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Apr 20 2015
KHS Change Orders Explained, Project Updated
Monday, 20 April 2015
Jay Barrett/KMXT
The members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got an update on the high school renovation and construction project on Thursday night. Matt Gandel from the borough's projects office first walked the assembly through what has already been completed.
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"The completed areas include paving of the Upper Mill Bay Parking lot, renovation of the gym, basement locker rooms, new boiler plant and new four-story tower, parking lot between the high school and the borough building and widening and paving of a portion of Egan Way,” Gandel said.

He then went over the phases of the project yet to be finished.

"Underway right now is Phase 6. Phase 6 is referred to as Area B, and it's what you see when driving by on Rezanof. It's where the new cafeteria, culinary arts classrooms and staff offices and special needs classrooms will be in that area. And that's scheduled to be complete by October 1st of this year. Phase 8 is the new main entrance and parking lot. The first part of that phase is the demolition of the eastern half of the Learning Center out here. And once that's gone, they'll start working on that main parking lot entry, and that's schedule to be done by the end of August of this year,” he said. “Phase 7 is the vocational education wing, which includes the auto shop, construction, design, welding, natural resources. That's most of the green area. And that's supposed to start when school ends and be complete by the end of the summer so those classrooms are ready when school starts in the fall."

Gandel also updated the assembly on the number of change orders requested by the contractors during the project, but first Borough Manager Bud Cassidy had a few words of explanation for the assembly members, saying change orders are routine, but the projects office tries to keep them to a minimum. 
Apr 20 2015
KATS to Expand Public Bus Service
Monday, 20 April 2015
new_kats_bus.jpgPicture of new KATS bus used for current service. Via Senior Citizens of Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Kodiak may soon get an extended public bus service.

Senior Citizens of Kodiak, which administers the Kodiak Area Transit System, conducted a survey from 250 businesses and organizations and received a lot of input and desire for extended service.

There has been a public route for an hour in the early morning and an hour in the evening, but according to the press release, respondents' transportation priorities are getting to work and shopping, which would require a wider range of times.

KATS currently provides transportation for 15 different local nonprofits. Jonathan Strong, the project specialist with Senior Citizens of Kodiak, says the new developments won't influence that.

“The big change is gonna be adding more hours and stops and hopefully having a bus dedicated to public service," says Strong.

Strong says they're still working out details, but that the fare would be two dollars each way with a goal to replace cash with tickets.
Apr 17 2015
KANA Earns Accreditation
Friday, 17 April 2015
tammy_hansen.jpgTammy Hansen. Via KANA

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

The Kodiak Area Native Association recently passed a rigorous survey to gain accreditation for medical services as well some other specialty services.

KANA provides physical and mental aid to the people of Kodiak and Island communities in various capacities. It also maintains Community Health Aides in Akhiok, Larsen Bay, Port Lions, Old Harbor, and Ouzinkie.

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, a 35-year-old private non-profit, conducted an on-site evaluation of KANA's outpatient facilities in February.

Tammy Hansen is the vice-president of health services for KANA and says the survey itself was a three-day process. She says the association evaluated their facilities, reviewed exam rooms and billing practices, and spoke with physicians.
“And they also followed patients from check-in through discharge,” says Hansen. “So they actually were with a patient so they could see how the patient was treated.”

Hansen says that the board started getting ready for the survey in 2011 and learned about their success on April 6th. They now join 5,000 other organizations who earned a certificate from the association.
Apr 17 2015
SCA Will Hold a Fence and Feast Fest this Saturday
Friday, 17 April 2015
sca_picture_travis_abe_thomas.jpgSCA fencers. Photo by Travis Abe Thomas

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

If you've ever wanted to fence or feast like a character from “ye olden days”, now's your chance.

Jonathon Clary is the local branch president of Kodiak's Society for Creative Anarchonism, or SCA, which is an international organization that focuses on the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe.

Clary says the group will have a series of lessons and demonstrations on Saturday including fencing, his own specialty. He says he's been been studying one particular style for eight years.

When he started, he says there wasn't a lot of information avaliable.

“What I did find, though,” says Clary. “Was a SCA fencer whose wife had earned a doctorate translating a spanish manuscript on fencing from our period and based off of that translation, I started to develop the spanish destreza fencing style for myself.”

Clary says he's reached out to different masters of the art both in and outside the SCA.

You can see some of Clary's fencing on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 at the Saint James Parish on Thorsheim Street. You can also attend two classes: leatherworking from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and handspinning, a technique for creating yarn, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

SCA will hold a period potluck at 11:30 a.m, and encourages you to cook some pre-17th-century dishes of your own to bring with you.
Apr 16 2015
The Alaska Fisheries Report
Thursday, 16 April 2015

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Coming up this week, the big salmon packers announce they want to rejoin the Marine Stewardship Council's sustainability certification program, the North Pacific Council hands down some steep cuts on Chinook bycatch and sablefishermen in the Gulf will have a smaller catch this season. All that and more, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KDLG's Dave Bendinger in Dillingham, KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reporting from Anchorage, and KCHU's Marcia Lynn in Valdez. 

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