Recent News

Noon NPFMC Update

Jay Barrett/KMXT , Casey Kelly/KMXT Casey Kelly phoned into the KMXT Midday Report to talk with Jay Barrett about the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s progress in their meetings at the Kodiak Inn. Read More »

Assembly Passes $31.6M Budget

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed its budget at Thursday night’s meeting, and approved funding for two organizations that promote the island and its businesses. The general fund budget amounts to a little over 15-and-a-half-million dollars, as part of a total budget of 31-million-600-thousand dollars. For the first time ever, the borough is funding the school district to ... Read More »

Bears Win State Softball Title

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears are the small schools state softball champions. The team took the scenic route after losing their first game and being forced to come up through the losers’ bracket. In the end, though, they defeated the defending state champs twice in a row for the title. Read More »

Three Assemblymembers Sue Borough

Jay Barrett/KMXT Three members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Tom Abell, Reed Oswalt and Louise Stutes, are now suing the borough, seeking reimbursement for their legal fees and for damages in the aftermath of the Mel Stephens lawsuit. Borough Manager Rick Gifford announced the lawsuit at Thursday night’s assembly meeting. Read More »

Salmon Season Open In Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT The first day of commercial salmon fishing Thursday brought in a small amount of three species – all from the Karluk, Northwest Kodiak and Southwest Afognak areas. Fifteen chum salmon were reported caught to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, along with 37 king salmon and 869 reds. The first period of the year started at noon ... Read More »

Fish Council Focuses On BS Salmon Bycatch Solution

Casey Kelly/KMXT The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, meeting in Kodiak today (Friday), narrowed down its options for reducing king salmon bycatch by the Bering Sea pollock fleet. The unintentional snaring of Chinook salmon by pollock boats has skyrocketed in recent years, and comes as subsistence and commercial fishermen in western Alaska have noticed less of the fish returning to ... Read More »

Kodiak’s Housing Market

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Housing Markets in the Lower 48 are predicted to hit rock bottom by next year. So what does Kodiak’s real estate economy look like in comparison? Mary Donaldson brings you this report. Read More »

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