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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 »

Borough and City Embark on Process to Consider Consolidation


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly broached the topic of consolidation for the first time since voters decided the two bodies should explore forming into one unit of government. At the council and assembly joint work session Wednesday night, Assemblyman Larry LeDoux said he wanted to leave the meeting with an idea of to approach ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report Oct. 20

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Coming up this week, we hear from the U.S. Senate candidates who faced off in Kodiak a week ago over the fisheries; Bering Sea crabbing kicked off over the weekend, but to no fanfare; and folks in Southeast are trying to make your food local. All that and more, coming up, on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from ... Read More »

New Performance Piece Gets a Little Meta

Dianne Ibarra as Rose and Jeff Huntley as Sam. Pam Foreman/KMXT

Dianne Ibarra as Rose and Jeff Huntley as Sam. Pam Foreman/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new play from FairWind Players will switch up the typical seating arrangements. Jared Griffin is the director of the Flick, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Annie Baker about three young ushers who work at a movie theater that still uses 35 millimeter film projectors. The ... Read More »

Lawyer Speaks on Use of Body Cams in Light of KPD Decision to Reinstate Program


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department recently reinstated its Body-Worn Camera Program with a new and improved model. Last December, KPD Chief Ronda Wallace notified her employees that the program would be suspended – not long after the city was forced to surrender a body-cam video under court order. The video in question recorded the events of Sept. 16, 2015, ... Read More »

Second Borough and City Joint Work Session to Address Consolidation Advisory Vote


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tomorrow the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold their second joint work session since the two bodies declared they would open up better lines of communication. Based on the agenda, the meeting will be a venue for discussions between the council and assembly, but also provide a platform for staff updates. One of those ... Read More »

KPD Chooses New Camera Model for Body-Worn Camera Program


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Days after a superior court judge ordered the release of a body cam video, the Kodiak Police Department suspended its Body-Worn Camera Program, which began in February 2015. However, it wasn’t until this summer that KPD announced the suspension. At a Kodiak City Council regular meeting in August, Police Chief Ronda Wallace outlined some of the department’s reasons ... Read More »

Bears Wrestling Kicks Off with ‘The Altercation;’ KHS Swimmers Continue to Dominate

The Kodiak High School Bears were at a wrestling tournament in Houston called “The Altercation” over the weekend, placing fifth as a team, with 90 points. The Colony Knights took the tournament with 204 points by winning five different weight classes. Wasilla was second with four weight-class wins at 167 points. Dimond had 110, followed by South Anchorage with 110. ... Read More »

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