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After Xmas at Homeport Kodiak, Tusty Sails Again

The Alaska State Ferry Tustumena got back underway again this morning after being tied up in Kodiak over the holiday weekend due to inclement weather. According to weather records, southeast winds on Christmas Eve were gusting over 40 knots. The Alaska Marine Highway home office sent a notice Saturday afternoon that due to those high winds and resultant heavy seas, ... Read More »

Stewart McDonald Finalist for National Superintendent of the Year Award

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Stewart McDonald Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent is set to move on this coming summer, but he won’t leave his current position without recognition. Stewart McDonald is one of four finalists for the 2017 National Superintendent of the Year Award, a 30-year program that acknowledges leaders in education across the country. McDonald has served for nine ... Read More »

City and Borough Look at the Best Way to Approach Consolidation Research

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak residents voted for the borough and city to explore possible consolidation, and that’s what members of staff and the elected bodies are doing. Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer updated the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council on their progress at a joint work session last week. He explained he, Borough Manager Michael Powers, City Mayor Pat ... Read More »

Discover Kodiak Releases Interactive Trail Map

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Discover Kodiak just officially released an interactive map which enables adventurers to see the Kodiak  trails before they hike them, as well as the elevation. Trail Genius, a company made up of couple Jason Manders and Amanda Campbell, came to Kodiak this summer to record the island’s most popular trails in real-time. Now, those trails are up and ... Read More »

Borough Lands Committee Looks at More Land Parcels to Develop

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Borough Lands Committee is scoping out more property to develop in order to open up living situations in the community. The lands committee formed last year sometime after the announcement of the Jackson Mobile Home Park closure, which led to an emphasis on both the lack of availability of land and the high rent prices in Kodiak. ... Read More »

KIBSD Assistant Superintendent to Receive Governor’s Award

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Marilyn Davidson. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of the major players in how arts education looks in the Kodiak Island Borough School District just learned that she’ll receive a Governor’s Award for her work. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have been influential to arts and humanities in Alaska, and there are a total of eight recipients, ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Dec. 22, 2016

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Coming up this week, Fish and Game will see more cuts again next year under Governor Walker’s proposed budget, in Southeast, the Dungeness crab season was kind of a bust, and the GHL for the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery has been set. We had help from KSTK’s Aaron Bolton in Wrangell, KFSK’s Angela Denning in Petersburg, KCAW’s Emily ... Read More »

At Joint Work Session, Updates on Marijuana Legislation and Consolidation

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council are continuing in their effort to keep each other in the loop following an agreement to improve communication between the borough and city. Tonight they’ll hold a joint work session to update each other on issues important to the entire community. Along with updates from the borough lands committee, ... Read More »

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