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A recent earthquake leaves Kodiak’s fire station damaged, but energizes efforts to replace it

Kodiak’s fire station sits at 70 feet above sea level, which is in the city’s tsunami inundation zone. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last month’s earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska left the city of Kodiak’s fire station shaken and cracked. It’s also stimulated the efforts to replace the building. KMXT’s Mitch Borden took a tour with Kodiak’s Fire Department ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Independent Living Center

The Independent Living Center connects the elderly, veterans, and those with disabilities to services in the community. Today on Talk of the Rock, Independent Care Advocate Tonya Lee, Short Term Assistance and Referral Program (STAR) coordinator Kerry Wood, and client Marian Royall join to talk about the program. Read More »

Kodiak students adapt to new grading system

Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT For the past five years, the amount of A’s given out to Kodiak high schoolers have been on the rise, but the increase can’t completely be credited to student’s hard work. Kodiak Island Borough School District used a grading system that inflated its high marks. But earlier this school ... Read More »

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly clarifies what’s considered a conflict of interest

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly deliberating on issues facing the region. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At the center of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussion of what constitutes a conflict of interest lies the phrase “substantial financial interest,” but neither the borough nor Alaska state law defines it. Well at least, not until last Thursday night when the ... Read More »

Fishermen aspire to enter world of seafood processing

Harry Wassily Jr (left) and Steve Wassily at HACCP class. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT For some fishermen, moving into the processing world is one way to build their prospects. But before that can happen, they need to get the required certification. A few seafood processors and would-be processors are doing that right now in the City ... Read More »

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