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Kodiak experiences widespread power outage

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak experienced a widespread power outage Sunday night. According to a Kodiak Electric Association press release, high winds affected the transmission lines that carry power from Terror Lake to the city near Pillar Mountain. As a result, most of town through the Monashka Bay area lost power a little after 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. As stated in the ... Read More »

Sea cucumber dive fishery wraps up

Sea cucumber. (Photo by Mary Harrsch / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak sea cucumber season is pretty much complete in the Kodiak management area. Nat Nichols, Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist for the Groundfish, Shellfish & Dive Fisheries, says they harvested the bulk of the guideline harvest level in the first four periods. “District wide it ... Read More »

Kodiak City Council Raises Sales Tax Cap

Kodiak city council deliberating. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting on Thursday night, the Kodiak city council heard testimony from community members on whether it should or shouldn’t raise the city’s sales tax cap from $750 to $3,000. And then voted on it. For months, the Kodiak city council has been discussing raising the city’s maximum ... Read More »

Kodiak Maritime Museum moves Thelma C to permanent spot downtown

The Thelma C in its permanent location downtown by Trident Seafoods. (Photo by Pam Foreman / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Maritime Museum just moved its future outdoor exhibit, a historic fishing vessel, to its permanent location downtown. Museum executive director Toby Sullivan says the Thelma C has been in the museum’s collection since 2005 and it was built following ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov. 09, 2017

Kayla Desroches/KMXT On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is opening up tanner crab for harvest in the Kodiak Management Area for the first time since 2013. Also, in the world of sea cucumber harvest, Alaska is stepping up to meet demand. We had help from KDLG’s Dave Bendinger in Dillingham and the Alaska ... Read More »

High school swimmer breaks own state record

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak high school swim team ended its season on a good note. The season runs from August through November and they walked away from the state championship Saturday with a few different awards. Assistant swim Coach Maggie Rocheleau says Marina Cummiskey was recognized as outstanding female swimmer of the year and Talon Lundquist as the male swimmer ... Read More »

Council discusses annexation at its work session

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At the Kodiak City Council’s work session last night, deputy city manager Matt Van Daele presented information about the city annexing land outside its limits. The area discussed includes Service District Area Number 1 and Fire Protection Area Number 1. The city is ... Read More »

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