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City Council Holds First Reading of FY17 Budget

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council held the first reading of its fiscal year 2017 budget last night at its regular meeting. It’s been a focus of discussion at many council meetings for the last few months, and Councilman John Whiddon pointed out all the hard work that has gone into its final form. “I’m ready to move this forward ... Read More »

Jeeps, Horses to Join Crab Fest Parade Saturday

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Crab Festival Grand Parade this weekend means the community will see an officious trail of people, animals, and cars mosey along Mill Bay Road Saturday morning. Chamber of Commerce community relations director and crab fest manager Stephanie DeLaGarza says those are just some of the sights you’ll see in the historic Crab Fest parade. “There’s several horses ... Read More »

Kids Can Learn Wild Toolmaking, Ukulele This Summer

Kayla Desroches/KMXT How’d you like to take a class in fabric dyeing one day and wild toolmaking the next? Well, if you’re a kid, you’ll be able to. The Kodiak Arts Council‘s Sum’arts for Kids starts Monday and will offer classes that are perfect for enterprising young artists. Programs Coordinator Erin Starr-Hollow says the Sum’Arts schedule includes both the annual ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report 26 May 2016

Old and New AFR Logos

Coming up this week, they may seem like tasty little automatons swimming independently back to our nets, but it appears that salmon get by with a little help from their friends. There’s trouble with aggressive sea lions in Sitka. There’s trouble with them on the Columbia River, too, but they have a different, more permanent solution to their problem. All ... Read More »

Air Force Earmarked $10-Million for Narrow Cape Operations

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System Jay Barrett/KMXT Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski announced Thursday morning that she has secured funding and language in the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill that will see spending on Coast Guard and other military projects in Alaska. One item directs $10-million to the Air Force to spend on the former Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow ... Read More »

City Council Addresses City Employee Unionization

Kayla Desroches/KMXT There will soon be a new petition for city worker unionization circulating in Kodiak. The Kodiak City Council found out about it at its work session last night. Deputy City Manager Mike Tvenge said he and City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski met with representatives of Teamsters Local 959 in April. “And during that initial meeting, the business representatives explained ... Read More »

Crab Fest Offers Packed Schedule

The 2016 Crab Fest logo. Design by Sami Ali

The 2016 Crab Fest logo. Design by Sami Ali Kayla Desroches/KMXT Crab Fest begins Thursday and vendors are already setting up downtown, ready to bring back classics like the Bruin burger, Kodiak’s legendary deep-fried burger, and hand-dipped ice cream bars covered in chocolate and nuts. The rule of the game is this: you pack on the carbs and then you ... Read More »

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