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Family art project
On Saturday, people attended the Baranov Museum's Family Craft event. Scrimshaw involves carving or engraving, into bones or ivory.
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: April 25
Friday, April 26 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at East Addition Park. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Track: Kodiak, ACS, Seward and Port Lions at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m.
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Chaplain stays on front lines
Navy Cmdr. Michael Williams, a chaplain from Kodiak, risks his life every day in Afghanistan. He doesn’t carry a rifle, but to Marines who need counseling or spiritual guidance, he’s a lifesaver. Williams is serving a one-year tour as an overseas chaplain for Regimental Combat Team 7 in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. This is Williams’ second overseas tour in a war zone — he served in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 — and ...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board passes thinner budget
Following four and a half months of debate and behind-the-scenes work, the Kodiak Island Borough School District has a budget for 2014. On Monday night, the school board unanimously approved a $48.7 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The budget is thinner than this year’s by more than $600,000 the result of cost-cutting measures that came in the wake of federal budget cuts. The budget is not yet final —...
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Kodiak hosts first meet on new track
Kodiak High School’s track and field team shows off its new facilities with its first home meet of the season Friday and Saturday. Anchorage Christian, Seward and Port Lions join Kodiak for the inaugural meet at the new Joe Floyd Track and Field. Friday’s co-ed meet begins with field events at 4 p.m., while Saturday’s quad meet starts at 10 a.m. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar hopes the multimillion-dollar improvements...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speak To Me Communication Therapy helps people learn to communicate
Blocks, mats, art projects, trucks, dollhouse pieces and a bean table fill the playroom in Tina Clumpner’s office. While she might be a kid at heart, the toys aren’t for her. They’re for the kids who need her help. Clumpner is a speech language pathologist who runs her own business, Speak To Me Communication Therapy, now in its second year. Her job as a speech language pathologist is to work with children and adul...
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SB21 sets a bad precedent for the state
To the Editor: I am very disconcerted that Representative Austerman voted for SB 21, the oil giveaway that hands over $1 billion next year to oil companies with no guarantee of new production or oil in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Even more perplexing was the lack of objection to the conflict of interest presented by permitting two senators, Kevin Meyer and Peter Micciche, who are also Conoco Phillips employees, to ...
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Study: Slowed vaccinations lead to more Alaskans at risk
A new study released by the state’s epidemiology department has revealed alarming an alarming trend in Alaska newborns’ vaccination rates. According to the study, whose results were released Monday, one-third of all Alaska parents delayed or avoided shots for their newborn infants in 2011. That’s a sharp rise from 2009, when 23.8 percent of parents put off their baby’s shots. “It is something we’re alarmed about,”...
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Jimenez qualifies for national youth bowling tournament
Kodiak High School senior Germain Jimenez emerged as the top youth bowler at the state tournament that concluded April 14 in Eagle River. Jimenez took the all-scratch events for Division I with a pinfall of 1,953. His top placing earns him a trip to the North Pointe Junior Golds Championships in July at Detroit, Mich. Jiminez secured his title by rolling a three-game, 699 series in singles competition. He had a 68...
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KEA presents green energy success for Earth Day
On Earth Day, the Kodiak Electric Association turned in a report that would make even a Berkley environmentalist happy. At the cooperative's annual meeting, 250 Kodiak residents learned that 95.7 percent of their power over the previous year was generated from wind or water. That mark means Kodiak has met its long-term goal: generate 95 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. "The environment's ...
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