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KIBSD to administer controversial test again
Kodiak Island Borough School District students will take the Alaska Measures of Progress test one more time before the state replaces it next year. The test was first used last year, and it was controversial because of reporting delays quality issues, and after students scored low on the tests although it could not be compared directly to tests from previous years. In late January, then-Department of Education com...
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Longliner workshop set for Wednesday
Researchers from Washington Sea Grant and Oregon State University will present about albatross bycatch during a workshop for longliners on Wednesday. “We’re going to be providing an overview of albatross biology and why they are sensitive to bycatch, and give an update on conservation efforts,” said Amanda Gladics, a faculty research assistant at OSU. She’s one of two researchers coming to Kodiak for the workshop....
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Kodiak girls get new life at tournament
There is no sugarcoating it; the 2015-16 Kodiak girls’ basketball season has been challenging. Three games into the season the team lost one of its three returning players — Kahye Yu — due to early graduation. Near the end of the season, junior Nelly Hernandez, the team’s second leading scorer at 8.7 points a game, went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The team lost its final 14 games of the season — t...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 9
March 4 At 12:17 a.m., a caller requested police assistance in removing a man from the 300 block of Center Avenue who was causing problems and refusing to leave. He left when police asked. At 6:19 a.m., a person reported lots of trash and refuse on Near Island in the 100 block of Alimaq Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 8:19 a.m., a woman requested police help with people blocking the door to her busines...
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Historic kayak on its way home
A rare Alutiiq warrior kayak from the 1860s will soon go on display at the Alutiiq Museum after a lengthy conservation project. The kayak will be the subject of Thursday’s noon hour Brown Bag Lunch presentation at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. In 2003, Sven Haakanson of the Alutiiq Museum and Elder Ronnie Lind visited Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Massa...
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Wrestlers snag gold at Arctic
Kodiak’s Krystal Fabricante and Shaun Walton captured gold medals at the 24th Arctic Winter Games Tuesday in Greenland. Fabricante and Walton won all eight of their matches to lead Team Alaska wrestling to the top of the podium during team competition. Alaska won all four of its duals by a combined score of 204-26, topping Northwest Territories (54-0), Nunavut (54-5), Yukon (54-5) and Alberta North (42-16). Albert...
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KKF finishes sixth in Oregon
Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist picked up three wins and led the Kodiak Kingfisher boys swim team to a sixth-place finish at the Senior/Region XII Speedo Short Course Championships over the weekend in Gresham, Oregon. The Kodiak High School sophomore notched victories in the 200-yard breaststroke (2 minutes, 7.26 seconds), the 100 backstroke (51.02) and the 200 back (1:50.23). He also finished eighth in the 100 butterfly...
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Healthy Kodiak: Screening for common cancer saves lives
Cancer is a scary word. Many people do not like to talk or think about cancer. We all hope we never get cancer. Today, I want to give you some really good news about cancer. Some cancer is preventable, which means you can avoid getting it. Cancer prevention is worthwhile and saves lives. By participating in screening programs for the most common cancers, you can effectively reduce your chances of ever having the d...
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Capitol Report: E-cig youth restriction gets hearing
Greetings from Juneau. This year’s legislative session has passed the halfway point, and while much work is ahead of us before our scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17, I think we are on pace to finish on time. As you can imagine, the FY 2017 budget continues to dominate the discussions in the Capitol. The Senate will receive the House’s version of the budget this week, and it should come to the Senate floor ...
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Coffee to Coffee Run results
Coffee to Coffee Run March 5 3.3. miles 1. Michael Parnell, 18 minutes, 50 seconds; 2. Sawyer Olsen, 20:03; 3. Brenden Thompson, 20:16; 4. Anthony Maghupoy, 21:14; 5. Marcus Dunbar, 21:14; 6. Richie McKinney, 21:23; 7. Camrin Yturbe, 21:26; 8. Cory Thompson, 22:14; 9. Youji Seto, 22:16; 10. Jen Foster, 23:12; 11. Arieele Himelbloom, 23:16; 12. Kathryn Symmes, 23:44; 13. Howard Valley, 26:01; 14. Malina Fagan, 28:1...
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