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Borough Assembly Discusses Raising Surcharges for Local 911 Services

Photo: Mitch Borden/KMXT Mitch Borden/KMXT Being able to call 911 in an emergency can be life or death. But this vital service doesn’t come without a cost. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed this issue at last night’s regular meeting. The assembly considered a resolution to increase the surcharge the Borough levies on phone lines to support the local enhanced ... Read More »

Local Musician Works to Honor Fishermen

(photo: Krimson) Mitch Borden/KMXT One local musician is using her music to highlight her home and some issues facing her community. Kodiak is known for a lot of things. Large bears, great fishing, and majestic scenes that populate the trails that crisscross the island. What may surprise some is that it’s also home to a musician who’s trying to communicate ... Read More »

Borough Land Sale Highlights Policy Issue

Baer and Townsend’s purchase request mapped out. Courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tonight at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting, the assembly will address a purchase one of its members had hoped to make of borough land. As covered in the meeting packet, Assemblyman Dave Townsend and Rob Baer own a parcel of land on Raspberry Island and ... Read More »

Assessments of Rural Tribal Courts to be Conducted

This image has been cropped.(photo: PRSA-NY) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently awarded a contract to the company Kadiak. The agreement is to provide assessments of tribal courts in rural Alaskan communities. Kadiak is a subsidiary of Kodiak’s regional Native Corporation, Koniag. According to Gordon Pullar Jr, Kadiak’s President, for the first year of their contract Kadiak will ... Read More »

Golf Pro Dave Stockton to Visit Kodiak for Fundraiser

Golf club and ball.Krzysztof Urbanowicz / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT An award-winning golfer turned golf instructor is coming to Kodiak. Dave Stockton has won multiple PGA Tour tournaments and, at 75, is now imparting the tricks of the trade to other golfers. Stockton also throws a fundraiser into the mix every once in a while. While in Alaska, he’ll drop by ... Read More »

Nonprofits Receive Skoda Car Company Donation

Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson accepts a $25,000 donation from Skoda on behalf of the Kodiak Community Foundation. Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local grant program just distributed a large donation to community nonprofits. In 2016, Czech company Skoda flew to Kodiak and filmed a commercial on the island for its new SUV, Kodiaq with a q, which played on the island’s wild ... Read More »

Summer Camp Leads Kids in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities

Little boy doing activity with test tubes. Tubes are filled with colored water and dry ice for bubbles. Martin Cron / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A camp this summer is making science, technology, engineering and math activities accessible to young kids. St. Paul Preschool has been running camps along STEM themes all summer. That includes weeks focused on weather, engineering, and ... Read More »

Pink Salmon Season Forecast Looks Positive

Pink salmon splashes through shallows. K. Sowl / Alaska Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Kayla Desroches/KMXT It looks like numbers at this early point in the pink salmon season are settling back into a normal pattern for the Kodiak region. The pink season in the Gulf of Alaska was so bad in 2016 that the federal government issued a disaster ... Read More »

Conference Held in Kodiak to Promote Tribal Conservation Districts

View from the Near Island Bridge. Photo: Mitch Borden Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alaska Tribal Conservation Alliance held a regional conference in Kodiak recently. Organizers flew in to promote local communities coming together to preserve their natural resources. It’s the last day of the Alaska Tribal Conservation Alliance Regional Conference in Kodiak. Attendees and organizers are sitting in a conference room ... Read More »

Borough Plans Well for Chiniak Community

Photo from a U.S. Coast Guard overflight of the Twin Creeks fire in 2015. Kelly Parker / USCG Kayla Desroches/KMXT When the Twin Creeks fire burned the Chiniak forest in 2015, it also took with it the Chiniak library. The structure housed the community’s books, served as a meeting place for kids, and was also the local tsunami shelter. In ... Read More »

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