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Three Assemblymembers Sue Borough

Jay Barrett/KMXT Three members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Tom Abell, Reed Oswalt and Louise Stutes, are now suing the borough, seeking reimbursement for their legal fees and for damages in the aftermath of the Mel Stephens lawsuit. Borough Manager Rick Gifford announced the lawsuit at Thursday night’s assembly meeting. Read More »

Salmon Season Open In Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT The first day of commercial salmon fishing Thursday brought in a small amount of three species – all from the Karluk, Northwest Kodiak and Southwest Afognak areas. Fifteen chum salmon were reported caught to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, along with 37 king salmon and 869 reds. The first period of the year started at noon ... Read More »

Fish Council Focuses On BS Salmon Bycatch Solution

Casey Kelly/KMXT The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, meeting in Kodiak today (Friday), narrowed down its options for reducing king salmon bycatch by the Bering Sea pollock fleet. The unintentional snaring of Chinook salmon by pollock boats has skyrocketed in recent years, and comes as subsistence and commercial fishermen in western Alaska have noticed less of the fish returning to ... Read More »

Kodiak’s Housing Market

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Housing Markets in the Lower 48 are predicted to hit rock bottom by next year. So what does Kodiak’s real estate economy look like in comparison? Mary Donaldson brings you this report. Read More »

Quick Fix For BS Salmon Bycatch Unlikely

Casey Kelly/KMXT The North Pacific Fishery Management Council turned its attention to bycatch issues in the Bering Sea during its meeting at the Kodiak Inn yesterday (Thursday). The council is looking to curb the unintentional snaring of Chinook salmon by pollock boats in the Bering Sea, which has reached record levels in the past few years. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has ... Read More »

Maker And Knight Join Chamber Board

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce has two new faces on its board of directors. Rhonda Maker, who owns The Treasury and The Treasury Home, and Lindsay Knight, owner of the Kodiak Athletic Club, were appointed after being elected by the chamber board yesterday. Maker and Knight are filling out the terms of David King and Andy Teuber, who ... Read More »

NPFMC Meets In Kodiak

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The North Pacific Fishery Management Council began meeting in Kodiak today (Wednesday). Tune into KMXT News throughout the week for updates, and click here for a link to the council’s website where you can find an agenda and background information on many of the topics that will be discussed. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KMXT). Read More »

Bruins Prowling Monashka

Jay Barrett/KMXT The bears are restless on the edge of the city. Fish and Game’s bear biologist Larry Van Daele issued an alert this morning about bear activity in the Monashka area of town. Because the lids have not been secured properly, he said bears have been getting into Dumpsters and eating garbage in the Otmeloi, Three Sisters and VFW ... Read More »

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