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Plans for Old Harbor’s tsunami evacuation center moving along with federal funding boost

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The Kodiak community of Old Harbor received $1.5 million for a new tsunami evacuation and community center last month through the omnibus spending bill and is working on applying for more. Most of Old Harbor lies along the water’s edge, and that means it’s in an inundation zone should a tsunami strike the southeast part of Kodiak Island.  Lepani Nadore …

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Old Harbor garden bears veggies, residents hope to keep it going

Lettuce growing at the farm in Old Harbor, Alaska. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KMXT) Daysha Eaton/KMXT This summer, the community of Old Harbor on Kodiak Island harvested vegetables and fruit from their farm in significant quantities for the first time. The agricultural experiment provided enough produce to sell at the local store. One employee and some seasonal helpers have overseen the …

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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 …

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Camp Builds Upon Science Education in Old Harbor

Kayla Desroches/KMXT This month, a marine science camp is supplementing the science education in one Kodiak village. The week-long day camp is part of a program through the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor and fills a gap left in school curriculum. Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor Tribal Administrator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky says Old Harbor hasn’t had a science teacher in …

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