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Old Harbor student takes on radioactive gas
Old Harbor — Few people in our villages know what radon is. Yet, it is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco, in smokers. It is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lungs. This silent killer is produced from the natural decay of ...
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Kids spring into arts offerings
The Kodiak Arts Council is providing art classes for children over spring break. This year is the first time for the spring classes, offered during the week of March 14 through 18. The classes are similar to what the council has traditionally provided during the summer Sum’Arts program. “With kids out of school, we knew folks would be looking for fun meaningful ideas for their children,” said council executive dir...
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Assembly: No marijuana sales for one year
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to opt out of commercial marijuana facilities in Kodiak for one year and will likely create a task force to make local regulations. For an hour during public hearing on an ordinance introduced by assembly member Mel Stephens, the public testified for and against the proposed ban. Assembly member Dan Rohrer moved to amend the ordinance to have effect until the end of Feb...
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KMS principal, vice try day in the life
As it turns out, being a middle schooler is tough work, even for an adult. This according to Kodiak Middle School vice principal Damon Hargraves who, along with principal Jethro Jones, participated in Shadow a Student week. The week was part of a nationwide campaign urging school leaders to spend a day in their students’ shoes. Approximately 1,400 educators representing all 50 states participated, according to the...
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Landfill buffer zone changed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved changes to a green belt buffer around the landfill and zoning in Old Harbor. The green belt buffer around the landfill needed to be modified due to development at the landfill, said borough assessor Bill Roberts. Removed from the buffer was a lot members of the Borough Lands Committee wished to keep from being set aside and made unavailable for future development. Assemb...
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Return to River City
This weekend, prepare for a flashback to both 1987 and 1912 when the Kodiak Arts Council production of The Music Man opens. Set in 1912, the musical brings a small Iowa town to life, something the arts council also did in 1987. With a live orchestra, just like the 1987 production, and some of Kodiak’s greatest acting talent, the musical promises a return to the old days. In the musical by Meredith Wilson, con man ...
Mar 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holding the line on domestic violence, sexual assault
“My parents call me in and we turn up the TV so we don’t have to listen to it, because it isn’t our business.” They are words that affected a 17-year-old Rebecca Shields deeply — words uttered by a family member she was visiting. They described a response to the screams that would often escape the home next door. The father in that house would beat both the mother and the children, the family member explained. “It...
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Poster highlights animals, history
The new poster for 2016 Crab Festival features pieces of what makes Kodiak and Alaska great. Local artist Mary Ruskovich, who has lived in Kodiak for six years, pulled from years of Kodiak history. She’s painted some well-known pieces like the bear line-up, featuring Alaska bears in a police line-up, and a picture of all the mammals native to Kodiak. “I thought it was a fun chance to do my own idea,” Ruskovich sai...
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Assembly set to vote on marijuana sales ban
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly considers today whether to opt out of commercial marijuana facilities in the borough, with a public hearing before the vote. Added to the meeting information packet Wednesday was a substituted version of the ordinance that would make opting out only effective through Feb. 28, 2017. It also references the creation of a marijuana task force. Assembly member Dan Rohrer said at the F...
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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2 charged after dime bags found
A Kodiak man is in jail and a woman free on bail after troopers allegedly found them in a residence with drug paraphernalia on Feb. 25. Troopers responded to a tip that Bryce Beltran, wanted on charges of violating conditions of probation, was seen at the residence of Hannah Clark. After receiving a warrant, troopers allegedly found Beltran, 20, hiding in a crawlspace and observed drug paraphernalia in that space....
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