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Alutiiq Museum Releases New E-Books for App

Cover of the digital book Cestun lla et’a?–How is the Weather? Painting by Sandee Drabek Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is expanding its e-book collection, this time with stories focusing on children and their natural environments. The digital picture books are geared towards improving kids’ Alutiiq language literacy. The project began last fall with three stories: one about winter, one ... Read More »

Assembly to Say Yay or Nay on Accessory Dwelling Units

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly thoroughly reviewed an ordinance that would permit accessory dwelling units in certain residential districts. Tonight, it will hold a public hearing on the ordinance at its regular meeting. Accessory dwelling units are also known as mother-in-law apartments, and according to the meeting packet, are spaces in a home or on the ... Read More »

“Chicken Ordinance” Permits the Quieter Poultry

Chicken. Photo byDavid Goehring / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Planning and Zoning commission continues public outreach for the “chicken ordinance,” which aims to loosen up restrictions for poultry enthusiasts in the borough. The changes arose from complaints about code prohibitions on keeping small animals in certain residential districts. The borough suspended the enforcement of those regulations in 2016 to give ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation to Hold Town Hall

Alaska Aerospace Corporation launch facility in Narrow Cape. Photo courtesy of AAC Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Aerospace Corporation will hold a meeting tonight to go over its operations, including its involvement in the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program, or THAAD program. President and CEO Craig Campbell says they’ll be launching two THAAD-related missiles in July. Those ... Read More »

Borough Staff Explains Fate of the Junk Car Lottery

An abandoned truck in Kodiak. Photo courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly conducted a lengthy discussion on the issue of junk cars last week at its work session. Community Development director Sara Mason said the borough used to hold a lottery to remove people’s abandoned cars from their properties. She said the borough ... Read More »

Sullivan Updates Kodiak on Bills Affecting Fisheries Resources

Adult Sockeye Salmon encounter a waterfall on their way up-river to spawn. Marvina Munch/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT Republican Senator Dan Sullivan spoke with the public at a town hall Saturday and updated Kodiak on some bills he’s been involved in, including ones that impact fisheries. Sullivan was one of the senators to introduce the Save our Seas Act, a bill that ... Read More »

Healthcare Questions Dominate Sen. Dan Sullivan Town Hall

Senator Dan Sullivan speaks to public in Afognak building on Near Island, Kodiak. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Republican Senator Dan Sullivan held a town hall in the city of Kodiak Saturday and attracted a sizeable crowd. He dedicated the bulk of the meeting to the public’s questions, and most focused on healthcare. One commenter, Mike Milligan, said the United States ... Read More »

Old Harbor Infrastructure Project Reaches Fifth Year in Federal Program

Cpl. Kuwyn Diggs, a semitrailer refueler operator with Detachment, performs maintenance on an AMK 970 semitrailer refueler during Innovative Readiness Training Old Harbor, Alaska, July 10, 2016. Photo by Sgt. Ian Leones / U.S. Marine Corps Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Old Harbor’s airport is on its way to completion. The Kodiak Island community identified the need for an airport ... Read More »

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