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New programs bring art to Kodiak Teen Center
When it’s too cold for outdoor play, kids can exercise their creativity indoors at the Kodiak Teen Center for Friday art day. The Kodiak Teen Center now hosts art Fridays that allow kids of all ages can come and make artwork with one of two groups. Art with Liz Ellis, an aide at Main Elementary, takes place 4-5 p.m. Fridays. The program has been running for about a month and is gaining popularity, Ellis said. “My ...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Police Department deters bears with a wide range of tools
Sometimes, Kodiak police officers are glad when the suspect gets away. Scaring bears away from homes and businesses is a normal task for Kodiak Police Department officers, and is a large part of the job in the fall. This year, the bears were quiet in the fall but became active in December, digging through dumpsters and prowling backyards. Most bear sightings are called in during the late evening or early morning w...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEA continues to advance new headquarters
The Kodiak Electric Association’s plans for a new headquarters in midtown are progressing. In a unanimous vote, the electric cooperative’s board of directors accepted 65 percent design drawings and ordered the architect, Jay Chen of ECI-Hyer, to advance to a 95 percent complete design. “At 95, we should be just about ready to put it out to bid,” said KEA board member Jay Johnston, who leads KEA’s new headquarters ...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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School bus is among slideoffs after 8 inches of snow falls in Kodiak
No students were injured after a school bus slid off the road Thursday morning in the Coast Guard’s Lake Louise Housing development. The slideoff was the most notable result of the midweek snowstorm that brought 8 inches of snow before tapering off into rain. The Kodiak Police Department reported five car accidents from the storm, which began in the late morning, after most city residents had driven to work. “For ...
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Coast Guardsman dies in Seattle from injuries suffered in Bering Sea
A 28-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a Seattle hospital Wednesday from injuries he sustained during a search and rescue operation in the Bering Sea last month. According to a Coast Guard press release, Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died following surgery at the Swedish Hospital with his family by his side. Obendorf served on the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, which was called upon Nov. 11 to help disable...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 salmon season expected to return to average
After a salmon season that approached record territory, 2014 is expected to bring a return to average. So says the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which presented its preliminary 2014 Kodiak-area forecast at the Tuesday night meeting of the Kodiak Fish and Game advisory committee. According to point estimates, the 2014 season will bring 1.3 million sockeye salmon and 14.6 million pink salmon to Kodiak. Using t...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Teen Court graduate sworn in as lawyer
A Kodiak High School alumnus and Kodiak Teen Court graduate has passed his final test. Sam Booch was sworn in as an attorney in front of friends, family and colleagues in the Roy H. Madsen Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. While Teen Court volunteers have graduated from law school before, Booch is the first to return to Kodiak. Superior Court judge Steve Cole spoke about his connection to Booch through Kodiak Te...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gulf pollock quota vaults upward in 2014
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is giving Kodiak fishermen an early Christmas present. At the council's December meeting, which ended Monday in Anchorage, councilors approved a 52,000 metric ton increase in the pollock quota for the Gulf of Alaska. The 2014 pollock quota for much of the Gulf will 162,351 metric tons, compared to 110,272 metric tons this year. The news out of the NPFMC isn't all good f...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves money for computers and iPads
The Kodiak Island Borough school board has approved half a million dollars for new Apple computers and iPads. The $506,483 approved by the board during a Monday meeting will replace 325 iPads and 352 MacBook Pros owned by the school district. The district had budged $500,000 in the fiscal year 2014 general fund for the replacement of aged instructional devices. At that time, the school board requested the district...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow crab fishery starts early
The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start, in hopes of avoiding sea ice up north. “Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January,” said Heather Fitch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. As of Monday, only “a little bit” of crab had been landed, but more was expected soon, she said. With crabbers already on the fishing grou...
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