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Parks and Rec: Jan. 24-Jan. 31
Jan. 24-Jan. 31 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 24 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 Aerobics/Lap 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m....
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Excessive administration burdens teachers
To the Editor: In recent years I’ve been alarmed to discover how few Kodiak teachers are happy in their jobs. Previously unflappable and dedicated people are worn down from increased administrative demands (frequently but not exclusively related to the changing grading policies in the middle and high schools). Others are discouraged by friction with the administration and a lack of voice in decisions affecting edu...
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City council diverts some surplus to long-term savings
Kodiak has socked away almost a million dollars for a rainier day. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council approved a budget amendment that diverts $921,584 from the city's general fund to its enhancement fund. The transfer, required by city code, represents half of the city's general fund surplus at the end of the 2013 fiscal year, which concluded June 30. The enhancement fund was created in 1997 with a balanc...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 24
The AlphaSingers and SongWarriors present a winter music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Little School of Dance Studio at 1220 Rezanof. Admission is by donation. Call 486-5047 for more information.
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Playbook: Jan. 24
Friday, Jan. 24 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Ken...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Blood
Auk – Blood Ilait auk aliktaarait. – Some people are scared of blood. In English, the word “blood” has several meanings. It can refer to the liquid that circulates oxygen and nutrients through an animal’s body, or it can denote a person’s family background — their ancestry. In the United States, the federal government uses this second meaning to identify Native people for the purposes of implementing laws and prov...
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School district will use robots to enhance virtual learning
Soon, Kodiak teachers will be able to roll into classrooms on two wheels. The Kodiak Island Borough School District has purchased 12 telepresence robots to expand the district’s virtual learning program. Instead of being tied to a webcam attached to a computer, teachers can use the robots to move around a classroom and communicate through an attached iPad. “What's amazing is how fast people move past it being a ro...
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Borough population drops below 14,000
A year after the Kodiak borough’s population topped 14,000, migration has pushed the number of Kodiak residents below that significant mark. According to figures released Friday by the Alaska Department of Labor, the population of the Kodiak Island Borough is now 13,824. That’s 291 people fewer than it was a year ago, due to people moving away from the archipelago. “One year won’t make a trend, of course,” said st...
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Achievers: Jan. 23
The Kodiak Elks have named their achievers for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. At Kodiak Middle School, the winners are Lars Hanson, Amal Albaladejo, Sam Chmielarczyk, Sage Alvarez, Mekia Bushell and Hunter Blair. • Lars, a sixth-grader and son of Geoff Smith and Christy Lyle, was selected because of his drive to learn and his cooperative nature. A diligent and conscientious student, Lars strives ...
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Canadian groups try to stop engineered salmon
Canadian environmental groups are suing to stop the production of genetically modified salmon eggs on Prince Edward Island off Canada’s east coast. The eggs, produced by AquaBounty Inc., are the first step toward production of a genetically modified salmon intended for sale in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the sale or consumption of the modified salmon, but last month Env...
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