Shelter celebrates holiday with resident families

Christmas tree. (Photo bySergé / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local shelter that provides a safe space for families is preparing for the holidays. The Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center holds 25 beds, 17 which are occupied at the moment according to executive director Rebecca Shields. She says KWRCC is trying to make the holidays festive for families away from ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Dec. 21, 2017

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, a new report states that increasing costs are making it difficult for new entrants to break into Alaska’s fishing industry. Also, communities are looking at how Pacific cod declines in the Gulf of Alaska and the resulting cut to quota may affect their regions. We held help from KBBI’s Aaron Bolton in ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly requests its attorney weigh-in on whether one of its members has a conflict of interest

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is looking into whether or not one of its assembly members has a conflict of interest. Earlier this year, Assemblyman Matthew Van Daele was hired to be the city of Kodiak’s deputy city manager. Some assembly members aren’t ... Read More »

Double murder case set for retrial

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ordered a retrial for a man convicted of committing two murders on Coast Guard base Kodiak. In April 2012, two coast guard employees at Communications Station Kodiak were found dead by gunshot: Richard Belisle, a retired Coast Guardsman, and James Hopkins, an active duty Coast Guardsman. Investigators tied a blue SUV to ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: 2018 Pacific cod disaster declaration

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, you’ll hear about the Pacific cod decline, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s decision to reduce the quota, and the possible effects on the Kodiak community. Host Kayla Desroches talks with fisheries analyst Heather McCarty about that and the city and borough’s letter seeking a disaster declaration for the fishery in the Gulf ... Read More »

Borough Assembly reviews its Personal Property Tax

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is currently in the middle of sending out notices to businesses for its Personal Property Tax, but this year it’s working to improve its system. The Kodiak Island Borough Personal Property Tax has a misleading name. That’s what Bill Roberts, the borough’s assessor told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at a recent work session. ... Read More »

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