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City Council to Look at Fire Safety and Building Code Needs


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is at the beginning of its fiscal year 2018 process and at its work session tonight will review revenue projections and take a look at its draft federal CIP list – its capital improvement project list. The fire station replacement is a top priority, but the city needs quite a bit more money before ... Read More »

Alaska Airlines Renovates Terminal in State Airport


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Airlines terminal at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is about halfway through an extensive interior renovation and this month the chaos within could actually increase. Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president for the state, Marilyn Romano, says the airline updated its brand about a year ago and is now working towards a multi-million dollar renovation to each ... Read More »

Alaska Senators Split on Ed Sec DeVos’ Confirmation

Liz Ruskin/APRN The U.S. Senate today (TUESDAY) voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. DeVos is the only one President Trump’s cabinet nominees so far to face serious trouble on the Senate floor. Senators were evenly divided, 50 to 50, and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaker in favor of confirmation. Alaska’s two senators were split. Like the ... Read More »

Manager Questions Borough’s Past Budgeting Practices

The Kodiak Island Borough government is pretty new at the top, with the mayor, manager and finance director all coming aboard in 2016. As a result, the budget under consideration for the fiscal year that begins in July is somewhat new ground. “I’m trying to think of the best way of putting this,” said Borough Manager Michael Powers at last ... Read More »

Assembly Modifies ‘Robert’s Rules’ For Borough Meetings

At Thursday’s regular meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly took five minutes out of the four-hour-long meeting and performed some housekeeping on the portion of the borough code dealing with their own procedures. The assembly voted to allow the postponing of “action items,” that is, things on the agenda that need to be voted on – for farther into the ... Read More »

Author Presents History of Icelandic Women at Sea

Seawomen of Iceland cover. Courtesy of

Seawomen of Iceland cover. Courtesy of Kayla Desroches/KMXT An author coming to Kodiak will speak on her book, “Seawomen of Iceland,” which covers the history of women on fishing vessels in Icelandic waters. Author Margaret Willson has a background in fishing and now works as an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington with the Department of Anthropology ... Read More »

Turning Scrap Metal Into Word Art

Artwork by Miranda and Malachi Stohl. Photo courtesy of Miranda Stohl

Artwork by Miranda and Malachi Stohl. Photo courtesy of Miranda Stohl Kayla Desroches/KMXT First Friday today brings with it another round of local talent, and that includes a couple who turns metal scraps into word art. Miranda Stohl explains she and her husband search the junk yard for unique car hoods and doors, wash them, and cut them into their ... Read More »

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