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High School Mosaic Bench Near Completion

Bonnie Dillard works on mosaic bench. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Students and helpers work on mosaic bench at Kodiak High School. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A mosaic bench in front the high school is almost complete. By necessity. Three years ago, a group of students designed the bench with teacher and artist, Bonnie Dillard. Now the deadline is coming up. A group of students has come down to complete community ... Read More »

Rural Leaders Seek Better Communication on Land Use Issues

Borough Mayor speaks to attendees at the Kodiak Archipelago Rural Regional Leadership Forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Borough Mayor speaks to attendees at the Kodiak Archipelago Rural Regional Leadership Forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rural leaders and the Kodiak Island Borough are striving to improve communication on land issues that impact the island’s communities. The borough has jurisdiction over land use matters around the island and all the action happens in the city of Kodiak. That ... Read More »

Old Harbor Resident Gains State Recognition for Volunteerism

Bobbi Anne Barnowsky. Courtesy of Barnowsky

Bobbi Anne Barnowsky. Courtesy of Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT Old Harbor tribal administrator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky recently won state recognition and a place on the 2017 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards began with Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond in 1975 and continue today under First Lady Donna Walker. Out of 70 nominations, four individuals were selected for ... Read More »

Navy Incorporates Tribal Input on Plan for Naval Exercises

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Navy has pinned down what the naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska will look like for the next few years, and the new plan reflects input from Gulf of Alaska communities and tribal entities. The Navy conducts a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement every five years, and after consultation with the public, tribes, and state governmental ... Read More »

Kodiak Considers Plastic Bag Banishment

Plastic shopping bag. Photo by Andrew Davidson / Flickr

Plastic shopping bag. Photo by Andrew Davidson / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is looking into banning single-use plastic bags. If it does, it’ll follow communities like Bethel, Cordova, and Hooper Bay that have all enforced city-wide bans, none of which include a per-bag fee. Fairbanks tried and failed in 2009 to charge a 5 cent fee. Some communities in the ... Read More »

Election Results in for KEA Board of Directors

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The results are in for the new additions to the Kodiak Electric Association’s Board of Directors. Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford, Terry Haines, Tyler Kornelis, and Ben Millstein ran for the three open seats of three years each. KEA members turned in their votes and, in a press release, KEA announced Ron Acarregui won with 764 votes, Cliff Ford ... Read More »

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