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KHS, Juneau football game to be live streamed
Kodiak High School’s upcoming football game at Juneau-Douglas High School on Friday will be viewable via live stream for those unable to make the trip to Alaska’s capital city. The Juneau Empire, in partnership with Archipelago Webcasting and the University of Alaska Southeast, will broadcast the game at juneauempire.com. It is free to watch and viewable on desktop and mobile devices. The video will be shot in hig...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Archaeology turns up house
Ending the fourth year of digging at a site next to Salonie Creek, the Alutiiq Museum found a house at the bottom of the dig, changing how the Alutiiq people are thought to have lived thousands of years ago. “People were a lot more settled than we thought,” said museum archaeologist Patrick Saltonstall. “They were building big houses, not living in tents, and that house had walls and a sod roof, it was quite a sub...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Citizens to help school smorgasbord
The school board meeting of Aug. 8 was a delight to attend. The high school principal, Mr. Chris Aguirre, took the floor for about two hours, during which time he enthusiastically provided an overview of the high school’s educational programs, both in overview and in detail. But more importantly, what the assemblage heard was what “education” means in terms of the student experience at KHS and how this experience ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor may hike rates to cover $1.4M gap
If rates and fees remain unchanged, Kodiak’s harbor fund could have a net annual deficit of nearly $1.4 million in fiscal year 2017, according to city finance director Kelly Mayes. Under current rates, this deficit would fall to $766,000 in fiscal year 2018 before steadily increasing each year to $1.1 million in 2021, Mayes estimated. Mayes presented this information to the Kodiak City Council last week as council...
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Burnett’s turnaround takes him to college
It could be said that running kept Micah Burnett on the right path. After spending 18 months in rehab conquering drug and alcohol addictions, he joined Kodiak High School’s cross country and track teams as a senior and prospered. The two sports gave him a new life and kept him from falling back to his old habits. Running is his new addiction, and now he is headed to college to run cross country and track for North...
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Davidson, Whiddon run unopposed for city seats
Council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon will run unopposed for the two three-year seats they currently occupy on the Kodiak City Council. City clerk Deb Marlar confirmed that Davidson and Whiddon have filed candidacy paperwork to maintain their seats on the council. No new candidates entered the race. Whiddon was first elected in 2009 when, according to a Kodiak Daily Mirror report, he received 95 more v...
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Larsen Bay farmer sowing hope in kelp
A local entrepreneur who wants to test the feasibility of kelp farming on Kodiak has submitted an application published Aug. 4 by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Erik O’Brien, doing business as Efficient Coastal Resources, requested approval to test a sugar kelp longline system on up to one acre of tidelands, about a mile from the community of Larsen Bay, where he happens to live. “It may be that Larse...
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Struck pedestrian in fair condition
Kodiak resident Jamie Ponce Cruz, 21, was struck by a bus jaround 11 p.m. Saturday near Mile 8 of Rezanof Drive, according to an Alaska State Troopers report. Cruz was walking in the middle of the road when the bus driven by Kodiakan Ken Cameron, 61, hit her, the report states. Cruz was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and later medevaced to Anchorage. She was reported in fair condition at Pr...
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List of Kodiak athletes competing in college
Cross country/Track Micah Burnett, Northwest Christian University (Oregon) Levi Fried, Black Hills State University (South Dakota) Zoe Bigley, Black Hills State University Levi Thomet, University of Oregon Raen Barcelon, North Central University (Minnesota) Josh Obas, Green River Community College (Washington) Football Kordell Pillans, Mesa Community College (Arizona) Jake Yavorsky, College of the Sequoias (Califo...
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Voodoo Daddy, ‘Nutcracker’ on program
Jazz and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy leads off the Kodiak Arts Council’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Series lineup beginning in September. “They have a lot of brass, and they’re going to fill the stage, big sound,” said arts council executive director Katie Oliver. “We wanted to open with a big band with name recognition to get people to come out, in part to see the new auditorium.” Bringing big name bands to Kodi...
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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