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KHS expansion begins this week
Before the show, the stage must be set. On Monday, workers cut poles and prepared to string fencing around Kodiak High School. This week, construction trailers will arrive and be filled with plans, equipment and staff, all in preparation for the groundbreaking of the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. “It’s about to happen. It’s really here,” said schools superintendent Stuart McDonald. A groundb...
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Prep softball: Kodiak splits with Soldotna
Friday’s season-opening 11-2 loss to Soldotna was not the way the Kodiak softball team wanted to start the season.  Stars pitcher Serena Prior handcuffed the Bears offensively, while walks and errors did them in defensively.  It was a total turnaround Saturday.  The Bears bounced back for an 11-1 Northern Lights Conference victory to salvage a two-game series with the Stars at East Addition Park.  “We got mad,” Ko...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 30
Thursday, April 25 • At 1:08 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:19 a.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway on Hillside Drive. • At 3:46 a.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway on Shelikof Street. • At 10:36 a.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway on Shelikof Street. • At 7:22 a.m., a 911 caller reported it looked like a vehicle had been vandalized. Officers could n...
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School district plans to stretch blanket of teachers between KHS and KMS
Kodiak will hit 16 hours of daylight next week as the sun peeks above the horizon at 6 a.m. Late risers will stretch the covers over their eyes, pulling their blankets up and letting their feet poke out. As spring turns to summer, the Kodiak Island Borough school district is doing some stretching of its own, and like those early risers, it’s finding its blanket a bit too small. On Friday, Kodiak High School reveal...
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How are schools failing us?
To the Editor: Often it seems that yes, our schools are failing us, but how exactly? Are students not learning? Are teachers not teaching? Society blames the students, parents blame the teachers, and teachers blame the parents. Instead of taking responsibility, we have created a blame game that is getting us nowhere. I look at this situation and feel teachers are feeling a bit disenchanted with their jobs. Perhaps...
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We should all help pass the Dream Act
To the Editor: Undocumented aliens are a huge part of America. The nation’s total immigrant population in 2011 reached 40.4 million, and the numbers keep increasing every day. Many immigrants have been here since childhood. Many of them didn’t choose to be here; their parents made the choice for them. Many of them are bright, intelligent students. All they want is to be able to live a normal life in a place they s...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Purely for the fun of it
Three of us huddled in the shelter of the building, doing our best to dodge the chill wind while fumbling as we strung line through the guides of fly rods. They were tiny rods, so limber and light in the hand we had little hope they could cope with the wind. The wispy little rods were designed for tiny flies and trout, the mere touch of the smooth cork grips evoking small streams, warm days and trout noses slashin...
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Births: April 30
• Joshua Allen Toivo Nymeyer was born at 1:29 a.m. April 18, 2013, to Luke and Kelly Nymeyer. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Mark and Susan Nymeyer from Kodiak and Greg and Sandy Berg from Wasilla. • Clarissa Janelle Ahner was born at 5:17 p.m. April 19, 2013, to Ricky and Stephenie Ahner Jr. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounc...
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Fisheries work group discusses group’s scope and upcoming NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group met Monday morning to continue discussion about a joint resolution defining the group’s scope and authority. The work group has started to reevaluate its role as the group has grown and become more involved in fisheries issues. “This has been discussed at length, to really define the roles and responsibility of the work group,” city councilman John Whiddon said. “We...
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First draft of borough budget includes property tax cut
Kodiak homeowners may see a lighter tax burden next year if a draft plan presented to the borough assembly Thursday night is approved. During a regular work session, borough finance director Karl Short told the assembly that the borough-assessed tax rate could fall from 9.03 mills to 8.75 mills without affecting borough revenue. Rising real estate values mean current tax rates would generate “$316,000 more in prop...
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