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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Proposes to Change a Property Tax Exemption

Mitch Borden/KMXT Across the state of Alaska, thousands of people qualify for The Senior Citizen /Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax Exemption. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is making a proposal that could potentially limit who gets this tax break. This exemption can take $150,000 off the assessed value of a residential property, which can decrease a person’s property tax by thousands. ... Read More »

Planners of Alutiiq Ancestors’ Memorial Request Use of City Property

Draft design plan. Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The organizers behind a proposed Alutiiq Ancestors’ Memorial are seeking the Kodiak City Council’s support. The group requested a site that belongs to the city, and will present to the council at its work session tonight. The memorial idea comes from the recent return of ancestral remains that archeologists took from ... Read More »

Bears Wander Towards Town for Some Grub

Cub in Kodiak Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS/Steve Hildebrand Kayla Desroches/KMXT Bear sightings on the road system surged in number over the weekend. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area wildlife biologist Nate Svoboda says on Monday he received reports of a sow and her two cubs at the Fishmeal plant and another of a single bear in the Otmeloi ... Read More »

The Kodiak Island Assembly Passes Increase to Surcharge

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently voted on a surcharge increase to Kodiak’s enhanced 911 system. The assembly previously postponed the issue because it felt they didn’t have enough information. The replacement and operation of a new system is what spurred the motion to increase the surcharge. Since the city of Kodiak operates the 911 systems, they get ... Read More »

Yoga Class to Feature Baby Goats

Baby goat. James Nord / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Goat yoga is a hot new trend in the fitness world, and it’s coming to Kodiak next weekend. The practice takes a typical class and throws some baby goats into the mix. In videos online, the animals bounce around and climb onto people’s backs. Depending on where they are, they may graze ... Read More »

Photographer Creates Paintinglike Scenes Using Lighting and Layers

Photo by Mike Haffeman. Courtesy of Mike Haffeman Kayla Desroches/KMXT One local photographer will display his work at the Frame Shop this month. Mike Haffeman’s photos have a painting-like quality. They’re posed and purposeful, with lighting that seems to come from no particular direction. They take hours of work. Haffeman says he walks around the scene and takes different photos, ... Read More »

Community Gardener Reports Produce Stolen

Garden beds at the community garden. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Bike theft is common in Kodiak, but locally grown produce is also in high demand. A member of the community garden says she went to tend to her vegetables and found them missing. The Larch street garden gives residents a chance to grow their own produce in a ... Read More »

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