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Ice Makes Kodiak Commutes Treacherous


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Icy conditions in Kodiak can make for a slippery ride home or, worse, a detour off the road. Sergeant Cornelius Sims with the Alaska State Troopers says temperatures rose last week and then dropped, which turned all the melting snow back into ice. “Plus then we had a dusting of snow after that. and then we had more ... Read More »

Refuge Moves Madsen Bear Indoors

Madsen bear loaded onto crane. Photo courtesy of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Madsen bear loaded onto crane. Photo courtesy of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s Madsen bear is on the move again. Unlike real bears of the fur and flesh variety, the fiberglass animal doesn’t bare up well against the wind, rain, and – just recently – the snow. Last week, city staff and Brechan Enterprises moved the 60-year-old statue ... Read More »

City Sets Fee Increase for Kodiak Harbors


Kayla Desroches/KMXT At long last the Kodiak City Council has settled on a five-year rate structure for Kodiak’s harbors and will move forward with a fee increase. Back in 2012, the council hired Northern Economics to conduct a harbor rates study, which they chose not to use because of a need for more information. In February 2016, Northern Economics did ... Read More »

City Looks at Contracting With Consultant for Economic Development


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is hiring on professional guidance in the area of economic development. At Tuesday’s council work session, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski explained the city had a similar resource a couple of years ago and is now considering a contract with a consultant in Anchorage. Kniaziowski said city staff deals with economic matters, but it’s useful ... Read More »

Brother Francis Shelter Keeps Transient Population Warm During Cold Winter


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Brother Francis Shelter in Kodiak is the only shelter available to members of the homeless population, and therefore the only escape from the town’s recent nighttime drops in temperature. Brother Francis director Monte Hawver  says the key to keeping everyone alive during cold winter nights is flexibility. He says the current policy is that if a person has ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report 12 Jan 2017


Coming up this week – Chum salmon could be scattered about in a more spots in Southeast; do the humpies know this is an odd year? And, how did Wrangell get funds for its harbor from the state of Alaska last month? Was it a Festivus miracle? We’ll find out that, and more, on this week’s edition of the Alaska Fisheries ... Read More »

Book Alteration, From Ancient Greece to Kodiak in 2017


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The craft of altered books takes old books and gives them new life as a work of art. A craft session Saturday at the Kodiak Public Library will focus on book alteration, which can mean anything from fantastical scenes carved into the pages themselves to simple projects using markers. Library Director Katie Baxter says the only rule is ... Read More »

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