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Talk of the Rock: Berry Study

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with two researchers behind an ongoing study of berries on the island. Biologist Bill Pyle from the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and Nate Svoboda from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game join. Read More »

Crew Safe as Homer Seiner Remains Capsized Off Alaska Peninsula

Four crewmembers escaped safely when their fishing boat rolled over near the Alaska Peninsula on Friday. “So just before 8 p.m. this past Friday, our district watch standers received an EPIRB alert of a 41-foot fishing vessel, Carmelina, located approximately 35 nautical miles west of Kodiak Island,” said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker in Kodiak. “The vessel had ... Read More »

Bear Breaking into Chicken and Duck Coops

Bear eating berries on Otmeloi Way. Photo by Matt Van Daele

Bear eating berries on Otmeloi Way. Photo by Matt Van Daele Kayla Desroches/KMXT A young bear has been wandering around, snacking on poultry in Kodiak. Nate Svoboda, Kodiak area biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says it’s been spotted around Otmeloi Way, Antone Way, and Dark Lake. “And it’s pretty much hooked on chicken coops and duck ... Read More »

Simply Awesome Bakery Closing

Left to right, Sam, Karin, and Ben Stahlhut. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Left to right, Sam, Karin, and Ben Stahlhut. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Simply Awesome Bakery storefront is closing at the end of the week. Owner Sam Stahlhut, who has been running the bakery with help from his brother Ben and mother Karin, says recent developments would make it a challenge to maintain a full-time business. His mother is going ... Read More »

Pinks Surging as Kodiak Area Harvest Clears 2-Million

Salmon continue to swim into Kodiak area fishermens’ nets at a brisk pace. On Sunday, nearly 131,000 more fish were added to the season total, bringing the all-species catch to-date, according to Fish and Game numbers, up to 2,228,173. Pink salmon are being caught in ever-increasing amounts, with over 73,000 harvested on Sunday, bringing the season total to just over ... Read More »

KIB Assembly Looks at Changing How Borough Advertises Jobs

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering an alternative hiring process for the recruitment of new borough employees. According to current policy, borough job notifications are first publicized to borough employees for five days. At Thursday’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting, Borough Manager Michael Powers said the change would be to that aspect of the policy. “The ... Read More »

Election Season Draws Attention to Legality of Signage

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The election season is upon us, which means signs are popping up alongside the roads in Kodiak and all across the state – not always legally. Jeremy Woodrow, the communications officer for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, says state law prohibits outdoor advertising along state roads. “So, it’s not just billboards, but it’s yard signs, ... Read More »

KIB Assembly to Ask Voters About Consolidation

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will be asking voters what they think about consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak. At its regular meeting last night, it voted to pose that question to voters during the borough election in October. When it came time for public hearing, Kodiak City Councilman John Whiddon stepped up and ... Read More »

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