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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

Two hockey players face off on a frozen lake. Tyler / Flickr

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 »

Kodiak’s Larry Van Daele Joins Board of Game

Larry Van Daele

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 »

Assembly Extends Moratorium on Marijuana Business

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Commercial cultivation, testing, and retail sale of marijuana in the borough are all issues currently before the Planning and Zoning Commission. Last week, in order to figure out that local legislation, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly extended the sunset date on a moratorium it put on marijuana business in Kodiak. Members of the assembly expressed frustration about having ... Read More »

Assembly Passes Code Exemptions for Homes Outside City Limits

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Borough Assembly gave another look at possible building code exemptions for homes outside the city limits at its regular meeting last night. The last time the code exemptions came before the assembly for a vote, Assemblywoman Rebecca Skinner was absent and the assembly voted against the exemptions. That includes Assemblyman Kyle Crow, who voted no to be ... Read More »

Assemblyman Larry LeDoux Applies for Superintendent Position

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT There are three finalists up for the position of Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent, and one is a Kodiak local. Another hails from the nation’s farthest north school district and the third is from Texas. Kodiak Island Borough Assemblyman Larry LeDoux is looking to get back into education, an ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just announced its volunteer of the year, Julia Fine, a former museum intern from Massachusetts with a love for language. The Stanford graduate first came to Kodiak in 2013 to focus on language instruction and, since then, has returned multiple times. As befitting a volunteer of the year, ... Read More »

Consultant Recommends Keeping Close Eye on Salmon Genetic Study

The Kodiak Joint Fisheries Working Group held a two-plus hour meeting Thursday morning to hear several reports, including one about a possible intercept fishery around Kodiak of Upper Cook Inlet salmon. A genetic study indicating such an intercept was presented at the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Kodiak this winter, and will be presented again at the board’s Cook ... Read More »

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