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Alutiiq Museum will spruce up exhibits
A $5,514 grant from the Alaska State Museum Grant-in-Aid program will allow the Alutiiq Museum to revamp two exhibits in upcoming months. Once per year the Alaska State Museum awards grants for projects that improve museum services. For fiscal year 2013, the museum awarded 23 grants totaling $105,600. The Baranov Museum was awarded $9,000 for permanent exhibit development, and the Kodiak Maritime Museum was awarde...
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Artists invited to put color in new Kodiak High School
If you know your way around a paintbrush, welding torch or potting wheel, the Kodiak High School’s 1 percent for art committee wants to hear from you. Until July 23, the Alaska Council on the Arts is accepting applications from artists interested in contributing work to decorate the new Kodiak High School. Under state law, 1 percent of the budget from state-funded projects must be reserved for artwork, meaning $59...
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Kodiak hospital, others gear up for campaign to fight fat
Like the rest of the country, Kodiak has a big, fat problem. In 2010, 63.2 percent of Kodiak Island residents were overweight or obese, according to the Alaska Center for Health Data and Statistics. That number is slightly under the 64.3 percent statewide rate. “We’re definitely on par with national rates,” Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center dietician Heather Preece said. Local educators and health care provi...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly reverses on aid to nonprofit groups
Swayed by the pleas of soft-voiced Girl Scouts and boisterous baseball players, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly cut its planned contribution to the borough’s homeless shelter to restore funding to the Kodiak Girl Scouts and Kodiak Little League. The assembly voted unanimously to reinstate $4,500 in funding for Little League and $1,000 for Girl Scouts, then voted 6-1, assembly member Mel Stephens opposed, to giv...
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Kodiak schools serve new lunch schedule
Next fall eighth-graders and ninth-graders will eat lunch together, thanks to a new aligned school schedule. What started as a way to see where the school district could save money has developed into a plan to prepare eighth-graders for the transition to high school. The district decided to make the schedule alignment between the high school and middle school after looking at efficiencies. As a result of aligning ...
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Fourth of July in Old Harbor
Old Harbor’s annual Fourth of July celebration included green with the red, white and blue as members of the city’s youth environmental group pitched in alongside other volunteers. While the environmental group expanded its pro-recycling effort by creating new drop-off locations, other Old Harbor teens assisted with the annual Fourth of July flag-raising ceremony, filled water balloons or generally decorated the t...
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Some in Kodiak benefit from state arts grants
The Alutiiq Heritage Foundation and the Kodiak Island Borough School District are benefitting from the latest round of grants from the Alaska State Council for the Arts. On Monday the council announced $545,800 in awards to organizations and individuals across Alaska. In Kodiak, the heritage foundation received $18,000, while the school district was awarded $13,000. The school district money goes into the district...
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After repaving project, signs of change
Motorists in Kodiak should now have a better idea of where they are. That’s because the new street signs on Rezanof Drive are noticeably bigger. The larger signs are part of the current resurfacing project on Rezanof Drive, and were put up in adherence to new code regulations. “The main scope of our project for signs is making them larger for better visibility for longer distances so you can see the roadways,” sta...
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June dry but no record for Kodiak
Kodiak didn’t set any weather records in June, but it wasn’t far off. According to figures released Thursday by the Alaska Climate Research Center, the archipelago’s largest city received just 14 percent of its normal rainfall last month. In an average June, Kodiak gets 5.9 inches of rain. This June, it received 0.8 inches, barely above the all-time driest June on record. In June 1997, Kodiak saw 0.67 inches of ra...
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Fourth parade goes off under dry skies
On a day that began and ended with the bang of fireworks, it was the annual Fourth of July parade that stole the show in Kodiak. With no organized fireworks on hand for the second consecutive year, the annual parade put on by the American Legion took center stage. Leading the show was grand marshal High Cummins, a Korean War veteran who served as grand marshal and oversaw the festivities from a pickup truck on poi...
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