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Borough Completes Construction of Community Playgrounds

Old Harbor playground. Photo by Matt Gandel Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough wrapped up construction on the new village playgrounds just in time for the beginning of the school year. They started work in May and completed construction this month for a total project budget of around $870,000. Borough project manager Matt Gandel says the original wooden playgrounds dated ... Read More »

Port Lions is Getting a Second Breakwater

Kathryn Adkins/City of Port Lions Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s taken almost two decades, but soon the city of Port Lions will finally have another barrier to protect its boats from waves and currents. Since the 1980s, boats at the Port Lions’ harbor have had one wall between them and the open ocean, but it hasn’t been enough to keep rough seas ... Read More »

Borough to Update Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Plan

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The borough Community Development Department is working toward the first Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Plan update since the 1980s. Part of that will include a thorough idea of the borough’s walkable sites. Associate planner Daniel McKenna-Foster gave the Parks and Recreation Committee a look at newly mapped trails in the Monashka Mountain Area. An interactive online resource includes ... Read More »

House Bill Offers Protection for Salmon Habitats

Stutes sit far left. Mitch Borden/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Legislators spoke with the public at a community forum Thursday. The idea for the event started with Kodiak representative Louise Stutes, and she also participated in the panel. One of the topics she brought up was HB 199, a bill she’s representing in front of the House. The piece of legislation would ... Read More »

FBI and Local Authorities Make Arrest on Drug Charges

FBI and local authorities on scene at arrest. Eric Keto / Alaska Energy Desk Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has struggled with robberies, theft, and other drug-related crime over the last few years. Local and federal authorities signed an agreement in 2014 to try to clamp down on it. The partnership, called the Safe Streets Task Force, focuses on ... Read More »

State Representatives are Holding a Community Forum in Kodiak

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is putting on a community forum with seven members the Alaska State House of Representatives. Trevor Brown, the chamber’s executive director, says Kodiak’s representative, Louise Stutes, invited legislators to see what it’s like to live in the region. He thinks their visit will be good for the community. “It allows the legislators to ... Read More »

SeaShare Delivers Kodiak Fish Donations for Fifth Year

Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, delivering fish in 2016. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches / KMXT This morning, almost 15,000 pounds of frozen halibut took off from U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a C-130 aircraft. It’s heading to Nome and Kotzebue as part of a donation through SeaShare. The Seattle-based nonprofit has been organizing the operation locally for five ... Read More »

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