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Preschool Uses Language Immersion to Teach Alutiiq

Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Students and teachers in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq language immersion preschool opened in Kodiak last month. The Sun’aq Tribe received a $2 million grant from the Administration for Native Americans to establish the nest school and keep it going over five years. Teachers use song to transition the kids between open play ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, biologist are optimistic about Lower Cook Inlet’s salmon prospects this summer; meanwhile, the board of fish is meeting in Anchorage to address Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues, also known as “The Fish Wars.” A couple of legislators are trying to remove a gag order on Board of Fish members when a conflict of interest comes before ... Read More »

Borough Mayor Vetoes Building Code Exemptions

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer vetoed the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s decision to grant building code exemptions to some homes outside the city limits. He filed the veto today and included a letter listing his reasons. First, Rohrer writes that the veto reflects what he’s heard from the community based on public comment at meetings. He goes onto explain ... Read More »

Governor’s Office Directs Attention to School Board Contributions in Alaska

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Governor Bill Walker has proclaimed February school board recognition month, an opportunity to acknowledge the role of board members in the school district and community. Julie Cain Hill is the latest addition to the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education, which she joined in October following a race against Kelly Bell. She now serves as treasurer. ... Read More »

Kodiak Hockey League to Compete in Eagle River

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Two hockey players face off on a frozen lake. Tyler / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Hockey League will participate in the tier 4 state tournament this weekend. Members of KHL get the opportunity to travel all over North America to take part in hockey competitions, but for this coming state tournament, they’ll head to Eagle River. Carly and Hannah ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Hockey and Firefighting

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On today’s Talk of the Rock, we chat about hockey and firefighting, but not at the same time. First, members of the Kodiak Hockey League join to reminisce about how they got involved in the sport. They’ll also cover future competitions. Then, two representatives of the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department come to talk about why they signed up and the ... Read More »

Kodiak’s Larry Van Daele Joins Board of Game

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Larry Van Daele. Photo courtesy of Matt Van Daele Kayla Desroches/KMXT A former wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will apply his 34 years of ADF & G knowledge to a seat on the Board of Game. Kodiak’s Larry Van Daele recently accepted Governor Bill Walker’s appointment to the seven-member committee. He says he once gave ... Read More »

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