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Election Profile: Duncan Fields


Duncan Fields. Via Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s Duncan Fields is seeking election for the Alaska House of Representatives for District 32. Though running as an independent, Fields was, until recently, the chairman of the District 32 Republican Party. He renounced that position when he filed for office. Fields has also been active in the community as president of the Kodiak ... Read More »

Researchers Combine Science and Traditional Food Preparation

Bacteria that causes botulism. Courtesy of

Bacteria that causes botulism. Courtesy of Kayla Desroches/KMXT Food scientists with the help of a botulism expert are trying to combine science and traditional Alaska Native methods to make one prohibited food safe to eat. Regulated programs under the State of Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program are not allowed to accept or distribute seal oil due to the ... Read More »

Garrison Keillor Visits Kodiak on Summer Alaska Cruise

Retired A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor signs autographs for fans while visiting Kodiak on August 24, 2016.

Retired A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, right, signs autographs for fans while visiting Kodiak on August 24, 2016. Many public radio programs host gatherings, often times cruises, for their die-hard fans. It’s a way to get to know the host and cast better and see a little bit of the world. This summer, the cast and crew of ... Read More »

Assembly and Council Move Toward Better Communication

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council talked communication at their joint work session Tuesday night. First on the agenda was the assembly’s decision to change building codes, which it did without sitting down with the council. The borough and city share a building department through a memorandum of agreement, and the assembly’s decision to revert ... Read More »

Election Profile: Louise Stutes


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Republican representative of District 32, Louise Stutes, says she’s not done in the House – she still has bills she’d like to see through and a budget to work on. If re-reelected during the upcoming election, that’ll be the first item she tackles. “First and foremost we need a sustainable budget for the state. We have to become ... Read More »

Alaska’s Superintendents Agree: McDonald is Tops

Stewart McDonald

Stewart McDonald The superintendents of Alaska’s many school districts agree: Kodiak’s superintendent is the best in the state. That honor for Kodiak Island Borough Schools Superintendent Stewart McDonald was announced Monday night at the school board meeting by Lisa Parady, the executive director of the Alaska Superintendents Association, who had these words of praise for his work. “A consistent and ... Read More »

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 »

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