Tag Archives: Port Lions

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 »

Port Lions is Getting a New Fire Truck

Mitch Borden/KMXT A fire truck was recently donated to the city of Port Lions, but there are still some details to be worked out before it arrives. Kathryn Adkins, Port Lion’s city clerk, says the community was looking for a substitute for their current fire truck because it’s old and needs repairs. “ We wanted to get that over to ... 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 »

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 »

Village Farmers Explore Guard Geese and the Other Benefits of Local Growing

A White Chinese Goose similar to the one in Ouzinkie. Tracie Hall / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Island communities are growing their own produce and raising their own poultry as part of an ongoing hoop house project, and each village has its unique innovations to add in. Like beekeeping and guard geese. The participating communities of Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie ... 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 »

Tusty Skips Port Lions and Ouzinkie Due To Storm Warning

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The people of two small Kodiak Island Borough communities won’t see ferry service today. That’s because of the storm coming through. Due to the heavy weather forecast of seas over 20-feet for Southcentral waters tonight and tomorrow morning, the Alaska State ferry Tustumena will be skipping its calls to Port Lions and Ouzinkie. The Tusty made it to Kodiak early ... Read More »

Boskofsky and Fogle Win Two State Titles Each

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak Island athletes brought home a handful gold medals from the state track and field championships over the weekend in Fairbanks. Raissa Boskofsky of Port Lions is the state 1-2-3-A state champion in the 300-meter hurdles and the high jump. She cleared 5-feet 1-inch. Kodiak High School’s Jordan Fogle won the 800-meters, and he anchored the winning 4-by-800 ... Read More »

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