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Borough Secures $1.5-Million in Federal Funds

The Kodiak Island Borough is in line to receive over a million-and-a-half dollars from the federal government. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program provides monetary compensation to local governments that contain non-taxable federal land, such as National Forests, Bureau of Land Management public lands, National Parks, and other lands dedicated to water resource development projects. The $29-million in ... Read More »

‘Brexit’ Vote Surprises World, British Expat Living in Kodiak

(Brexit results via BBC)

The people of the United Kingdom voted narrowly to leave the open borders and economic intermixing of the European Union yesterday. The campaign to leave prevailed by a margin of 1.3-million votes, or 3.8-percent. The areas of England and Wales portion of the country voted narrowly to leave, while Northern Ireland and Scotland had larger margins which favored remaining. The ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Man North of Cold Bay

Kayla Desroches /KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard medevac’d a man from a fishing vessel north of Cold Bay Thursday morning. According to a press release, the 21-year-old crewmember lost consciousness and the Coast Guard was notified of the medical emergency aboard the Seafreeze Alaska a little after 7:30 a.m. The vessel was located about 195 miles north of Cold Bay, ... Read More »

Council Postpones Decision on New Harbor Rate Structure

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council debated the postponement of a five-year rate structure for harbor fees at its regular meeting last night. The rate structure would apply an across-the-board cost increase of 6 percent intended to build revenue needed for harbor facilities replacement and maintenance. That means 6 percent of the current rate rather than a compounded rate based ... Read More »

Kodiak to Continue Presence at North Pacific Fishery Management Council Meetings

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group got together for the first time since the North Pacific Fishery Management Council met in Kodiak earlier this month. Kodiak, in addition to being the hosting community, sent the council a letter of input on the developing trawl bycatch management program. At its meeting Wednesday morning, members of the work group shared their ... Read More »

City Council to Begin Demolition Plans for Old Library Building

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is approaching the deadline for its final fiscal year 2017 budget, and will continue putting the final touches on its fee schedule at its regular meeting tonight. That includes an amendment to harbor fees and a dockage and moorage fee rate increase of 18.5 percent for commercial fishing vessels. For example, for vessels up ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report 23 June 2016

Old and New AFR Logos

Coming up this week, marketing and sustainability are always on the minds of folks dealing with Alaska Salmon; We have a follow up on that tragic car crash in Atka, a Kodiak man is the new head of the Bristol Bay RSDA, and: The Russian Crab Mafia. We had help from APRN’s Liz Ruskin in Washington DC, KUCB’s Zoe Sobel ... Read More »

Kids to Learn Historic Alutiiq Disc Throwing Game

Kakangaq game pieces from the Karluk One site. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum

Kakangaq game pieces from the Karluk One site. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT An event at the Alutiiq Museum this weekend will give kids a chance to learn a game Kodiak children have played for hundreds of years. It’s called kakangaq. Amy Steffian, Alutiiq Museum chief curator, says they know the disc-throwing game is at least 600 years ... Read More »

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