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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 »

Kodiak College Registration Ongoing

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Now is the time for students to consider registering for classes if they plan to enroll at Kodiak College this coming semester. The last day to add classes for the fall semester is September 9, which gives students plenty of time to browse the catalog of courses or even to consider enrolling. Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Jared ... Read More »

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