Author Archives: Mitch Borden

Council discusses annexation at its work session

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At the Kodiak City Council’s work session last night, deputy city manager Matt Van Daele presented information about the city annexing land outside its limits. The area discussed includes Service District Area Number 1 and Fire Protection Area Number 1. The city is ... Read More »

Assembly fails ordinance that’d allow members to teleconference into meetings

A person talking on the phone. (Photo by Martin Cathrae/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meet last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted on an ordinance to allow assembly members to participate in its meetings via teleconference if they cannot attend in-person. That would include voting on ordinances and resolutions. Currently, assembly members can only call-in to participate in ... Read More »

Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt will close on Friday

Elk eating grass. (Photo by Dan Dzurisin/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order to close the Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm. According to a press release from ADF&G, hunters have taken advantage of the region’s mild autumn to go out hunting. And they’ve had a lot ... Read More »

Trick-or-treaters takeover downtown Kodiak for an afternoon

Trick-or-treaters dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Yesterday, businesses opened their doors in the middle of the afternoon to celebrate Halloween by passing out candy to trick-or-treaters of all shapes, sizes, and ages. KMXT’s Mitch Borden walked around talking to people about how their Halloween was going and what kind of candy they were getting. ... Read More »

Students at Kodiak College may see their tuition go up in the near future

Pencil and paper. (Photo by Tim Taylor/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The University of Alaska’s board of regents is considering raising the tuition for students taking base level courses at Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College. The hikes would only affect base level courses, but those are the majority of the courses Kodiak College offers. If passed tuition would go up ... Read More »

Students gather in Kodiak to prepare for the future

Students from all-around the Kodiak region gather for this year’s TAY Event. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Dunbar/KIBSD) Mitch Borden/KMXT Students from all across the Kodiak archipelago are gathering in the city of Kodiak for the Kodiak Area Native Association’s annual Transitional Age Youth Event, also called the TAY Event.  It started on Tuesday and ends on Saturday. The local nonprofit ... Read More »

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