Author Archives: Mitch Borden

Representatives of Alaska’s Tourism Industry Gathered to Talk About Rural Tourism

Aimee Williams presenting at the Marketing Rural Tourism Summit. (Photo by Mitch Borden) Mitch Borden People are coming from all over the state to attend the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Kodiak this week. It’ll be the first time the conference is held in Southwest Alaska. Every year a pre-conference summit takes place and the ... Read More »

Youth Supervisor Completes a Successful Summer in Ouzinkie

Mitch Borden/KMXT For years, a local program has provided valuable job training to native youth in the Kodiak region. In Ouzinkie this summer, one participant took on a job no other person has had in its history. Finding a job can be difficult in the Kodiak region. Especially if you’re young and live in a village. That’s one reason the ... Read More »

The Assembly gets an Update on the Alaska Marine Highway System Reform Project

Mitch Borden/KMXT At its work session Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received its annual report from Mark Hickey, the borough’s lobbyist to the state legislature. One of the main topics of discussion was the Alaska Marine Highway System Reform Project, which is an effort by the South East Conference and the State of Alaska to revitalize the highway. ... Read More »

Board of Education Votes to Close its School in Danger Bay

Pencil and paper. (Photo by Tim Taylor/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The community of Danger Bay didn’t see a lot of student’s turnout for school this year. After seeing low enrollment in the community, the Kodiak Island Borough School District had to make a tough decision.  Danger Bay, a logging community on Afognak Island, is facing the closure of its school. At ... Read More »

Assembly Candidates Answer Questions at Forum

Candidates wait to be asked questions.(Photo Pam Foreman) Mitch Borden/KMXT Seven of the eight candidates running for the three open seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly gathered for a forum Tuesday night. Assemblywoman Rebecca Skinner was unable to attend due to a prior engagement. During the forum, candidates answered questions about various issues facing the assembly. The first question ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Approves a New Kind of Zoning District

Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinance that created the Residential Small Lot Single-Family District, or RSL. This could allow homes to be built on smaller pieces of land than allowed in the past. Developers will have to apply to create this district, and the smallest lot allowed to be subdivided ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester

(Photo courtesy of Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester to discuss her campaign for the borough assembly. Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester ... Read More »

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