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Near Island Development Plan Up for Public Comment

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Near Island Development Plan will determine which parts of the island are zoned for development and which for recreational use, and the public comment period closes next week. The City of Kodiak contracted with DOWL engineering to design the plan. Since last year, DOWL has been meeting with the community and the council to hear and incorporate ... Read More »

City to Narrow Down Marijuana Regulations

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough already passed its local regulations for the commercial marijuana industry, and it appears that the City of Kodiak is not far behind. The city council will hold a special work session tonight to look over the city Marijuana Advisory Committee’s final recommendations. Both the borough and the city established separate advisory groups to guide ... Read More »

Low Tide Reveals Alutiiq Fishing Method

Rocks alignments representing the remains of an intertidal fish trap, Kodiak Island, Alaska. Photograph courtesy the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local archaeologist says there may be the remains of a historic Alutiiq fish trap on the north end of Kodiak Island. He says those types of man-made formations are rare to discover in the region. The Alutiiq Museum is ... Read More »

City Council Replaces Aging Part in Wastewater Treatment Plant

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council held a brief regular meeting Thursday night where it, among other things, authorized a bid to replace an aging part of the wastewater treatment plant. The plant turns wastewater solids into sludge using a belt press. Assemblyman Charlie Davidson explained how investing in a new centrifuge would improve the dewatering process. For one, the ... Read More »

Cost of Partial Observer Coverage May Pass to Vessel Owners

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Partial observer coverage may become more expensive for small vessel owners as funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service trails off. It’s an issue before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council moving into the fall. Julie Bonney with the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank sits on a sub-group of the Observer Advisory Committee tasked with reviewing potential improvements and ... Read More »

Recycle Sheds Provide Blank Canvas for Art

Recycle shed down at the spit. Photo courtesy of Threshold Services Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s recycling facility, Threshold Services, maintains three sheds around town where people can drop off their recyclables, and Threshold is asking the community to make the sheds a little more visually appealing. Threshold executive director Stephanie Mason says there’s one shack in the flats, one at the ... Read More »

Borough Recommends KEA Hydroelectric Project for Federal Funding

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state government may be short of funds to drive local projects, especially with the budget tied up, but federal funds are still available. The governor’s office is accepting applications from municipalities and tribal organizations with “shovel-ready,” infrastructure-building projects. If the request fits his criteria, the governor will forward it onto the federal government for financing. The Kodiak ... Read More »

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