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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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Wonderful education should be available to all children
To the Editor: The Federal No Child Left Behind act of 2001 had a goal of bringing all schools into the designated proficient level by the 2013-2014 school year. NCLB was never a popular topic in Kodiak, with unique situations seen throughout our town. The programs and rules to be offered with steady subpar testing cannot be realized within our community either. Curiosity got to me recently and with the proficienc...
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Hospice of Kodiak starts training volunteers
On Thursday night, a group of about 30 Kodiakans gathered in a dimly lit, windowless conference room within Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. While they shared smiles over pizza, their attitude quickly sobered as they set to their task. In the next few months, the 30 volunteers will be the core group behind Hospice of Kodiak, a new group intended to help island residents who are dying with no hope of recove...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for fishermen
It occurred to me that last week I overlooked Christmas gift buying for one group of outdoor enthusiasts. Fishermen! It’s easy to forget about fishing this time of year, but in no time at all, the fishing opportunities will be popping up like spring flowers. My frame of reference for recommending gifts is my experience last year with new ways and places to fish. The water was colder than usual and the fish weren’t...
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