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Fish Factor: New observer program finds many fish tossed overboard
Keeping tabs on how many and what kinds of fish are coming over the rails is a key tool in Alaska’s highly successful fishery management programs. For nearly four decades, that has been the job of fishery observers who track everything that is hauled aboard trawlers, crabbers and most other fishi...
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Charities begin gearing up for holidays
As Christmas approaches, Kodiak’s charities are preparing as much as the most earnest holiday shoppers. The Salvation Army, Kodiak Bible Chapel and other groups are collecting supplies to brighten Christmases around Kodiak and the world. This week, the Salvation Army will open signups for its Tha...
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Visiting lecturer talks Poe to Kodiak audience
Edgar Allen Poe never traveled west of the Appalachian Mountains, but for nine months, he’s a figure close to Kodiak. “You get your power from dark, dammed Terror Lake: Poe is your homeboy,” Louisiana State University professor J. Gerald Kennedy said to laughter and applause Friday night at Kodia...
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Teacher Spotlight: Helping students earn certifications for life after high school
Bill McGuire’s auto shop class at Kodiak High School is a popular one. McGuire is teaching four auto shop classes and two small engines classes this year, and he has close to 100 students in just the auto shop classes alone. McGuire has a background in teaching and working in the oil field. He sp...
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Education: College and career guide helps students at KHS figure out future
About half of the students at Kodiak High School aren’t sure what they want to do after graduation. That’s where Kodiak High School college and career guide Bryan Rivera steps in. “It’s 50-50,” he said. “I often see a split with students. Either they come to me and need help with the process and ...
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Education: Students learn math in quilting class
Students are stitching math and art concepts together in a new quilting class offered at Kodiak High School. Alexis Jackson proposed the class to the high school administrators, and received the go-ahead to create and teach the quilting class. “I love building things, and this is just building th...
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Hughes, Lindquist lead Kodiak into state swimming championships
The Bartlett High School swimming pool has been good to Kodiak. Kodiak’s girls have celebrated a pair of state championships and several individual titles in the past two years at the Anchorage pool. They won’t get that chance this season; Kodiak will still win its share of titles, but not at Bar...
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James Vokacek
James Vokacek James Mill “Bulldog” Vokacek, 65, passed peacefully on Oct. 16, 2013 in Wasilla. Jimmy was born in Kodiak on Sept. 22, 1948 where he spent his early years. The family moved to Anchorage just after statehood in 1960. He was a graduate of East High’s class of 1967. He served 2 years i...
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