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Refuge Moves Madsen Bear Indoors

Madsen bear loaded onto crane. Photo courtesy of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s Madsen bear is on the move again. Unlike real bears of the fur and flesh variety, the fiberglass animal doesn’t bare up well against the wind, rain, and – just recently – the snow. Last week, city staff and Brechan Enterprises moved the 60-year-old statue ... Read More »

City Sets Fee Increase for Kodiak Harbors

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At long last the Kodiak City Council has settled on a five-year rate structure for Kodiak’s harbors and will move forward with a fee increase. Back in 2012, the council hired Northern Economics to conduct a harbor rates study, which they chose not to use because of a need for more information. In February 2016, Northern Economics did ... Read More »

City Looks at Contracting With Consultant for Economic Development

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is hiring on professional guidance in the area of economic development. At Tuesday’s council work session, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski explained the city had a similar resource a couple of years ago and is now considering a contract with a consultant in Anchorage. Kniaziowski said city staff deals with economic matters, but it’s useful ... Read More »

Brother Francis Shelter Keeps Transient Population Warm During Cold Winter

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Brother Francis Shelter in Kodiak is the only shelter available to members of the homeless population, and therefore the only escape from the town’s recent nighttime drops in temperature. Brother Francis director Monte Hawver  says the key to keeping everyone alive during cold winter nights is flexibility. He says the current policy is that if a person has ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report 12 Jan 2017

Coming up this week – Chum salmon could be scattered about in a more spots in Southeast; do the humpies know this is an odd year? And, how did Wrangell get funds for its harbor from the state of Alaska last month? Was it a Festivus miracle? We’ll find out that, and more, on this week’s edition of the Alaska Fisheries ... Read More »

Book Alteration, From Ancient Greece to Kodiak in 2017

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The craft of altered books takes old books and gives them new life as a work of art. A craft session Saturday at the Kodiak Public Library will focus on book alteration, which can mean anything from fantastical scenes carved into the pages themselves to simple projects using markers. Library Director Katie Baxter says the only rule is ... Read More »

Praznyck Celebration Brings Tradition to City Another Year

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The city of Kodiak will get the chance this weekend to observe a traditional Russian New Year’s celebration. The Native Village of Afognak and the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak have been co-hosting the annual praznyck masquerade ball for the last five or six years. Melissa Borton, tribal administrator for the native village of Afognak, says on New Year’s, ... Read More »

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