Recent News

New Owner of Former Jackson Mobile Home Park Seeks Rezone

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Jackson’s sign prior to the residents moving out. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The new owner of the property formerly known as Jackson’s Mobile Home Park is preparing to develop the land into single-family homes. The Planning and Zoning Commission will look over a rezone request and hold a public hearing Wednesday night at its regular meeting. Up until ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Woman Southwest of Cold Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard medevac’d a woman from a motor ship roughly 40 miles southwest of Cold Bay Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, Global Rescue personnel got a report that an 87-year-old woman on the vessel The World had symptoms of a heart attack. Global Rescue then relayed the message to Coast Guard watchstanders, who sent ... Read More »

Upcoming Local Elections are Looking a Little Sparse

Mitch Borden/KMXT Today is the last day to file to be a candidate in this year’s City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough elections. So far, the city and the borough haven’t seen a lot of residents step-up to run. Although, people waiting till the last minute to turn-in the required paperwork isn’t unheard of, says Debra Marlar  the Kodiak ... Read More »

Kodiak Gets New District Attorney

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak will have a new district attorney starting next month. According to a press release from the State of Alaska Department of Law, Gustaf Olson takes over from Steven Wallace, who transitioned to Bethel district attorney this summer. Olson worked in Anchorage at a municipal prosecutor in 2004, and then as an assistant district attorney in 2006. In ... Read More »

The Kodiak City Council Approves Nonprofit Funding

At its regular meeting last night (Thurs), the Kodiak City Council approved the funding of local nonprofits for fiscal year 2018. 22 organizations applied for grants, 2 more than last year. This increase posed a problem for the city. Its budget for nonprofits is only $160,700 for the upcoming year, while groups requested $184,500. At a past work session, the ... Read More »

City Hires Matt Van Daele as Deputy City Manager

Matt Van Daele. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak Island Borough Assemblyman is joining the Kodiak City staff. Kodiak-born Matt Van Daele will work alongside city manager Mike Tvenge as deputy city manager. Van Daele speaks passionately about the Kodiak community. He says he’s always envied his dad, Larry Van Daele, for the 30 plus years he spent ... Read More »

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