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Summer Program for Kids Organizes Hikes, Provides Mentorship

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A summer program starting in June will lead kids on a series of hikes and teach them skills like first aid, navigation, and bear safety, with a healthy dose of sports. The Kodiak Area Native Association’s Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative together with Healthy Tomorrows is pairing up on Explore the Rock 2017. Prevention Grants Coordinator Mathew Kozak ... Read More »

City Restricts Nonprofits to Applying for Funding Under One Category

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has changed how it approaches nonprofit funding. Last night, at the Kodiak City Council regular meeting, the council looked over a resolution to limit nonprofits to applying for funds under one of four categories: Youth Recreation Programs, Adult Recreation Programs, Public Safety Programs, or Emergency Response Support Programs. The maximum funding under both Youth ... Read More »

Kodiak Embraces Commercial Harvest of Kelp

Nick Mangini’s crew pictured from above following harvest. Tamsen Peeples far right. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Commercial seaweed farming could be the hot new industry in Alaska, and Kodiak is getting in on it. Blue Evolution, a company from the Lower 48 that turns seaweed into pasta products, has partnered up with both Alaska and out-of-state groups to harvest and ... Read More »

Stagecraft Shines in Middle School Play

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Middle School will invite some celestial beings to the Gerald C Wilson Auditorium drama pod next week. Students will be performing Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” a novel about siblings who go searching for their kidnapped father. But this kidnapping involves help from otherworldly creatures and frequent planet hopping. Needless to say, it’s not the ... Read More »

Smaller Lots Could Make a Future for Smaller Homes in Kodiak

A tiny house village located in Washington D.C. Photo by Inhabitant / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state of Alaska abounds with creative living situations, from houseboats to yurts, and the tiny house market may have a future in Kodiak. But that starts with Kodiak Island Borough code. According to borough Community Development Director Sara Mason, the tiny house movement is ... Read More »

Alutiiq Community Seeks City-Owned Property for Memorial Park

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is scoping out a site to bury ancestral remains that returned to the Kodiak Archipelago in February. The internment would be the end of the ancestors’ long journey. Archaeologists in the 1960s removed the remains from a gravesite on Chirikof Island and took them out of state. The majority of the remains ended up at ... Read More »

Sum’Arts Registration Opens

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of Kodiak’s crafty population have rallied for this year’s Sum’Arts for Kids, a series of classes through the Kodiak Arts Council that teaches children the many different types of art: from fiber to theater. Arts Council Education Coordinator, Brianna Gibbs, says a few of the classes tap into Kodiak’s natural charms, like a nature journaling course where ... Read More »

Borough Uses Code to Clarify Land Development Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The borough is working to clear the muddy waters of land sale. At the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting on Thursday, the assembly altered language in its code that Borough Manager Michael Powers said modernizes the land disposal process. “It basically puts the onus on a developer or developers to present proposals for the development and then, once ... Read More »

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