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Diversity Noted as One Goal in Local Kodiak Government


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council spoke in favor of adding more diversity to local governing bodies at their joint work session last week. While trading ideas between assembly and council, Assemblyman Larry LeDoux expressed a wish for better representation from different cultures. He recalled a discussion he had with a Filipino elder. “He said ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: The Winter Blues


On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches talks with some local professionals about the winter blues and the mood changes some people experience as the hours of daylight decrease. Mental health therapist Susan Philo and school clinician Jolene Rogers from the Providence Counseling Center drop by. Read More »

Teleconference Thursday for Summer Ferry Schedule

Aaron Bolton/KSTK Today (Oct. 24) is the last day to offer written comment on the Alaska Marine Highway’s summer 2017 schedule, but an opportunity to give comments is coming up later this week. Ferry system spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the updated schedule doesn’t show as much of a decline compared to summer 2016, but he says the system will see ... Read More »

New Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Sworn In


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough has a new mayor. Assemblyman Dan Rohrer left his assembly seat in order to take over from Jerrol Friend, whose term expired this month and who had served as borough mayor since October 2013. Rohrer ran unopposed at the recent municipal elections and won 1,983 votes. At the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting ... Read More »

One Ballot Initiative Would Combine PFD and Voter Registration


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A ballot initiative in the upcoming election would make it so that people can register to vote while signing up for their Permanent Fund Dividends. Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar says he started Ballot Initiative One alongside a group of other Alaskans. “The ballot initiative was inspired by efforts in other parts of the country where they have done ... Read More »

City and Borough Marijuana Advisory Committees Give Update at Joint Work Session


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The borough and city’s marijuana advisory committees are making progress in determining what the sale of marijuana will look like in their areas. Representatives on both boards gave updates at the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly joint work session Wednesday night. Then-assemblyman and borough mayor-elect Dan Rohrer is the co-chair on the Borough Marijuana Task ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough School District is Now Accredited


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District just gained accreditation. Kim Hanisch, director of instruction with the school district, says members of the non-profit organization AdvancED visited Kodiak to do an analysis. “Three of the six people had to be from a state outside of our own, so three came up from the Lower 48 to give a true ... Read More »

Kodiak Public Library Joins Project Geared Toward Middle Schoolers in Rural Communities


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Public Library was just accepted into a program geared toward youth in rural areas. The Future Ready with the Library project will help middle schoolers with college and career readiness and begin with 20 different librarians. The project’s organizing agencies are the Young Adult Library Services Association and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, and ... Read More »

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