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Construction on high school to continue into October
Completion of some areas of the Kodiak High School, including the career education area, that are under construction will not be done as soon as expected, but the district has plans to continue the classes in other areas. Construction has been done in multiple parts that Stewart McDonald, the Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent, referred to as the A, B, C, D, E and F wings. A wing is the tower por...
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Mountain Views: Take time to transform with motherhood
This is the first in a several part series focusing on the transition to motherhood and working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series will include perspective from several local moms on their experiences and what has worked or hasn't worked for them in the journey of motherhood. Ten years ago I became a mom. My brown haired daughter, Nora, was welcomed to the world and ...
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Candidates file for local office
Four candidates filed for four City of Kodiak elected seats, while six candidates have filed to run for three seats on the Kodiak Island Borough assembly. Assembly incumbent Chris Lynch filed to run again for her seat. Dennis Symmons, who was appointed to a one-year term to fill a vacancy earlier this month, filed to run for one of the two three-year terms up for grabs. Kyle Crow, who has sat on the Planning and Z...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anton Larsen Bay parking to partially close for dock replacement
Vehicles must be removed from an area around the dock in Anton Larsen Bay while the dock is replaced next month, according to the Kodiak Island Borough. Vehicles in the closed area, which has space for about 15 cars and trucks, will be towed at the owner’s expense if they remain after Aug. 31, according to the borough’s website. Boaters will still be able to use the nearby boat ramp while the new dock is installed...
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KANA receives ACA funding
The Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) has received $325,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) “for its commitment to providing high quality healthcare for underserved populations throughout the Koniag region,” according to a KANA release. KANA was one of six community health center sites in Alaska that received a total of $5.5 million dollars of Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding. “The Affo...
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Two more residential burglaries hit Kodiak
State troopers responded to two more residential burglaries last week in Kodiak, including one in which a laptop was taken, a trooper report released Monday said. At about 1:34 p.m. on Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Spruce Cape Road after receiving a burglary report. Investigation revealed that burglary took place but the residents were unable to advise if anything had been stolen, th...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court of Appeals rejects man’s claim Constitution allows him to homebrew
The State Court of Appeals has agreed with a Superior Court’s ruling dismissing an Alaska resident’s claim that his constitutional right to privacy entitled him to manufacture a small amount of homebrew for personal use in his house. Allen E. Hunter was charged by indictment with one count of illegally manufacturing homebrew in his home in Scammon Bay, a local option community that has banned the sale, importation...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Learning camping skills, one tent stake at a time
Sitting on the beach of Woody Island next to a big stack of camping gear, I was excited for the Girl Scouts to arrive on the seiner F/V Silver Fox. The weather and transportation plans were cooperating for our weekend camping trip! The state park campsite was vacant. I could breath a sigh of relief as the final pieces of trip planning had fallen into place. Eleven excited scouts, five leaders, five tents, food, su...
Aug 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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SENIOR LIFE: Aging Mastery Program ramps up Kodiak activities
The Aging Mastery Program, which is all about making and maintaining meaningful changes in health behaviors, financial well-being and enrichment in later life, is a growing movement in Kodiak. AMP is a program of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and is being sponsored in our community by the Senior Citizens of Kodiak through an NCOA grant. Ten-week sessions for people 55 and older focusing on navigating longer...
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STAGE and SCREEN: 'Trainwreck is no train wreck
The opening skit: Home video quality scene featuring a middle aged man standing in the open door of his garage talking to two young girls seated on the hood of a car. The younger of the girls is holding a rag doll – both are paying rapt attention to a rant by their father about the absence of value in monogamy. The dad uses the rag doll as an avatar for his need to sexually satisfy all women with whom he comes in ...
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