Kodiak village mayors talk COVID-19 prevention protocols

With populations ranging from 30 to 250 people, Kodiak’s villages aren’t taking risks when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most have shut the communities down to nearly all non-resident travel and implemented strict social distancing measures for residents. “Here in Akhiok, we’re making it. Everybody’s on board [that] we should stay the course,” said Akhiok mayor Dan McCoy. He …

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Akhiok looks toward renewable energy in plans for a new power grid and generator

The Kodiak village of Akhiok is replacing its 40-year-old power grid and generator. The new system will be vastly more efficient, and comes with the ability to add solar energy in the near future. Akhiok Mayor Dan McCoy talks with former Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer inside the existing powerhouse in August, 2018. (Photo by Tyler Kornelis) The village …

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