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Program to Bring Broadband to Villages

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak villages may soon see a boost in their internet speed. The Alutiiq Museum is involved in a federally funded National Digital Inclusion Alliance program called Digital Inclusion Corps. It’s intended to build broadband infrastructure in rural areas and increase residents’ understanding of computers. Kodiak is now one of five sites involved in the program, which springs from ... Read More »

Battery Upgrade Supports Future Power Growth at KEA

Batteries, as well all know, wear out. But sometimes you just want to upgrade your old lead-acid batteries to something modern and new, like lithium-ion. Those are the same kind used in your smart phone, high-end electric cars, and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Well, Kodiak Electric Association is doing just that by replacing the 3-megawatt battery storage system it uses ... Read More »

Borough Brings Instant Government Access to Web

The Kodiak Island Borough has launched a new online tool for citizens to stay up-to-speed on their government’s activities. Launching this week, the goal of the “Civic Web Portal” is to “make open governance a reality for the entire borough,” according to an announcement from the borough clerk’s office. Accessible from the borough’s homepage by clicking on the “meeting info” ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report – ‘Son of Blob’ Found Near Homer

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Coming up this week, the Sitka Tribe would like to see changes to how herring are managed, part of The Blob, let’s call it “Blob Jr.,” had some significant effects on Kachemak Bay, and how Fish and Game is coping with ongoing budget cuts in the face of the state’s fiscal situation. We had vital contributions this week from KCAW’s ... Read More »

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Larry LeDoux

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough 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. Longtime Kodiak resident, Larry LeDoux, was a Kodiak principal ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Choose Respect March and Dinner Theater

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On today’s Talk of the Rock, one of the organizers of the upcoming Choose Respect March, Julie Beehler, joins host Kayla Desroches to talk about the state of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska and the resources available to those in need. Then, organizers of an upcoming dinner theater say the event will tap into a whole bunch of ... Read More »

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Glen Szymoniak

Glen Szymoniak. Courtesy of Alaska Council of School Administrators

Glen Szymoniak. Courtesy of Alaska Council of School Administrators 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. Out of all three finalists, Szymoniak is from ... Read More »

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