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Kodiak College steps beyond bilingual with new five-language signage
Kodiak College is making its campus more inclusive by installing multilingual signs on its buildings. The effort is part of the $1.4 million Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project, which required the college to add signs in Alutiiq. "There was interest in making the whole campus more culturally friendly to Native students, but also to students and community members who speak other languages and are from other...
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Kodiak girls suffer first loss of season, place third at Lady Lynx Tournament
Dimond ended Kodiak’s perfect season Friday evening.  The Lynx raced to a 10-2 lead and never let up in a 45-30 semifinal gold bracket victory in the Lady Lynx Prep Tournament at Dimond High School. Kodiak had won its first 17 games of the season before running into a tough Dimond squad that eventually lost to Wasilla 49-43 in Saturday’s championship game. The 17 consecutive wins to begin the season shattered the ...
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Garden Gate: Harvey's farmer speech the highlight of the Super Bowl
I confess. I didn’t watch Superbowl XLVII. But after learning about one of the ads, I wish I’d tuned in for those two minutes. No more, thank you. The ad featured a segment of a speech made at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention by Paul Harvey, the late, great radio broadcaster. The ad’s sponsor, Chrysler (maker of Ram trucks and the reason for the commercial), incorporated the speech as the soundtrack w...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 11
The Alaska State Parks, Kodiak District Citizens Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Fort Abercrombie Park Office. All are welcome to attend. The Kodiak Child Advocacy Center and the Cama'i Home Visiting Program are hosting an open house today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The open house is located in the Kodiak Alliance for Children building at 3484 East Rezanof Drive. For more informati...
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Stephens and Stutes only assembly members who make any sense
To the Editor: I listened to the borough assembly meeting last night and became annoyed. The only assembly members who spoke any sense were Mr. Stephens and Mrs. Stutes. I feel those two consider the future more so and the effect of the decisions the assembly makes now. I, too, would have voted against the care center which will only have 22 beds. At this point there are so many unknowns but five assembly members ...
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12-year-old hit by truck, is recovering
A 12-year-old boy is recovering at home after a truck hit him while he was trying to cross the street on Friday. Police and emergency responders received a report that a truck hit a boy near McDonald’s around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Based on preliminary information, the boy “ran into the side of the truck as he was running across the street, outside of a crosswalk,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai wrote in an email on Sa...
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Fish and Wildlife Service boat sinks in Kodiak harbor
The US Fish and Wildlife Service uses the research vessel Arlluk to get close to nature. Early Friday morning, the Arlluk got a little too close to nature after it sank at its moorings in St. Herman Harbor. According to the Kodiak harbormaster’s office, the 63-foot boat was discovered sunk about 3:30 a.m. No one was on board, and FWS spokesman Bruce Woods said the cause of the sinking was unknown. "At this point, ...
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Groundfish catch shares could cover whole Gulf
A proposed catch-share plan for trawl groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska will cover the entire Gulf, not just the central Gulf, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided Saturday. In a unanimous vote, council members agreed that changing the largest federal fishery in the central Gulf is impossible without affecting the western Gulf. Using a motion proposed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game commission...
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Prep hoops: Palmer sweeps Kodiak boys
Six games into the Northern Lights Conference schedule, Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson can’t believe his eyes.  After getting swept at Palmer on back-to-back nights, the Bears have fallen to 1-5 in the NLC, 9-9 overall.  Kodiak is tied with Kenai for last in the six-team conference. Palmer is second at 4-2.  “I would have never even thought we would have been in that position this year,” Anderson said...
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Small quake rattles Kodiak
Late sleepers were roused from their beds Sunday morning after a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the Kodiak road system at 10 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located about 3 miles north-northwest of Pasagshak, at a depth of 21.9 miles. Shaking was felt throughout the Kodiak archipelago, with residents posting on Facebook from as far away as Port Hobron, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie. No damage...
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