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Students prepare for “Fools”
Bringing to life a comedy, students in the Kodiak High School Drama Club are taking on the dress, accents and persona of 19th-century Ukrainian villagers for “Fools,” by Neil Simon. Leon Steponovitch Tolchinsky comes to town answering an ad for a teacher, only to discover the entire village of Kulyenchikov has been cursed with stupidity, a curse he must try to break while falling for the village girl he’s trying t...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Service to community a walk in the park
Our local public radio stations, KMXT and KODK, are holding a membership drive this week, and they have their highest goal ever to meet because of this year’s and next year’s looming state and federal cuts. As a result, there are some wonderful discussions about public media going on right now, how to redefine it in this brave new world. (Shakespeare reference, ftw!) This is how I would define public media, and wh...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Co-op provides fresh veggies, supports farmers
It is possible to get fresh vegetables in Kodiak, and the Kodiak Bounty Cooperative is offering a new way to connect local farmers with consumers. The concept is simple. Residents who want garden-fresh vegetables pay a lump sum upfront for a share in the co-op. Farmers who want to sell their products commit to providing those vegetables for the 13-week period from June 12 to September 10. The shareholder can then ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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HEALTHY KODIAK: Healthier habits help make weight loss last
Spring has finally come to Kodiak. Not only is the emerald green color sprouting up everywhere, but the clutter we have been living with all winter is calling out to be organized and cleaned. It’s time to get out those summer clothes and put away the sweaters and electric blankets. Many of us may notice some extra pounds in the mirror that we would like to get rid of. Losing only 5 to 10 percent of your body weigh...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD says goodbye to former K-9 officer
The Kodiak Police Department is mourning the loss of former K9 officer Max, who spent nearly eight years on the force until his retirement in 2014. According to Sgt. Michael Barnett, Max’s handler since 2006, “his old body just gave out on him.” Max came to Kodiak and began his career at KPD in December 2006, three months after Barnett traveled to Kasseburg Canine Training Center in Alabama to begin training as hi...
Apr 19, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly prepares to decide on Chiniak trees
During an April 14 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session, Chiniak residents spoke up about what they want any logging in their area to look like. The assembly is due to vote at Thursday’s regular meeting on a contract for logging borough-owned trees burned last fall during the Twin Creeks Fire. Borough staff worked with the community group through its spokesman Scott Bonney during development of the contract...
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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King Derby gets early start
The annual King Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators and Discover Kodiak, is now under way. The 2016 derby officially opened Friday, earlier than last year’s May 1 start date. The closing date this year will be July 15. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, the change in timeline was made in an effort to beef up the shoulder season of fishing in Ko...
Apr 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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City shifts investment work to committee
The Kodiak City Council is switching its financial investment process, removing the responsibility from resting entirely with the finance director and placing it with a committee of staff members who will select an investment manager. According to a memo in the city’s meeting information packet from Thursday, “Due to a slowly recovering economy, many investments are not providing substantial returns on investments...
Apr 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists in residence teach in Kodiak
Violist Sharon Tenhundfelt and conductor Dylan Chmura-Moore arrived in Kodiak from Wisconsin on Monday, losing their luggage in typical traveling-in-Alaska fashion. So they bought some Xtratufs and fit in so well, the Kodiak Island Borough School District students asked them what part of Alaska they were from. “I think they knew that I wasn’t from here, but I confused them because I wore these,” Tenhundfelt said. ...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves encroachment permitting changes
The Kodiak City Council added language to their code for issuing encroachment permits. “Changes to the Kodiak City Code reflected by this ordinance remove redundancies and allow the city manager to grant access and temporary use of city-owned property by an encroachment permit,” said deputy manager Mike Tvenge at the Thursday council meeting. “Previous to this ordinance and code revision, there was no means to iss...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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