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Kodiakans to learn about GPS
GPS can save your life, but only if you know how to use it. Kodiakans are invited to learn the hidden tips and tricks behind GPS at a free class today in Fishermen's Hall. The class will be taught by Stephen Brown, assistant professor for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, who has a background in GPS. He teaches 30 to 40 GPS workshops across the state each year. In 2003, Brown was as...
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After 'fecal cliff', city faces 'snow cliff'
For the past few months, the city of Kodiak has struggled to address a looming "fecal cliff." Now, it will have to tackle a "snow cliff" as well. On Tuesday night, city public works director Mark Kozak told the city council that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has asked the city to stop plowing snow into the ocean. "We're looking at adding days to snow removal," Kozak said. "Maybe what we get d...
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IG cites NOAA for lack of response
The Commerce Department Inspector General’s annual report for 2012 spotlights a “growth of complaints” made via the agency’s hotline “related to NOAA,” mostly involving “mismanagement or minor misconduct,” and implies clearly that NOAA officials are showing insufficient interest in resolving these problems. Not all the problems alluded to involve NOAA, but complaints about NOAA increased faster than any other agen...
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Local results: Dec. 12
City league basketball Tuesday, Dec. 4 ERA 70, Loose Cannons 69 Lexxan Data 26 points, Tim Filburn 16, Boyet Jutie 14, Brandon Jensen 8, Kristian Lloyd 2, J.R. Sabangan 2 and Charles Bona 2 for ERA. Brad Blondin 22 points, Greg Pruitt 13, Ricky Vahl 12, Jason Blondin 10, Corey Gronn 7, Chris Pagsolingan 3 and Andrew King 2 for Loose Cannons. RC Enterprise 68, Subway 66 Randy Diocares 35 points, T.J. Agmata 12, Tys...
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Business spotlight: Task-Are-Us working to make lives easier
When it’s cold outside, activities like shoveling the porch or picking up groceries seem unappealing. Task-Are-Us of Kodiak is working to make people’s lives easier by taking care of the little tasks they don’t have the time or energy to do. David Thomas started Task-Are-Us around a year ago and said it really took off about three months later. Task-Are-Us completes small tasks to help make life easier for people ...
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Playbook: Dec. 12
Thursday, Dec. 13 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School, 3 p.m.
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Shooting hoops
Maricael Mangrobang shoots during Saturday’s Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at Kodiak Middle School. The event, organized by Kodiak’s Elks Club, was free for youths. Each participant shoot 25 free throws. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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NPFMC considers more trawl restrictions
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has approved a public look at plans to cap king salmon catches in all Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries. Sunday’s vote allows formal public comments on the plan and puts the proposal on the fast track for final action and implementation later this year. NPFMC member Cora Campbell, Alaska’s Commissioner of Fish and Game, proposed the motion to open public comment. Earlier t...
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Teachers soon to be graded on the progress of students
Teachers are usually the ones handing out the grades, but a new state-mandated system will soon be grading teachers based on the progress of their students. The Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development approved the new rule on Friday, stating that in the 2015-2016 school year, 20 percent of a teacher's job assessment will be based on student growth. For the Kodiak school district, the challenge is fig...
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Hughes misses finals
Ila Hughes did not make the final event in her first national meet. Hughes, a Kodiak High School sophomore, placed 63rd in the 100-yard freestyle at the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships at the University of Tennessee on Saturday. Hughes, seeded 24th of 140 swimmers at the event, produced a time of 51.85 seconds, well short of her state-record 50.62 set during the first week of November. The top 24 ...
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