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Grantham takes on historic cannery count
Amjuli Grantham returned to Kodiak from the Alaska Historical Society’s annual meeting in Cordova with a daunting task: document all the historical canneries in Alaska, and in particular, Kodiak. “Just in Uyak and Uganik bays alone there are 11 abandoned canneries and that doesn’t even include Karluk,” said Grantham who serves both as Project Director for the Alaska Historical Society and as Curator of Collection ...
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MSBSD responds to allegations regarding Kodiak football trip to Palmer
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District said it is willing to pay for the hotel accommodations for the Kodiak football team during its recent trip to Palmer, but would not vacate the win or recuperate any other travel expenses. MSBSD assistant superintendent Gene Stone told the Kodiak Daily Mirror Thursday that his district is willing to reimburse the Kodiak Island Borough School District $1,200 for the foot...
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New org. aims to combine small donations into something bigger
A recently formed organization in Kodiak plans to combine the donations of 100 or more women to give a large one-time donation to a local non-profit and then do it again four times per year. Lynnette Anderson Wood, who grew up in Kodiak and now is an Anchorage resident, and Jennie Schauff of Kodiak, have started a local chapter of the international organization 100 Who Care. Locally called 100+Women Who Care, the ...
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Kodiak parks could close if budget is cut
If budget cuts at the state level continue this year, Kodiak’s state parks could close with the staff members laid off. Preston Kroes, the chief park ranger in Kodiak, said Valdez and Sitka have already seen cuts and staff laid off, and Kodiak appears to be next on the chopping block. The park system in Kodiak employs Kroes to fill the lone permanent year-round position. The parks in Kodiak also have four seasonal...
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Kodiak-based Coast Guard lift man from vessel
Members of the Coast Guard in a helicopter from the cutter Alex Haley hoisted a fishermen from a fishing vessel near Cold Bay Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard release. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter left the Alex Haley where it was patrolling the Bering Sea and flew to the Arctic Storm, a 314-foot fishing vessel, 63 miles west of Cold Bay after receiving a call that a 52-year-old man aboard the boat was in card...
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Taking Gospel in words and work to Galena
Last summer it was Boston, where kids and chaperones from the Kodiak Bible Chapel youth group helped with church planting and cleaned up messes left by the first tornado in 50 years. This summer the team traveled to the community of Galena on the Yukon River. Its population deflates during the summer when students at the Galena Interior Learning Academy boarding school return to their communities, and subsistence ...
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Summer ferry schedule out
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has released their draft summer ferry schedule for 2016 including four to five stops per week in Kodiak and two trips per month in July and August down the Aleutian Chain. The Tustumena will stop in Ouzinkie twice per week, on the way to and from Kodiak in a single day. Port Lions will also receive two to four stops per week, with two stops in a single ...
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Superintendent floats claims after Palmer travel woes
Based on events leading up to Kodiak football’s loss at Palmer on Sept. 26, the Kodiak Island Borough School District is requesting that Palmer vacate the win and reimburse Kodiak for travel costs. A four-page memo from KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald informing school board members on Sept. 30 outlined the reasons why the district is requesting for such actions. Seven people, including McDonald, KIBSD activi...
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Mayor prepares for local health summit
Kodiak City Mayor Pat Branson plans putting teeth into the Monday night forum on drugs. The first step on her agenda is a health summit planned for Nov. 12 through the office of Healthy Tomorrows. “Nothing is going to be forced down anyone’s throat,” said Branson. “We feel it will facilitate discussions. They will choose a topic in which the community can work on. But, after the large turnout during Monday’s forum...
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Poet offers workshop, language film screening
Internationally recognized poet Bob Holman will present his film “Language Matters” Friday at the Kodiak Public Library. Holman will also conduct a free poetry workshop Saturday afternoon at the library as well. “People need to be aware that we are losing languages all the time,” Holman said. “The diversity of languages helps the planet be alive.” Currently there are 6,000 languages in the world. Yet, two language...
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