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KIBSD: New testing targets are unrealistic
The higher No Child Left Behind (NCLB) targets for students in state testing are unrealistic, according to the Kodiak Island Borough School District (KIBSD). “The picture for what all school districts in Alaska are facing from now until 2014 is the targets we have to meet are unlike anything we’ve had to meet before,” federal programs director Melissa Beyers said. For the last 10 years students were expected to im...
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Northern Lights
The Northern Lights light up the sky at Monashka Bay Wednesday at 11 p.m. For a daily aurora forecast visit www.gi.alaska.edu. (Scott Wight photo)
Mar 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KANA offers youth behavioral treatment
The new Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) Family and Youth Integrity Program will allow youth at risk of being sent off island for behavioral health treatment to stay in Kodiak to receive treatment. The focus of the program is on youth aged 13 to 17. Children as young as 11 or as old as 18 could be accepted. Criteria for getting into the program are that the child is at risk of being sent off island for school...
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Possible Leisnoi corruption evidence on YouTube
The Chiniak logging operation is stalled indefinitely over allegations that the landowner demanded kickbacks from the logging contractor and conspired to break a contract. The contractor, Chehalis, Wash.-based A-1 Timber Consultants sued landowner Leisnoi in Federal District Court Tuesday for breach of contract. Leisnoi CEO Carole Pagano and her husband Leonard Zaiser are named with the corporation itself as defen...
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New site for KHS wind turbine project being looked at
The Kodiak High School wind turbine project has been delayed a couple of months due to another change in location for the windmill. The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission had approved a spot on the playground of Kodiak Middle School and two variances to allow the wind turbine to stand 60 feet tall and encroach on the property line. However, in early February four families filed an appeal against ...
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chef Chenet to lobby legislators on Pebble Mine dangers
With the state Legislature in full swing next week, one Kodiak resident hopes he can make a convincing argument not just with his words, but also with his cooking. Mill Bay Coffee and Pastries owner Joel Chenet knows the quality of the fresh salmon he prepares is world class and to help protect the fisheries of Bristol Bay and the livelihood of the Kodiak fishermen working there, Chenet will travel to Juneau Sunda...
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KIBSD hopes to fix faulty sign
The Kodiak High School (KHS) LED sign has stood lifeless on the patch of grass next to Rezanof and the school’s giant rock for months, but that may all be coming to an end soon — though not in the preferred way. “We’ve had a challenge with the contractor in getting response out of him to handle the warranty,” Kodiak Island Borough School director of operations Scott Williams said. “We made a decision we would, so ...
Mar 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough seeks input on zone code rewrites
The next step in a borough-wide rewrite of development codes dealing with subdivisions, zoning and land management will be a series of public workshops in Kodiak and Chiniak this week seeking feedback on the direction the rewrite project is taking. The Kodiak meeting will take place in the high school cafeteria Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The Chiniak meeting will follow on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Chiniak Schoo...
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Public hearing on curbside garbage shifts to April 7
A public hearing to gauge the support or opposition of an extension of garbage roll cart service to areas outside city limits has been postponed from the Kodiak Island Borough regular meeting of March 17 to April 7. Assistant borough clerk Jessica Kilborn said the postponement was due to the requests of several interested residents who would not be able to attend the meeting because of spring break. The Kodiak Isl...
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Kodiak merchants happy with tax-free day shopping boost
Tax-free day may not stir up all the shopping craziness of Black Friday, but for some Kodiak businesses it’s just as important. “I want (Kodiak) to keep doing it because tax free day and Black Friday are my two best days of the year,” The Rookery store owner Chris Lynch said. “It was a great day — very busy and great sales.” Tax-free day happens once a year on the first Saturday of March. Any shopping within city ...
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