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The Borough Assembly Approves Funding for Nonprofits

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently approved funding for 12 local nonprofits. The borough budgeted $40,000 for the 2018 fiscal year. The assembly chose to distribute $4,000 to the organizations that asked for money. The assembly equally distributed funds because it needed more time finalize its small competitive non-profit grant scoring criteria. The American Red Cross and the ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Postpones Deciding if it Should Create a New Zoning District

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may create a new zoning district, which could make more housing options available. At its regular meeting last week, the assembly held a public hearing for an ordinance that’d make residential small lot single-family districts possible. The new district would allow the development of small parcels of land for single family homes. After ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman East of Kodiak

Fishing vessel Cape Greig. (Screen grab of video courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 17) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The United States Coast Guard medevac’d a fisherman east of Kodiak last week. According to a Coast Guard press release, Discovery Health Partners alerted Juneau watchstanders Tuesday that the man possibly had appendicitis. At the time, the 50-year-old was aboard the fishing vessel ... Read More »

Food Cooperative Consultants Visit Kodiak

Radishes. (Photo courtesy of Government of Prince Edward Island / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two people who consult on food cooperatives dropped into town to meet with the Harvest Food Cooperative board. The local co-op is still in the brainstorming stage and is busy gathering members so that it can build enough funds to launch. Part of what the two consultants ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Passes the “Chicken Ordinance”

Chickens milling about. Keith Miller/flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinance that’ll allow certain livestock to be raised in residential areas. This ordinance is commonly referred to as the “chicken ordinance.” A main topic of discussion was a proposed amendment, to the resolution, that’d require livestock be enclosed by electric ... Read More »

Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council Regional Body Holds Meeting

Emperor Geese. (Photo by James Petts / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The regional body of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council will meet Monday. The regulations surrounding migratory birds have shifted a lot for both hunters and artists this year. In March, the federal government determined the Emperor Goose population had recovered enough to open up limited hunting for the bird. ... Read More »

Nonprofit Begins Two Year Marine Debris Cleanup

Marine debris. (Photo by John Vonderlin / Flickr) This month, a local nonprofit begins a two year beach clean-up along the road system. Island Trails Network executive director Andy Schroeder says this effort will match the constant stream of marine debris that washes up on Kodiak shores. And this one will be on a regular basis. Schroeder says that’s in ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Brent Watkins

Brent Watkins. Jone Suleski Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Brent Watkins to discuss why he wants to be on the borough ... Read More »

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