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Grant gives medical coding students access to distant labs
A new project at Kodiak College is allowing students to use laboratories around the world without leaving the island. The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) project allows colleges to develop distance-delivered certificate programs in the health care field. Kodiak College was recently awarded around a $500,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the...
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Kodiak swimming continues region dominance
Kodiak High School’s swim teams aren’t ready to give up their spots atop the region. Behind six record-breaking performances, Kodiak’s boys and girls kept their streaks alive at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday in Kenai. The girls, with a combined four individual victories from juniors Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes, scored their seventh straight regional title with 82 points — 22 better t...
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Kodiak volleyball wins battle of unbeatens
Both Kodiak and Palmer entered the final week of the regular season undefeated in the Northern Lights Conference. It was fitting that those two teams collided in the Mat-Su Valley in a pair of matches that decided the top seed for the conference tournament. When the dust settled, Kodiak emerged as the conference’s only undefeated team. The Bears swept the Moose Friday 27-25, 25-12, 25-16 and capped a perfect regul...
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Kulluk not expected to return to Alaska in 2014
The drilling rig Kulluk, which ran aground on Sitkalidak Island in January, will not return to Alaska in 2014, Royal Dutch Shell officials announced last week. It’s not even clear if the Kulluk will ever return to the 49th state, Shell chief financial officer Henry Simon told reporters. "The Kulluk we do not expect, in fact we are not sure that we will necessarily bring the Kulluk back into operation," Simon said....
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Congressional bill would remove hurdle to barge dock
Alaska’s Congressional delegation is pushing an effort to allow the Coast Guard to lease its underwater and tidelands property for more than the five years allowed under existing law. If passed by Congress, the Federal Submerged Lands Transportation Development Act would have significant implications for the development of a barge dock at Shannon Point in Womens Bay. In March, Seattle-based Northland Services floa...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 4
RSVP for memory screening Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center and Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. will be offering free, confidential memory screenings as an Alzheimer’s disease early detection effort. The screenings will take place Nov. 19, but early reservations are preferred. Call Marita Kaplan at 486-2203 for more information. Beautify Kodiak The beautification subcommittee of the downtown Kodiak revital...
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Garden Gate: Using organic matter in the garden
The longer I garden, the more I appreciate the value of organic matter, compost and mulch. Three of the best local sources of organic matter are fish bone meal, seaweed and autumn leaves. Leaves are jam-packed with trace minerals that trees draw from the soil. When added to your garden, leaves feed earthworms and beneficial microbes. They lighten our heavy soil and help it retain (and drain) moisture as necessary....
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Kodiak College Zombie Run results
Kodiak College Student Government Association Zombie Run Saturday, Nov. 2 5-kilometer Overall 1. Levi Fried, 19 minutes, 19 seconds; 2. Anthony Rubina, 19:26; 3. Marcus Dunbar, 19:46; 4. Jack Hannah, 19:57; 5. Charles Russell, 20:19; 6. Michael Parnell, 20:56; 7. Keith Osowski, 21:13; 8. Zoe Bigley, 21:57; 9. Howard Valley, 22:16; 10. Jennifer Foster, 22:16; 11. Dale Nelson, 22:32; 12. Elmer Cortez, 23:56; 13. Son...
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Dreams of hydroelectricity
Wind turbines star in photographs, but it’s Terror Lake that does most of the heavy lifting in the road system’s power grid. Another Kodiak Island community has similar hydroelectric dreams. On Thursday, the Alaska Village Electrical Cooperative was expected to finalize its federal permit request to build a new $8.2 million hydroelectric power plant in Old Harbor. “You’ve got water, you’ve got minimal environmenta...
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Kodiak volleyball battles Palmer for top seed
Amy Willis is taking advice from a fellow Kodiak High School coach who knows a little bit about winning. “Marcus Dunbar has told me to enjoy the journey, so I am enjoying the journey,” Willis said. And what a journey it has been. Willis has her Kodiak volleyball team in line to run through Northern Lights Conference regular-season play undefeated, something that has never been done in program history. The Bears’ b...
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