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Alaska’s Skyrocketing Future in Space

Ellen Lockyer/KSKA Senate President Gary Stevens of Kodiak hosted the Alaska Rocket and Space Summit at the Anchorage legislative information office Thursday. The day long session featured presentations from representatives of successful aerospace enterprises in Florida and Utah, and from Alaska agencies like the state Department of Transportation and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. In trying to catch up with the ... Read More »

Return of The Naturalist

Today on KMXT, the return of "The Naturalist," produced by the summer volunteer at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park . This summer Deb Mignogno will bring us regular updates of what’s happening out there. Today she introduces herself. Read More »

FY13 City Budget Passage Expected Tonight

Maggie Wall/KMXT The Kodiak City Council will hold a special meeting tonight in the borough conference room to approve next year’s budget. While there are no public hearings slated, there is a public comment period scheduled just before the budget vote. In her report to the council, City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski said the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year ... Read More »

Sinking Vessel Repaired by USCG and Good Samaritans

Maggie Wall/KMXT Coast Guard aircrews and a Good Samaritan fishing vessel crew responded to a 70-foot landing craft taking on water more than 100 miles south of Cordova early Wednesday morning. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova from Kodiak, and an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules crew arrived on-scene at 6:30 a.m. The helicopter lowered ... Read More »

No Taco Bell para usted!

Associated Press via KYUK Some residents in Bethel, may have thought their pleas of, "Yo quiero, Taco Bell!" had finally been heard. Yellow flyers announcing the opening of the fast food restaurant started showing up in this southwest Alaska community of 6,200 people last week, complete with instructions of how to apply for a job. KYUK reports that it turned ... Read More »

Stevens to Bring Rocketeers Together

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Kodiak Sen. Gary Stevens will host a one-day gathering this month aimed at exploring additional opportunities for the aerospace industry in Alaska. The Alaska Rocket and Space Summit will be June 21 in Anchorage. Stevens says Senate representatives have been working closely with the Alaska Aerospace Corp. to invite experts and key industry players to inform ... Read More »

Commemorating the Katmai-Novarupta Eruption Centennial

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT One hundred years ago, the largest explosive volcanic eruption of the 20th century happened right here in Alaska. The Katmai-Novarupta explosion was 30 times bigger than the Mt. Saint Helens eruption in 1980 and bigger than all historic eruptions in Alaska combined. Read More »

Mental Health Services Increasing for Vets

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT Over a million troops have been deployed overseas since 9/11. It’s a staggering number when you think about the services returning veterans will need now and in the future. The Department of Veterans Affairs hasn’t always been in the good graces of veterans seeking medical attention, especially mental health services. Read More »

Swan Song for Tim Snodgrass, Friday Night Fixture

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Kodiak musician Tim Snodgrass and his dog Kodi. Jennifer Canfield photo Jennifer Canfield/KMXT Local musician Tim Snodgrass played his final shows in Kodiak over the weekend. Accompanied by bandmates Bear Becker and Rick Chamberlin, Snodgrass ended his eight year tenure of entertaining in the Chartroom Lounge at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Read More »

Local Musician Moves On

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Tim Snodgrass and his dog Kodi. Jennifer Canfield photo Jennifer Canfield/KMXT Tim Snodgrass played his final shows in Kodiak over the weekend. Accompanied by band mates Bear Becker and Rick Chamberlin, Snodgrass ended his eight year tenure of entertaining at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Snodgrass’s band mates, Bear Becker and Rick Chamberlain, will continue to play locally. Read More »

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