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City council looks at raising its mill rate

View of Kodiak from the Near Island Bridge. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its work session on Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council discussed raising the city’s property tax. The city of Kodiak is facing an estimated $2.8 million budget deficit. The council is exploring what expenses it can cut and how it can generate more revenue. Mike ... Read More »

Alaska Federation of Natives Honors Judge Roy Madsen

Roy Madsen. (Photo courtesy of Roy Madsen,Joint Archives of the Alaska Court System and the Alaska Bar Association) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Federation of Natives recognized Judge Roy Madsen at its convention in Anchorage last week. On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged three different elders as conservation heroes: Trimble Gilbert, James Charles, and Judge Roy Madsen. Regional ... Read More »

Bears Wander Around Town

A Kodiak brown bear. (Photo by Lisa Hupp/USFWS) Kayla Desroches/KMXT City residents have turned to Facebook a lot over the last month to report bear sightings. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologist Nate Svoboda says sometimes citizen reports give the impression of a busy bear season. But actually, he says, numbers are down compared to previous years. There ... Read More »

Coast Guard Hoists Crewman After Fall

Screencap of rescue video. Coast guard hoisting crewman. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opened its forward operating location in Cold Bay last week. The annual assignment shortens the response time to incidents at sea, like one that happened Thursday. According to a Coast Guard press release, a crewman on a vessel southeast of ... Read More »

School Superintendent Talks Growing Preschool and Lockdown

The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education touched on school issues across the island, from special education to the recent lockdown, at its regular meeting last night. During his report, school district superintendent Larry LeDoux said student enrollment is down overall, which also ... Read More »

Local Food Bank Works to Get Healthy Food to Students

Meals can come in all different shapes and sizes. (Photo by jpellgen/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Baptist Mission’s food bank works to get healthy food into the hands of people who don’t always have access to it. Kellie Foreman works at the mission. She says the food bank’s done this for over 13 years and isn’t slowing down. “We serve ... Read More »

Winners of the 2017 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Election are Sworn In

Nova Javier swears in Andy Schroeder, Julie Kavanaugh, and Rebecca Skinner. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted last night on whether or not it would certify its municipal election results. Nova Javier, the Kodiak Island Borough Clerk, is swearing in Andy Schroeder, Julie Kavanaugh, and Rebecca Skinner to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at ... Read More »

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