Tag Archives: Larry LeDoux

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

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 »

After Pink Salmon Disaster, Relief Funding Uncertain

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon disaster last year ate into the profits of fishermen and processors in the Gulf of Alaska, and the Kodiak area is still waiting to see if it’ll receive emergency relief funds. At a Fisheries Work Group meeting last week, fisheries analyst Heather McCarty touched on a letter some legislators, including Senator Dan Sullivan and Representative ... Read More »

Larry LeDoux Chosen as School District Superintendent

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Come July, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will have a new superintendent: current borough assemblyman Larry LeDoux. Current Superintendent Stewart McDonald turned in his notice of resignation last year, and earlier this month it came down to LeDoux and two other finalists, Cyndy Mika in Texas and Glen Szymoniak ... Read More »

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Larry LeDoux

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s school board is on the search for a new Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent and will interview the three finalists in person on March 7. KMXT is speaking with the three individuals in the days before the Kodiak visit. Longtime Kodiak resident, Larry LeDoux, was a Kodiak principal ... Read More »

Assemblyman Larry LeDoux Applies for Superintendent Position

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT There are three finalists up for the position of Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent, and one is a Kodiak local. Another hails from the nation’s farthest north school district and the third is from Texas. Kodiak Island Borough Assemblyman Larry LeDoux is looking to get back into education, an ... Read More »

Fisheries Work Group Looks at Its Own Process

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group took a look at itself in the proverbial mirror last week. For the majority of the two hour meeting, work group members thought about their purpose, their guiding principles, and their future goals. City councilman John Whiddon said the work group can’t accommodate every issue that comes before it. “One of the big ... Read More »

Safety Issues Major Concern in Building Code Exemptions

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Fire and rescue service employees are concerned about how relaxing building codes for certain homes in the borough may affect the public’s safety. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering the exemption of some single-family residences from the building code. Last summer the borough switched from the 2012 international residential code to the 1997 uniform building code, a ... Read More »

In Local Marijuana Regulations, Borough Looks to State

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is mulling over recommendations from the Borough Marijuana Task Force about what marijuana cultivation and business should look like on the island. At a special work session Thursday night, Borough Manager Michael Powers said staff was seeking guidance on the direction it should go in. However, the meeting turned out to be more ... Read More »

Diversity Noted as One Goal in Local Kodiak Government

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council spoke in favor of adding more diversity to local governing bodies at their joint work session last week. While trading ideas between assembly and council, Assemblyman Larry LeDoux expressed a wish for better representation from different cultures. He recalled a discussion he had with a Filipino elder. “He said ... Read More »

Borough and City Embark on Process to Consider Consolidation

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly broached the topic of consolidation for the first time since voters decided the two bodies should explore forming into one unit of government. At the council and assembly joint work session Wednesday night, Assemblyman Larry LeDoux said he wanted to leave the meeting with an idea of how to ... Read More »

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