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Alaska Science Forum: Yakutat time, correcting some errors, big meeting in San Francisco
A few people contacted me after a column I wrote on time zones a while back. Flip Todd of Anchorage called to say Yakutat clocks displayed a different time than those anywhere else in Alaska prior to 1983. Back then, before Alaska went to the current two-time-zone system, Yakutat followed Yukon time, one hour removed from both Juneau and Anchorage. Flip also corrected my misspelling, in a later column, of the Tako...
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Local results: Dec. 5
City league basketball Monday, Nov. 26 Airstation 69, Kodiak Island Storage 47 Sean Donohue 16 points, Jesse Wilkins 12, Jason Gordon 11, Jacob Dillon 9, Trevor Salt 7, Joe Mackey 5, Casey Krause 5, Charley Fowler 3 and Kyle Jacobs 1 for Airstation. Karl McLaughlin 21 points, David O’Brien 11, Burt Nelson 6, Ray May 3, Levi Seaton 2, Brad Bezona 2 and Charlie Jerling 2 for Kodiak Island Storage. Team Enriquez 64, ...
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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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