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Assembly Regular Meeting Focuses on Land

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The agenda for tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting is packed full of land items, with some exceptions including a possible mill rate increase. Raising property taxes is one way for the borough to make up for debt on school bonds and otherwise build revenue. The assembly may postpone the item until its May 18th regular meeting ... Read More »

Alaska Groundfish Data Bank Looks at High Numbers of Bycatch in Trawl Fisheries

Kayla  Desroches/KMXT The race for fish continues to be a concern for Kodiak’s pollock, cod, rockfish, and flatfish trawl fisheries moving into the coming season, especially with the quickly rising numbers of Chinook bycatch. That’s according to Alaska Groundfish Data Bank Executive Director Julie Bonney, who gave a fishery update to the city and borough’s joint fisheries work group Wednesday ... Read More »

Tustumena Delayed to July

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Tustumena will be out of service for longer than anticipated. Meadow Bailey, a Public Information Officer with the Department of Transportation, says the Tustumena had docked for an overhaul with an original return-to-service date of May 27. “There was some discovery during its annual overhaul that there was additional extensive steel waste found in the engine room, ... Read More »

Kodiak High School Principal Resigns

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak High School’s principal has resigned. On the first of the month, Chris Aguirre included a goodbye note in the Parent’s Newsletter. In the letter, he writes that there’s no “underlying reason” for his resignation from the position, which he held for three years, and that he’ll continue his career “at other levels of public education.” Aguirre has ... Read More »

Wildlife Guide and Local Cuisine Business Hits Fifteenth Season

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local wildlife viewing service, which includes locally-sourced meals in their package, just reached its fifteenth season. Marion Owen and her husband Marty run Galley Gourmet, and Owen says they take guests scouting for birds and other animals – such as puffins and otters – and wrap up with a picnic featuring local produce and seafood. She says ... Read More »

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