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Dr. Bob Looks Back at His Dad’s Namesake, the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library

Dr. Bob and Marian Johnson stand in front of the old library building on Mill Bay Rd., previously the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Dr. Bob and Marian Johnson stand in front of the old library building on Lower Mill Bay Rd., which is currently going through asbestos abatement in the days preceding its demolition. Sensing equipment is set up by the door. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The building that once housed a well-loved institution is about to be demolished. The former A. Holmes ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report

Coming up this week: Southeast spawn-on-kelp fishermen are facing restrictions this spring to help preserve the stock; Bristol Bay gets a fisherman back on the Board of Fish, but now there’s nobody representing Kodiak. All that, and meeting the impressive ‘Seawomen of Iceland. We had help from KMXT’s Kayla Desroches in Kodiak, KDLG’s Dave Bendinger in Dillingham and KFSK’s Angela ... Read More »

Emergency Service Officials Rethink Escape Plan in Light of Draft Tsunami Inundation Zones

Chief Mullican speaks to the Kodiak Island Local Emergency Planning Committee. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Chief Mullican speaks to the Kodiak Island Local Emergency Planning Committee. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT People around coastal Alaska are looking at how draft tsunami inundation maps could affect their communities. New data from the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management means that the 100-foot-line – or the boundary of the inundation zone – may be moved. Kodiak ... Read More »

Kodiak to be Site of Tern Study

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Arctic Tern.Lindsay Robinson / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak will be one of three sites where scientists will study colonies of seabirds called terns, their movements during the breeding season and their winter migratory patterns. Robin Corcoran, bird biologist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, says it’s a collaborative research project with the refuge, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, ... Read More »

City Council to Look at Fire Safety and Building Code Needs

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is at the beginning of its fiscal year 2018 process and at its work session tonight will review revenue projections and take a look at its draft federal CIP list – its capital improvement project list. The fire station replacement is a top priority, but the city needs quite a bit more money before ... Read More »

Alaska Airlines Renovates Terminal in State Airport

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Airlines terminal at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is about halfway through an extensive interior renovation and this month the chaos within could actually increase. Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president for the state, Marilyn Romano, says the airline updated its brand about a year ago and is now working towards a multi-million dollar renovation to each ... Read More »

Alaska Senators Split on Ed Sec DeVos’ Confirmation

Liz Ruskin/APRN The U.S. Senate today (TUESDAY) voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. DeVos is the only one President Trump’s cabinet nominees so far to face serious trouble on the Senate floor. Senators were evenly divided, 50 to 50, and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaker in favor of confirmation. Alaska’s two senators were split. Like the ... Read More »

Manager Questions Borough’s Past Budgeting Practices

The Kodiak Island Borough government is pretty new at the top, with the mayor, manager and finance director all coming aboard in 2016. As a result, the budget under consideration for the fiscal year that begins in July is somewhat new ground. “I’m trying to think of the best way of putting this,” said Borough Manager Michael Powers at last ... Read More »

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