Tag Archives: Kodiak

Galley Tables is getting a little salty this month

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Mitch Borden/KMXT This month’s Galley Tables is upon us and the theme is salty, which can cover a lot of different kinds of stories. “It could be about using salt in your cooking. It could be about something that brings tears. It could be about an old rascally character. ... Read More »

Local fishermen may soon be able to sell fish from their boats

Fishing fishing boats moored in Kodiak. ( Photo by James Brookes/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its last regular meeting, the Kodiak city council advanced an ordinance, that would allow fishermen to sell their catch to customers directly from their vessels, to its second reading. If passed the ordinance would allow the harbormaster to issue permits to fishermen that’d let them sell ... Read More »

Trick-or-treaters takeover downtown Kodiak for an afternoon

Trick-or-treaters dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Yesterday, businesses opened their doors in the middle of the afternoon to celebrate Halloween by passing out candy to trick-or-treaters of all shapes, sizes, and ages. KMXT’s Mitch Borden walked around talking to people about how their Halloween was going and what kind of candy they were getting. ... Read More »

Students gather in Kodiak to prepare for the future

Students from all-around the Kodiak region gather for this year’s TAY Event. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Dunbar/KIBSD) Mitch Borden/KMXT Students from all across the Kodiak archipelago are gathering in the city of Kodiak for the Kodiak Area Native Association’s annual Transitional Age Youth Event, also called the TAY Event.  It started on Tuesday and ends on Saturday. The local nonprofit ... Read More »

Ordinance raising Kodiak’s sales tax cap advances to second reading

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak City Council decided to advance the ordinance that’ll raise the city’s sales tax cap to $3000 to its second reading and public hearing. During citizen comments, Jack Mann told the council it wastes too much ... Read More »

Fishermen are Having an Easier Time Finding Good Sized Pollock This Year

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are four federally managed pollock seasons in the Gulf of Alaska. Currently, the last one of 2017 is underway. According to Josh Keaton, an inseason manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year’s pollock fishery has gone relatively smoothly. “I think ... Read More »

Representatives of Alaska’s Tourism Industry Gathered to Talk About Rural Tourism

Aimee Williams presenting at the Marketing Rural Tourism Summit. (Photo by Mitch Borden) Mitch Borden People are coming from all over the state to attend the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Kodiak this week. It’ll be the first time the conference is held in Southwest Alaska. Every year a pre-conference summit takes place and the ... Read More »

Silver Salmon are Bigger Than Normal This Year

Spawning Silver Salmon (Photo: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Silver Salmon are spawning all across Kodiak. Its looking like a pretty normal year for the cohos, except they’re coming in especially big and strong.  Silver salmon are currently filling Kodiak’s waters, but according to James Jackson, a commercial salmon area management biologist for the Alaska Department ... Read More »

State Representatives are Holding a Community Forum in Kodiak

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is putting on a community forum with seven members the Alaska State House of Representatives. Trevor Brown, the chamber’s executive director, says Kodiak’s representative, Louise Stutes, invited legislators to see what it’s like to live in the region. He thinks their visit will be good for the community. “It allows the legislators to ... Read More »

Bears Wander Towards Town for Some Grub

Cub in Kodiak Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS/Steve Hildebrand Kayla Desroches/KMXT Bear sightings on the road system surged in number over the weekend. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area wildlife biologist Nate Svoboda says on Monday he received reports of a sow and her two cubs at the Fishmeal plant and another of a single bear in the Otmeloi ... Read More »

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