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Borough discusses how to determine a conflict of interest

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly deliberates. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The question of what constitutes a conflict of interest once again took center stage at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting on Thursday. The borough defines a conflict of interest as an individual having a substantial direct or indirect financial interest in a topic or decision. An ordinance ... Read More »

Kodiak Special Olympics looks to refresh and revitalize

Dan Canavan. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The longtime director of Special Olympics Kodiak is moving onto other things. Special Olympics is an international nonprofit that gives athletes with intellectual disabilities a chance to participate in group sports like floor hockey or individual activities like powerlifting. Nicolle Egan, vice president of Special Olympics Alaska, grew up in ... Read More »

Watch Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

Governor Walker will present his State of the State address from Juneau at 7:00 p.m. tonight. You can watch it live from the here (click “read more”) or tune in to KODK 90.7 FM to listen on your radio. Or you can have the best of both worlds and listen to the Borough meeting on KMXT 100.1 FM starting at ... Read More »

Multiple thefts reported just outside of Kodiak

Mitch Borden/KMXT Two cars and a variety of other things were stolen over the weekend from residents of Cliffside Drive and Otmeloi Way. Two neighborhoods outside the city of Kodiak. Currently, the Alaska State Troopers are investigating the thefts. The vehicles were both recovered. One near where it was stolen and the other inside Kodiak’s city limits. Sergeant Cornelius Sims ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum provides laptops to tribal entities

Laptop keyboard. (Photo byMartin Bekkelund / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program through the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is making laptops available to island communities. Development Assistant Jeff Garcie joined the staff in 2017 as part of the federally-funded Digital Inclusion Corps, which aims to build digital knowledge and broadband infrastructure in rural areas. He says 12 computers are up ... Read More »

Alaska legislators pursue federal funds to mitigate fishery disasters

Pink salmon swimming. (Photo: Joe Serio/ USFS/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT None of the communities, including Kodiak, affected by the 2016 pink salmon fishery disaster have received federal funding for it. This event was officially declared a Federal Disaster in 2017. Kodiak’s state representative Louise Stutes says the status of the aid is still up in the air. The 2016 pink ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Special Olympics

From left to right, Lindsay Knight, Nicolle Egan, and Janet Baker. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with organizers of Special Olympics Alaska. Joining her are vice president Nicolle Egan, commissioner of powerlifting Lindsay Knight, and volunteer Janet Baker. They chat about the role of Special Olympics in ... Read More »

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