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Jeffrey reappointed to Board of Fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell reappointed Kodiak’s Sue Jeffrey to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Wednesday, according to a press release from the office of the governor. Jeffrey has lived in Kodiak since 1972 and has served on many local boards and committees throughout the years. She is a two-term member of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and sat on the Kodiak Fishery Advisory Committee while in office. She is also a comme...
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Emergency responders stage mock quake response
As recent earthquakes in Chile and Los Angeles stoke earthquake fears, emergency responders on Kodiak shifted to high gear getting prepped for a potential massive quake and tsunami. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Chile hit Tuesday night while a magnitude 5.1 quake grazed the Los Angeles area last week. These quakes were well timed as Kodiak and the rest of Alaska commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good F...
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KHS boys begin run for repeat title
The Kodiak boys track and field team enters this season as the defending large school champions and veteran coach Marcus Dunbar believes his team has enough firepower to make a run at a repeat. “I think we will have a very good team, and if there is not a superpower team out there, we will be in the hunt,” Dunbar said. Having a pair of Levis — Thomet and Fried — boosts Kodiak’s chances of capturing the school’s fo...
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Kodiak nonprofits benefit from Pick.Click.Give
Alaskans have pledged a record $2.7 million to nonprofits from their 2013 permanent fund dividends, according to a Wednesday release from the Department of Revenue. The top Kodiak beneficiaries of the Pick. Click. Give. program will be the Humane Society of Kodiak at $8,250, the Kodiak Public Library Association at $4,675 and Public Radio KMXT at $4, 325, according to the release. Donations will also come to the A...
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Achievers: April 3
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presented the winners of its third annual Kids Don’t Float poster contest during the March 31 meeting of the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education. Wes Hanna, Kodiak flotilla commander, said 220 children from local schools took part. Winning posters will be on display at the Kodiak Public Library. The winners are: kindergarteners Alyssa Arellano, first place, from ...
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Yakutsk mayor clarifies Spruce Island statements
On Tuesday, Aysen Nikolayev, mayor of Yakutsk, Russia, clarified recent statements about returning Kodiak’s Spruce Island to the Russian Orthodox Church. He emphasized the need to have “a restoration of rights” of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning Spruce Island. He denied that he or any Russian officials are calling for returning Spruce to Russia, but instead called for discussion of special visa allowances f...
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Schools look at rosier budget numbers
Kodiak Island School District officials have started looking at new numbers for the fiscal year 2015 budget following the passage Friday of a bill by the state Senate that allocates $75 million more to schools than in the current funding formula. “It’s safe to say that we’re far from the worst-case scenario,” superintendent Stewart McDonald told the Kodiak Island Borough School District board at its regular meetin...
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Sophomores lead girls squad into track season
Hit hard by graduation, longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar will rely on sophomores Richelle Walker and Zoe Bigley to anchor Kodiak’s girls track and field team through the beginning of the season. The 5-foot-10 Walker displayed her versatility in the team’s blue and gold meet Friday by pulling off a rare feat with wins in the shot put, the discus, the high jump and the 100-meter run. “She is just very athletic,” ...
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Public Safety Blotter for April 2
Friday, March 28 • Around 12:55 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:36 a.m., a driver on Powell/Mill Bay was warned for not stopping at a stop sign. • At 2:37 a.m., a caller on Selief Lane requested a subject removal. • At 12:05 p.m., a loose dog on Shearwater Way was impounded. • At 1:43 p.m., an officer red-tagged a vehicle on Larch Street. • At 2:04 p.m., an officer warned a driver on Mill Bay...
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Alaska Science Forum: Trees awaken from winter's nap
POKER CREEK — On this south-facing hillside bathed in spring sunshine, trees are swelling like hot dogs. "They're all a little thicker than they were last week," Jessie Young says of the birch, aspen and occasional spruce in this pleasant open forest about 30 miles north of Fairbanks. Despite the penetrating warmth of the sun at spring equinox, the woods here in the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed are as q...
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