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Bill Bissett remembers rancher Omar Stratman
The late Omar Stratman was a quiet man, recalls his ranch hand, Bill Bissett. The two drove from Kodiak to Omar’s ranch at Pasagshak, some 30 miles away, without Omar uttering a single word. Omar had few words to share with strangers and even those who worked closely with him. But with his tender...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Children honor fathers for priceless legacy
Their names are inscribed on gravestones, but the legacies of these men are remembered by their children, who honor them on this Father’s Day. Fisherman/rancher DeWitt Fields is buried in an open meadow on his beloved Bear Island overlooking the Shelikof Strait. This location is “untrammeled by t...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Kodiak is lucky – Every community should have an Edith Wiley
Editor's Note: Thanks, Edith Wiley,for sharing your story and your life with Kodiak! – Mike Rostad On a blustery January day in 1922, Frances Sherman, started to go into labor. Her husband, Bill Sherman, saddled up the horse and left the Nebraska homestead to fetch the doctor. As the time passed,...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guiding, ranching prepared Nathan Mudd for mission work
As far as Nathan Mudd was concerned, no other earthly job could compare to what he was doing — ranching and bear guiding. It just didn’t get any better than that. But Nathan knew this work was temporary. Actually, it turned out to be a preparation for his pastoral internship in Kettle Falls, an E...
Jun 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salmon fishermen challenged to strike balance between enthusiasm, serious assessment
If only most people were as enthusiastic about their job as River Hanson is about his. River, who graduated from Kodiak High School this year, eagerly looks forward to “getting the seine wet.” That’s jargon for salmon fishing. This is River’s second year fishing on the Lynx. What does he like abo...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial Day is a time to remember real heroes
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. Our Kodiak calendar tells us this is the last day of the Crab Festival. The last chance to savor the palate-pleasing wonders at the food booths. It is the day that captains take their vessels by the city dock to get their boats splashed with holy water in hopes th...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Chocolate Lovers’ Fling a ‘dress up’ affair
BY MIKE ROSTAD Lovers of chocolate and collectors of rare art will be in their glory at the annual Chocolate Lover’s Fling at 7 p.m. Saturday (that’s tomorrow, folks), May 16, at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The event, sponsored by Discover Kodiak (formerly known as the Kodiak Island Conv...
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Sons of Norway celebrates 25 years in Kodiak
It was a cool May evening. Not an evening for picnics, that’s for sure. But it was May 17, a very sacred day for Norwegians. Syttende Mai, as it is called in the old country, is the day they celebrate its constitution, which was signed in 1814, declaring Norway to be an independent kingdom. In No...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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