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Alutiiq Community Seeks City-Owned Property for Memorial Park

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is scoping out a site to bury ancestral remains that returned to the Kodiak Archipelago in February. The internment would be the end of the ancestors’ long journey. Archaeologists in the 1960s removed the remains from a gravesite on Chirikof Island and took them out of state. The majority of the remains ended up at ... Read More »

Sum’Arts Registration Opens

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of Kodiak’s crafty population have rallied for this year’s Sum’Arts for Kids, a series of classes through the Kodiak Arts Council that teaches children the many different types of art: from fiber to theater. Arts Council Education Coordinator, Brianna Gibbs, says a few of the classes tap into Kodiak’s natural charms, like a nature journaling course where ... Read More »

Borough Uses Code to Clarify Land Development Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The borough is working to clear the muddy waters of land sale. At the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting on Thursday, the assembly altered language in its code that Borough Manager Michael Powers said modernizes the land disposal process. “It basically puts the onus on a developer or developers to present proposals for the development and then, once ... Read More »

Assembly Regular Meeting Focuses on Land

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The agenda for tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting is packed full of land items, with some exceptions including a possible mill rate increase. Raising property taxes is one way for the borough to make up for debt on school bonds and otherwise build revenue. The assembly may postpone the item until its May 18th regular meeting ... Read More »

Alaska Groundfish Data Bank Looks at High Numbers of Bycatch in Trawl Fisheries

Kayla  Desroches/KMXT The race for fish continues to be a concern for Kodiak’s pollock, cod, rockfish, and flatfish trawl fisheries moving into the coming season, especially with the quickly rising numbers of Chinook bycatch. That’s according to Alaska Groundfish Data Bank Executive Director Julie Bonney, who gave a fishery update to the city and borough’s joint fisheries work group Wednesday ... Read More »

Tustumena Delayed to July

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Tustumena will be out of service for longer than anticipated. Meadow Bailey, a Public Information Officer with the Department of Transportation, says the Tustumena had docked for an overhaul with an original return-to-service date of May 27. “There was some discovery during its annual overhaul that there was additional extensive steel waste found in the engine room, ... Read More »

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