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Bike rodeo set for Sunday
Cycling safety is the emphasis of a bike rodeo this Sunday to educate adults and kids about traffic laws, signaling, turns, safety gear and more. Island Trails Network has held bike rodeos before, but those have been indoors with limited space. Sunday’s rodeo will be held outdoors and allow bikers to practice skills on roads in the Nemetz Gazebo area. During the rodeo, several stations staffed by volunteers will b...
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Borough sets timeline, process for replacing Austerman
The Kodiak Island Borough issued a “timeline” Tuesday, outlining the process to be followed to appoint a new member after the resignation of Assemblywoman Carol Austerman. Austerman announced at the June 4 assembly meeting that she would be resigning at the end of June. According to the borough document, the assembly will be declaring the seat vacant at its July 2 meeting. Because more than 90 days are left in Aus...
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Mountain Views: Learning to become a healer is painful at times
Every career begins somewhere with a physical space and a set of people. Together, these make moments in time. The several thousand square feet where I spent the bulk of the first seven years of my career as a physical therapist is dark, as the clinic was recently relocated. If those now-empty clinic walls could speak, they would have stories of laughter, tears. Of successes and disappointments. Good news of progr...
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Kodiak students to present quake research in Italy
This summer, four Kodiak students will be heading to Como, Italy to present about their earthquake research. The Europa Challenge is a competition for universities and organizations to present research, said Ron Fortunato, the president of Trillium Learning that provides several science projects for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. He says the high school team from Kodiak made up of John Dunlop, Anna McD...
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Video images from bear cameras provide lessons
Videos captured from bear cameras during the past two summers and information gleaned from the data were the subject of a bear “open house” by Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Kodiak Unified Bear Subcommittee on Saturday. For two summers, ADF&G tracked bears in the Anchorage area that were fitted with collars that transmitted video and global positioning system data points. The video transmitted showed b...
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Assembly approves budget, increases school funding
After a lengthy discussion and numerous motions to amend, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed its fiscal year 2016 budget with two amendments increasing school funding to the flat amount the KIB school district had requested. At its last meeting, the assembly passed a resolution stating it would give the school district $10.32 million, less than the $10.9 the district had requested. At that meeting, assembly...
Jun 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers issue citations for alleged fishing, license, safety violations
State troopers in Kodiak issued citations in at least 11 cases during the past five days on allegations of fishing, safety and licensing violations, the Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Larry Amox Jr., 42, of Kodiak, was contacted Saturday while he was subsistence fishing in Afognak Bay. A boating safety check determined Amox Jr. did not have enough personal flotation device for each person onboard. He was...
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Navy, Sun’aq to present about training to council
Representatives from both the U.S. Navy and Sun’aq Tribe will be presenting about the upcoming Northern Edge training planned for the Gulf of Alaska at the Kodiak City Council’s Tuesday work session. Capt. Anastasia Wasem, director of public affairs for Alaskan Command, said Capt. Raymond Hesser, the highest-ranking Navy official in Alaska, and Jerome Montague, a native liaison, will be at the session. Wasem said ...
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Kodiak Coast Guard flies sick man near Unalaska
An Air Station Kodiak helicopter based on a cutter removed a sick man from a container ship and flew him to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor last week. The crew of the DS Patriot, a container vessel about 60 miles away from the city, reportedly emailed the Marine Safety Unit Dutch Harbor saying a 33-year-old crew member possibly had pneumonia and requesting a medevac. An MH-65 dolphin helicopter responded and took the man to...
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Giggling kids get ready for night of improv comedy
A dozen kids filled the stage with giggles and hilarious lines on Thursday as they prepared for a performance to cap a week of learning and practicing improv comedy in a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts camp. The dozen kids spent an hour and a half every day this week practicing through skits, games and exercises. This year’s “Improvise This! class was the biggest instructor Michelle Griffin has taught since she began...
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