Tag Archives: Kodiak

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 »

A New Survey Is Trying To Understand Who’s Hunting Birds and Gathering Their Eggs

Mike Beauregard/Flicker In Kodiak right now, if you’re on the road system you can’t harvest eggs or hunt migratory birds. That’s because there’s been a policy in place since 2003 to protect the island’s bird populations. Now there’s an effort to understand past and present subsistence habits which could potentially help lift the ban. If you live on the road ... Read More »

Landslide Out At Fort Abercrombie Brings Down Some Trees

Mitch Borden/KMXT There was recently a landslide at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park in Kodiak. Stevon Rennewanz, a member of the Alaska Conservation Corps who’s stationed at Fort Abercrombie for the summer, says it occurred on a coastal area at the western end of the park. Between the Ram Site beach and Bay View Dr. He says the slide didn’t ... Read More »

While Kayaking Around North America, Freya Hoffmeister Stops By Kodiak

Freya Hoffmeister Mitch Borden/KMXT A German kayaker stopped in Kodiak after paddling her way up from Seattle. This is just one stop of many on her way around North America. Freya Hoffmeister seems like she enjoys a good challenge. She’s 53 and has been kayaking for 21 years. Her accomplishments include circumnavigating two continents and she’s currently working on her ... Read More »

Kodiak Golfers Turnout For A Cause

Dave Stockton demonstrating his putting technique. Mitch Borden/KMXT Mitch Borden/KMXT A golf legend’s visit to Kodiak let some local golfers get some unexpected coaching, and this surprise also gave Kodiak’s Teen Court a chance to do a little fundraising. KMXT’s Mitch Borden has the story. A small group of golfers are standing on a putting green at the Bear Valley ... Read More »

Discussion on Proposed 911 Surcharge Continued at Last Night’s Borough Work Session

Man holding phone. Martin Cathrae/ Flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT At last night’s work session, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly looked at a proposed increase to a surcharge on local phone lines that supports the region’s enhanced 911 system.The assembly had postponed the discussion at their last regular meeting due to a lack of information on this topic. Currently, the surcharge is ... Read More »

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