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Public Gives Comment Against Marijuana Business and Cultivation in Residential Districts

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Permitting marijuana cultivation in borough residential districts has proved controversial. At a special work session last week, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and borough staff talked over Marijuana Task Force recommendations on what regulation should look like. During public comment, several community members spoke against cultivation in residential districts, including Deborah Kirk, who lives in rural residential, or ... Read More »

In Local Marijuana Regulations, Borough Looks to State

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is mulling over recommendations from the Borough Marijuana Task Force about what marijuana cultivation and business should look like on the island. At a special work session Thursday night, Borough Manager Michael Powers said staff was seeking guidance on the direction it should go in. However, the meeting turned out to be more ... Read More »

Behind the Scenes Prepping a Traveling Exhibit

Sarah Owens holds a fish skin bowl by Audrey Armstrong. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A traveling exhibit featuring pieces from Alaskan artists is moving from community to community, and it features some local creations along the way. The exhibit, called Living Alaska, is curated by former Alutiiq Museum executive director Sven Haakanson and originated at the Anchorage Museum, all thanks ... Read More »

Two Actors Adapt the Narnia World to the Stage

Matt Freeman and Stephanie Ann Foster. Photo by Devin Cooper Kayla Desroches/KMXT The world of Narnia will soon come to the Kodiak stage. San-Francisco based actor Stephanie Ann Foster adapted one of the novels in C.S. Lewis’ famous series and it’ll debut here in town. And two actors will portray all the characters. Foster’s co-actor, local teacher Matt Freeman, says ... Read More »

Grundens to be Crab Fest 2017 Theme

The theme of Crab Fest 2015 was Xtratuf, and Crab Fest 2017 brings with it another wearable theme: Grundens. The name brings to mind waterproof bib overalls and other raingear that fishermen might find useful against the wind, the waves, and the wet. Stephanie DeLaGarza, community relations director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, manages the crab festival and says ... Read More »

315 Days of 2016 Were Abnormally Warm in Kodiak

On Sunday, January 1st, after all 366 days of 2016 had come and gone, a climate scientist with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks finished a project that literally required the entire year’s worth of data. Rick Thoman, is the client science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska Region. He looked at temperatures around the entire state ... Read More »

Volunteer Nominated as Wellness Champion at Local Planning Day

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A volunteer in the community won recognition as “wellness champion” at the recent Kodiak Strong Planning Day. Healthy Tomorrows, which organizes the planning day, started collecting nominations in October, and announced Steve Rounsaville as this year’s champion at the event. Rounsaville is a former fisherman and teacher who both coaches and mentors kids. He says as his own ... Read More »

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