Author Archives: Mitch Borden

Koniag’s CEO is Resigning

Mitch Borden/KMXT Elizabeth Perry will resign as the Chief Executive Officer of Koniag Incorporated this December. According to a Koniag press release, she’s taken a position at a nonprofit in the southwest, which will allow her to be closer to family Perry says,  “Leaving Koniag is bittersweet as its employees and shareholders have become my second family over my nearly ... Read More »

The Kitoi Bay Hatchery Wraps up its Cost Recovery Fishing for Pink Salmon

Pink salmon swimming. (Photo: Joe Serio/ USFS/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kitoi Bay Hatchery thought 10 million pink salmon would return this summer, but only around 2 million showed up. Even though its estimates were off, the hatchery was able to meet 95 percent of its cost recovery fishing goal. Around 5.75 million pounds of pinks were collected. Tina Fairbanks ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Approves Funding for Nonprofits

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently approved funding for 12 local nonprofits. The borough budgeted $40,000 for the 2018 fiscal year. The assembly chose to distribute $4,000 to the organizations that asked for money. The assembly equally distributed funds because it needed more time finalize its small competitive non-profit grant scoring criteria. The American Red Cross and the ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Postpones Deciding if it Should Create a New Zoning District

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may create a new zoning district, which could make more housing options available. At its regular meeting last week, the assembly held a public hearing for an ordinance that’d make residential small lot single-family districts possible. The new district would allow the development of small parcels of land for single family homes. After ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Passes the “Chicken Ordinance”

Chickens milling about. Keith Miller/flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinance that’ll allow certain livestock to be raised in residential areas. This ordinance is commonly referred to as the “chicken ordinance.” A main topic of discussion was a proposed amendment, to the resolution, that’d require livestock be enclosed by electric ... Read More »

Ahkiok is Getting a new 100,000-Gallon Water Tank

100,000-gallon fresh water tank. Dan McCoy/Mayor of Akhiok Mitch Borden/KMXT The community of Akhiok is almost done replacing and improving parts of the system that delivers its water. The city of Akhiok is getting a new 100,000-gallon fresh water storage tank. It’s the final piece in an effort to make sure the community has a safe and reliable water source, ... Read More »

Proposed Amendment to The “Chicken Ordinance” Would Require Electric Fencing

Chicken in a pen. Christopher Penn/Flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT The resolution known as the “Chicken Ordinance” will be open for its public hearing at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s regular meeting Thursday. One of the topics up for discussion is a proposed amendment that’d require electric fences enclose livestock in residential areas to deter bears. Larry Van Daele, a former biologist ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate: Don Roberts

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 Don Roberts to talk about why he thinks he should be on the borough assembly. Don ... Read More »

Russian River Flooding is Affecting Kodiak Residents

Leta Street flooded by the Russian River. Andrew Finke Mitch Borden/KMXT The Russian River flooded last week in Kodiak leaving some residents scrambling to address the damage. KMXT went to down to the water’s edge and has the story. Larry Evans woke up in the middle of the night and thought he should throw another log into his wood stove. ... Read More »

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