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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 »

Talk of the Rock: Food Co-op Specialists

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with two food cooperative specialists, Stuart Reed and Andrew Crow. They recently met with the Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative board, which is working to establish a grocery store in town. Also joining will be Renata Ballesteros, an on-the-ground agent with UAA’s Business Enterprise Institute, and Merissa Koller-Williams, who led ... 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 »

The Borough Assembly Approves Funding for Nonprofits

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently approved funding for 12 local nonprofits. The borough budgeted $40,000 for the 2018 fiscal year. The assembly chose to distribute $4,000 to the organizations that asked for money. The assembly equally distributed funds because it needed more time finalize its small competitive non-profit grant scoring criteria. The American Red Cross and the ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Postpones Deciding if it Should Create a New Zoning District

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may create a new zoning district, which could make more housing options available. At its regular meeting last week, the assembly held a public hearing for an ordinance that’d make residential small lot single-family districts possible. The new district would allow the development of small parcels of land for single family homes. After ... 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 »

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