through second grade did not ...
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