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Rural Tourism Summit Invites Discussion and Innovation

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An upcoming rural tourism summit will gather people together from all ends of the island to brainstorm how to incorporate the communities into island tourism. Discover Kodiak Executive Director Chastity McCarthy says that could mean more camp sites, expanded ferry service, or day tours to the villages. But, she says, the forum is a chance for communities to ... Read More »

Assembly to Take Public Comment on Chicken Ordinance

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Borough restrictions on chicken ownership as well as buffer distance for slash piles in Chiniak are once again coming before the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at its regular meeting tonight, but the assembly will also address a few new subjects. One of these is the adoption of a list of capital improvement projects for the 2017 state legislative ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

Coming up this week, the fisheries in Cook Inlet remain so contentious that the Feds are being sent in to manage it; They’re going to try and track illegal fishing with an eye in the sky, and while many Alaskans are calling on the president to stop creating marine monuments, the people of Saint George are asking the feds for ... Read More »

Literacy Begins With School District Program

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An ongoing program in the school district works with teachers to help kids with basic literacy skills. According to Kim Hanisch, director of instruction with the Kodiak Island Borough School District, the Kodiak School Board recently approved $33,000 to go towards professional development with literacy development company, Lindamood-Bell. She says this year the borough is spending a little ... Read More »

Election Fills Two Seats on Assembly and School Board

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Preliminary results came in yesterday for the Kodiak Island Borough and Kodiak City municipal elections. For the two seats of three years on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Scott Smiley won 1079 votes and Matt Van Daele won 1042 votes. They were running against Monique Lewis, who got 685 votes, and there were also 148 write-ins. Smiley, who ... Read More »

Kodiak High School Team Wins Europa Challenge Second Year in a Row

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of science-smart high schoolers have returned victorious from a world-wide competition yet again. Last year, Kodiak High School’s World Bridge Team won the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge, an international competition designed for university teams and research groups. They took home the gold in the same competition this year. According to a press release from the ... Read More »

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