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Borough assembly approves $62 million construction budget for Kodiak High School project
The new Kodiak High School is on its way. In a 6-1 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a $62,257,750 million construction contract with Watterson Construction of Anchorage to complete the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The contract approved by the assembly includes a new music room and paving of one parking lot along Mill Bay Road. Both items were among 11 optional add-ons not i...
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Tapestry: Wine-tasting event will raise funds for memorial site
The other day, Dodi Cobban asked me if I’d like to buy tickets for the upcoming Fishermen’s Wives wine-tasting party and dessert auction. How could I turn her down? She slapped the tickets in front of me, but before I could reach for my pocket book, I asked Cobban and her friends, Wanda Jentry and Barbara Burch, to tell me about the organization which they’ve participated in for many years. By the time they answer...
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As students take state-mandated tests, huge changes loom
This week, Kodiak students have had their heads down and pencils in hand as they fill in ovals on the state’s mandatory assessment tests. In two years, they will put down their pencils and pick up a computer mouse as they switch to a new testing system mandated by the state and federal governments. The switch to electronic testing is far from the only change under a new system that will affect every subject. “I th...
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Alutiiq Museum executive director resigns
The Alutiiq Museum is looking for a new executive director. On Thursday, the museum announced that Sven Haakanson Jr., had resigned as executive director of the museum to pursue new professional opportunities. “It’s just time to move on,” Haakanson said. “I think that the museum, we’re in a growing stage, and I think it’s a perfect time to move forward. I can’t thank everybody enough about how wonderful it’s been ...
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Prep track: Kodiak boys team loaded with talent
Kodiak High School’s boys track and field team enters the 2013 season with a roster chock full of talent. From sprints to distance and from jumping to throwing, this Kodiak team has enough firepower to challenge for the team’s first state title since 2007. “Our boys team is the strongest we have been in a long time,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. Having the state’s two best distance runners — junior Levi Thomet...
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Cod glut, lower demand hurts prices
A record cod quota halfway around the world is putting the hurt on Kodiak fishermen. In the Barents Sea, Norwegian and Russian fishermen are enjoying a quota of 1 million metric tons, but the resulting glut on world markets is driving prices downward. In addition, the European economic slump is hurting demand as the falling Euro makes imports more expensive. Alaska cod fillets, typically delivered to American mark...
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Track schedule full of home events
Kodiak High School’s track and field schedule is favorable for a big run. The team begins with back-to-back trips to Anchorage and then nestles down for three straight weekends of home events. The first official meet on the new multimillion-dollar track at Joe Floyd Track and Field is April 26 against small schools Anchorage Christian, Seward — the home of former Kodiak throwers coach and activities director Sami ...
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Ruth Dean
Ruth Dean passed away March 29, 2013. A potluck will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Tribal Center. Call Charlie at 539-1555 if you have any questions.
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Coast Guard Blotter: April 5
March 22 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Donna Jean near Kake after discovering several safety issues aboard the vessel March 22. They escorted the 40-foot fishing vessel, with five adults and three children aboard, to Kake Harbor. The Naushon crew conducted the boarding in Keku Strait when they discovered the vessel had an expired life raft, insufficient surv...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 5
Sunday, March 24 • At 12:32 a.m., a woman was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 2:25 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 6:03 a.m., a man left a property when an officer asked him to. • At 8:45 a.m., a caller reported an accident. Both parties exchanged information. • At 12:37 p.m., an officer assisted the corrections officer in looking for possible contraband on an inmate. Non...
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