Tag Archives: Kodiak

Kodiak Police Department Looks at E911 Revamp

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will catch up at their joint work session tomorrow night. Most of the issues on the agenda are ones they’ve discussed at length, like accessory dwelling units or marijuana regulations, but they’ll also hear from the Kodiak Police Department about the E911 system, the response system which directs calls ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report

Coming up this week: Southeast spawn-on-kelp fishermen are facing restrictions this spring to help preserve the stock; Bristol Bay gets a fisherman back on the Board of Fish, but now there’s nobody representing Kodiak. All that, and meeting the impressive ‘Seawomen of Iceland. We had help from KMXT’s Kayla Desroches in Kodiak, KDLG’s Dave Bendinger in Dillingham and KFSK’s Angela ... Read More »

Charter Bus Hits Pedestrian on Return from Concert

It was dark and rainy late Saturday night when a bus carrying revelers returning from the Lion Club’s Warm August Nights concert hit and seriously injured a pedestrian a little after 11 p.m. on the road into town. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, 21-year-old Jamie Ponce Cruz was reportedly in the middle of the road when the yellow ... Read More »

First Few Applicants Appointed to Kodiak City Council Marijuana Advisory Special Committee

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council’s marijuana advisory special committee has had three applicants so far, all of which the council appointed to the committee at its regular meeting last night. However, not all councilmembers were satisfied with the process of selecting candidates from the public. Councilman Charlie Davidson made a motion to postpone the three appointments to the marijuana ... Read More »

Two Authors Talk Camels and Islands at Kodiak Public Library

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two writers will do an author meet and greet at the Kodiak Public Library tonight. Abigail Calkin is the author of eight books, including one about a Coast Guard rescue from the 1980s, and is publicizing a personal account she published with Familius last year called “The Soul of My Soldier.” It’s about her experience as the wife ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, a disaster is declared at the mouth of the Yukon because of the cannery fire there last month, flatfish harvesting gets another stamp of approval for sustainability, and fishermen race against the clock to be named deckhand of the year in Kodiak. We had help from KNOM’s Laura Kraegel and Mitch Borden in Nome, KMXT’s Kayla ... Read More »

Sandwich in a Can: Not as Strange as it Sounds

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Jay Barrett/KMXT Have you ever found yourself scrambling up Pillar Mountain because there’s a tsunami warning and you wished you had brought more with you than just a bag of corn chips to eat? Or have you ever stood in front of a pop machine while studying late, wishing it vended some munchies too? Well, a guy in Utah has ... Read More »

Boy Scout Lake to Rear Salmon Fry Over the Winter

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Floating net pens in Boy Scout Lake will house salmon fry over the winter. Brianna Gibbs/KMXT photo Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Kodiak residents driving by Boy Scout Lake may have noticed something new on the water’s surface. The lake, which is located along Rezanof Drive West, about halfway between Dead Man’s Curve and the airport, is about to become the temporary home ... Read More »

Slate Set – No Challengers for School Board Candidates

Jay Barrett/KMXT The slate of candidates for various offices in the Kodiak Island Borough has been set, with seven vacancies – all in service area boards. And since there are only two candidates for two seats on the Board of Education, candidates Norm Wooten, who is seeking re-election, and Debra Kirk, who is running unopposed, are almost guaranteed election. The ... Read More »

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