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The Assembly gets an Update on the Alaska Marine Highway System Reform Project

Mitch Borden/KMXT At its work session Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received its annual report from Mark Hickey, the borough’s lobbyist to the state legislature. One of the main topics of discussion was the Alaska Marine Highway System Reform Project, which is an effort by the South East Conference and the State of Alaska to revitalize the highway. ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Curator of Education Settles In

Natalie Trenery. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Trenery) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum hired a new curator of education this summer. Natalie Trenery says this is her first museum job. She says she used to work as a teacher’s aide and ran an art studio out of her home, where she did art classes for adults and kids. One of her ... Read More »

Sales Tax Draws Public Into Council Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A possible change to city sales tax drew public outcry this week. At a recent Kodiak City Council meeting, Debbie Refior was just one of the people to speak about the negative effect of sales tax on local business. She said in the past there were three car dealerships – now there’s one. “Kodiak’s my home. It’s been ... Read More »

Board of Education Votes to Close its School in Danger Bay

Pencil and paper. (Photo by Tim Taylor/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The community of Danger Bay didn’t see a lot of student’s turnout for school this year. After seeing low enrollment in the community, the Kodiak Island Borough School District had to make a tough decision.  Danger Bay, a logging community on Afognak Island, is facing the closure of its school. At ... Read More »

Kodiak Fisheries Work Group to Downsize

Cold Bay, AK (Photo: K. Mueller, USFWS) Kayla Desroches /KMXT The city and borough’s joint Fisheries Work Group is looking to reorganize itself. Right now, it’s required for three representatives from each the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly to sit on the advisory group. However, not all work group members consistently attend. At a meeting yesterday, some ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Sept. 28, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, conservation concerns about king salmon has put a damper on sport fishing in Southeast over the last few months. But fishermen will get another crack at reeling them in soon enough. And this time keeping them. Also, where do nets go after they’ve served their purpose? As it turns out, in ... Read More »

Candidate Forum 2017

Candidates for local offices participated in a forum on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Here are their statements and responses to a series of questions.   Candidates for City Mayor and the Board of Education – uncontested seats – read their candidate statements.   Borough Candidates’ introductory remarks.   Question 2: Money is tight and looks to be getting tighter for ... Read More »

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