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Quintet strings a display of unusual musical skills
Prior to their performance Saturday at the High School auditorium, Sybarite5, a string quintet, played a few selections for about 30 music students and some parents. What became music to the students’ ears was the unusual way the quintet played their instruments. Violinist Sarah Whitney made a squawking sound with her bow on the strings, something the group calls a "crunch." Violinist Sami Merdinian played with a ...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Absentee in-person voting begins today
Voters who will be out of town on the general election day, Nov. 4, can cast early absentee ballots starting today through Nov. 3. Absentee in-person voting will take place in the Kodiak Island Borough building clerk’s office, Room 101. Voters must bring their voter card or a picture ID with them. Candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, governor and lieutenant governor, State House and State Senate will be on t...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough gives proclamations, awards at meeting
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly issued two proclamations and recognized two employees at Thursday’s meeting. John Rhines, a PC technician in the information technology department, was awarded employee of the quarter. This isn’t Rhines’ first award from the borough. He is also the employee of the year. “I work with a really great group of people here in the borough,” Rhines said. “Everybody that I work with make...
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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 | 13 13 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...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 12 12 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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