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Earth’s coldest spot is not in Alaska
SAN FRANCISCO — Last July, while we Alaskans enjoyed another warm day, the surface temperature dropped to minus 135.3 degrees Fahrenheit in an icy trough on a south-facing ridge in western Antarctica. According to the man who noticed the temperature, Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., that and another day during Antarctica’s polar night are the coldest surface temperatures yet ...
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Rules must keep pace with school tech
To the Editor: I recently saw an article talking about changing the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s modes of technology and it intrigued me. In a synthesis essay, I've written about technology integrated into society, about its pros and cons. I began to wonder and think about the past experiences I've had as a student. When I was enrolled at St. Mary's School several years ago, we were introduced to keyboa...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 18
Fish and Game committee meets The Kodiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss proposals for the Board of Game’s January meeting in Kodiak. Planning committee meets The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will include a discussion of the borough code...
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School board approves money for computers and iPads
The Kodiak Island Borough school board has approved half a million dollars for new Apple computers and iPads. The $506,483 approved by the board during a Monday meeting will replace 325 iPads and 352 MacBook Pros owned by the school district. The district had budged $500,000 in the fiscal year 2014 general fund for the replacement of aged instructional devices. At that time, the school board requested the district...
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Snow crab fishery starts early
The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start, in hopes of avoiding sea ice up north. “Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January,” said Heather Fitch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. As of Monday, only “a little bit” of crab had been landed, but more was expected soon, she said. With crabbers already on the fishing grou...
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Kodiak girls return bulk of roster from record-setting team
Expectations are high for a Kodiak girls basketball team that is coming off one of the best seasons in school history. The Bears finished fourth in the state with a 22-8 record, including a program-best 17-0 start. The bulk of that record-setting team is back to make another try for the school’s second girls basketball state championship. The season begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against Eagle River in the Lady T-Bi...
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Obamacare is a good start
To the Editor: I for one am for a single-payer health care system, but for the time being, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a good start, especially in regard to Alaska Natives. Let’s remember that programs like the Indian Health Service are funded by the federal government and came about because of treaties and agreements that were signed many years ago. Many independent economists and think tanks now agree...
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Local Results: Dec. 18
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Monday, Dec. 16 Strangers 73, Loose Cannons 69 Darren Muller 30, Scott DeTorres 23, Craig Larionoff 11, Jeremy Kewan 5, Chaylen Delgado 2 and Grant Avehjem 2 points for Strangers. Charlie Garcia 19, Dan Walker 18, Jason Blondin 12, Clieford Tamarra 11, Corey Gronn 5 and Brad Blondin 4 points for Loose Cannons. Golden Alaska 76, Camai 69 Tony Will 26, Mark Galindo 14, Nat...
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Borough assembly takes steps to increase rural representation
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly is planning to step up its rural outreach. In an effort to better represent borough residents living away from the Kodiak road system, borough assemblymen Frank Peterson and Aaron Griffin are backing a proposal that would have each of the assembly’s seven members travel to remote communities twice per year. The trips would include overnight stays and would be paid for by the Kodi...
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Koniag picks new CEO
Koniag Inc. has named Elizabeth Perry, formerly of SWCA Environmental Consultants, its new CEO. The Native corporation for the Kodiak archipelago has been led by board chairman Ron Unger and interim president Tom Panamaroff since March, when President/CEO Will Anderson resigned amid dismal financial news. Koniag posted a $5.9 million loss in fiscal year 2013, which ended March 31. According to Koniag’s annual repo...
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