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Education: College and career guide helps students at KHS figure out future
About half of the students at Kodiak High School aren’t sure what they want to do after graduation. That’s where Kodiak High School college and career guide Bryan Rivera steps in. “It’s 50-50,” he said. “I often see a split with students. Either they come to me and need help with the process and that’s where we start working or there are students who come to me who don’t know what to do after high school. With the...
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Teacher Spotlight: Helping students earn certifications for life after high school
Bill McGuire’s auto shop class at Kodiak High School is a popular one. McGuire is teaching four auto shop classes and two small engines classes this year, and he has close to 100 students in just the auto shop classes alone. McGuire has a background in teaching and working in the oil field. He spent last year working on the North Slope, and prior to that he taught in Montana for four years in the industrial arts, ...
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Education: Students learn math in quilting class
Students are stitching math and art concepts together in a new quilting class offered at Kodiak High School. Alexis Jackson proposed the class to the high school administrators, and received the go-ahead to create and teach the quilting class. “I love building things, and this is just building things with a different material,” Jackson said. “I love art and math. It takes all of that and combines into one class.” ...
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AAUW bazaar moves downtown
The largest holiday bazaar in Kodiak is moving downtown this year. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) bazaar, which is regularly held at Kodiak High School, had to be moved due to the ongoing high school construction project. Organizers initially received an announcement that the bazaar would be held at three separate locations downtown, but after a close review, organizers decided on one location...
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Borough will seek new credit line for landfill
The Kodiak Island Borough is looking for more money to finish its landfill expansion project. On Thursday night, the assembly voted 5-2 to allow borough staff to apply for a $3.4 million low-interest state loan. If approved and used, the loan would bring the landfill's total budget to more than $32 million. While the assembly approved the loan application, most on the assembly said they are extremely concerned abo...
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Thruster trouble delays Tustumena
The ferry Tustumena will be delayed arriving in Kodiak today after an electrical issue affected the ship’s bow thruster, the Alaska Marine Highway System said Thursday afternoon. The Tustumena’s propulsion system, including its bow thruster, was one of the things overhauled during the ship’s 11-month dry dock stay. It was not immediately clear if Thursday’s problems were related to shakedown issues after the stay....
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Pair of hunting bills compete in Congress
A pair proposals to support hunting and fishing interests are working their way through Congress. On Thursday, Sen. Mark Begich announced his support of the Sportsmen's and Public Outdoor Recreation Traditions (SPORT) bill, which would create electronic versions of duck hunting stamps and open federal public lands to target ranges. Earlier this year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski threw her support behind the Recreational Fi...
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Seafood institute attracts up-and-comers in processing industry
Martin Wagner doesn’t enjoy eating seafood. It’s an odd admission from someone at the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute. For a week, 15 up-and-coming seafood processing managers have met at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center for in-depth lessons in management and leadership. After the weeklong Kodiak session, attendees will attend four days of leadership training in Anchorage and a trip to t...
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Coast Guard failed to meet more than half its performance goals last year
The Coast Guard failed to meet 12 of 23 mission goals last year, according to a report card graded by the Department of Homeland Security. The report card, published by DHS’ inspector general, says that nationwide, the Coast Guard fell short when it comes to key missions like interdicting cocaine traffic or having rescuers reach an accident scene quickly. The report, which covers the period between Oct. 1, 2011 an...
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Kodiak water system tops in state
Kodiak has the best water system of any rural community in Alaska, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. Kodiak was the recipient of the “Water System of the Year” award at ARWA’s annual conference, held last week in Anchorage. Nominations are submitted by ARWA staff, who travel across the state, helping rural communities throughout the year. Kodiak’s award was for systems that serve communities of 1,00...
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