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DOT to extend airport in Port Lions

A fishing boat passes by Port Lions. (Photo by Bo Joyner / U.S. Air Force) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak State Airport’s new manager says the Department of Transportation is planning a few new projects, including an extension to the airport in Port Lions. Phil Smith worked for DOT as an equipment operator for roughly 19 years before stepping into the ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Feb. 22, 2018

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, Alaska will receive recovery funds for the 2016 pink salmon season in the Gulf, but there are still a lot of unknowns surrounding their distribution. Also, Kodiak is losing its fisheries analyst. At least temporarily. We had help from KRBD’s Maria Dudzak, KTOO’s Jacob Resneck, and the Northwest News Network’s ... Read More »

A recent earthquake leaves Kodiak’s fire station damaged, but energizes efforts to replace it

Kodiak’s fire station sits at 70 feet above sea level, which is in the city’s tsunami inundation zone. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last month’s earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska left the city of Kodiak’s fire station shaken and cracked. It’s also stimulated the efforts to replace the building. KMXT’s Mitch Borden took a tour with Kodiak’s Fire Department ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Independent Living Center

The Independent Living Center connects the elderly, veterans, and those with disabilities to services in the community. Today on Talk of the Rock, Independent Care Advocate Tonya Lee, Short Term Assistance and Referral Program (STAR) coordinator Kerry Wood, and client Marian Royall join to talk about the program. Read More »

Kodiak students adapt to new grading system

Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT For the past five years, the amount of A’s given out to Kodiak high schoolers have been on the rise, but the increase can’t completely be credited to student’s hard work. Kodiak Island Borough School District used a grading system that inflated its high marks. But earlier this school ... Read More »

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly clarifies what’s considered a conflict of interest

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly deliberating on issues facing the region. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At the center of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussion of what constitutes a conflict of interest lies the phrase “substantial financial interest,” but neither the borough nor Alaska state law defines it. Well at least, not until last Thursday night when the ... Read More »

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