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Guest Opinion: High school open to those with GED
Every so often something unexpected and rewarding happens that causes one to appreciate how great our community, and especially our school administration, is. Last week was one of those moments for me. As background, in 1942 the U.S. Armed Forces Institute commissioned a private educational compa...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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History of defeat: City, KIB have clashed over consolidation
Murmurs about consolidation have gone around for decades, and three times in the Kodiak Island Borough’s history, the idea reached formal actionbefore falling apart. 1978 According to articles in the Kodiak Daily Mirror archives, the first major attempt was in 1978 when unification, combining all...
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Healthy Kodiak: Even diet sodas do some dental damage
One of the many reasons kids love summer so much is the increased availability of sugary treats. Ice pops, ice cream, frozen yogurt, candy, bubble gum and soda taste especially good in hot weather when you have been running around outside. Unfortunately, these treats can accelerate tooth decay if...
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Runway extension complete
The extension of the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is finished, with new land extending into the sea for a safety measure. Airports typically lengthen the runway to provide extra space for overruns, but some airports like Kodiak’s, with a mountain on one end and ocean on the other, don’t have...
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Births 7/26/2016
Ketzia Jill Barzaga was born at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2016, to Marie Fe F. Barzaga. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father work at International Seafoods of Alaska. Also welco...
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Green wins out in energy game
Children and their families gathered atop Pillar Mountain Saturday to learn more about sustainable resources for power, part of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center’s Happy Trails program. “We’re here to talk about energy today,” said Jerusha Turner, a student conservation associate...
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Outdoor Kodiak: World-class trout hide among humpies
Aug. 1 is an important day for hunters, because it marks the opening of Kodiak’s deer season. I certainly hunt, but I also fish, and Aug. 1 is a big day on the water, too. Starting then, and for the next six weeks, the upriver sections of most road system rivers close to salmon fishing. For me th...
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First use of new dock
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Tustumena tied up at the new Pier 1 dock in downtown Kodiak for the first time, Friday. Destruction of the old dock began in November 2014, but was stalled due to a permitting issue because of sea lions too close to the work area. Destruction and constructio...
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