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Borough assembly discusses how it funds local nonprofits

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is working on revising the way it distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations. At a recent work session, the assembly discussed the nonprofits that receive large noncompetitive agency grants. This year there were five organizations that received this type of funding from the borough including the Brother Francis Shelter, Kodiak Island Food Bank, ... 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 (Photo courtesy of the Baranov Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs.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 »

Public library hosts ancestry search

The Kodiak Public Library. (Courtesy of the City of Kodiak) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The local library is making it easier for people to research their genealogy. Starting this month, the Kodiak Public Library Association is sponsoring a year-long subscription to Ancestry [dot] com. The website provides access to a number of resources, including immigration and church records. Library director Katie Baxter ... 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 »

Borough explores solutions to flooding in Bells Flats

Ice on the Russian Creek. (Photo by Cindy Trussell / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two creeks are flooding roads out in Bells Flats, and the borough is trying to remedy the problem. The Borough Lands Committee discussed the issue at a meeting yesterday. Resource Management Officer Maggie Slife explained Russian Creek is the main culprit for flooding roads and houses. The ... 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 »

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