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Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov 23, 2017

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the Gulf of Alaska may have seen a big decline in cod over the last two years. Also, geologists have found that fish help form the landscapes around rivers when they return to their spawning grounds. We had help from KBBI’s Aaron Bolton in Homer, KDLG’s Dave Bendinger and Avery Lill in Dillingham, and ... Read More »

Alaska Municipal League holds annual conference in Anchorage

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alaska Municipal League, also called AML, held its annual conference last week in Anchorage. Members of both the Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly attended. Pat Branson is the mayor of the city of Kodiak. She was among the officials from the Kodiak archipelago who attended this year’s Alaska Municipal League’s annual conference. She ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough School District updates handbooks, educational standards

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is working on creating consistency in all its schools. It’s in the process of reviewing its student handbook. Superintendent Larry LeDoux said at a recent school board meeting that they want borough schools to be able to refer to one document. He said the school district hasn’t updated its handbook for a ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: One Man Star Wars

A one man performance of the original star wars trilogy is coming to town. Charlie Ross has been doing the show for roughly 17 years and will stop by Kodiak on his Alaska tour. KMXT’s Kayla Desroches chatted with him for this week’s Talk of the Rock.   Read More »

School district looks over possible budget issues for fiscal year 2019

Checkbook. (Photo by Jridgewayphotography / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is looking at a budget shortfall for fiscal year 2019. The district business manager presented a preliminary FY19 budget to the school board at its regular meeting Monday night. School district superintendent Larry LeDoux said it’s rare for the school board to review the budget this ... Read More »

Bear sighted around town

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Residents have recently turned to Facebook to report sightings of one particular bear. Sergeant Todd Mountain from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers says they’ve taken note of those posts. “He’s been wandering around a lot down in the Harry Neilsen, Spruce Cape area down by the Navy SEAL base and up into Rasmussen’s and even down into Cut Off ... Read More »

Brother Francis Shelter opens its doors to the community for a Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving turkey being cooked. (Photo by Daniel Spiess/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Since the Brother Francis Shelter opened its doors in 1991, it’s served a Thanksgiving meal for Kodiak’s homeless. Monte Hawver, the shelter’s director,  says the food can differ a little bit year to year, but it’s usually typical Thanksgiving fare. “There’s always the staples, you know. Turkey and pumpkin pie ... Read More »

Coast Guard medevaced a man from a ship 200 miles south of Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden On November 16th, the 1200 foot motor-vessel Maersk Eindhoven asked the Coast Guard for help. One of its crewmembers was having cardiac issues and needed to be transported to medical care. The Coast Guard Launched an MH-60 Jayhawk with an aircrew from its ... Read More »

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