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Refuge Visitor Center Turns 1

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Photo by Kevin G. Smith Photography Jay Barrett/KMXT It was a year ago last week that the new Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center opened its doors to the pubic. On Friday, the staff is celebrating its first anniversary with cake and everyone’s invited. The anniversary reception will start at 11 a.m. on Friday.

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KKCC Connecting Villages in a Green Way

Jay Barrett/KMXT The company which brought true high speed telecommunications to the Kodiak road system is now working on providing the same to the other six communities in the borough. Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company, which is owned by the Old Harbor and Ouzinkie Native Corporations, connected Kodiak to the outside world with two fiber optic cables to the mainland two years …

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Jobs Coming Out of the Shadows

Erik Wander/KMXT The State of Alaska Kodiak Job Center has recently begun better promoting its Job Shadow program and youth employability skills initiative in collaboration with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. The two programs are designed to ensure that local and Alaskan youth have basic employability skills when they enter the workforce.

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Senator Gary Stevens Ready for New Session

Erik Wander/KMXT When the 26th Alaska Legislature begins in January, Kodiak Republican Senator Gary Stevens, who has served in the Senate since 2003 and has been in leadership positions since 2005, will take the gavel as Senate President for the first time. Stevens discussed his outlook for the upcoming legislative session on KMXT’s Talk of the Rock with Mike Murray.

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NOAA Launches Ocean Acidity Study

Jay Barrett/KMXT Worried that too much carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans might kill off the base of the marine food chain, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation have commissioned a panel to study ocean acidification.

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KHS Students Head to State Music Fest

Erik Wander/KMXT Four Kodiak High School singers are in Anchorage this week taking part in the All-State Music Festival, joining some of the state’s best high school singers. They are sophomores Hazel De Los Santos and Carolyn Craig, junior Anna Polum and senior Melania DeLucia.

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North Pacific Medevac Successful

Jay Barrett/KMXT A Coast Guard rescue crew from Air Station Kodiak safely medevac’d an ailing officer from aboard a cargo ship south of Adak Wednesday. The man reportedly suffered from stroke-like symptoms earlier in the week, and the Coast Guard was called in. An MH-60 Jayhawk and a C-130 Hercules from Kodiak went to Adak on Tuesday and waited for …

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