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Kodiak’s airport manager is retiring after 30 years of working with the Department of Transportation

Passengers arrive at the Kodiak Airport. (Photo by J. Stephen Conn/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT For over 30 years, Bruce McNeil has worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation in Kodiak. He’s currently the airport manager of the Kodiak Airport, which means his day starts early. “My phone usually starts ringing about five am and quiets about 11 [pm].” McNeil says even ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly talks consolidation

Assembly members deliberating. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its work session last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly looked over a report on how combining the governments of the borough and the city of Kodiak would affect the region. Borough Manager Michael Powers said staff has gone as far as it can without devoting more resources to the ... Read More »

Cowboy event brings dutch oven cooking and themed carols

Dutch oven cooking. (Photo by Jeff Harmon / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Baptist Mission will kick off the first of December with a cowboy themed meal and performance. Assistant executive director Kelli Foreman say the event is a nod to Kodiak’s cattle ranching history and the lifestyle of some of its current residents. Foreman says she, like many local ... Read More »

McDowell Group releases 2017 Fall sockeye market analysis

Sockeye salmon schooling in Hidden Lake. (Photo by Katrina Mueller / USFWS) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska sockeye is seeing a good year. The McDowell Group just released its 2017 Fall Sockeye Market Analysis, which it put together for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. KMXT’s Kayla Desroches spoke about the report with McDowell seafood economist Andy Wink. Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov. 30, 2017

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, it looks like it’s awards season in the fisheries world. Alaskan Leader Seafoods won honors at the Symphony of Seafoods competition for two of its cod-based recipes, one for humans, the other for pets. Also, Northline Seafoods took away both a prize and the accompanying cash award at Fish 2.0’s Innovation Forum ... Read More »

Next Step Dance Kodiak to hold showcase

Ballet shoes. (Photo by Lolo K. / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Next Step Dance Kodiak is preparing for its first performance under its new name and leadership. Mary Beth Loewen took over in June and her students will demonstrate some of their progress at its winter showcase on Saturday. “Mostly I’m just always impressed by how quickly our kids can learn ... Read More »

Basketball player from Kodiak takes home win alongside teammates

Hannah Wandersee. (Photo courtesy of Seawolf Athletics) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak local took home the championship at this year’s GCI Great Alaska Shootout as part of the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves women’s basketball team. Hannah Wandersee says they beat out first University of Maryland Eastern Shore and then, a few days later, Tulsa University to win the championship. She says she ... Read More »

Port Lions and Karluk may see their schools close next year

Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly met with the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s board of education to discuss the district’s budget for the fiscal year 2019 and some major cuts it might have to make. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Borough’s board of education recently had a joint work ... Read More »

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