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Road closed due to water
Last Sunday saw wind and a mix of snow and rain pelting Kodiak with 1.06 inches of precipitation falling, along with 0.2 inches of snow. The snowfall is average so far for October, but total precipitation is more than normal, according to NOAA weather station manager in Kodiak, Craig Eckert. “We’re an inch above normal,” Eckert said. As of Monday afternoon, Kodiak had received 4.47 inches of precipitation in Octob...
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students study with sensors
Three weeks ago, the Kodiak Island Borough School District installed two earthquake sensor platforms, installing one atop Kodiak High School and one at Old Harbor School. Already, students are collecting data from the sensors, which will be used to help NASA researchers learn about predicting earthquakes. “All the projects that the students are doing are real time, really important projects, and they’re being coun...
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Industry gives input on maritime classes
Kodiak College staff met with fishermen and maritime industry representatives last week in an effort to get ideas and feedback for new maritime classes. Right now, the college is looking at offering one to two day workshops, one to two week online classes, and credential classes, where people could get an industry-recognized credential, said L.A. Holmes, the college’s maritime workforce development coordinator. Th...
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Kodiak author wins book award
As a library technician and a published author, Sara Loewen-Danelski knows books. She works in Kodiak College’s library, and published “Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands” a year and a half ago. Now, that book has won the Willa Award for creative non-fiction. “It was great news,” Loewen-Danelski said. “I knew some of the entrants and I really admired their books so that felt doubly exciting.” The Willa Awards a...
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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JROTC program may come to Kodiak
Kodiak may have it’s own Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in the future. Jay Baldwin, a former National Guard member, is running the effort to get the program into Kodiak High School. Baldwin ran the National Guard unit in Kodiak as the activity duty member for over 20 years, and he retired in October 2013. Before he retired, Kodiak High School brought down an ROTC group from Anchorage, including re...
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Skyler Waite charges dropped
The State of Alaska has dropped the charges against the Kodiak woman whose arrest last year went viral on YouTube. Then 20-year-old Skyler Waite was originally charged with two counts of assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. One of the assault charges was later amended to harassment. All of the charges stemming from the April 29, 2013 incident were dropped on Tuesday. Kodiak’s District Attorney, Steve ...
Oct 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health center beautifying its space
For the past few months, patients at the Kodiak Community Health Center have been welcomed into the hallways by a large painting of Barometer Mountain. It was painted earlier this year by then-senior Dong Won Yu, a student at Kodiak High School. Prior to that, the health center had created an employee beautification committee and sought the help of local art teacher at the high school, Bonnie Dillard. “I had the s...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walk and roll to school starts soon
Kodiak’s Island Trails Network is promoting human-powered locomotion to and from school through their “walk and roll” program. October is National Walk to School Month, and the program starts on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Its goal is to incentivize alternatives to vehicles. “The advantages of having more students walking and biking to school safely include increased safety for students and pedestrians, the development of a...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiakans speak out on proposed third launch pad
Island residents deluged Federal Aviation Administration representatives with objections to expansion of the Kodiak Launch Complex during an open house session about the agency's draft environmental assessment for the proposed project. Alaska Aerospace Corp., the state-owned enterprise that operates the launch facility at Narrow Cape, plans to construct a third launch pad at the site, one capable of handling mediu...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luck played role in silver derby winner’s catch
Kodiak fisherman Bryon Friend caught his 21.5-pound Kodiak Lions Club Silver Salmon Derby winner by being in the right place at the right time. Friend caught the fish in the Pasagshak Bay area, shortly after weighing in a large silver he’d caught. “I was actually out pleasure cruising, not really fishing seriously, I’d kind of worn myself out the day before, went through a whole bunch of them,” Friend said. “I had...
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