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Assembly Approves Joint Letter on Gulf Trawl Bycatch Management

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly held a special meeting on Thursday night with one purpose: to review and pass a letter it is sending to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The letter, being sent in conjunction with the City of Kodiak, is in regards to the rules the fishery council is promulgating to manage Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch. ... Read More »

Leisnoi Wraps Up Logging in Chiniak

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT After roughly six years of logging in Chiniak, Native Corporation Leisnoi wrapped up its tree harvest in July. The work, which Leisnoi contracted A-1 to carry out, has been controversial among Kodiak residents, with many lamenting the negative effect on the land’s beauty. Logging is evident driving out to the area, and there are patches along the road ... Read More »

Kodiak Boys Make it 15 Consecutive Region Titles

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Though they weren’t favorites to defend, the Kodiak High School boys cross country team won the Region III title for the 15th consecutive year on Saturday. The feat happened, as it often has, on the TsalteshiTrails in Soldotna. The Bears were led by senior Keith Osowski, who became the 11th straight region winner from Kodiak. He finished the 5-kilometer course ... Read More »

Kodiak Swimmers Dominate Soldotna Meets

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A pair of Kodiak High School juniors defended their swimming titles at the SoHi Pentathlon. The event brings swimmers together and they each compete in five events and the lowest combined score wins. Kodiak’s Marina Cummiskey and Talon Lindquist had total combined finishing times of 3-minutes 3.29-seconds and 2-minutes 29.4-seconds, respectively. Lindquist swept all five races and set new records in ... Read More »

Sound Feature: The School Board Candidate Forum

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School board candidate forum in drama pod. On stage, Kelly Bell on right, Julie Hill on left. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Next month, voters will choose who will fill a three-year seat on the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education. Running for the board is Kelly Bell, who arrived to Kodiak in 2013 with a background in education ... Read More »

School Board Candidates Call Teamwork a Priority for Future of District

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Behind most school districts, there’s a board of education setting policies and connecting the residents to its school administrators, and in October, two community members are running for one seat on the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s Board of Education. Kelly Bell and Julie Hill both express a passion for the community. Bell says she moved to Kodiak ... Read More »

City Staff Still Working on Harbor Rate Increase

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Staff at the Kodiak Harbormaster’s Office is still trying to implement a harbor rate increase. City Finance Director Kelly Mayes and Harbormaster Lon White made a presentation to the Kodiak City Council at its work session Tuesday. Mayes went over a few different projected options for rate increases, which they had developed after a prior meeting. “So, then ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, an explosion at the Westward plant in Unalaska this week caused considerable damage, but didn’t stop production; we hear how a cannery was vital to the founding of Petersburg, and… what is that? A giant tadpole or something? All coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KUCB’s Laura Kraegel and from Alaska ... Read More »

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