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Kodiak may ban plastic shopping bags later this year

Single-use plastic shopping bags on the street. (Photo by Velkr0/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s looking like some plastic shopping bags will be banned in Kodiak this year. At the Kodiak City Council work session last night, the council heard an update on the proposed embargo from members of the Kodiak Island Borough Solid Waste Advisory Board. The possible ban would make ... Read More »

Kodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concern

Fisherman Terry Haines next to a container of bait. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Pacific halibut fishery may see a drop in stock over the next few years and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which regulates the fishery, uses surveys in Kodiak waters to collect data. The surveys also give local fishermen another job to tackle ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Bob Johnson

Photo of the Orpheum theater, Bob Johnson third from left. (Photo courtesy of the Baranov Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs. They contain more than just facts and dates. They’re also evidence of everyday life: the restaurants people went to, the entertainment that filled their days, and the people they spent ... Read More »

The borough assembly starts 2018 by looking back at its past actions

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The Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly ended 2017 with a contentious regular meeting. Members of the diet questioned if Assemblyman Matthew Van Daele had a conflict of interest since he’s the city of Kodiak’s deputy city manager. That meeting ended with Van Daele’s appointment to the Borough’s Lands Committee being ... Read More »

KEA members can now register for upcoming election

KEA wind turbine. (Photo by LaniElderts/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Later this year, the Kodiak Electric Association will hold an election for three seats on its board of directors. KEA members can now enroll as candidates. Currently, the seats up for election are held by Stosh Anderson, Michael Brechan, and Cliff Davidson. All of who have been on the board for years. ... Read More »

Ferry service in Kodiak will temporarily shut down in March

The Tustumena in Homer, AK (Photo by Isaac Wedin/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The city of Kodiak, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions won’t have ferry service from March till early April this year. The reason for the five-week gap in ferry service is the Tustumena needs to complete its annual state overhaul.  A process to make needed repairs and conduct mandatory inspections. Captain ... Read More »

The Coast Guard begins the new year by safely rescuing three hunters

The three men rescued posing with the aircrew that found them. (Photo by Lt. Brian Dykens/ Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Coast Guard personnel spent the weekend searching for three hunters in Prince William Sound and found them on Monday, January 1, 2018. The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter spotted the hunter’s boat on the south side of Chenega Island, which ... Read More »

Pick Click Give kicks off

Laptop keyboard. (Rico S / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaskans turn to the internet to bridge the distance between communities, to find out what’s going on in the world, and to donate. That last item is the purpose of Pick Click Give, which kicked off Monday. The Alaska State Legislature set up the program so that Alaskans could direct their permanent ... Read More »

The KHS Drama Club is putting on a show to raise money for the homeless

KHS drama club practicing “The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet.” (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT This weekend, the Kodiak High School’s drama club is putting on a show that has an eye-catching title. “The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet.” Wetherleigh Griffin is a part of the drama club. She says the name of ... Read More »

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