Author Archives: Mitch Borden

Coast Guard transports injured fisherman to St.Paul

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last week, the Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel about 260 miles north of Cold Bay in 20 mph winds and 10 foot seas.  A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and its crew deployed from the Coast Guard forward operating base in ... Read More »

Local fishermen may soon be able to sell fish from their boats

Fishing fishing boats moored in Kodiak. ( Photo by James Brookes/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its last regular meeting, the Kodiak city council advanced an ordinance, that would allow fishermen to sell their catch to customers directly from their vessels, to its second reading. If passed the ordinance would allow the harbormaster to issue permits to fishermen that’d let them sell ... Read More »

Kodiak City Council Raises Sales Tax Cap

Kodiak city council deliberating. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting on Thursday night, the Kodiak city council heard testimony from community members on whether it should or shouldn’t raise the city’s sales tax cap from $750 to $3,000. And then voted on it. For months, the Kodiak city council has been discussing raising the city’s maximum ... Read More »

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 »

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