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Village Schools Get New Flooring and Playground Equipment

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is working to finish up infrastructure updates in the villages before students return to school. Matt Gandel says the borough replaced some of the flooring in the smaller Karluk and Ahkiok schools, and is now updating Ouzinkie. “So, we’re basically replacing the existing carpet with new carpet for the most part. There’s a little ... Read More »

Borough Works on Village School Infrastructure

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is working to finish up infrastructure updates in the villages before students return to school. Matt Gandel says the borough replaced some of the flooring in the smaller Karluk and Ahkiok schools, and is now updating Ouzinkie. “So, we’re basically replacing the existing carpet with new carpet for the most part. There’s a little ... Read More »

Aimee Williams Hired as Discover Kodiak’s New Executive Director

Mitch Borden/KMXT Discover Kodiak recently hired a new executive director. After almost five years, the local tourist bureau’s former executive director Chastity McCarthy decided to step down so she could move to Arkansas to be closer to family. When Aimee Williams heard that Discover Kodiak would be looking for someone to fill McCarthy’s position, she was excited. Williams said,“I always ... Read More »

Borough Maps Monashka Trails, From Deer Social Zones to Bear Latrines

Borough map of Monashka and Termination Point area. Courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is trying to better manage Monashka Mountain trails. Before they can figure out a management plan for those individual trails, they need to gather data on where they go and what’s along them. The Parks and Recreation Committee went over that ... Read More »

School Board Passes Kodiak Island Borough School District Budget

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District budget went into effect at the start of the new fiscal year on Saturday. The Board of Education finalized that document at its regular meeting earlier in June. This year’s budget adds up to about $45,500,000. That’s a change from last year’s amount of roughly $48,500,000. During discussion, board member Duncan Fields ... Read More »

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 »

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