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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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Caballa’s winning streak comes to an end
The longest winning streak on Kodiak High School’s wrestling team came to an end Saturday. Sophomore Andrew Caballa had won 26 straight matches dating back to last season until he dropped an 8-2 decision to South Anchorage’s Gavin Alvarado at the Alaska Dual Tournament. Caballa lost his next match, 8-6, to East Anchorage’s Brennan Girard, dropping his season record to 17-2 at 113 pounds. Caballa entered last weeke...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 11
• The Kodiak Ballroom Dance Club will hold its last class of the year tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Teen Center. Classes are free to the general public. For more information, contact Gail Gainer at (317) 645-8744. • The Kodiak City Council will hold a regular work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building.
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Keep compost comments coming
To the Editor: "The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." Our fight to protect Middle Bay from destruction is far from over. Keep your comments coming and email them to lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Can you imagine giving Pete Olsen the keys to operate a plant in Middle Bay that would compost, or try to, the city's untreated solid waste? To the city, Pete Olsen was its quick fix, best financial solution to its dil...
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Capitol Report: Dec. 11
Due to recent redistricting, the district I represent will now be District 35 and will continue to include the communities of Kodiak and surrounding villages. Although we are sad to have lost the Lake & Peninsula communities, we are happy to welcome Cordova, Yakutat, Whittier, Tatitlek, Chenega and Aleneva. We encourage you to forward this newsletter to your friends and colleagues. It is our goal to include as man...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 11
• Finnegan Nathan Lynch was born at 6 p.m. Dec. 5, 2012, to Patricia and Gregory Lynch. He weighed 8 pounds, 12.6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long. Finnegan’s parents are originally from Illinois and Massachusetts. His father works at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and his mother works at home. Proud grandparents are Susan and Lee Norton fron N. Grafton, Mass. and Faye and Tom Lynch from Oregon, Ill. • Hannah ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 11
Wednesday, Dec. 5 • At 1:49 a.m. and 1:56 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:07 a.m., a man reported yelling and possible physical violence coming from a neighboring residence. A woman was taken into protective custody for attempting suicide. • At 10:10 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 10:13 a.m., an abandoned vehicle on Marine Way was red-tagged. • At 11:21 a.m., an o...
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Alaska's Congressional delegation supports small boats in observer issue
Alaska's congressional delegation wants changes in federal plans to put observers on more commercial fishing boats. The observer program has been around since 1990 for large catcher and catcher-processor vessels in Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska fisheries. The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced plans to add observers to vessels that are less than 60 feet but more than 40 feet. A letter from Sens. Lisa ...
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