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Kodiak looks at doing economic impact report for cod

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is looking into commissioning an economic impact report for the Pacific cod fishery. Recently, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council cut Pacific cod quota by 80 percent due to declines in stock. Fishermen are now gearing up for a thin season. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed the possible analysis at its meeting last night. Executive Director ... Read More »

Kodiak may ban plastic shopping bags later this year

Single-use plastic shopping bags on the street. (Photo by Velkr0/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s looking like some plastic shopping bags will be banned in Kodiak this year. At the Kodiak City Council work session last night, the council heard an update on the proposed embargo from members of the Kodiak Island Borough Solid Waste Advisory Board. The possible ban would make ... Read More »

City Council set to discuss banning certain plastic bags in Kodiak

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is holding a work session tonight, and it looks like it’s going to be a busy one. According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss its proposed FY 2019 state capital improvement program list with the region’s state representative, Louise Stutes, and state senator, Gary Stevens. It’ll also hear an update about a ... Read More »

Kodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concern

Fisherman Terry Haines next to a container of bait. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Pacific halibut fishery may see a drop in stock over the next few years and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which regulates the fishery, uses surveys in Kodiak waters to collect data. The surveys also give local fishermen another job to tackle ... Read More »

Galley Tables – Salty

Listen as seven storytellers share their stories around the theme “Salty” in a live performance recorded on December 8, 2017 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The show first aired on KMXT 100.1 FM on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The next Galley Tables event is on January 12, 2018 at the convention center. That show will air on KMXT on January 21, 2018. Read More »

Borough assembly discusses how it funds local nonprofits

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is working on revising the way it distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations. At a recent work session, the assembly discussed the nonprofits that receive large noncompetitive agency grants. This year there were five organizations that received this type of funding from the borough including the Brother Francis Shelter, Kodiak Island Food Bank, ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Bob Johnson

Photo of the Orpheum theater, Bob Johnson third from left. (Photo courtesy of the Baranov Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs. They contain more than just facts and dates. They’re also evidence of everyday life: the restaurants people went to, the entertainment that filled their days, and the people they spent ... Read More »

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