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GED test deadline approaches
The deadline to complete the all five sections of the GED test is quickly approaching. Starting in 2014, students will have to complete a longer, more expensive and fully electronic GED test. While the official deadline set by the GED Testing Service is Dec. 31, Kodiak College’s deadline is Dec. 19 because the campus will close for the holidays. Kodiak College adult basic education coordinator Adelia Myrick said s...
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Kodiak named No. 3 fishing port in US
Kodiak is now the third-busiest fishing port in the country by weight of fish, according to the latest “Fisheries of the United States” report released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The report says 393 million pounds of seafood were landed in Kodiak during 2012, up from 372 million pounds in 2011. That puts Kodiak behind only Dutch Harbor and the main Gulf of Mexico fishing port in Louisiana,...
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Public outcry kills Chiniak timber sale
Chiniak came to the city of Kodiak on Tuesday night. In a meeting so popular that it had to be moved to a larger room, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly heard a tide of outcry from Chiniak residents opposed to the idea of logging 800 acres of timber near their small town. In the end, the tide washed away all resistance and the assembly agreed to kill the sale. "This is Alaska's Emerald Isle, and they're taking it...
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Work under way to replace Ouzinkie's ailing dam
Help is on the way for Ouzinkie’s leaking dam, but getting there is half the effort. A crew from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is hard at work cutting a new road on Spruce Island. The road will bring heavy equipment and supplies to Mahoona Dam, which a 2011 inspection found near collapse. The dam was immediately taken out of service, leaving Ouzinkie’s 168 people reliant upon expensive diesel power in...
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Warm weather topples record
Unusually warm weather brought down a 77-year-old record on Monday as temperatures reached 55 degrees. That topples the old record of 54, set in 1936. The warm weather is courtesy of a Pineapple Express weather system carrying warm, wet air from the central Pacific as far north as Interior Alaska. Warm and wet conditions are expected to continue through the weekend, but no more record temperatures are expected. Tu...
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Cost of health care and substance abuse top Kodiak health problems
Health care costs and substance abuse have been identified as two top priorities for Kodiak, based on the results of a community health survey conducted by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Providence conducted the survey, formally known as the “community health needs assessment,” in June, and more than 700 residents responded. Providence has been conducting surveys every five years to gauge the health of t...
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Kodiak College financially stable, director says
The state of Alaska plans to take a hard line when it comes to funding for higher education, but Kodiak College director Barbara Bolson said she is optimistic about the future of Kodiak’s center for higher learning. “If we keep building programs that students want and industry needs, the students will keep coming,” she said Monday by phone from Anchorage. Last week, the Anchorage Daily News reported that the Unive...
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Search group expands to 30 as weather improves near Akhiok
Thirty volunteer searchers are combing the hills and beaches near Akhiok, but no additional sign of a missing Akhiok man has been found. According to Alaska State Troopers, 20-year-old Brandon Phillips was last seen about 6:20 p.m. Saturday when he left Akhiok on an ATV, possibly on a hunting trip. When Phillips failed to return by 10:30 p.m., village public safety officer Speridon Simeonoff organized a search and...
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Three win awards at AFN
Three people with Kodiak ties were honored for their contributions to the Native community at last week’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks. Raissa Boskofsky of Port Lions received the Lu Young Youth Leadership Award that recognizes high school or college women for their leadership qualities. Boskofsky was involved with Port Lions’ school athletics and was an active community volunteer teaching ...
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Legislators to tour Kodiak schools
Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman will visit Kodiak schools on Friday as part of the statewide Legislators in Schools event. National Education Association-Alaska started the event in 2003 as a way to give Alaska lawmakers a glimpse into schools before a legislative session. The event was held in 2003 and in 2005 but hasn’t been held in the past eight years. NEA-Alaska is an organization of teachers, staff...
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