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Kodiak City Council Could Ban Hunting, Also Paintball Guns

The legal harvest of a deer during hunting season last year on Near Island has had some lasting and unintended consequence. Because of that incident, staff in the city managers office at Kodiak City Hall have decided to float an ordinance change that would ban the discharge of firearms within city limits. It would also ban the discharge of other “dangerous ... Read More »

City Council Grants Finance Requests Using Leftover FY17 Nonprofit Funding

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council recently agreed to help a couple of nonprofits using money left over from its Fiscal Year 2017 nonprofit funding. The Kodiak Audubon Society and the Kodiak Island Food Bank filed letters of interest this month, and representatives from both groups made an appearance at the council work session last night to state their cases. ... Read More »

Kodiak Wants the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to Acknowledge its Rural Status

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group, which has been active in decisions related to fisheries management affecting the island community, now wants the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to acknowledge the Kodiak community’s rural status. Being considered “rural” under federal law comes with certain benefits regarding priority for subsistence use of fish and wildlife. Though no change in designation ... Read More »

Hen Travels World, Takes Frenchman Along

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Guirec and Monique. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Frenchman who sailed into Alaska via the Northwest Passage stopped in Kodiak last week. Guirec Soudée’s boat has dents from ice on its side and a portrait of his traveling companion, Monique, on the bow. It’s called Yvinec, after the island in Brittany where Soudée was born. Monique the chicken climbs onto ... Read More »

Retired Army Officer Wants to Take Saw to Partisan Gridlock in D.C.

U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock (I-Alaska)

U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock (I-Alaska) Next to incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s name on November’s General Election ballot will be the names of several people looking to unseat her and take over her job in the United States Senate. “I think Lisa Murkowski is a really nice person, but she’s been a terrible senator for Alaska.” That’s the opinion ... Read More »

Some Nonprofits Look Ahead at a Year Without Borough Funding

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly finalized its nonprofit funding last week after much deliberation, and some organizations emerged without any funding at all. It’s a blow to small groups already suffering due to the state’s fiscal situation. The assembly chose to fund 10 nonprofits that it deemed “priority” or “essential services,” like Brother Francis Shelter and the Kodiak ... Read More »

Senator Joins Base Dignitaries for Housing Ribbon-Cutting

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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo The new housing units at Coast Guard Base Kodiak were dedicated on Saturday. In attendance was Alaska’s senior senator, who had ushered through Congress funding for the units. Lisa Murkowski said the 20 new 3-bedroom units should help alleviate Kodiak’s crowded housing situation. “Until you have more houses out on the market, as ... Read More »

Bears 45th Consecutive Team Laid Low by SoHi

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The Soldotna High School Stars football team continues to have a death-grip on the Kodiak High School Bears. In over a decade of play, the Bears remain winless against SoHi, which won its 45th game in a row on Saturday. That win, against the Bears here in Kodiak, was a 42-to-0 romp that dropped Kodiak to 0-3 in the Northern ... Read More »

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