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Emergency Responder Drills Wednesday at Benny Benson Airport

Once every three years airports need to pass certain tests to prove they can handle commercial air traffic. At Kodiak’s Benny Benson State Airport, that happens Wednesday. Jeremy Woodrow is the spokesman with the Alaska Department of Transportation in Juneau. “The tri-annual drill is a requirement from the FAA to maintain the Part 139 certification for the airport. That’s what ... Read More »

City Council and Borough Assembly to Touch Base on Consolidation Vote, Building Code

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tonight, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold a long awaited work session to discuss two items that have been controversial due to the difficulty in communication between the two bodies. One topic is the consolidation of the borough and city into one unit of government and the other is the memorandum of agreement ... Read More »

Election Profile: Carrie Harris


Graphic by Jay Barrett/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Carrie Harris, from Homer, is running for senate for District P as a non-affiliated candidate, and she’s looking to knock off veteran Kodiak Republican Gary Stevens. Harris works in the Fish Factory and Auction Block in Homer, and has been a cab-driver, a police officer, and has worked for both the State of Alaska ... Read More »

Summer Science Program Combines Camp and Class

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Summer is quickly coming to an end for Kodiak students, but a few local scholars are ready for a new year of learning, thanks in part to a science camp that wrapped up earlier this month. There’s no rest for science and the kids who want to learn it. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp in Anchorage ... Read More »

In Alaska, Seniors Stay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Sunday was National Senior Citizens Day, and Alaska has its fair share of older residents, many who are aging with the state. Denise Daniello, executive director of the Alaska Commission on Aging in Juneau, says many of those people arrived in Alaska because of the oil boom in the 1970s. “There were a lot of young people who ... Read More »

Election Profile: Gary Stevens


Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature If you google Gary Steven’s name, you’ll find a slew of articles about hall-of-famer, Gary L Stevens, a diminutive horse jockey with a long history of racing, and Alaska’s Senator Gary Stevens has also been in the saddle for quite a few years. And he wants to stay in the saddle. In ... Read More »

Winter Ferry Schedule Published


The state released its winter and spring ferry schedule last week, and despite Alaska’s budget woes, Kodiak residents shouldn’t see much disruption in service, according to Alaska Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. “Really are no significant changes. For over 50 years now, your boat has been the Tustumena, and the Tustumena will continue to run this winter. The Tustumena is ... Read More »

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