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Kodiak Library has a new director
The first thing that struck Katie Baxter about the new Kodiak Public Library was that it was a community effort. “I could tell immediately it’s a wonderful facility that has the support of the community,” she said. “It’s a very positive energy that seeps through every nook and cranny.” Baxter is ...
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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 recen...
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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 victorie...
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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 a...
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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 Kull...
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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 implicat...
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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...
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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 fe...
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