Recent News

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Cyndy Mika

Cyndy Mika. Little Elm Texas Independent School District website 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. In her 23 years in public education, Assistant ... Read More »

Speakers Cover Climate Change From View of Humanities and Science

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A series of talks Saturday will apply many different academic disciplines to one overarching theme: climate change. The day’s schedule includes perspectives from English studies, science, and archaeology. The Kodiak College Community Engagement Committee is responsible for the event’s organization. Committee member Libby Eufemio, an assistant professor of Alaska Native studies, says in the past they’ve brought a ... Read More »

Preschool Uses Language Immersion to Teach Alutiiq

Students and teachers in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq language immersion preschool opened in Kodiak last month. The Sun’aq Tribe received a $2 million grant from the Administration for Native Americans to establish the nest school and keep it going over five years. Teachers use song to transition the kids between open play ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

Coming up this week, biologist are optimistic about Lower Cook Inlet’s salmon prospects this summer; meanwhile, the board of fish is meeting in Anchorage to address Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues, also known as “The Fish Wars.” A couple of legislators are trying to remove a gag order on Board of Fish members when a conflict of interest comes before ... Read More »

Borough Mayor Vetoes Building Code Exemptions

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer vetoed the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s decision to grant building code exemptions to some homes outside the city limits. He filed the veto today and included a letter listing his reasons. First, Rohrer writes that the veto reflects what he’s heard from the community based on public comment at meetings. He goes onto explain ... Read More »

Governor’s Office Directs Attention to School Board Contributions in Alaska

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Governor Bill Walker has proclaimed February school board recognition month, an opportunity to acknowledge the role of board members in the school district and community. Julie Cain Hill is the latest addition to the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education, which she joined in October following a race against Kelly Bell. She now serves as treasurer. ... Read More »

Kodiak Hockey League to Compete in Eagle River

Two hockey players face off on a frozen lake. Tyler / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Hockey League will participate in the tier 4 state tournament this weekend. Members of KHL get the opportunity to travel all over North America to take part in hockey competitions, but for this coming state tournament, they’ll head to Eagle River. Carly and Hannah ... Read More »

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