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Community Planning Day Reaches Year Two

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The second year of Kodiak Strong Planning Day brings promise for new community developments in 2017. The kick-off event last year gathered locals together to decide on goals to work toward. They ended up choosing three: a housing assistance program, a food co-op, and downtown business and cultural events. Event organizer and Healthy Tomorrows coordinator, Merissa Koller Williams, ... Read More »

Art Show to Offer Local Twist Using Embroidery Kits

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak boasts quite a few quilting and knitting shops, and for a town full of crafters, it’s fitting that fiber arts will feature in this upcoming First Friday art walk. The Rookery will show a collaboration between fiber artist Chris Lynch and painter Natasha Pristas. They’ve put together embroidery kits based on Pristas’ designs. Erin Starr Hollow from ... Read More »

Wintry Weather Inline with Revised NWS December Forecast

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National Weather Service forecasters have revised their December predictions for much of the Lower 48 and Alaska, according to an announcement released Thursday. Citing what they call a “highly amplified ridge” over the Bering Sea that stretches to the Lower 48 and an Arctic high pressure system with an “anomalous” northerly flow, the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting temperatures to ... Read More »

State Certifies General Election Results

The State of Alaska has made the November 8th General Election results official. The certification Wednesday did not change the results in any of the races Kodiak residents voted on. Representative Louise Stutes is still returning to Juneau, even though her strongest challenger, Duncan Fields picked up six more votes since last week. The final vote totals for local races: ... Read More »

HUD and AHFC Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing

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Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK A new federal rule bans smoking in public housing nation-wide. The notice was released Wednesday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and will take effect in 18 months. But Alaska is looking to do that a lot sooner— in five to six months. “April or May,” said Cathy Stone, Director of the Alaska Housing Finance ... Read More »

School Maintenance Issues Need Fixes and Funds

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may redirect state bond funds to a specific issue within the school district. The topic of how to fund maintenance projects came up last night at the borough assembly work session during discussion about the Main Elementary School walkway. Borough Manager Michael Powers said the structure is in disrepair – in part due ... Read More »

School District Updates Lighting Around Main Elementary School

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The area around Main Elementary is getting a makeover. Parents had voiced concern over the poor lighting around the school and Kodiak Island Borough School District facilities director Jeff Hansel says staff recently acted on those safety issues. “We upgraded the street lighting. They were a 100 watt light. We upgraded three of the lights to a 400 ... Read More »

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