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Q-and-A On Tap for Assembly Meeting

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will have a better picture of the state and federal budget picture after tonight’s work session. First on the agenda is the borough’s lobbyist Brad Gilman, who will give an update on his efforts and the borough’s prospects in Washington D.C. Tentatively, he’ll be followed by Governor Bill Walker, with whom the assembly would like ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Has Highest Rent in Alaska

Bill Cope (right) and a butcher shop employee pose in 20th Century Market downtown Juneau around 1950. Photo courtesy of Violet Cope and featured on cover of Alaska Economic Trends, July 26, Volume 36 number 7.

Bill Cope (right) and a butcher shop employee pose in 20th Century Market in downtown Juneau around 1950. Photo courtesy of Violet Cope and featured on cover of Alaska Economic Trends, July 26, Volume 36 number 7. Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough has the highest rent in the state. That’s according to a publication from the Alaska Department of ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Gets New Curator of Collections and Exhibits

Baranov Museum Curator of Collections & Exhibits, Alana Blumenthal. Photo courtesy of Baranov Museum

Baranov Museum Curator of Collections & Exhibits, Alana Blumenthal. Photo courtesy of Baranov Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum has a new employee to fill the position Anjuli Grantham left behind when she stepped down as curator of collection and exhibits. Alana Blumenthal says she’s originally from Philadelphia and has been working in museums for the last few years. Her ... Read More »

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 »

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