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District short of substitute teachers
During November, only one day saw Kodiak public school classrooms fully staffed, and so far this year, about one out of five requests for substitute teachers went unfilled. Director of student services Ron Bryant reported the staffing figures at Monday’s Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education meeting, and talked about ways the district has met the gap. Temporary solutions include calling on admin...
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Locals prepare for bird watch
Kodiak has dozens of species of birds, and local birders will spend their Saturday trying to spot and count as many as possible. On Friday, the Kodiak Audubon chapter held their annual membership meeting and “Winter Birds of Kodiak” presentation in preparation for the annual Christmas bird count. Rich MacIntosh showed pictures of the myriad of types you can see during the winter in Kodiak. The island generally get...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Hard to hit a hole-in-one when finding gifts
My wife insists that I’m the most difficult person in the world to buy gifts for. I claim she’s stretching things a little, but she’s sticking to her guns. The problem is that I’m pretty self-sufficient when it comes to buying things I want and need. I have to save a while for the bigger items, but I know what I want and I go after it. Smaller items I buy as a matter of course as I need them and can afford them. I...
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Alumni roundup: Cannon has breakout game
It didn’t take long for Carissa Cannon to have a breakout performance for Lower Columbia Community College. In her seventh game for the Red Devils, the former Kodiak High School girls basketball star poured in a team-high 19 points in a 68-41 thumping of Portland Community College on Tuesday in Portland. Cannon, a freshman, hit on 7 of her 14 field-goal attempts, which included going 3-for-5 from behind the arc, a...
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Local Results: Dec. 15
City League Basketball Monday, Dec. 7  ISA 67, Strangers 65     Jestoni Valdez 28 points, Christian Miranda 23, Lawrence Nacapuy 5, Christopher Romua 4, Francis Miranda 3, Marlon Fernando 2 and Robert Mercado 2 for ISA. Chaylen Delgado 19 points, Paul Kewan 12, Matt Delgado 11, Jeremy Kewan 6, Arnold Charliaga 5, Scott Detorres 5, Dallas Panamarioff 4 and Jon Panamarioff 3 for Strangers. Petro Marine 88, PKIMC 86 ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 15
Adaline Grace Hess was born at 5:42 a.m. on Dec. 9, 2015, to John D. Hess and Kimberly A. Hess. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.s5 inches long. Her dad is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the baby’s mother is originally from Prescott, Arizona, and they now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father work at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family are John, 6; Ly...
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City to issue Sept. 16 responses on Tuesday
City of Kodiak attorneys have promised to release a statement Tuesday addressing questions “of interest to the public” stemming from a late summer incident in which a local resident was restrained and pepper sprayed by police. On Sept 16, Kodiak officers, responding to a 911 call, allegedly caused injury to Nick Pletnikoff, who was picking up mail outside his home on Steller Way. The Daily Mirror, other media and ...
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Assembly supports proposal for assessment of Chiniak trees
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly supports a contract with NorthWind Forest Consultants to assess trees on borough property in Chiniak burned in last summer’s Twin Creeks Fire. The assembly has discussed before whether or not to get an assessment, appraisal or timber cruise on the land, before taking this step at its Thursday work session. “What we did is put together a basic scope, pretty minimal, to have folks ...
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Council passes several compost items
The Kodiak City Council passed a number of items relating to the new facility for dealing with biosolids or treated sewage at Thursday’s meeting, including purchase of a screener and woodchips. The council approved $97,000 for a used screener for the compost facility to separate reusable wood chips from finished compost. The council also post-authorized the $40,302 purchase of 500 cubic yards of wood chips for a b...
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Boatyard building proposal no surprise
To the editor: Several months ago I testified before the city council regarding their proposed building for the Dog Bay boatlift. I was told by Mr. Szabo publically that was an untruth and there were no plans. Members of the council chastised me with Charles Davidson telling me to get my facts straight. The fact is, Mr. Davidson, there was and currently is a picture of the building on the plans for future improvem...
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