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State Certifies General Election Results

The State of Alaska has made the November 8th General Election results official. The certification Wednesday did not change the results in any of the races Kodiak residents voted on. Representative Louise Stutes is still returning to Juneau, even though her strongest challenger, Duncan Fields picked up six more votes since last week. The final vote totals for local races: ... Read More »

HUD and AHFC Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing

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Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK A new federal rule bans smoking in public housing nation-wide. The notice was released Wednesday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and will take effect in 18 months. But Alaska is looking to do that a lot sooner— in five to six months. “April or May,” said Cathy Stone, Director of the Alaska Housing Finance ... Read More »

School Maintenance Issues Need Fixes and Funds

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may redirect state bond funds to a specific issue within the school district. The topic of how to fund maintenance projects came up last night at the borough assembly work session during discussion about the Main Elementary School walkway. Borough Manager Michael Powers said the structure is in disrepair – in part due ... Read More »

School District Updates Lighting Around Main Elementary School

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The area around Main Elementary is getting a makeover. Parents had voiced concern over the poor lighting around the school and Kodiak Island Borough School District facilities director Jeff Hansel says staff recently acted on those safety issues. “We upgraded the street lighting. They were a 100 watt light. We upgraded three of the lights to a 400 ... Read More »

Borough Backs Local Fisheries Grant Proposal

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will back a grant proposal that aims to improve bycatch estimates for Chinook salmon through better dock sampling. The proposal, which comes with an estimated budget of $190,000, is up for a 2017 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant through NOAA, and Kodiak-based Julie Bonney of the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank and Craig Rose of FishNext Research ... Read More »

Local Nonprofits Turn to Facebook for Fundraising

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Nonprofits in Kodiak are turning to Facebook to raise funds. For Giving Tuesday, which is the altruistic alternative to Cyber Monday or Black Friday, Facebook has paired up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match donations dollar-for-dollar. The Foundation provides the funds and Facebook the platform, which brings the spirit of the holidays into 2016. Sarah ... Read More »

Mariner Safe After Vessel Loses Power, Goes Aground

Sailing vessel Lieveling went aground near Cape Puget, between Seward and Chenega, Alaska, Nov. 28, 2016. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported the mariner to Seward. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Sailing vessel Lieveling went aground near Cape Puget, between Seward and Chenega, Alaska, Nov. 28, 2016. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported the mariner to Seward. U.S. Coast Guard photo. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a mariner after his sail boat grounded between Seward and Chenega Monday. The 47-foot Lieveling lost ... Read More »

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