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Borough Staff Updates Assembly on Free Timber and Replanting in Chiniak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island Borough staff and assembly members have been planning for timber salvage and replanting in Chiniak since the Twin Creeks fire ravaged the area in 2015. Staff will update the assembly on recovery efforts at the assembly work session tonight. Resource Management Officer Maggie Slife says A-1 Timber Consultants has wrapped up logging the damaged trees. NorthWind ... Read More »

Kodiak’s City Council Discusses the Near Island Development Plan

Mitch Borden/KMXT A representative of DOWL engineering presented an update on the Near Island Development Plan to the Kodiak City Council at last night’s work session. DOWL gave them a general overview of the plan including how it began, the process it’s gone through, and its recommended land usage plan. Once the presentation was finished, the council began their discussion ... Read More »

School District Exempt Employee Contract Includes Changes to Health Plan and Overtime

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Exempt employees in the Kodiak Island Borough School District may be close to reaching a new contract agreement. The exempt category includes assistants or those in the central office who may have conflicts of interest if they were to join district associations, which are similar to unions. The school district school board went over the contract changes at ... Read More »

Fireworks in the Monashka Area Cause Disturbance

Over the weekend, a large explosion was reported in the Monashka area on the Facebook group, Friends of Kodiak. Many stated that they could feel the shock waves from this explosion and some said they felt their homes shake. According to Megan Peters of the Alaska State Troopers, a trooper was dispatched to the scene after the explosion was reported. ... Read More »

Workforce Committee Brainstorms for Community Event in Fall

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of local leaders will try to strengthen Kodiak’s business scene by organizing an event for that purpose. The Kodiak Workforce Regional Advisory Committee held a meeting yesterday where they talked about that and Kodiak’s financial landscape. According to committee chair Jared Griffin, the committee held its first event in October. “The previous one was to kinda ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Area Native Association

On today’s Talk of the Rock, the Kodiak Area Native Association gives an overview of their current program offerings. That includes suicide and drug use prevention and cultural education in the villages. Communications Coordinator Brian Fraley, Treatment Specialist Jason Opheim, and Prevention Grants Coordinator Matthew Kozak join. Read More »

Kodiak Pacific Spaceport Complex Participates in Missile Defense Test

Screen cap of THAAD operations on Kodiak. Video by Video by Leah Garton / Missile Defense Agency Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island’s rocket launch facility was one of the players in a missile defense test this week. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation is in a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency for a maximum of $80.4 million, ... Read More »

Kodiak Youth Get Into Character for Summer Drama Class

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’arts for Kids classes are in full swing in Kodiak. One segment is challenging a small group of actors to explore how they approach emotions while in character. A young actress exclaims, “Avast there matey it be talk like a pirate day! Hand over those donuts.” Sitting in a circle on the stage of ... Read More »

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