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The Kodiak Island Borough School District in July announced it would be spending some of its $3.7 million in COVID-19 federal relief funding to do a deep overhaul of its health curriculum with the goal to focus on the “whole student’s needs.” 

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The Kodiak Arts Council will put Santa Claus on trial in its production of “Miracle on 34th Street,” which opens tonight at Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium in the high school. 

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For the last few months, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Member Joe Delgado has been reciting a slice of history and acknowledgement that the Assembly meets on the ancestral lands of Alutiiq and Sugpiaq people. 

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About 145 children between the age of 5 and 11 received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine during the Kodiak Public Health Center’s most recent vaccine clinic, according to public information officers with KPHCH. In total, 183 people received a vaccine dose at the clinic, KPHC reported. 

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Winter has come early to Kodiak, and with it a number of cold snaps has left roads covered in ice and snow while sheets of ice have settled in on our interior lakes.

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When Michelle Pages left Kodiak in 2003, she thought she would never come back. But after 15 years in the Lower 48 — and 12 years in the corporate world — she found herself longing to return to the Emerald Isle. Throughout those 15 years, she and her mother, Paulette Selkirk, spoke about the…

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Roman Marcus Meunier, 24, is charged with first degree robbery after allegedly stealing clothing from Big Ray’s and electronics from Walmart on Black Friday. 

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As Thanksgiving wrapped up and the holiday season officially began, Kodiak History Museum’s staff took to social media, sharing stories of the importance behind the community’s continued support.

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Kodiak, like the rest of the state, has a large number of women involved in plant- ing and harvesting food, according to Dr. Emily Iacobucci, vice president of the Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative’s Board of Directors. That is why the KHFC, in coordination with Kodiak 4-H, is hosting the seco…

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Bells are a’ringing at Safeway and Walmart as the Salvation Army launches its red kettle donation drive to help fund holiday cheer, according to Kodiak Corps Major Dave Davis.

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The M/V Tustumena will make two more trips to Kodiak at the start of December, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

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Despite cold weather and COVID-19, customers showed up to shop local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. For the most part, people were satisfied with the stores, but some still have more shopping to do this season.

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Record-breaking cold temperatures slammed into Kodiak the last week of November, signaling what might be a colder than normal winter.

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Fifty years ago, a settlement between Alaska Natives and the federal government established a set of mechanisms that would come to shape the cultural and political landscape of the 49th state. ANCSA oversaw the creation of 12 Native corporations — including Koniag, Inc, Kodiak’s regional cor…

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A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew rescued three stranded hunters Wednesday near Sand Point, according to a Coast Guard news release.

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Alaska, along with other states, settled with four companies in July for $26 billion in remediations related to the decades-long opioid crisis. 

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Signal crayfish have been a constant concern since their initial appearance in the Buskin Lake ecosystem nearly two decades ago. When more and more started showing up in 2013 and initial trapping of female crayfish began in 2015 local organizations began waging war on the invasive crustacean.

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The number of known, active COVID cases in Kodiak has dropped dramatically in the past two weeks. Twelve people were diagnosed with COVID between Nov. 10 and Nov. 24, according to the Emergency Operations Center.

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After receiving $1.26 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Kodiak Island Borough has a chance at another slice of the pie, according to Interim Borough Dave Conrad.

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Keep the windows closed and put a kettle on the stove — Kodiak is staying cold, according to Carson Jones, a meteorologist in the Anchorage Office of the National Weather Service. 

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Kodiak saw a slight uptick in its islandwide unemployment rate in October, even as the state overall saw an increase in the number of people with jobs, according to the Alaska Department of Labor.

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With winter approaching, deer will be looking for food to get them through the cold months. The search for food means an increase in danger not only for deer, but also for any dogs that might give chase to them, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Nathan Svoboda. 

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King County prosecutors charged a 27-year-old man Friday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run, accusing him of running a red light and colliding with another vehicle in Shoreline, killing a 45-year-old woman and injuring her daughter.

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved its capital improvement projects list during its regular meeting Thursday.

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The entire structure of the National Marine Fisheries Service and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is being questioned in a lawsuit filed by Alaska fishermen Wes Humbyrd, Robert Wolfe and Dan Anderson.

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously approved a spending list related to the first allocation of American Rescue Plan Act money. The funding comes through the state to the borough from the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March. 

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When Vicki Panamarioff found out she had cancer, she was shocked. She didn’t know what to do, so she kept her diagnosis hidden from her friends and family for weeks.

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Kodiak is no stranger to food shortages — bad weather sometimes causes delays and leaves gaps in our grocery store shelves. However, since the start of the pandemic, supply shortages have worsened across the country, and it seems like people have taken note and are preparing accordingly.

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Business leaders around Alaska are optimistic they’ll get some of the state’s infrastructure needs paid for after Congress signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure and Jobs Act package on Monday.

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There are three new faces at the Kodiak Public Library — or rather, outside the library. Portraits of Dr. Bob Johnson, Nick Szabo and Ken Reinke are now hanging on the outer wall of the building, near it’s main entrance.

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The debate over what amendments could be made to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act continued in the halls of Congress on Tuesday, with impacts potentially being felt all the way to Kodiak.

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Families with children in the Kodiak Island Borough School District may have an alternative to having students quarantining at home in the event of receiving a COVID close contact notification.

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Approximately 40 Kodiak residents showed up at Monday’s regular Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education meeting in continued protest of the school district’s mask mandate. 

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Shirley Marquardt and Wanetta Ayers were appointed by state House Speaker Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, to the Alaska Marine Highways Operations Board, according to a news release sent from the Alaska House Coalition. 

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Surrounded by friends and co-workers at a seemingly normal post-inservice lunch, a surprised Michelle Pennington clasped her face when she was recognized as the education support professional for 2022.

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received advice from its state lobbyist on how to guide the spending of projected oil revenue windfalls during a recent work session.

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The five-member Alaska Redistricting Board issued its final map last week after three months of work, formally adopting paired House and Senate districts for the next 10 years.

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A review by the Emergency Operations Center of how the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization responded to the pandemic concludes that local efforts were hampered by a lack of state aid. 

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Natalie Fath started her position as manager of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in July, coming from Jackson, Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge.

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The Kodiak Island Borough School District recently acquired a parapalegic rabbit named Hot Wheels, and a team of Kodiak Middle School students is making a new wheelchair for him. Through this process, students across the district are learning about both engineering and empathy.

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The Kodiak Island Borough informally introduced a draft list of items for its first allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funding at a Tuesday Assembly work session.