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Grant brings Big Read to Kodiak
The Baranov Museum hopes to get people excited about reading by bringing the Big Read and the works of Edgar Allan Poe to Kodiak. The Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum received a $15,000 grant to host the Big Read, which begins with a kickoff event in Kodiak on Sept. 28 and continues with other reading events through June 2014. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which aims...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum shows projects at annual meeting
The Alutiiq Museum’s newly formed sewer’s club is working to revive the art of Alutiiq skin sewing in Kodiak by producing a parka using authentic sewing techniques. On Tuesday, the sewers and museum staff gave presentations to the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation and members of the public during the museum’s annual meeting. The foundation is an 11-member board of directors that provides governance for the museum and re...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: A Tale of Two Sisters – Almost
Woody Allen’s new film “Blue Jasmine” (2013) features two sisters who really aren’t sisters at all. Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) and Ginger (Sally Hawkins) came from different families, were individually adopted by the same family and are not related biologically. In fact, in classic Woody Allen fashion, they are unrelated in virtually every way imaginable. Jasmine and Ginger suffer from self-efficacy issues. Jasmine’...
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Kodiak school district considers policy changes
The Kodiak Island Borough School district is examining a dozen policy changes affecting everything from employee training to allowing students in alternative education programs to participate in district extracurricular activities. The school board adopted 12 board policy revisions in their first reading at a regular meeting Monday night. The revisions will be read for a second time at the Sept. 23 meeting, at whi...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman threatens man with knife
A Kodiak woman faces a felony assault charge for allegedly threatening a man with a knife. Melody Christiansen, 45, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Monday for one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum $10,000 fine upon conviction. According to court documents, the Kodiak Police Department was dispatched just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday to an apart...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak defense replaces key players from last season
Dave Owens’ defense will look a bit different when Kodiak takes to the field this Saturday at Homer. The second-year defensive coordinator’s pressure-style system didn’t change, but many of the players did. The Bears graduated four second-team Northern Lights Conference performers — Jingo Olaes (line), Seth Starr (end), Dakota Wibbe (linebacker) and Eddy Burris (secondary) — from last year’s squad that finished 4-...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 21
Wednesday, Aug. 14 • At 12:33 a.m., a man was given an open container warning. • At 5:32 a.m., a caller reported a man was following him, stating he would “beat him up.” The suspect was given a disorderly conduct warning and the caller did not want to press charges. • At 8:40 a.m., a caller reported a large dog had been barking and howling all night. All was quiet when officers arrived. • At 10:23 a.m., a man was ...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business builds custom boats
Kodiak resident Andrew Edgerly has been building boats for 26 years. Edgerly owns Blueyodel Boat Manufacturing Company, formerly known as Edgeweld Inc., a business that repairs, designs and builds custom aluminum boats for fishermen in Kodiak. Blueyodel Boat Manufacturing Company’s entire process for building a boat is done in Kodiak. “We start with a fisherman’s idea and hopefully we end up with something that he...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mountain goat season opens today
Mountain goat season opens today, but as hunters head into Kodiak’s hills, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking them to imitate Santa and check twice. This summer, ADF&G and the US Fish and Wildlife Service attached bright orange radio and GPS collars to 15 goats scattered across the island. The collars will track the goats and help biologists determine their range and what areas they prefer. “The firs...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eco Challengers conquer the land
Imagine biking nearly 30 miles, running around a lake and then having to carry a 100-pound raft for two miles. Doesn’t sound like fun, does it? Well, that is how 68 people — 17 teams of four — spent their Saturday afternoon on the Emerald Isle. Why, you ask? Well, it was all part of the Coast Guard’s 11th Eco Challenge — an adventure race that sends teams on a wild scavenger hunt over the island’s landscape. And a...
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