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Kodiak author wins book award
As a library technician and a published author, Sara Loewen-Danelski knows books. She works in Kodiak College’s library, and published “Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands” a year and a half ago. Now, that book has won the Willa Award for creative non-fiction. “It was great news,” Loewen-Danelski said. “I knew some of the entrants and I really admired their books so that felt doubly exciting.” The Willa Awards a...
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JROTC program may come to Kodiak
Kodiak may have it’s own Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in the future. Jay Baldwin, a former National Guard member, is running the effort to get the program into Kodiak High School. Baldwin ran the National Guard unit in Kodiak as the activity duty member for over 20 years, and he retired in October 2013. Before he retired, Kodiak High School brought down an ROTC group from Anchorage, including re...
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Skyler Waite charges dropped
The State of Alaska has dropped the charges against the Kodiak woman whose arrest last year went viral on YouTube. Then 20-year-old Skyler Waite was originally charged with two counts of assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. One of the assault charges was later amended to harassment. All of the charges stemming from the April 29, 2013 incident were dropped on Tuesday. Kodiak’s District Attorney, Steve ...
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Walk and roll to school starts soon
Kodiak’s Island Trails Network is promoting human-powered locomotion to and from school through their “walk and roll” program. October is National Walk to School Month, and the program starts on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Its goal is to incentivize alternatives to vehicles. “The advantages of having more students walking and biking to school safely include increased safety for students and pedestrians, the development of a...
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Health center beautifying its space
For the past few months, patients at the Kodiak Community Health Center have been welcomed into the hallways by a large painting of Barometer Mountain. It was painted earlier this year by then-senior Dong Won Yu, a student at Kodiak High School. Prior to that, the health center had created an employee beautification committee and sought the help of local art teacher at the high school, Bonnie Dillard. “I had the s...
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Kodiakans speak out on proposed third launch pad
Island residents deluged Federal Aviation Administration representatives with objections to expansion of the Kodiak Launch Complex during an open house session about the agency's draft environmental assessment for the proposed project. Alaska Aerospace Corp., the state-owned enterprise that operates the launch facility at Narrow Cape, plans to construct a third launch pad at the site, one capable of handling mediu...
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Bishop, Haines, LeDoux, Rohrer, Skinner elected to council and assembly
In Tuesday’s municipal election, City of Kodiak residents retained their incumbent officials, while Kodiak Island Borough voters gave the boot to both of their incumbent assembly members, according to the unofficial results. Dan Rohrer, Larry LeDoux and Rebecca Skinner are Kodiak's new borough assembly members with 1,137, 1,121 and 671 votes respectively. Terry Haines and Randall Bishop retained their seats on the...
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Luck played role in silver derby winner’s catch
Kodiak fisherman Bryon Friend caught his 21.5-pound Kodiak Lions Club Silver Salmon Derby winner by being in the right place at the right time. Friend caught the fish in the Pasagshak Bay area, shortly after weighing in a large silver he’d caught. “I was actually out pleasure cruising, not really fishing seriously, I’d kind of worn myself out the day before, went through a whole bunch of them,” Friend said. “I had...
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Company casting for new ocean-based TV series
If you’ve ever dreamed of being on TV, now’s your chance. Al Roker Entertainment is casting for a new TV series about people who have an “extreme relationship” with the ocean who are “more comfortable on water than they are on land.” That includes fishermen who “go hard all the time,” “fish solo,” or are “the king of your fishery;” “live aboards;” captains who “make the guys on Deadliest Catch look like they shoul...
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Photo walk promises fun, prizes, rivalry
Kodiak photographers, whether experienced or new, will be taking part in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk this weekend. Groups from around the world get together at a pre-determined place, take photos, and can then enter their best photo, if they choose, into a competition for prizes including cameras, lenses, gift cards and subscriptions to KelbyOne, an online photography tutorial site. According to the Photo...
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