Recent News

Battery Upgrade Supports Future Power Growth at KEA

Batteries, as well all know, wear out. But sometimes you just want to upgrade your old lead-acid batteries to something modern and new, like lithium-ion. Those are the same kind used in your smart phone, high-end electric cars, and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Well, Kodiak Electric Association is doing just that by replacing the 3-megawatt battery storage system it uses ... Read More »

Borough Brings Instant Government Access to Web

The Kodiak Island Borough has launched a new online tool for citizens to stay up-to-speed on their government’s activities. Launching this week, the goal of the “Civic Web Portal” is to “make open governance a reality for the entire borough,” according to an announcement from the borough clerk’s office. Accessible from the borough’s homepage by clicking on the “meeting info” ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report – ‘Son of Blob’ Found Near Homer

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Coming up this week, the Sitka Tribe would like to see changes to how herring are managed, part of The Blob, let’s call it “Blob Jr.,” had some significant effects on Kachemak Bay, and how Fish and Game is coping with ongoing budget cuts in the face of the state’s fiscal situation. We had vital contributions this week from KCAW’s ... Read More »

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Larry LeDoux

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s school board is on the search for a new Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent and will interview the three finalists in person on March 7. KMXT is speaking with the three individuals in the days before the Kodiak visit. Longtime Kodiak resident, Larry LeDoux, was a Kodiak principal ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Choose Respect March and Dinner Theater

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On today’s Talk of the Rock, one of the organizers of the upcoming Choose Respect March, Julie Beehler, joins host Kayla Desroches to talk about the state of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska and the resources available to those in need. Then, organizers of an upcoming dinner theater say the event will tap into a whole bunch of ... Read More »

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Glen Szymoniak

Glen Szymoniak. Courtesy of Alaska Council of School Administrators

Glen Szymoniak. Courtesy of Alaska Council of School Administrators Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s school board is on the search for a new Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent and will interview the three finalists in person on March 7. KMXT is speaking with the three individuals in the days before the Kodiak visit. Out of all three finalists, Szymoniak is from ... Read More »

City Council to Look Over Budget Items at Special Meeting

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The city may not be able to afford two new human resources employees and choose instead to stick with advertising for just one. The Kodiak City Council will work that out at a special meeting tonight. Back in December, the council voted to hire both a Human Resource Administrative Specialist and a Human Resource Manager to help with ... Read More »

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