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Turkey Trot Thursday
Kodiak’s annual Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving morning. The 5-kilometer run or 2-mile walk begins 10 a.m. Thursday at the Teen Center. The race also finishes at the Tenn Center Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Proceeds go to the Kodiak High School cross country team. Each age group winner — middle school, high school, open, masters and seniors — receives a pie, while pies wil...
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Bear attempts to raid Kodiak Food Bank
Foiled from raiding a dumpster, a cocky bear took a swipe at the grand prize Monday as it attempted to raid the Kodiak Baptist Mission Food Bank. Trevor Jones, executive director of the Baptist mission, said the bear only succeeded in smashing a window but couldn’t squeeze through the small opening. “He didn't go in; we suspect all the noise scared him, and thank God, because I can't even imagine what would have h...
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KIBSD to focus on improving math performance
The Kodiak Island Borough School District will focus on improving students’ math performance under a new strategic plan accepted Monday by the Kodiak school board. The strategic plan, drafted for the 2013-14 school year, calls for the school district to increase math training opportunities for teachers and add advanced classes for students from sixth grade through 12th grade. Advanced course offerings would rise b...
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Business Spotlight: Discover Cove offers unique treatment to patients
Discovery Cove Recovery and Wellness Center of Kodiak has recently added a new member to its team in order to make services more available in Kodiak. Marjorie Massen, a licensed professional counselor, officially starts work at the center on Monday. Massen comes to Discovery Cove from Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center. She said she made the switch in positions because she liked the personal setting that D...
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Alaska Science Forum: Ancient skeletons of McGrath raise questions
The room smelled of a smoked moosehide covering a table that held birch-bark baskets and a white box rimmed with beadwork flowers. Inside the box were the smooth bones of an adult man, a teenager and a child dug up within sight of the McGrath School. The discovery, recently announced in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor’s Center in Fairbanks, is unique because bones don’t often last for hundreds of years wh...
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KHS represented at All-State Music Festival
Last week, eight band and choir students from Kodiak High School went to the All-State Music Festival in Anchorage to perform with the top high school musicians from across the state. The All-State Music Festival takes the top musical performers from Alaska's high schools and combines them into one giant choir, band and orchestra. "We sing with people we've never sang with before and work with a director we've nev...
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Gift Guide: Shipping headaches made simple
Bell Telephone used to advertise itself as a way to “reach out and touch someone.” If you’re on Kodiak, it takes a little more reaching — especially for Christmas. If you’re a procrastinator, last-minute shipping deadlines to get gifts to family and friends by Christmas are approaching quickly. In one case, the deadline has already passed. Here’s a quick guide to making sure your gift makes it off the Emerald Isle...
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Winter’s first blow: up to 8 inches of snow
Kodiak's first major snowstorm blew in on Sunday night and left up to 8 inches of snow on Kodiak’s streets. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from 9 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. According to the National Weather Service in Kodiak, areas around Kodiak received between 3 and 8 inches of snow during that time frame. "Spotter reports from around town have been 6 to 8 inches,” said Craig Eckert, s...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Dunbar misses All-American cross country honors
Trevor Dunbar narrowly missed earning his third consecutive All-American NCAA Division I cross country honors. Dunbar, a senior for the University of Oregon, placed 41st at Saturday’s NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. The top 40 competitors earn All-American status. This was Dunbar’s last collegiate cross country race, and he was hoping to earn a top 10 finish. It wasn’t to be for the 2009 Kodiak High School g...
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Don't ruin Middle Bay with compost
To the Editor: Who gave the city the right to compost its crap in the borough for which it has no jurisdiction? (The assembly does.) Why did the city sign a five-year contract with Pete Olsen who didn't and still doesn't have a permit from ADEC? The city, Pete Olsen and ADEC (Lori Aldrich) wanted to secretly get this compost project in Middle Bay passed without public comment. But the secret was revealed in the co...
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