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Alaska Fisheries Report – June 8, 2017

  Maggie Wall/KMXT Salmon season is coming on strong. The Bristol Bay drift fleet upgrades their gear to include chillers and upgrades the quality taken to market. Copper River kings are stronger than forecasted. More than 40 boats fished in the Prince William Sound shrimp fishery. Cod, Dungeness, Pollock, halibut and more all going on in various parts of the ... Read More »

Borough to Renew Hospital Lease with Providence

Providence hospital building. Courtesy of Providence Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is on the cusp of approving a ten-year lease renewal on the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. At its work session last night, assembly members spoke overwhelmingly in support of Providence’s continued use of the building on Rezanof Drive. Assemblyman Dave Townsend credited the negotiation teams for their ... Read More »

Borough Work Session to Focus on Junk Cars and Hospital Lease

An abandoned truck in Kodiak. Photo courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT The topic of junk cars leads off the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session tonight. Borough Manager Michael Powers says staff will update assembly members on the issue of abandoned cars and the borough regulations that apply to them. “Everything’s expensive to ship whether it’s coming ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation in Negotiations to Support Israel Missile Defense Organization

Mobile operations center in New Zealand. Photo courtesy of AAC Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island’s rocket launch facility has been busy since its ribbon cutting last August. The re-opening came two years after a launch failure damaged buildings on the complex. Alaska Aerospace Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Campbell describes how, since then, AAC has signed on with both ... Read More »

Podcasting Principal Wins Digital Principal of the Year Award

Podcasting equipment, including microphone and headphones. Patrick Breitenbach / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Middle School principal is on his way out of the school district, but he’ll bring some recognition with him. Jethro Jones was one of three administrators chosen for the 2017 Digital Principal of the Year award. According to a school district press release, the National Association ... Read More »

Plastic Bag Ban Heads to Kodiak Island Borough Assembly

A screenshot from Ramin Bahrani’s short-film “Plastic Bag” about pollution.Ars Electronica / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The single-use plastic bag ban continues to inch forward. The Kodiak Island Borough Solid Waste Advisory Board, or SWAB, held a regular meeting Monday night where members of the public spoke about the distribution of plastic bags in Kodiak stores and the possible ban. So ... Read More »

Boroughs Renews Share of Animal Control Service

Kayla Desroches/KMXT When a dog gets loose and poses a threat to Kodiak residents, animal control is the service they call. Animal control also covers vaccine enforcement and responds to reports of abuse. The Kodiak Island Borough contracts with the City of Kodiak to provide those services and pays for its part of the agreement. Last week at its regular ... Read More »

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