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Summer ferries to remain on schedule
All but one Alaska Marine Highway System ferry will have a summer schedule as published thanks to a $5.5 million transfer, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Tuesday, but the winter schedule and next summer’s schedule are still up in the air. Cuts to AMHS funding were part of the Alaska Legislature’s push to cut the state budget. “While summer service for this year has been ess...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly authorizes generator contract, donates artifacts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a $29,000 contract for a new emergency generator for Bayside Fire Department, and approved the donation of Alutiiq artifacts found on borough land to the Alutiiq Museum. The generator contract is just for the purchase of the generator and automatic transfer switch. Later, the assembly will contract for the installation of the generator. The total project budget is $155,1...
May 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community gym, budget discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed converting the old pool into a gym and then tackled next year’s budget at their Thursday work session. Amy Fogle, former Kodiak High School basketball coach, told the assembly additional gym space is needed in Kodiak, and requested that the old pool, currently used as storage space, be turned into a gym at some point. Fogle brought along a letter from Lori Siebe, who sc...
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle School students prepare for jobs
Kodiak Middle School students spent weeks preparing résumés, cover letters and references before doing mock interviews with Kodiak community members to get ready to apply for jobs in the future. All middle school eighth-graders participate in the Kodiak Island Borough School District's School to Work program during the spring semester. "They all turn 14 in eighth grade," said Lindsey Cassidy, an eighth-grade writi...
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 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 ...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 9 9 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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