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10-year-old recovering from liver transplant
Isaiah Dela Cruz likes to joke that a shark bit him. How else would a 10-year-old describe a giant upside down "T" scar on the stomach? “He calls his scar his shark bite,” said Isaiah’s mom, Aubrey. The scar did not come from swimming with sharks; it came from a near 15-hour surgery in which doctors replaced Isaiah’s failing liver with a working one. Isaiah’s surgery started Aug. 31 and was completed in the mornin...
Oct 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Election results certified, new assembly members sworn in
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the Oct. 7 local election results, and the borough’s three new assembly members were sworn in at Thursday’s assembly meeting. Borough clerk Nova Javier administered the oath of office to Dan Rohrer, Larry LeDoux and Rebecca Skinner. After the oath, mayor Jerrol Friend gave presentations to each of the outgoing assembly members Tuck Bonney, Dave Kaplan and Mel Stephens. A...
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School safety increases according to survey
Overall, school climate and connectedness at Kodiak Island Borough School District schools has increased over the last five years, according to the most recent School Climate and Connectedness Survey. The SCCS was developed by the American Institutes for Research for the Association of Alaska School Boards. Students in grades fifth through 12th and staff at schools statewide take the survey, which began in 2005. K...
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Kodiak students protest bullying
Kodiak students took to the street at a busy intersection on Wednesday to protest bullying in local schools. Most of the students at the protest were part of the school’s Be the Change club, which stands against bullying and discrimination. “We’re trying to provide awareness, not only to youth in the high school and the middle school, but we’re trying to make the community aware that there’s plenty of youth that a...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly meetings to have video conferencing
The Kodiak Island Borough is currently working on installing a video conferencing system in the borough assembly chambers in order to offer better communication with villages and people unable to attend the meetings. When it’s set up, there will be two televisions in the assembly chambers, one facing the assembly and one facing the audience as well as video cameras. When video conferencing is used, both the assemb...
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Alutiiq language lecture on Thursday
Alutiiq language education has been an important part of the Alutiiq Museum’s mission, and this week’s Fall Lecture series lecture will focus on the historic writing part of the Alutiiq language. Daria Safronova-Simeonoff, a Russian archivist who has done a variety of work with St. Herman’s Seminary, Kodiak College and the Baranov Museum, will give a lecture titled “Russian Alutiiq Cyrillic Archival Treasures,” wh...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough election results likely to be certified Thursday
Last week’s Kodiak Island Borough election results are being canvassed, and the results should be certified at Thursday’s borough assembly meeting. The agenda lists certifying and ratifying the results as the second item under new business, and then administering the oath of office to new assembly members shortly after that. On Tuesday, Borough clerk Nova Javier said she expects canvassing to be finished by noon t...
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Road closed due to water
Last Sunday saw wind and a mix of snow and rain pelting Kodiak with 1.06 inches of precipitation falling, along with 0.2 inches of snow. The snowfall is average so far for October, but total precipitation is more than normal, according to NOAA weather station manager in Kodiak, Craig Eckert. “We’re an inch above normal,” Eckert said. As of Monday afternoon, Kodiak had received 4.47 inches of precipitation in Octob...
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bazaars fill weekends as holidays approach
As the holiday season begins, another season is starting. Bazaar season. Kodiak will see at least half a dozen bazaars before Christmas arrives, with items ranging from food to paintings to pottery. On Friday and Saturday, the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center will be inundated with soap, hand decorated apparel, jewelry, original paintings and prints, locally sourced or made food items, photography, baskets and “cre...
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Students study with sensors
Three weeks ago, the Kodiak Island Borough School District installed two earthquake sensor platforms, installing one atop Kodiak High School and one at Old Harbor School. Already, students are collecting data from the sensors, which will be used to help NASA researchers learn about predicting earthquakes. “All the projects that the students are doing are real time, really important projects, and they’re being coun...
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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