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Nov 03 2014
KHS Spikers Second Seed in Upcoming NLC Tourney
Monday, 03 November 2014
Jay Barrett/KMXT
The Kodiak Bears will be heading to the Region III Tournament, having secured second place over the weekend with number-one Palmer. The Moose were in Kodiak for the match between the top two teams in the region. 
Kodiak forced a tie in the region on Friday, beating Palmer in five games. Kodiak won the first 26-24, then lost the next two by identical 18-25 scores, forcing them to win the fourth and the tie-breaker, which they did 25-18 and 15-10, respectively. At that point, both teams had 7-and-2 conference records going into Saturday's games.
Once again the Bears and the Moose were tied after four games, forcing the tie-breaker, which Palmer won by two points, 15-13.
The Northern Lights Conference tourney starts Thursday at Palmer High School. Both Palmer and Kodiak have first round byes in the tournament. The Moose will play the winner of the match between the fourth and fifth seed Thursday at 6 p.m. The Bears play the winner of the match between the third and sixth seed Thursday at 8 p.m. 
Nov 03 2014
Fuel Barge Briefly Aground Near Kodiak
Monday, 03 November 2014
Jay Barrett/KMXT
A 382-foot barge carrying 2.2-million gallons of fuel was briefly aground on Saturday, two miles from Kodiak City. The “DBL-106” refloated on the next tide, but the Coast Guard ordered it to anchor up until a damage assessment was conducted. The 124-foot tug Bismark Sea, owned by Kirby Offshore Marine, was the towing vessel.
There was no immediate sign of pollution as a result of the grounding, and the barge was to have been boomed off until a damage assessment was conducted.
There were no injuries in the incident, and weather at the time included 15 mph winds and 3- to 4-foot seas. 
Oct 31 2014
Community Foundation Focused on Local Ideas
Friday, 31 October 2014

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Brianna Gibbs/KMXT

           The Kodiak Community Foundation wrapped up its first year of fundraising and is looking for ideas on where to spend some money on the island.
           Katie St. John sits on the foundation’s advisory board and said the relatively new organization raises funds for a permanent endowment in the Kodiak community.
           “So as Alaskans we’re all pretty familiar with the Alaska Permanent Fund which is an endowment. And each year we receive dividends from the income from that endowment. So the main corpus of the fund stays there and we just receive the income form that and similarly, the community foundation, we would raise funds and that corpus would stay in an account and we would be able to put some of that interest back into that so that the fund itself grows and then we would also be able to use some of that funding to support local projects and local organizations here.”   
            She said it’s a way for people give back to Kodiak, but also have a voice in what is supported – things like community projects, organizations, schools, and wherever else people feel it should be distributed. Last year, thanks to matching funds from the Rasmussen Foundation, Kodiak’s Community Foundation ended the year with almost $95,000, which was the needed seed money to start gaining interest in future years.
             St. John said that money will serve as the organizations financial foundation, and future interest will be put toward the community. However, they were able to create a $5,000 grant opportunity and are soliciting the community for ideas on how to spend it locally.

Oct 30 2014
The Alaska Fisheries Report
Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Coming up this week, there's a new king in the crab world – at least this season; the Togiak herring forecast is looking good for next year, and discussing a Bristol Bay permit buy-back. We had help from KUCB's Annie Ropeik in Unalaska, former KDLG newsman Mike Mason in Dillingham, Seafood.com's John Sackton and APRN's Lori Townsend. 

Oct 30 2014
Local Emergency Planners Get Ebola Update
Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
         Members of Kodiak’s Local Emergency Planning Committee and Emergency Services Organization were given an update on the worldwide Ebola outbreak during a quarterly meeting on Tuesday. Elsa DeHart from the Public Health Center spoke about the virus, and what the threat is here in Alaska.
          She said Ebola has primarily affected countries in Western Africa, where fatalities are close to 5,000. Worldwide there have been 9 deaths from Ebola and only one in the U.S. DeHart said it is spread through bodily fluids, making it a difficult to contract.
           “Really they say that there is no risk for anybody who is not within about three feet of somebody for a long period of time when they are symptomatic.”   

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