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Hope Community Resources Transfers Program to Homer Organization

Kayla Desroches/KMXT There’s less government money to spread around to nonprofits this year. Hope Community Resources for instance has seen cuts in state dollars, its largest funding source. Starting on the first day of the fiscal year, July 1, Hope Community Resources transferred its Kodiak Short-Term Assistance and Referral Program, or STAR program, to the Independent Living Center in Homer. ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads – Episode 23

In this episode of Dog Eared Reads, you’ll hear about some hot summer reads! Mat Freeman reviews Jack Reacher books, by Lee Childs; Laurie shares a profile of 1 of her favorite authors, Louise Erdrich; Jan gives a book review on Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan, Katie tells about the upcoming puppet show at the Kodiak Public ... Read More »

Looks Like a Bad Year for Island Seabird Populations

Arctic Terns. Photo by Bryan Wilkins / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A biologist recently returned from a survey of seabirds on Kodiak Island, and she says some colony numbers have decreased this summer. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge bird biologist Robin Corcoran says terns are having a difficult year. She says there are three colonies on the road system: at the Pasagashak ... Read More »

Without Fines, SWAB Tries Warnings and Education for Proper Garbage Removal

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of the borough Solid Waste Advisory Board say there’s an ongoing issue with people leaving large items where they don’t belong. That means Alaska Waste employees and Kodiak Island Borough maintenance mechanics need to drive around to dumpsters and transport items, anything from radiators to TVs, says Engineering and Facilities Department Director Bob Tucker Tucker says they’d ... Read More »

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Two Missing People

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two people missing in Marmot Bay. According to a Coast Guard press release, at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, watchstanders in Anchorage got a mayday from a good Samaritan vessel in Kodiak waters. The Miss Destinee had toppled following impact from a large wave. The good Samaritan vessel, El Caporal, reported ... Read More »

Borough Seeks Public Comment on Cell Tower Ordinance

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is looking into writing an ordinance that regulates the construction of cell towers and similar structures. The borough held a meeting Wednesday night to reach out to the community and incorporate public input. Borough Associate Planner Daniel Mckenna-Foster said he hasn’t gotten any written complaints, but people have commented that they don’t like how ... Read More »

Two People Missing in Marmot Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two people are missing after a fishing vessel capsized in Marmot Bay. According to a Coast Guard press release, at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, watchstanders in Anchorage got a mayday from a good Samaritan vessel in the area. The Miss Destinee had toppled following impact from a large wave. The good Samaritan vessel reported it had rescued ... Read More »

House of Representatives Passes KEA Expansion Bill

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association is trying to speed up an expansion to its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project, and the process is one legislative step closer to completion. KEA wants to use up to 20 acres of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge to build an extension to the project. With that comes a lot of paperwork and authorizations, some ... Read More »

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