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Bull elk hunting closed on Afognak
Hunters looking for bull elk on Afognak Island on Thursday will be out of luck. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed bull elk hunting on Afognak Island, but hunters participating in the registration hunt area RE755 may harvest elk, according to an ADF&G news release. The cow elk season opens on Afognak and surrounding areas on Thursday. According to the release, an abundance of snow the past two seasons h...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hospital prepared for unlikely Ebola
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center has released a statement regarding the Ebola virus, which was read aloud at last week’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting. In addition, the hospital plans to release a public service announcement regarding the virus today, according to Director of Quality Alice Coen. “With the heightened need for screening for the Ebola virus and other seasonal infectious disease, PKIMC...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local history re-enactment group demonstrates blacksmithing
Dictionary.com hammers out a clear description of the term anachronism. It is something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. A sword, for example, would be considered an anachronism in modern warfare. In short, an anachronism could portray boredom for some. But when the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism celebrated its annual newcomers feast Saturday, boredom a...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quintet strings a display of unusual musical skills
Prior to their performance Saturday at the High School auditorium, Sybarite5, a string quintet, played a few selections for about 30 music students and some parents. What became music to the students’ ears was the unusual way the quintet played their instruments. Violinist Sarah Whitney made a squawking sound with her bow on the strings, something the group calls a "crunch." Violinist Sami Merdinian played with a ...
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Borough gives proclamations, awards at meeting
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly issued two proclamations and recognized two employees at Thursday’s meeting. John Rhines, a PC technician in the information technology department, was awarded employee of the quarter. This isn’t Rhines’ first award from the borough. He is also the employee of the year. “I work with a really great group of people here in the borough,” Rhines said. “Everybody that I work with make...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Absentee in-person voting begins today
Voters who will be out of town on the general election day, Nov. 4, can cast early absentee ballots starting today through Nov. 3. Absentee in-person voting will take place in the Kodiak Island Borough building clerk’s office, Room 101. Voters must bring their voter card or a picture ID with them. Candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, governor and lieutenant governor, State House and State Senate will be on t...
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10-year-old recovering from liver transplant
Isaiah Dela Cruz likes to joke that a shark bit him. How else would a 10-year-old describe a giant upside down "T" scar on the stomach? “He calls his scar his shark bite,” said Isaiah’s mom, Aubrey. The scar did not come from swimming with sharks; it came from a near 15-hour surgery in which doctors replaced Isaiah’s failing liver with a working one. Isaiah’s surgery started Aug. 31 and was completed in the mornin...
Oct 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Election results certified, new assembly members sworn in
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the Oct. 7 local election results, and the borough’s three new assembly members were sworn in at Thursday’s assembly meeting. Borough clerk Nova Javier administered the oath of office to Dan Rohrer, Larry LeDoux and Rebecca Skinner. After the oath, mayor Jerrol Friend gave presentations to each of the outgoing assembly members Tuck Bonney, Dave Kaplan and Mel Stephens. A...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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School safety increases according to survey
Overall, school climate and connectedness at Kodiak Island Borough School District schools has increased over the last five years, according to the most recent School Climate and Connectedness Survey. The SCCS was developed by the American Institutes for Research for the Association of Alaska School Boards. Students in grades fifth through 12th and staff at schools statewide take the survey, which began in 2005. K...
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Kodiak students protest bullying
Kodiak students took to the street at a busy intersection on Wednesday to protest bullying in local schools. Most of the students at the protest were part of the school’s Be the Change club, which stands against bullying and discrimination. “We’re trying to provide awareness, not only to youth in the high school and the middle school, but we’re trying to make the community aware that there’s plenty of youth that a...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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