Author Archives: Mitch Borden

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discusses if one of its members has a conflict of interest

Mitch Borden/KMXT Earlier this year, Kodiak Island Borough Assemblyman Matthew Van Daele was hired to be the City of Kodiak’s deputy city manager. This is causing some assembly members to wonder what borough business Van Daele should take part in. The assembly asked for a legal opinion from its attorney to see whether there are codes or laws that’d bar ... Read More »

A Kodiak woman who shares medical equipment is having some unexpected trouble storing it

Medical equipment in Terra Cupp’s storage locker. (Photo courtesy of Terra Cupp) Mitch Borden/KMXT One of the main sources of medical equipment in Kodiak is a woman who collects and distributes it for free. But because of a sudden cancellation of a contract with Kodiak’s local hospital, she’s having a hard time storing all the stuff she’s amassed over the ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly requests its attorney weigh-in on whether one of its members has a conflict of interest

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is looking into whether or not one of its assembly members has a conflict of interest. Earlier this year, Assemblyman Matthew Van Daele was hired to be the city of Kodiak’s deputy city manager. Some assembly members aren’t ... Read More »

Borough Assembly reviews its Personal Property Tax

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is currently in the middle of sending out notices to businesses for its Personal Property Tax, but this year it’s working to improve its system. The Kodiak Island Borough Personal Property Tax has a misleading name. That’s what Bill Roberts, the borough’s assessor told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at a recent work session. ... Read More »

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 »

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