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Students improvise in creative hilarity
“Theatre really helps kids find the confidence within themselves,” said instructor Michelle Griffin at the beginning of the performance, “An Afternoon of Improv.” That confidence was on display as 12 Kodiak students took part in the performance as the culmination of the weeklong Sum’Arts class by the Kodiak Arts Council. The students were divided into two teams, the Rainbow Turtles and the Flaming Bald Watermelons...
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Base Kodiak command handed to Jeffrey Westling
During the Coast guard change of command ceremony on Tuesday, Captain Jeffrey C. Westling promised a “nimble” operation as he took the helm of Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Westling expressed amazement with the Coast Guard in all of Alaska for what he called its “proficiency with which you accomplish your mission, your professionalism while serving our shipmates, operational partners, families and community, and your p...
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Dunbar prepares for final NCAA Championships
After missing last year’s NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship because of injuries, Trevor Dunbar is ready to tear up his home track. Five years ago, Dunbar graduated from Kodiak High School as the top runner in Alaska. Now, the University of Oregon senior is hoping to end his college career as one of the top runners in the nation. The NCAA Track and Field Championships begin today at historic Hayward Fiel...
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Summer roadwork rolls on in Kodiak
Planners expect the various road resurfacing projects on the island to finish up in August, although much of the work for the time being is jumping in between projects as pavement cools. The work on Spruce Cape and Island Lake are part of the overall Kodiak Area Roads Preservation Project, a $6.7 million project directed by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “Right now we’re cu...
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Alaskan congressional delegation reports research grants
The Alaska Congressional Delegation reported Tuesday that the National Science Foundation gave some $9.2 million in five new grants to Alaskan research organizations. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, and Representative Don Young put out a joint statement listing the bodies receiving the NSF grants. The grants were as follows: • $7,315,833 to the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States for “An Arctic C...
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Maritime workforce plan identifies priority occupations
A recent state and university study reported that Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime with 70,000 total jobs in Alaska. The maritime industry includes seafood harvesters, processors, marine occupations, support jobs and research, enhancement and management. Maritime industry groups, along with five state agencies and the University of Alaska, worked together for two years to develop a strategic...
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Pipeline training offered in Fairbanks this fall
The plumbers and pipefitters union offers pipeline welding training in Fairbanks for Alaskans from all over. The Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 375 are jointly offering a free 18-week course in advanced pipeline welding. The training begins on Aug. 4 and ends on Dec. 5. Open schedules during that time period will be necessary because the classes are Monday through Friday from...
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Anton Larsen dock gets design OK, borough eyes 2015 finish
A new, possibly larger replacement dock at Anton Larsen Bay could be completed in the latter half of 2015, and would most likely employ an out-of-town construction company to do the precision build necessary for the much-needed facility. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the design for a new dock at its regular meeting on Thursday. The assembly voted 6-0 to give Jensen Yorba Lott of Juneau a term contrac...
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Outdoors Kodiak: Mooching for salmon
My wife and I had trolled for hours without a hit. We tried the shallow areas we like so much, moved out to around 90 feet like most boats in the area, and hit several depths between. We couldn’t find kings anywhere. On top of that, the tide had turned and we were entering a period that had never produced for us. Tired of the drone of the outboard and more than a little frustrated with the lack of salmon action, w...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 10
• Finnian Michael Robert Koehler was born at 1:03 a.m. May 31, 2014, to Elizabeth Meghan Johns and Michael Farley Koehler. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Michigan City, Indiana and now live in Kodiak. His father is in the Coast Guard stationed at Airstation Kodiak. The grandparents are Genny and Jeff Koehler from Michigan City, Indiana and Patricia and...
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