Recent News

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 »

Coast Guard Commanding Officer Moves Off Island

Jeff Westling. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Commanding Officer at U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak moved off island Thursday. Jeff Westling took over command in 2014 and had been in charge of mission support for all Alaska operations since then. He says his daily work schedule involved a lot of meetings. “When you run a large installation, you ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – August 10, 2017

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Coming up this week, the salmon season continues on its bumpy way. In the Chignik fishing district, the sockeye run is behind the forecast and the king run is so poor that that the federal government is cutting off both sport and subsistence fishing in the area. And a shortage of salmon is taking its toll on a Chilkat river ... Read More »

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