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KEA members can now register for upcoming election

KEA wind turbine. (Photo by LaniElderts/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Later this year, the Kodiak Electric Association will hold an election for three seats on its board of directors. KEA members can now enroll as candidates. Currently, the seats up for election are held by Stosh Anderson, Michael Brechan, and Cliff Davidson. All of who have been on the board for years. ... Read More »

Public library hosts ancestry search

The Kodiak Public Library. (Courtesy of the City of Kodiak) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The local library is making it easier for people to research their genealogy. Starting this month, the Kodiak Public Library Association is sponsoring a year-long subscription to Ancestry [dot] com. The website provides access to a number of resources, including immigration and church records. Library director Katie Baxter ... Read More »

Ferry service in Kodiak will temporarily shut down in March

The Tustumena in Homer, AK (Photo by Isaac Wedin/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The city of Kodiak, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions won’t have ferry service from March till early April this year. The reason for the five-week gap in ferry service is the Tustumena needs to complete its annual state overhaul.  A process to make needed repairs and conduct mandatory inspections. Captain ... Read More »

Borough explores solutions to flooding in Bells Flats

Ice on the Russian Creek. (Photo by Cindy Trussell / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two creeks are flooding roads out in Bells Flats, and the borough is trying to remedy the problem. The Borough Lands Committee discussed the issue at a meeting yesterday. Resource Management Officer Maggie Slife explained Russian Creek is the main culprit for flooding roads and houses. The ... Read More »

The Coast Guard begins the new year by safely rescuing three hunters

The three men rescued posing with the aircrew that found them. (Photo by Lt. Brian Dykens/ Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Coast Guard personnel spent the weekend searching for three hunters in Prince William Sound and found them on Monday, January 1, 2018. The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter spotted the hunter’s boat on the south side of Chenega Island, which ... Read More »

Pick Click Give kicks off

Laptop keyboard. (Rico S / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaskans turn to the internet to bridge the distance between communities, to find out what’s going on in the world, and to donate. That last item is the purpose of Pick Click Give, which kicked off Monday. The Alaska State Legislature set up the program so that Alaskans could direct their permanent ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Pick Click Give

Pick Click give allows Alaskans to donate their permanent fund dividends to the charitable organizations of their choice. On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches chats with Pick Click Give program manager Sofia Fouquet, Monte Hawver from the Brother Francis Shelter, Laurie Madsen with the Kodiak Public Library Association, and Beth Davis with the Kodiak Women’s Resource & ... Read More »

The KHS Drama Club is putting on a show to raise money for the homeless

KHS drama club practicing “The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet.” (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT This weekend, the Kodiak High School’s drama club is putting on a show that has an eye-catching title. “The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet.” Wetherleigh Griffin is a part of the drama club. She says the name of ... Read More »

Pot Cod: State, federal, and parallel fisheries

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Recently, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided to decrease the Pacific cod quota by 80 percent due to declines in cod numbers. Fishermen are looking at a less promising season than in previous years, but the federal cod fisheries still opened for the new year. KMXT took the opportunity to find out about some fishery basics. We ... Read More »

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