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KIBSD Assistant Superintendent to Receive Governor’s Award

Marilyn Davidson. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of the major players in how arts education looks in the Kodiak Island Borough School District just learned that she’ll receive a Governor’s Award for her work. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have been influential to arts and humanities in Alaska, and there are a total of eight recipients, ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Dec. 22, 2016

Coming up this week, Fish and Game will see more cuts again next year under Governor Walker’s proposed budget, in Southeast, the Dungeness crab season was kind of a bust, and the GHL for the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery has been set. We had help from KSTK’s Aaron Bolton in Wrangell, KFSK’s Angela Denning in Petersburg, KCAW’s Emily ... Read More »

At Joint Work Session, Updates on Marijuana Legislation and Consolidation

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council are continuing in their effort to keep each other in the loop following an agreement to improve communication between the borough and city. Tonight they’ll hold a joint work session to update each other on issues important to the entire community. Along with updates from the borough lands committee, ... Read More »

Community Plans for Hydroponic Growing Facility

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The organizers behind the 2016 Kodiak Strong Planning Day are reaching out to the community to stand behind the goal of establishing a hydroponic growing facility. Merissa Koller Williams, Healthy Tomorrows director and Planning Day organizer, says the hope is that the facility will be powered using renewable energy. “You can grow a lot of stuff in really ... Read More »

Ground Squirrel: Invasive Species or Native to Island?

Ground squirrel parka made by Susan Malutin and Grace Harrod, 1999. Courtesy the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT An archaeologist is studying the ancient ground squirrel on Chirikof Island and trying to figure out when the squirrel would have been introduced to the area and how. Catherine West is a research assistant professor at Boston University and has been coming to ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard medevac’d a fisherman from Shelikof Strait this weekend. On Sunday morning, the captain of the fishing vessel Transit sent a request for assistance to Coast Guard sector Anchorage, saying that a crewmember was experiencing seizure-like symptoms. Watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to the location. Once there, they hoisted ... Read More »

Borough to Replant in Chiniak with Carter & Carter Enterprises

Land in Chiniak. Photo by Wade Wahrenbrock Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently agreed to award a contract for the planting of spruce tree seedlings on Chiniak land burned in the Twin Creeks fire. At last week’s regular meeting, the assembly okay’d the agreement with Alaska-based Carter & Carter Enterprises and, before the assembly passed that contract, the ... Read More »

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