Author Archives: Mitch Borden

Suspect arrested for robbing Petro Express

Mitch Borden/KMXT A person has been taken into custody by the Kodiak Police Department for the recent robbery of a gas station in the city of Kodiak. KPD officers arrested Blake Still yesterday (Dec 13) morning for Monday (Dec 11) night’s armed robbery of the Petro Express on Mill Bay Rd. KPD Police Chief Rhonda Wallace says he was identified ... Read More »

A new report discusses the graying of Alaska’s fishing fleet and how to counteract it

Fishing boats moored in Kodiak. ( Photo by James Brookes/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT In 1975, the average age of fishermen participating in limited entry permit and individual fishing quota fisheries was 40 years or younger. Now, according to a new report by Alaska Sea Grant and the North Pacific Research Board, the average age is 50. Turning the Tide is the ... Read More »

Elementary robotics club heads to state championship

The Kodiak Brick Bosses. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT A local robotics club is heading to Anchorage in January to compete against students from across the state. KMXT went to one of the North Star Elementary School’s Kodiak Brick Bosses practices to see how the team’s preparing for the First Lego League’s Alaska State Championships. A group of elementary ... Read More »

A documentary focusing on the revitalization of the Alutiiq language premieres in Kodiak

Karen Weinberg with Eli Kniaziowski at the premiere of Keep Talking. (Photo courtesy of Nara Garber) Mitch Borden/KMXT The documentary Keep Talking recently premiered in Kodiak. It focuses on efforts to keep the Alutiiq language alive in the region. KMXT spoke with the film’s director and some audience members about the movie’s message. It took years and hundreds of hours ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: The director of the documentary “Keep Talking” discusses her film

Karen Weinberg speaking at the premiere of her documentary “Keep Talking” at the Afognak Native Corporation building. (Photo courtesy of Nara Garber) Mitch Borden/KMXT For today’s talk of the rock, KMXT’s Mitch Borden sat down with Karen Weinberg, the director of the documentary Keep Talking. They got to chat before her film’s Kodiak premiere on December 3rd about how she ... Read More »

Galley Tables is getting a little salty this month

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Mitch Borden/KMXT This month’s Galley Tables is upon us and the theme is salty, which can cover a lot of different kinds of stories. “It could be about using salt in your cooking. It could be about something that brings tears. It could be about an old rascally character. ... Read More »

Kodiak’s airport manager is retiring after 30 years of working with the Department of Transportation

Passengers arrive at the Kodiak Airport. (Photo by J. Stephen Conn/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT For over 30 years, Bruce McNeil has worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation in Kodiak. He’s currently the airport manager of the Kodiak Airport, which means his day starts early. “My phone usually starts ringing about five am and quiets about 11 [pm].” McNeil says even ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly talks consolidation

Assembly members deliberating. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its work session last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly looked over a report on how combining the governments of the borough and the city of Kodiak would affect the region. Borough Manager Michael Powers said staff has gone as far as it can without devoting more resources to the ... Read More »

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