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Around Kodiak: March 28
The Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center hosts this week’s brown bag lunch science talk, "Steller Sea Lion Diets Around Kodiak," with Lei Guo of the University of Alaska. The Steller sea lion is one of the most expensive species in terms of research funds spent. Yet, figuring out what they eat is a difficult undertaking, and sometime a stinky one. This talk, from noon to 1 p.m., summarizes what we know about Steller sea l...
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Mocha Girls visit Kodiak for second concert
The Mocha Girls are returning to Kodiak for a second concert this Friday. The group kicked off their second North American tour with a performance at the Mecca Lounge in February. DJ Marc Ignacio, of Island Style Entertainment, said the five-member singing and dancing group from the Philippines is returning because they enjoyed the atmosphere in Kodiak. “They called me and said, ‘We like the vibe of the people the...
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State releases draft schedule for 2013-2014 ferry service
Three months after the Tustumena returns from overhaul in Seward, Kodiak’s other major ferry will be laid up for maintenance. The Alaska Marine Highway System on Wednesday released its draft 2013-2014 schedule, which calls for the ferries Kennicott, Columbia, Matanuska, Fairweather and Chenega to undergo monthslong periods of repair and maintenance next winter. “We picked that time because generally dead of winter...
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Koniag CEO resigns amid dismal financial news
Correction: The last name of interim Koniag president Tom Panamaroff was misspelled in an early version of this story, as was the first name of interim CEO Ron Unger. Worksmart Inc., the company headed by Unger, is not a Koniag subsidiary. Koniag Inc. has announced the resignation of President/CEO Will Anderson amid a large-scale reorganization of the company’s management. Anderson, who has served as the leader of...
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School district will axe teachers to balance budget
Kodiak schools will enter the next school year with 18 fewer teachers under a new budget-balancing plan introduced Thursday to the Kodiak Island Borough school board. To balance a $2 million budget shortfall, the Kodiak school district plans to not hire replacements for retiring or quitting teachers. Teachers would be shifted from specialty teaching positions into classrooms to cover the gaps created by the depart...
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‘Choose Respect’ rally draws Parnell to Old Harbor
At Kodiak High School, Eli Fields will warm up his vocal chords for a rap on stage. In Old Harbor, they’re getting ready for a visit from Gov. Sean Parnell. It’s all part of “Choose Respect,” a statewide campaign against domestic violence that climaxes Thursday with community marches in 143 Alaska communities. “When I talked to the governor's office, they said everybody in Kodiak was involved except for one villag...
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Volunteer wins 4-H leadership service award
Kodiak 4-H volunteer Barbara Zimmerman Hoedel has received a top regional award for her 34 years of volunteer service with 4-H. 4-H is a youth development program that focuses on agriculture, science and home economics. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service announced Hoedel will receive the 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award. Hoedel, who serves as president of ...
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Around Kodiak: March 27
The Monashka Bay Road Service Area will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in Bayside Fire Hall to address a contract for road maintenance and repairs, snow removal and sanding. Senior Citizens of Kodiak’s Family Caregiver Support Program is hosting a discussion regarding caregiving issues at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Senior Center. For further information contact Kathy at 486-6181.
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Alaska Science Forum: The mystery of the dead caribou
Forty years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead. The pilot reported what he saw to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The caribou, 48 adults and five calves, were lying in a group. The way their carcasses rested showed no signs that the animals had been running f...
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Whitney LeAnn Damm
Whitney LeAnn Damm was born July 23, 1968 in Redwood City, Calif. Proceeded in death by her mother, Elaine Damm (October 2010) and her father, Kenneth M. Damm (April 2012). Whitney’s golden ringlets and sweet disposition attached attention everywhere she went. Whitney grew up in Washoe Valley, just outside of Carson City, Nev. She spent most afternoons flying with her dad, a pilot and air traffic controller, where...
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