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Kodiak Students Travel to Seward for Science Competition

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak students have been hard at work studying marine science in order to exhibit their knowledge at the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl state qualifiers this week. The University of Alaska Fairbanks event determines which teams continue onto the national level. There’s some stiff competition, says Kodiak coach Switgard Duesterloh, who conducts the class as an after-school activity. ... Read More »

Borough May Postpone Marijuana Legislation Deadline

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough may push back its marijuana legislation deadline to give the district more time to figure out zoning issues: For instance, whether or not cultivation should be allowed within residential districts. That, along with the city’s marijuana legislation, is one big topic on the agenda of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council ... Read More »

Borough Plans New Chiniak Library / Tsunami Shelter After Fire

Kayla Desroches/KMXT In the summer of 2015, Chiniak residents lost their library and tsunami shelter to the Twin Creeks fire. The flames engulfed the building and its contents. Now, Kodiak Island Borough employees are working together with locals to bring the structure back to life and fill it up with books for kids, teens, and adults. The library and tsunami ... Read More »

Fisheries Work Group Looks at Its Own Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group took a look at itself in the proverbial mirror last week. For the majority of the two hour meeting, work group members thought about their purpose, their guiding principles, and their future goals. City councilman John Whiddon said the work group can’t accommodate every issue that comes before it. “One of the big ... Read More »

An Ordinance to Ban Guns Within City Stopped in Tracks

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An ordinance which would have put a restriction on weapons within the city limits got a resounding “no” vote from the Kodiak City Council at its regular meeting last night. But in this case, one of those “no’s” meant “yes.” The ordinance sprang from a couple of incidents over the last few years, one which involved a hunter ... Read More »

Deputy City Manager to Become City Manager

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak is about to transition to a new city manager. Current city manager Aimée Kniaziowski is soon to retire, and at the Kodiak City Council regular meeting last night, the council entered executive session to consider the a contract with her replacement. Kniaziowski presented a brief timeline of the situation. “Back on January 24th, you ... Read More »

Dr. Bob Looks Back at His Dad’s Namesake, the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library

Dr. Bob and Marian Johnson stand in front of the old library building on Lower Mill Bay Rd., which is currently going through asbestos abatement in the days preceding its demolition. Sensing equipment is set up by the door. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The building that once housed a well-loved institution is about to be demolished. The former A. Holmes ... Read More »

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