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Students gather in Kodiak to prepare for the future

Students from all-around the Kodiak region gather for this year’s TAY Event. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Dunbar/KIBSD) Mitch Borden/KMXT Students from all across the Kodiak archipelago are gathering in the city of Kodiak for the Kodiak Area Native Association’s annual Transitional Age Youth Event, also called the TAY Event.  It started on Tuesday and ends on Saturday. The local nonprofit ... Read More »

Community play to debut next week

(left to right) Director Jared Griffin and actors Halaia Barnett and Elizabeth Bendix-Harper. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The community play “It happens Every Summer” debuts next week. Director Jared Griffin says the Kodiak Arts Council production is about a group of young women interning in New York City. “So, it’s them leaving their homes, coming to ... Read More »

Ordinance raising Kodiak’s sales tax cap advances to second reading

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak City Council decided to advance the ordinance that’ll raise the city’s sales tax cap to $3000 to its second reading and public hearing. During citizen comments, Jack Mann told the council it wastes too much ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Promotes Employee to Project Specialist

Lauren McCausland. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just promoted its temporary gallery assistant to the more permanent position of project specialist. In the future, Lauren McCausland sees herself transitioning away from the museum world. She says she imagines herself teaching Kodiak children. Right now, she’s taking classes through the University of Alaska Anchorage to earn her ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report Oct. 26, 2017

Coming up this week, some of the summer king runs were especially successful this year, others not so much. A group of experts get together to talk about some of the reasons behind the lower numbers scattered across the state. Also, prices for halibut quota shares are high, and staying there. We had help from KUAC’s Dan Bross in Fairbanks, ... Read More »

High school divers head to regional qualifiers

Diving board. (Photo byJørgen Schyberg / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT This weekend, local high school divers will compete in a regional competition in order to qualify for state championships. Diving coach David Horne says there are four regions in the state: Cook Inlet, Fairbanks, Southeast Alaska, and Northern Lights, which includes Kodiak and 11 other places. Horne says Kodiak has a ... Read More »

City council looks at raising its mill rate

View of Kodiak from the Near Island Bridge. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its work session on Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council discussed raising the city’s property tax. The city of Kodiak is facing an estimated $2.8 million budget deficit. The council is exploring what expenses it can cut and how it can generate more revenue. Mike ... Read More »

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