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Brewery Pursues Deck Construction

Beer. (Photo by Susan Ujka / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Brewery is moving up in the world – literally expanding up into a second level. The owner, Ben Millstein, is looking into installing a deck above the covered entryway. To do that, Millstein needs to increase off-street parking requirements and to do that he needs to go through ... Read More »

Art Exhibit Features Relationship Between Alaskans and Salmon

Deborah Bitanga. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A multimedia art exhibit Thursday night encouraged discussion about the relationships between Alaskans and salmon. The Baranov Museum displayed the locally-made photographs and art pieces via projector. Local Deborah Bitanga was among the featured artists. She completed her drawing as part of Washington University’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. She ... 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 »

This Week: A Wild Reunion for the Wild Wild West of Kodiak

The Beachcombers nightclub. (Courtesy of Beachcombers 25th Reunion organizers.) Kayla Desroches/KMXT This week, locals will celebrate a piece of Kodiak’s wild past. They’ll observe the 25th anniversary of the infamous Beachcombers nightclub. The Beachcombers has had a number of forms through the years. It opened in 1957 and reopened a second time after the 1964 earthquake and tsunami wiped out ... Read More »

Department Releases More Detail About Cook Inlet Fish in Kodiak Waters

Sockeye salmon in Chugach. (Photo by USDA Forest Service Alaska Region.) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A genetic study that’s sparked a Cook Inlet claim on sockeye salmon in Kodiak waters is now a little bit more specific. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game published an addendum to that document on Monday. Nick Sagalkin, ADF & G’s regional supervisor for the Westward ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – September 21, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries report, Bristol Bay’s Nushagak King run wasn’t quite as poor as on one sonar site determined. The inaccuracy may have been partly due to a design flaw. And, Kodiak is preparing to fight back against what it sees as a major threat to its commercial salmon fishery. We had help from KDLG’s ... Read More »

Old Harbor Residents Discuss How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Mitch Borden/KMXT A meeting was recently held in Old Harbor to examine ways the community can prepare for natural disasters. Jim Cedeno is an emergency manager and hazard mitigation officer working in Old Harbor. He organized the meeting. Cedeno’s designing a Hazard Mitigation Plan in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Old Harbor Tribal Council. “I’m looking at the ... Read More »

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