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Assembly pulls fireworks from agenda after much discussion
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly pulled an ordinance to prohibit fireworks at two beaches near residential areas from their meeting agenda after much discussion at their Thursday work session. The ordinance, which was scheduled to be introduced at the May 7 meeting, would have prohibited fireworks year-round at Mill Bay Beach and Mission Beach. Currently, fireworks are allowed in the borough, but not within City...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle School students survey, blast to success
Two teams of Kodiak Middle School students built rockets and conducted a recycling survey in a science and engineering contest, and one team will have their project competing at a regional tournament. Under the direction of eighth-grade teacher Kathryn Simms, the “Bottle Bill Bros” and the “Rocket Launchers” placed first and second, respectively, in the statewide ecybermission competition, a U.S. Army Educational ...
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Premiere comedy group scheduled for Kodiak
What do Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Joan Rivers and Steve Carrell have in common? Besides being comedians, they are all alumni of The Second City, an improv comedy theatre and school with a company of five comedians coming to Kodiak on Sunday. “We do improv and sketch comedy,” said Chucho Perez, a member of the company. “It’ll be a lot of comedy, and we have some Alaska-specific scenes. We have one scene about bear...
May 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak organizations learn about drug-endangered children
Representatives at local family and health organizations learned about drug-endangered children and ways to help them and their families at a three-day workshop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. After two days of presentations about drugs, collaboration, drug-use impacts, and response, the group heard about options and methods that have worked in other areas of the country, as well as Alaska. In Bethel, the Tundra...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small earthquake near Kodiak
A small earthquake occurred just a few miles off Kodiak Island Thursday morning. The magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred 21 miles beneath the ocean floor near Ugak Island off Narrow Cape, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center website. It occurred at 10:13 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Website, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake can usually only be felt by very few people “under especially favorable condit...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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REMOTE CHALLENGE: Students solve tasks using ROVs
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Kodiak students built remotely operated underwater vehicles and spent a couple of hours Wednesday operating them through a series of tasks at the Kodiak Community Pool. Educators from the Prince William Sound Science Center regularly teach about ROVs in Cordova, and the center had brought ROVs to Kodiak students several years ago. Jane Eisemann connected with PWSSC’s new staff membe...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former and current Kodiakans on 40 under 40 list
One current Kodiakan and three former Kodiakans are on the 2015 Top 40 Under 40 list by the Alaska Journal of Commerce for their accomplishments. The Top 40 Under 40 list “recognizes the state’s top young professionals younger than age 40 who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community,” according to the nomination form. Current Kodiakan Anna Stevens along with former residents Cl...
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zoellner, rape suspect, faces sentencing today
Kodiak resident Robert Zoellner Jr., who pleaded guilty in January to coercion and attempted assault in the first degree after being accused of rape, will be sentenced today. Zoellner, 34, faces up to 15 years in prison on the two charges, with six years suspended and seven years probation. Zoellner has a history of sexual abuse and is listed on the Alaska Department of Public Safety’s sex offender registry. He wa...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fundraiser benefits McCarthy brothers
On good days, James McCarthy spends time hitting golf balls at an Anchorage driving range. Despite battling pancreatic cancer, he still has his picturesque swing that guides the club to the ball — the same swing that helped him capture Kodiak Island Golf Championship titles in 2008 and 2009. McCarthy — arguably the best golfer the island has produced — is now fighting for his life against one of the deadliest form...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bullying, body image and the afterlife
The Kodiak High School drama club’s spring performances are a more serious matter this year with two plays that focus on bullying and body image and looking back over life decisions. “Tracks” has a group of people that just died waiting for the subway to arrive to take them to either heaven or hell as they discuss their life and try to figure out where they are going. “I don’t really want people to look at it as a...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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