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Cancer support org expands teen contest to Alaska
The Seattle chapter of a cancer support organization is expanding their teen writing contest to students from Alaska. The Seattle chapter of Gilda’s Club, a community-based organization that seeks to provide support to people with cancer and their families and friends, has held the writing contest each year since 2006 for Washington teens in ninth grade through 12th grade that have been affected in some way by can...
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Art walk starts on Friday
The monthly First Friday art walk by the Kodiak Arts Council kicks off at five different locations on Friday. At Harborside Fly By a group of local photographers led by Sarah Lovette will showcase their work. At the Frame Shop, Carl Royall’s photography will be on display. At the Alutiiq Museum, skin sewer Susan Malutin will be showcasing the hats, mittens, earmuffs and slippers she sews. At the Gerald C. Wilson A...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report shows Kodiak has third-highest foreign-born residents
The Kodiak Island Borough has the third-highest number of foreign-born residents of all borough or census areas in the state of Alaska, according to the latest “Alaska Economic Trends” report produced by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Kodiak comes in with 14 percent behind the Aleutians East Borough with 57 percent and the Aleutians West Census Area with 35 percent. No other areas in the...
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ITN accepting films for festival
Island Trails Network is seeking locally produced films for the sixth annual Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival. The submission guidelines state that films must fit the theme of “outdoors” or “adventure” and must be mainly acted and shot in the Kodiak archipelago, Katmai National Park or outlying waters. Films cannot exceed 10 minutes in length and will be divided into two categories – less than five minutes and less th...
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FLYING HIGH: Tarzan performers prepare for shows
This weekend, the cast of Tarzan will make flying and swinging through the trees look easy, but it took a lot of hard work the week before to get all the wires, vines, harnesses and people coordinated to make it look good. On Saturday, the cast members squeezed into harnesses and were pulled into the air where they soared well above the heads of the people below. The Kodiak Arts Council, the play’s producer, broug...
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak has warmest winter on record
Kodiak had the warmest December through February period on record, just more than one degree above the previous record, according to the National Weather Service. Kodiak’s average temperature for those three months was 36.7 degrees Fahrenheit. The previous warmest winter was in 1986-1987, the weather service said. Kodiak was the lone weather station in the state with the warmest winter on record, but sixteen other...
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Input sought on school calendars
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has two surveys out to gauge community response to the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school calendars. Staff, parents and community members are invited to complete the surveys, which will end at 5 p.m. on March 10. The survey for schools in the city and Chiniak is at surveymonkey.com/r/townschoolscalendars. The rural schools survey is at surveymonkey.com/r/ruralschoolscalendars....
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Sea Stories: Kodiak Island Sea Monsters
A little after four in the morning on a summer day in 2002, three setnetters pushed their 22-foot skiff off a beach in Uganik Bay on the west side of Kodiak and headed for their gillnet a quarter of a mile away. It was daylight, but barely; the difference between sea and sky and mountains still questionable, the shoreline and the greasy water and the buoys on the net visible only in shades of gray. Dave Little, To...
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers: Nothing suspicious in death of Alaskan Dream fisherman
The remains of a fisherman who died in his bunk bed while aboard the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Alaskan Dream have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, a state trooper report said Monday. Sean O'Callahan, 29, of Florida, was found dead while the Alaskan Dream was headed for a fishing area near the south end of Kodiak Island, the report said. It said troopers were notified of O’Callahan’s...
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Assembly talks revenue forecast, high school siding issues
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed issues with paneling on the new Kodiak High School addition and the expected revenues for the next year. Some of the siding panels on the new sections of the Kodiak High School have small bulges that are noticeable from some angles and in some lighting conditions. “Staff is working with the architect, worked with the general contractor and expressed concern,” said borou...
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