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Ahead of vote, borough advances with long-term care facility
As Kodiakans head out to do their Christmas shopping, the Kodiak Island Borough is considering a gift to Kodiak’s future senior citizens. Five days before Christmas, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will vote on whether or not to approve a 22-bed, $16.5 million long-term care facility next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. The facility is a nursing home in all but name, though it could be used by someo...
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Filling up on pie
Kodiak High School wrestlers pour pumpkin pie filling into crusts Tuesday at Kodiak High School. The wrestling team made 112 pies for a fundraiser. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Turkey Trot Thursday
Kodiak’s annual Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving morning. The 5-kilometer run or 2-mile walk begins 10 a.m. Thursday at the Teen Center. The race also finishes at the Tenn Center Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Proceeds go to the Kodiak High School cross country team. Each age group winner — middle school, high school, open, masters and seniors — receives a pie, while pies wil...
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Bear attempts to raid Kodiak Food Bank
Foiled from raiding a dumpster, a cocky bear took a swipe at the grand prize Monday as it attempted to raid the Kodiak Baptist Mission Food Bank. Trevor Jones, executive director of the Baptist mission, said the bear only succeeded in smashing a window but couldn’t squeeze through the small opening. “He didn't go in; we suspect all the noise scared him, and thank God, because I can't even imagine what would have h...
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KIBSD to focus on improving math performance
The Kodiak Island Borough School District will focus on improving students’ math performance under a new strategic plan accepted Monday by the Kodiak school board. The strategic plan, drafted for the 2013-14 school year, calls for the school district to increase math training opportunities for teachers and add advanced classes for students from sixth grade through 12th grade. Advanced course offerings would rise b...
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Business Spotlight: Discover Cove offers unique treatment to patients
Discovery Cove Recovery and Wellness Center of Kodiak has recently added a new member to its team in order to make services more available in Kodiak. Marjorie Massen, a licensed professional counselor, officially starts work at the center on Monday. Massen comes to Discovery Cove from Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center. She said she made the switch in positions because she liked the personal setting that D...
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Alaska Science Forum: Ancient skeletons of McGrath raise questions
The room smelled of a smoked moosehide covering a table that held birch-bark baskets and a white box rimmed with beadwork flowers. Inside the box were the smooth bones of an adult man, a teenager and a child dug up within sight of the McGrath School. The discovery, recently announced in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor’s Center in Fairbanks, is unique because bones don’t often last for hundreds of years wh...
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KHS represented at All-State Music Festival
Last week, eight band and choir students from Kodiak High School went to the All-State Music Festival in Anchorage to perform with the top high school musicians from across the state. The All-State Music Festival takes the top musical performers from Alaska's high schools and combines them into one giant choir, band and orchestra. "We sing with people we've never sang with before and work with a director we've nev...
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Gift Guide: Shipping headaches made simple
Bell Telephone used to advertise itself as a way to “reach out and touch someone.” If you’re on Kodiak, it takes a little more reaching — especially for Christmas. If you’re a procrastinator, last-minute shipping deadlines to get gifts to family and friends by Christmas are approaching quickly. In one case, the deadline has already passed. Here’s a quick guide to making sure your gift makes it off the Emerald Isle...
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Winter’s first blow: up to 8 inches of snow
Kodiak's first major snowstorm blew in on Sunday night and left up to 8 inches of snow on Kodiak’s streets. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from 9 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. According to the National Weather Service in Kodiak, areas around Kodiak received between 3 and 8 inches of snow during that time frame. "Spotter reports from around town have been 6 to 8 inches,” said Craig Eckert, s...
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