Respect March Encourages Discussion and Awareness

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Organizers of the upcoming Choose Respect march have high hopes for turnout this year. Julie Beehler, a quality support specialist with the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, says they’ve been active in spreading the word – in part through advertisement in local media like the newspaper. She says St. Mary’s School has signed up for the march and ... Read More »

2017 Ron Sears Memorial Bench Press Results

  Participants in the 9th Annual Ron Sears Memorial Bench Press (from l. to r.) C. Kavanaugh, D. Clarkston, A. Dolph, M. Griffin, L. Knight, A. Canavan, P. Smitley, A. Smitley, C. Pierce, J. Pedersen, H. Norton, D. Warren, A. Mells, J. Fortaliza, L. Mendez. Not pictured, G. Stapleton   The bench press is an annual fundraising event for KMXT, ... Read More »

Processor Fined for Pollution in Kodiak Waters

Maggie Wall/KMXT A Washington processing company that owns a Kodiak-based vessel was sentenced in federal court to pay $50,000 in fines after the vessel illegally discharged raw sewage into Chiniak Bay and St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak. In addition, the primary operator of the F/V Pacific Producer was sentenced to a $10,000 fine. Both the operator and the company will ... Read More »

Preservation Group Says Coastal Military Training May Harm Salmon Habitat

Maggie Wall/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is being asked to sign on with a number of other coastal communities in opposing the proposed Navy and Military training known as Northern Edge. Emily Stolarcyk of the Eyak Preservation Council will be in town to present the assembly with more information about the trainings and possible impacts on salmon. Stolarcyk says ... Read More »

New Crab Fest Logo Features Iconic Fishing Staple

Maggie Wall/KMXT ComFish Alaska begins next week and it is a harbinger of another classic Kodiak event—the Kodiak Crab Festival. What do the two have in common besides fish? Well, ComFish presents the first opportunity to purchase new Crab Festival clothing and other merchandise. Stephanie DeLaGarza is Community Relations Director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. She says a previous ... Read More »

Five Candidates for KEA Board of Directors

Maggie Wall/KMXT Five  cooperative members are candidates for the three (3) three-year seats open for election on the KEA Board of Directors: Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford, Terry Haines, Tyler Kornelis, and Ben Millstein. Members with questions for the candidates are invited to contact them directly. Their e-mail addresses will be provided via E-news on KEA’s website: The Notice of ... Read More »

Kodiak Resident Checks in from the Iditarod

Maggie Wall/KMXT If you have ever seen the beginning of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, you know how excited and energetic the dogs can be. But when the teams hit the hay and bed down at checkpoints, a hush falls over the camp. Kodiak’s Susan Reid was in Fairbanks for this year’s start and later in Nenana where she ... Read More »

Congress Defends Coast Guard

Maggie Wall/KMXT Congress didn’t take lightly a proposed $1 billion budget cut for the guard which was unveiled last week. And while any budget figures this early in the process are likely to see many changes along the way, signers to a letter supporting the Coast Guard didn’t waste time in making sure budget writers know just how important the ... Read More »

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