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Coast Guard Works Together With Mariners on Rescue

Captain with crewman in water in the process of helping man onto vessel. Screencap from video by Air Station Kodiak Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Good Samaritan vessel and a Coast Guard aircrew rescued four fishermen in Kodiak waters on Monday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the fishing vessel Grayling capsized in Kuprean of Strait near Raspberry Island, and the ... Read More »

Missile Launch Scheduled For This Weekend

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Pilots and mariners have received alerts to watch out for a missile launch at the Narrow Cape launch facility this weekend. A Coast Guard legal notice to mariners warns vessels to steer clear of the waters around the area between 7 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. The notice also lists two alternative nights for this ... Read More »

A New Tobacco Tax May Be Coming To Kodiak

(Photo: Raul Lieberwirth) Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is exploring new ways to raise funds. In a recent meeting, they discussed a proposed tobacco tax. There’s been a decrease in state and federal funding to the borough, so they need to find other ways to generate revenue. This tax would charge around $1 per pack of cigarettes and 45% of ... Read More »

Data Compares Grocery Prices in Kodiak to Other Alaska Cities

Groceries. David Mulder / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Recent data from the state provides some updated information on how much groceries cost in Kodiak on average compared to Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. This month’s Alaska Economic Trends reports that while Kodiak has the highest rent and veterinary costs, at least the cost for wine is somewhere in the middle. The publication ... Read More »

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 »

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