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Auditors give KIBSD clean bill of financial health
Auditors have given the Kodiak Island Borough School District a clean bill of financial health, the Kodiak school board learned Monday night. School districts are required to submit an audit to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development each year by Nov. 15, and Kodiak’s audit was completed Nov. 14. The audit covers the fiscal year ending June 30 and is not a current snapshot of Kodiak schools’ finan...
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Borough hosts GIS Day
Some of Kodiak’s finest mapmakers are hoping you’ll make some room for them in your calendar, instead. Today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Best Western Kodiak Inn, the borough hosts GIS Day, its annual celebration of mapmaking and the people who create maps used every day by island residents. GIS Day is an international event, but Kodiak’s edition comes one month later than most due to scheduling conflicts. “It’s a...
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Business spotlight: Delay in Homer leads to wood artistry for Childers
When Reggie Childers purchased his motor home two years ago, he didn't know it would lead him to become a wood artist. Childers purchased the motor home because he had always wanted to travel across Alaska. In 2011, Childers and his wife used the motor home on a trip to the mainland, where he saw artisans selling different wood pieces. He didn't think much of it until the pair were stranded in Homer for a day wait...
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Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that makes a genetically modified salmon may soon by under water thanks to months of federal red tape. After weathering concerns about everything from the safety of humans eating the salmon to their impact on the environment, Aquabounty was poised to become the world's first company to sell fish whose DNA has been altered to speed growth. The Food and Drug Administration in 2010 concl...
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National Guardsmen celebrate Christmas at home
The Kodiak National Guard armory is normally decked in green. On most days of the year, however, that green isn’t paired with bright flashing lights. On Sunday, Kodiak’s armory was caked with Christmas color as the unit held a holiday party celebrating the return of nine guardsmen home from a year in Afghanistan. The men have been arriving in Kodiak one by one during the last two weeks. Two National Guardsmen have...
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Kodiak runners enjoy Calif. sun
Levi Thomet paced six Kodiak High School runners at Saturday’s Foot Locker West Regional in Walnut, Calif. Thomet, a sophomore, placed 31st in the seeded boys 5-kilometer race with a time of 16 minutes, 24 seconds. He was 34 seconds shy of cracking the top 10 and earning a place in this week’s Foot Locker Nationals in California. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said Thomet was 50th after the first mile and slowly moved...
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Having a ball
East Elementary students hold medicine balls during an exercise class Friday. The class was taught by CrossFit instructor Jennifer Cooper. The East Elementary PTA was awarded a $2,000 health and fitness grant from the Alaska Legislature to conduct the weeklong class. “This type of workout anybody can do,” said former PTA president Tania Silva-Johnson, who applied for the grant “As the PTA, we want to touch every s...
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Martha Delores Olsen Randolph
Lifelong Kodiak resident Martha Delores Olsen Randolph passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Mat-Su Regional Hospital with family at her side. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church. A potluck gathering will follow from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Koniag Building on Near Island, upstairs. A full obituary will be published soon. Everyone is welcome to attend & en...
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Alumni update: Horn grabs career-high 14 boards
Alysa Horn posted another career-best performance for the University of Alaska Anchorage’s women’s basketball team Saturday. Horn, a senior forward, grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in a 86-58 thumping of Alaska Fairbanks in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game in Anchorage. Horn also added 16 points — 14 in the second half — on 5-of-11 shooting in 28 minutes. UAA has the next two weeks off before hosting t...
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Composting good, site bad
To the Editor: I'm not against composting sewage sludge, I'm against the site that was chosen here in Middle Bay. For 30 years, we've lived here in Middle Bay where we've enjoyed the pristine beauty, the sunrises and sunsets, the calls of the abundant ducks that live here. We have a nice salmon stream that meanders through the property. I wake up early in the morning and smell the ocean from a northeast breeze or ...
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