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KHS activities director may drop to part-time
For more than a week, Bryan Ferris thought his time as Kodiak High School activities director would end after this school year. Ferris said KHS principal Phil Johnson told him the Kodiak Island Borough School District was abandoning the AD position in favor of a districtwide athletic administrator and that the district had offered him a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Stewart McDonald...
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Garden Gate: Gardening in the 1800s a recreational activity for ladies
Between 1750 and 1850, dedicated plant hunters fanned out across the world, looking for plants they could sell. They found wondrous new species by the score: the azalea, aster, rhododendron, and wild cherry, as well as many types of ferns, shrubs, trees, and vines. It was a risky business, fraught with dangers. If it wasn’t malaria or yellow fever, one could succumb to starvation or get trampled by a wild bull. On...
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Fish Factor: Food specialist turns pollock skins into pet treats
Co-products is the big new buzz word in the seafood industry as more companies move towards “head-to-tails’ usages for fish. “For instance, the oils we are producing now from pollock livers has become so valuable in capsules and other human nutraceutical products, it makes no sense to call the livers a ‘byproduct’ of the fillets or surimi. All of it is important in the puzzle of how to maximize the value of each f...
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Capitol Report: Budget hearings to start this week
Hello again from Juneau. With a little over a month remaining in this year’s session, the capitol has been a busy place of late, and more active days are ahead of us as the Senate and House work toward April 20 adjournment. Final decisions on major matters such as the operating and capital budgets, the natural gas pipeline legislation and education funding are likely to come late in the session, but you will see n...
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Four vie for KEA board
Four candidates are vying for three Kodiak Electric Association board of directors seats. According to a release from KEA, incumbents Ron Acarregui, Ben Millstein and Cecil Ranney and newcomer Clifford Ford are battling for the three three-year open seats. The four candidates will appear on the ballot to be mailed to KEA members on March 27. Completed ballots will be due by April 18 and results will be announced a...
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Kodiak High School brothers share love for hoops
Tyler Canete-Hall is amazed with what his little brother, Alec, can do with a basketball. “If you watch me in games or even during practice, after every move Alec does, you will see me look away and just laugh and shake my head at the same time,” Tyler said. “It is so cool what he does.” Alec, a sophomore, is a slick operator on the court, while Tyler, a senior, is a bruiser. Together, the brothers make up 20 perc...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Tanqigya’arluni – Dawn
Tanqigya’arluni – Dawn (verb) Tanqigyaturtuq. – It is starting to dawn. Dawn is the period of early morning twilight that begins as the sun nears the horizon, lifting its leading edge into the sky. The appearance of first morning light around Kodiak changes with the seasons. In summer dawn comes early and rapidly, as the sun rises high above the horizon filling the sky with strong, direct light for many hours. By ...
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Borough revises strategic plan
Members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly devoted most of their Thursday work session to revising a draft strategic plan for the borough, a much more streamlined document than the one adopted in February 2013. Among the points to guide the borough the plan lists island-wide transportation, financing public employee retirement, economic development, solid waste management and consolidation of services. Regardin...
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Anniversary of ’64 Quake to be lionized
The victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami that killed 20 people on the island and wrecked several Kodiak villages will be honored with a bronze plaque and a ceremony downtown. If all goes to plan, the “Good Friday Quake” memorial will be nested atop a granite block in time for the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake, the second-largest in history. The event organizer, the Li...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: March 15-march 21
AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, March 14 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday,...
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