Tag Archives: Old Harbor

Old Harbor Residents Discuss How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Mitch Borden/KMXT A meeting was recently held in Old Harbor to examine ways the community can prepare for natural disasters. Jim Cedeno is an emergency manager and hazard mitigation officer working in Old Harbor. He organized the meeting. Cedeno’s designing a Hazard Mitigation Plan in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Old Harbor Tribal Council. “I’m looking at the ... Read More »

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 »

Local Teen Sets Out On A Trip To The Arctic

(Photo:Lwp Kommunikáció) Mitch Borden/KMXT An expedition will soon set out to explore the arctic waters of Canada and Greenland. One of those departing on this journey is Caden Peterson, a 17 year old from Old Harbor. Students On Ice is the organization behind this excursion. Their mission is to educate youth about the importance of the arctic. They’ve gathered a ... Read More »

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 »

Old Harbor Infrastructure Project Reaches Fifth Year in Federal Program

Cpl. Kuwyn Diggs, a semitrailer refueler operator with Detachment, performs maintenance on an AMK 970 semitrailer refueler during Innovative Readiness Training Old Harbor, Alaska, July 10, 2016. Photo by Sgt. Ian Leones / U.S. Marine Corps Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Old Harbor’s airport is on its way to completion. The Kodiak Island community identified the need for an airport ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum to Exhibit Old Harbor Artist’s Treasured Piece

Nacaq, a beaded headdress by Alutiiq artist Kayla Christiansen. Photograph courtesy the UA Museum of the North and the Sitka National Historic Park Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository supports Alaska Native artists locally and statewide, and it just announced the acquisition of a couple of beaded art pieces, including a headdress from an artist in Old Harbor. ... Read More »

Old Harbor Resident Gains State Recognition for Volunteerism

Bobbi Anne Barnowsky. Courtesy of Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT Old Harbor tribal administrator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky recently won state recognition and a place on the 2017 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards began with Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond in 1975 and continue today under First Lady Donna Walker. Out of 70 nominations, four individuals were selected for ... Read More »

Villages Conduct Massive Scrap Metal and Hazardous Waste Removal

Baled cubes in Ouzinkie. Courtesy of KANA Kayla Desroches/KMXT Living on an island can prove a major barrier to getting rid of large, unwanted objects like cars or fridges, especially for small communities like those in the Kodiak Archipelago. In 2015, local partners in Kodiak began the removal of scrap metal and hazardous materials from the six island communities. According ... Read More »

Old Harbor Student Contributes to PSP Studies

Joan Barnowsky with PSP presentation in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT A couple of Old Harbor students recently won recognition for their scientific experiments, one which tests for PSP. In late March, the 62nd  Alaska Science & Engineering Fair in Anchorage brought in over 200 submissions.  Among them were Ruby Taylor’s examination of the process of extracting ... Read More »

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