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City officials up late to monitor tsunami danger
The devastation in Japan Friday had the Kodiak community on alert for potential destructive tidal waves. “The fire chief was acting emergency services director since the city manager was out of town,” Kodiak police chief T.C. Kamai said. “He and I met with a police lieutenant here and it was before midnight when we saw the situation. Certain parts of the state were on warning and advisory. “We made a very small em...
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Kodiak groups begin sending aid to Japan
The devastation from the earthquake and tsunami is still being felt in Japan, and Kodiak Lion’s Club president Judi Kidder hopes to help in some way. She plans to ask the Lion’s Club board on Friday to donate money to Japan — something the group has done before, with $1,000 going to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and aid sent to New Zealand after the earthquake last month in Christchurch. “That’s what Lions do. T...
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Leisnoi responds to kickback allegation
An attorney for Leisnoi Inc. refuted charges the village corporation was involved in any kickback scheme or conspired to break a contract with the timber company harvesting trees on Leisnoi land near Chiniak. The Kodiak Daily Mirror attempted to contact Leisnoi’s legal representative, Anchorage attorney Bill Ingaldson, for a story that ran in the Mirror Friday describing the lawsuit by A-1 Timber Consultants, but ...
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Alutiiq speakers gather to discuss future of language
About half of the remaining Kodiak Alutiiq language speakers gathered Thursday along with Alutiiq language learners and partner organizations to discuss current and future projects to keep the language alive and thriving for future generations. The Alutiiq Language Summit was also an opportunity to reflect on what has been accomplished in the course of the Alutiiq Museum’s Living Words project, funded for the past...
Mar 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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