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Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion Gets the Go-Ahead

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KEA proposed diversion. (Courtesy of KEA) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association received a permit to start its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project expansion, which would increase the lake’s clean energy production. Part of the project includes construction through federal land, which requires a lengthy permitting process with some steps KEA called “duplicative.” It had started on a legislative path to ... Read More »

Kodiak College Nursing Program Adapts to Hospital Policy Change

Stethoscope. (Photo by jasleen_kaur / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College, which is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage, will soon make a bachelor’s degree the go-to for aspiring nurses. In previous years, students have been able to get an associate’s degree at the college and then add classes to build up to a bachelor’s. In fall 2018, the college ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman East of Kodiak

Fishing vessel Cape Greig. (Screen grab of video courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 17) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The United States Coast Guard medevac’d a fisherman east of Kodiak last week. According to a Coast Guard press release, Discovery Health Partners alerted Juneau watchstanders Tuesday that the man possibly had appendicitis. At the time, the 50-year-old was aboard the fishing vessel ... Read More »

Food Cooperative Consultants Visit Kodiak

Radishes. (Photo courtesy of Government of Prince Edward Island / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two people who consult on food cooperatives dropped into town to meet with the Harvest Food Cooperative board. The local co-op is still in the brainstorming stage and is busy gathering members so that it can build enough funds to launch. Part of what the two consultants ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Passes the “Chicken Ordinance”

Chickens milling about. Keith Miller/flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinance that’ll allow certain livestock to be raised in residential areas. This ordinance is commonly referred to as the “chicken ordinance.” A main topic of discussion was a proposed amendment, to the resolution, that’d require livestock be enclosed by electric ... Read More »

Nonprofit Begins Two Year Marine Debris Cleanup

Marine debris. (Photo by John Vonderlin / Flickr) This month, a local nonprofit begins a two year beach clean-up along the road system. Island Trails Network executive director Andy Schroeder says this effort will match the constant stream of marine debris that washes up on Kodiak shores. And this one will be on a regular basis. Schroeder says that’s in ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Brent Watkins

Brent Watkins. Jone Suleski Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Brent Watkins to discuss why he wants to be on the borough ... Read More »

Ahkiok is Getting a new 100,000-Gallon Water Tank

100,000-gallon fresh water tank. Dan McCoy/Mayor of Akhiok Mitch Borden/KMXT The community of Akhiok is almost done replacing and improving parts of the system that delivers its water. The city of Akhiok is getting a new 100,000-gallon fresh water storage tank. It’s the final piece in an effort to make sure the community has a safe and reliable water source, ... Read More »

Fundraising Begins for Alutiiq Ancestral Memorial & Park

Draft design plan. Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is moving forward on a memorial park to honor Alutiiq ancestors and culture. The museum’s governing council had been waiting for Kodiak City Council’s okay before continuing onto the next steps, like community fundraising. The park would be downtown on city land. Last month, the council consented to ... Read More »

Proposed Amendment to The “Chicken Ordinance” Would Require Electric Fencing

Chicken in a pen. Christopher Penn/Flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT The resolution known as the “Chicken Ordinance” will be open for its public hearing at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s regular meeting Thursday. One of the topics up for discussion is a proposed amendment that’d require electric fences enclose livestock in residential areas to deter bears. Larry Van Daele, a former biologist ... Read More »

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