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State to grant $890K to school district for distance learning
The Alaska Dept. of Education announced a teaching initiative grant for Kodiak schools to help them expand virtual learning programs and partner with other school districts in the state. “The Kodiak Island Borough School District will receive an $890,260 grant and is partnering with the Pribilof, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon, Northwest Arctic, Lake and Peninsula, Nome, St. Mary’s, and Annette Island school distric...
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Troopers stress safety, dry boating around Fourth
Alaska Wildlife Troopers will maintain a strong presence around the state during the Fourth of July weekend as part of its safety awareness program Operation Dry Water. “We don’t want to dampen anyone’s weekend,” said trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen. “We just want to make sure people are out and stay safe.” Operation Dry Water is an initiative to help raise awareness about boating safety and reduce alcohol and drug...
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Kodiak to get absentee in-person voting
A Native leadership team dedicated to increasing Alaskan voter turnout announced said on Thursday it helped 176 villages sign up as absentee in-person voting sites for upcoming primary and general elections. Kodiak has three locales on board — Kodiak, Larsen Bay and Port Lions. “Those three villages are new absentee in-person voting sites. There are three other villages — Akhiok, Ouzinkie and Old Harbor — that are...
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Playbook: July 4
Friday, July 4 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Running: Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk at the Coast Guard base entrance, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 7 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Nunaka Valley-City at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:1...
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Running on the Fourth
Before fireworks light up the night’s sky, runners will take center stage in Kodiak’s annual July Fourth 10K Run and Walk. The 6.2-mile race begins at the Coast Guard base entrance at 9:30 a.m. Friday and ends at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation organized race has been a Kodiak tradition since 1980. The course is in honor of longtime Kodiak city pool manager Steve King, ...
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Thanks for paying attention
To the editor, Around 1:30 p.m. on June 29, I almost caused an accident at Benny Benson and Mission roads. I am truly sorry. And I want to thank you, sir, for being the one to pay attention. Elizabeth West
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Holiday weather outlook bright
The skies should be bright and breezy for July 3-4, followed by a slow-coming change to the wetter, the National Weather Service told the Mirror Wednesday. “Friday looks like we’re going to be nice and sunny just like Wednesday and Thursday — nice stretch here,” said Craig Eckert, station chief of the National Weather Service in Kodiak. Wednesday’s warmth — at 73 degrees Fahrenheit — was 10 degrees lower than the ...
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Pittsburgh student studies glowing bacteria in Kodiak
An email to Kelly Hegel’s adviser about a marine microbiology class in Kodiak is what brought Hegel all the way across the country from home to study bioluminescence, or glow-in-the-dark bacteria. Hegel just graduated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s La Roche College with an undergraduate degree in biology. She decided to come to Kodiak for this class because she loves to travel and hoped it would help her figure o...
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KANA receives grant for new clinic
The Kodiak Area Native Association received $750,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation to build a new clinic. According to a Rasmuson Foundation statement, the clinic will provide improved access to behavioral health services as well as serve veterans and active duty military dependents. The grant was part of the Rasmuson Foundation’s Tier 2 grant program. That program provides large grants over $25,000 for large build...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 3
June 16 • Around 1:18 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • Around 1:55 a.m., police conducted security checks on Chichenof and Simeonoff streets. • At 10:30 a.m., a caller reported a parking issue on Woody Way Loop. Officers will contact the owner. • At 3:11 p.m., a caller on West Marine Way reported that someone had taken a swing at him. • At 3:20 p.m., a caller dialed 911 to report an assault on Cen...
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