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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 »

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 »

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