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FBI and Local Authorities Make Arrest on Drug Charges

FBI and local authorities on scene at arrest. Eric Keto / Alaska Energy Desk Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has struggled with robberies, theft, and other drug-related crime over the last few years. Local and federal authorities signed an agreement in 2014 to try to clamp down on it. The partnership, called the Safe Streets Task Force, focuses on ... Read More »

State Representatives are Holding a Community Forum in Kodiak

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is putting on a community forum with seven members the Alaska State House of Representatives. Trevor Brown, the chamber’s executive director, says Kodiak’s representative, Louise Stutes, invited legislators to see what it’s like to live in the region. He thinks their visit will be good for the community. “It allows the legislators to ... Read More »

SeaShare Delivers Kodiak Fish Donations for Fifth Year

Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, delivering fish in 2016. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches / KMXT This morning, almost 15,000 pounds of frozen halibut took off from U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a C-130 aircraft. It’s heading to Nome and Kotzebue as part of a donation through SeaShare. The Seattle-based nonprofit has been organizing the operation locally for five ... Read More »

Port Lions is Getting a New Fire Truck

Mitch Borden/KMXT A fire truck was recently donated to the city of Port Lions, but there are still some details to be worked out before it arrives. Kathryn Adkins, Port Lion’s city clerk, says the community was looking for a substitute for their current fire truck because it’s old and needs repairs. “ We wanted to get that over to ... Read More »

Coast Guard Foundation Grants Education Funds to Kodiak Students

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard Foundation awarded scholarships to four Kodiak students this year. The foundation is a non-profit geared toward helping Coast Guard families pursue degrees in higher education. According to the Coast Guard Foundation press release, during its 27 years of existence it’s provided aspiring students with more than $4.7 million dollars in funds. This year, it granted ... Read More »

P & Z Approves Rezone of Former Jackson’s Mobile Home Park

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved a rezone and subdivision on the property formerly known as Jackson’s Mobile Home Park. At its regular meeting last week, P & Z reviewed the request from new property owner Kevin Suydam to rezone the land on Spruce Cape road from R-3 multifamily to R-1 single family. Suydam stepped up at ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Wild Salmon Legacy Act

On today’s Talk of the Rock, Representative Louise Stutes talks about her bill, HB 199, also known as the Wild Salmon Legacy Act. It strives to strengthen the protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process and clearer permitting guidelines. Also joining are fisherman Brent Watkins and Trout Unlimited representative Sam Snyder. Later, host Kayla ... Read More »

Deer Hunters May be Seeing More Bears This Year

Lisa Hupp/USFWS Mitch Borden/KMXT Deer Hunters on Kodiak Island need to be careful of bears this season. That’s because this year there’s a shortage of berries Kodiak brown bears depend on for food. This includes salmon berries and elderberries. Bill Pyle, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, says this lack of food will affect how bears act. ... Read More »

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