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Machines to Collect Data on Ash in Kodiak from Spring to Fall

Kristi Wallace. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Geologist Kristi Wallace stands beside particulate monitor. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Researchers are trying to determine whether strong winds blowing over the Valley of 10,000 Smokes on the Alaska Peninsula can transport dangerous amounts of ash into the Kodiak environment. To help them collect data, they’ll turn to a pair of particulate monitors they set up last week – one ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Finance Director Retires

Karl Short. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Karl Short. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak Island Borough employee is trading a life of finance for a life of leisure and fishing. Borough Finance Director Karl Short says Friday was his last day of work and the conclusion to 33 years of borough employment. Short says he joined the borough in 1983 as a ... Read More »

Gibbs, Selby and Christiansen Named to State Boards

Jay Barrett/KMXT Two Kodiak residents were recently named to a pair of state boards by Governor Bill Walker, while a third was reappointed to another board. Local masseuse Ron Gibbs was named to a second term on the State Board of Massage Therapists. Meanwhile, former Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Mayor Jerome Selby was appointed to the Alaska Mental Health Trust ... Read More »

Trawlers Plan Community Celebration for June NPFMC Meeting

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak’s trawl fishing sector, seeking a more generous deal on bycatch from the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, plans a parade and a festival on Oscar’s Dock during the group’s June meeting here. Trawl skipper Paddy O’Donnell asked the Kodiak City Council Thursday night to look favorably on the festival request. “Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Association in Association in ... Read More »

Brodie Represents Kodiak at GOP State Convention

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska Republican Convention is underway in Fairbanks, and Kodiak’s most prominent member of the Grand Old Party is in attendance. Bob Brodie said he was the only delegate from Kodiak to express interest in attending, but did say a District 32 delegate from Cordova is also attending. “So at the state convention, there’ll be a couple things ... Read More »

Middle Schoolers (and High Schooler) Share Stories on Stage

Tanner Purdy. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Tanner Purdy. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Children consume stories through books, their classrooms, and each other – now they’ll tell their own stories on a stage. A youth story slam tonight takes after storytelling events like Galley Tables and gives students a chance to share their memories and experiences. Ninth grader Tanner Purdy is one of the students to stand ... Read More »

Obstacle Course and 5K to Challenge Kodiak to be Active and Aware

The inverted wall obstacle at Challenge the Rock. Courtesy of Challenge the Rock organizers

The inverted wall obstacle at Challenge the Rock. Photo by Lauren Humphrey Kayla Desroches/KMXT An upcoming 5k and obstacle course will challenge community members to be upstanders instead of bystanders. Those of the words of one organizer, Lauren Humphreys, from the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, who says the event is in observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month ... Read More »

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