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Kodiak team views Sitka health summit
A small team from Kodiak observed a Sitka health summit last week for a better understanding how Kodiak might conduct its own next month. Merissa Koller Williams, executive for Healthy Tomorrows, and Carlia Franz, marketing and communications director for Providence Kodiak Medical Center, observed the dynamics of how Sitka organized and staged its health summit. “You come away realizing that rehearsal day for some...
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Senior Life: Computer classes amping up
Things are happening at the Kodiak Senior Center with computer classes having started up, exercise each day, Aging Mastery Program classes continuing and special events as well as the regular lunch program. Computer classes will be held each Wednesday through Nov. 25. Though beginning classes are now closed, intermediate and advance class from 1:30-3 have openings. Available. You can sign up by calling the center ...
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Actress and former Kodiakan talks Kodiak with Jimmy Kimmel
An actress who spent the first years of her life in Kodiak and now plays a lead role on the hit ABC TV show ‘Scandal’ appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night to talk about coming to Kodiak this summer and receiving a key to the city. Darby Stanchfield, who plays Abby on ‘Scandal,’ told Kimmel that she was born in Kodiak, lived here until she was seven and then moved to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. “Really, I think ...
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Locals pack chambers to support conservation easement
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly chambers was packed Thursday night as locals gave an hour of public testimony, mostly in support of the borough passing a resolution to continue negotiations over a conservation easement at Termination Point. The assembly postponed passage of the resolution in the previous meeting. The intent of the resolution is to show interest by the borough in potentially holding the conserva...
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OPINION: Buyer beware during special session
As Alaska legislators go into special session Oct. 24 to consider a buyout of TransCanada’s stake in the proposed natural gas pipeline, all I can say is buyer beware. There are the obvious red flags of course regarding the proposed $55 billion plus pipeline. If the financial numbers for the pipeline are so good, why would TransCanada be willing to sell? If the financial numbers for the pipeline are so good, why ha...
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Grantham takes on historic cannery count
Amjuli Grantham returned to Kodiak from the Alaska Historical Society’s annual meeting in Cordova with a daunting task: document all the historical canneries in Alaska, and in particular, Kodiak. “Just in Uyak and Uganik bays alone there are 11 abandoned canneries and that doesn’t even include Karluk,” said Grantham who serves both as Project Director for the Alaska Historical Society and as Curator of Collection ...
Oct 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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MSBSD responds to allegations regarding Kodiak football trip to Palmer
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District said it is willing to pay for the hotel accommodations for the Kodiak football team during its recent trip to Palmer, but would not vacate the win or recuperate any other travel expenses. MSBSD assistant superintendent Gene Stone told the Kodiak Daily Mirror Thursday that his district is willing to reimburse the Kodiak Island Borough School District $1,200 for the foot...
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New org. aims to combine small donations into something bigger
A recently formed organization in Kodiak plans to combine the donations of 100 or more women to give a large one-time donation to a local non-profit and then do it again four times per year. Lynnette Anderson Wood, who grew up in Kodiak and now is an Anchorage resident, and Jennie Schauff of Kodiak, have started a local chapter of the international organization 100 Who Care. Locally called 100+Women Who Care, the ...
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Kodiak parks could close if budget is cut
If budget cuts at the state level continue this year, Kodiak’s state parks could close with the staff members laid off. Preston Kroes, the chief park ranger in Kodiak, said Valdez and Sitka have already seen cuts and staff laid off, and Kodiak appears to be next on the chopping block. The park system in Kodiak employs Kroes to fill the lone permanent year-round position. The parks in Kodiak also have four seasonal...
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Kodiak-based Coast Guard lift man from vessel
Members of the Coast Guard in a helicopter from the cutter Alex Haley hoisted a fishermen from a fishing vessel near Cold Bay Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard release. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter left the Alex Haley where it was patrolling the Bering Sea and flew to the Arctic Storm, a 314-foot fishing vessel, 63 miles west of Cold Bay after receiving a call that a 52-year-old man aboard the boat was in card...
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