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Coming up this week, The Blob is not only back, but it turns out it never really left us; and so how is climate change affecting our fisheries? All that, could offshore surveys be predicting an improving king run on the Yukon? We had help from Alaska Energy Desk’s Zoe Sobel and Annie Feidt, and KIYU’s Tim Bodony. Read More »

Municipal Election 2016


The Kodiak Island Borough Municipal Election is Tuesday, which means people interested in joining local government have put their names on the ballot. Here’s an overview of some of the community members running for local seats. For the entire list of candidates for borough positions, check out the borough’s election pamphlet. Borough Mayor – One Seat of Three Years (Unopposed) ... Read More »

KIB Assembly Election Profile: Monique Lewis

Monique Lewis, far left, talks at candidate forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Monique Lewis, far left, talks at candidate forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Monique Lewis is running in Tuesday’s municipal election and wants to add the position of Kodiak Island Borough Assemblywoman to her current public service, which includes volunteering as a firefighter and sitting on the Chiniak library board of directors. Lewis says she has a desire to serve, and ... Read More »

Lecture Covers the Stitch That Kept the Alutiiq Kayaker Dry


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A special stitch is what historically kept Alutiiq kayakers dry, and one crafter will walk her audience through the sewing method at a lecture tonight. The talk is part of the Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series. Kodiak local Susan Malutin says Alaska Natives in every region use a waterproof stitch. “The techniques of constructing it and the different ... Read More »

Assemblyman Joins Ballot to Continue in Seat


Kayla Desroches/KMXT One community member who joined the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this summer hopes to continue serving. Scott Smiley joined the assembly in June, following Mel Stephen’s resignation in April. While Stephens did not explicitly state his reasons, he stepped down shortly after the assembly decided to hire current Borough Manager Michael Powers. Smiley says more than a year ... Read More »

Shuyak Cleanup Proves Surprising and Challenging


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local nonprofit is close to finishing up this year’s marine debris cleanup on Shuyak Island. Volunteers and staff with Island Trails Network kayaked along the shoreline and stockpiled the debris on the beaches there. Director of Education, Outreach, and Marine Programs Tom Pogson says they’ve so far removed roughly 75 percent of the garbage Pogson says the ... Read More »

Q & A: Candidates for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly


Tuesday night’s candidate forum. The three people in background are (left to right) Monique Lewis, Scott Smiley, and Matt Van Daele. Far left is Trevor Brown from the Chamber of Commerce, and far right is Lindsay Knight. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Three candidates for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly participated in a Local Candidate Forum last night. Monique Lewis, Scott ... Read More »

Election Profile: Borough Mayor Candidate Dan Rohrer


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new borough mayor will take over following the election in October – it’ll be current Borough Assemblyman Dan Rohrer, who says he’ll exchange one position for another because he’s running unopposed. Rohrer grew up in Kodiak and has lived on island for most of his life. He bought Kodiak’s chain of two Subway restaurants soon after earning ... Read More »

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