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Kodiak Community Foundation Hires First Employee

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Community Foundation, a nonprofit which donates to causes in its community locations, is hiring program managers for all of its branches, including Kodiak. Up until now, the Kodiak Community Foundation has been volunteer-based and under the guidance of its advisory board. According to Board Chair Ginny Austerman, the program managers were all hired about a month ... Read More »

The Saga of Otmeloi Way Continues

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The epic of Otmeloi Way continues on its more than decade-long path to completion. Kodiak Island Borough community development director Sara Mason says the road, which is near North Star Elementary, is less than a mile long and they’ll do a complete reconstruction. She describes some of the current issues. “There’s children that walk to school and then ... Read More »

GCI Update Comes With Faster Download Speeds

Kayla Desroches/KMXT GCI customers may get faster download speeds in the City of Kodiak. The company announced last week that it’s unveiling a 1-gigabit-per-second service it calls 1 Gig Red. Stephanie Lovett, director of consumer marketing for GCI, says the change will be good news for people with tech-heavy homes who may be streaming on cell phones, laptops, and TVs ... Read More »

Borough Begins Installment of Community Playgrounds

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is building playgrounds in seven island communities, and it begins construction on Monday. Borough Project Manager Matt Gandel spoke before community representatives at the Kodiak Archipelago Rural Regional Leadership Forum Thursday. “Last summer we travelled around to all the villages, talked to the community about what kind of equipment they wanted. Colors, types, all ... Read More »

High School Mosaic Bench Near Completion

Students and helpers work on mosaic bench at Kodiak High School. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A mosaic bench in front the high school is almost complete. By necessity. Three years ago, a group of students designed the bench with teacher and artist, Bonnie Dillard. Now the deadline is coming up. A group of students has come down to complete community ... Read More »

Rural Leaders Seek Better Communication on Land Use Issues

Borough Mayor speaks to attendees at the Kodiak Archipelago Rural Regional Leadership Forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rural leaders and the Kodiak Island Borough are striving to improve communication on land issues that impact the island’s communities. The borough has jurisdiction over land use matters around the island and all the action happens in the city of Kodiak. That ... Read More »

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