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Assembly Continues Interest in Conservation Easements

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two groups are asking the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly to sign a contract which would restrict development and otherwise protect the natural resources on Lesnoi-owned Termination Point and Long Island. The Great Lands Trust came before the borough last fall and at different points over the last year hoping it would accept the conservation easement on the properties, ... Read More »

Borough Manager Gives 90-Day Report

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island Borough Manager Michael Powers joined the staff this summer and, last week, he presented his 90-day manager report to the borough assembly at its work session Thursday night. He said he applied a “fresh set of eyes” to the community, and its diversity stood out. He also said he noticed how haphazardly the greater metropolitan area ... Read More »

KHS Bears Remain Impressive and Unbeaten on Gridiron

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The Kodiak High School Bears football team extended its unbeaten streak to three on the new season. Kodiak dropped the Homer Mariners 56 to 32 on Friday at the Joe Floyd Field. The Mariners led early, scoring 15 points in the first quarter, but the Bears led 27-24 at the half and never looked back. Neither team’s defense was particularly ... Read More »

Bears Compete in Bartlett XC Preview Meet

The Kodiak High School Bears cross-country squads both finished at about the middle of the pack at the Bartlett Cross-Country State Preview meet Saturday in Anchorage. The Kodiak boys tied for ninth place with Chugiak High. Both teams scored 275 points. West Anchorage won with 58 points, followed by South Anchorage, Service, Homer and Dimond. Keith Osowski put in a ... Read More »

Candidate Watkins: Alaska Must Look to Post-Oil Economy


Brent Watkins is the Democratic candidate for State House Seat 32 in the Alaska Legislature, and is seeking to unseat one-term incumbent Republican Representative Louise Stutes in November. Watkins said the failure of the state leadership is one of not planning beyond being an oil state, something he’d like to change. “We need to look differently at a post oil ... Read More »

Gov. Walker Hits Pause on Commercial Fisheries Commission Move

Andrew Kitchenman/Alaska Public Media & KTOO The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission will keep most of its functions for now, after commission supporters fought to protect it from losing certain functions to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Gov. Bill Walker put a hold on an administrative order he issued in February, saying he needed more stakeholder feedback. The commission ... Read More »

Assembly Continues Struggle Over Nonprofit Funding

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly continues the struggle to allocate funds to nonprofits during a difficult fiscal time. At its work session last night it went over staff’s projected funding for the community groups. In June, the assembly asked staff to look back over the budget and see if it could scrape up extra sources for funds. Borough ... Read More »

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