Kodiak High School Team Wins Europa Challenge Second Year in a Row


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of science-smart high schoolers have returned victorious from a world-wide competition yet again. Last year, Kodiak High School’s World Bridge Team won the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge, an international competition designed for university teams and research groups. They took home the gold in the same competition this year. According to a press release from the ... Read More »

Today in 1980: The Prinsendam Rescue

A Coast Guard helicopter hovers above the Prinsendam. Via Wikipedia

A Coast Guard helicopter hovers above the Prinsendam. Via Wikipedia Kayla Desroches/KMXT Today 36 years ago, an engine room fire on a cruise ship led to one of the biggest coast guard rescues in history. A couple of Kodiak residents were players in the two-day rescue and remember that mission. Before becoming the driving force behind the LegHead Report, Maggie ... Read More »

Prop One: The City Employee Unionization Proposition


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A unionization proposition is on the ballot for Tuesday’s municipal election. If passed, it would amend a City of Kodiak ordinance to recognize the right of its public employees to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining. The adopted changes would permit city employees to negotiate wages, hours, and other conditions of employment, and those terms would be ... Read More »

KIB Election Profile: Matt Van Daele

Matt VanDaele

Matt VanDaele Matt Van Daele is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and has his eye on Kodiak’s housing situation. Van Daele, who works as Koniag’s Lands and Resources Manager and also sits on the Borough Lands Committee, says the borough needs to work on opening up land in order to jumpstart the economy and revitalize the community. He says ... Read More »

KIB Assembly Election Profile: James Turner

James Turner. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

James Turner James Turner is running for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and as a write-in, he almost slipped under the radar. Turner, who is the plant manager at Ocean Beauty, says he turned in his paperwork a little bit late. “I had plans on bringing in the paperwork on time, but got a little busy that ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, The Blob is not only back, but it turns out it never really left us; and so how is climate change affecting our fisheries? All that, could offshore surveys be predicting an improving king run on the Yukon? We had help from Alaska Energy Desk’s Zoe Sobel and Annie Feidt, and KIYU’s Tim Bodony. Read More »

Municipal Election 2016


The Kodiak Island Borough Municipal Election is Tuesday, which means people interested in joining local government have put their names on the ballot. Here’s an overview of some of the community members running for local seats. For the entire list of candidates for borough positions, check out the borough’s election pamphlet, and to learn more the City of Kodiak’s election, ... Read More »

KIB Assembly Election Profile: Monique Lewis

Monique Lewis, far left, talks at candidate forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Monique Lewis, far left, talks at candidate forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Monique Lewis is running in Tuesday’s municipal election and wants to add the position of Kodiak Island Borough Assemblywoman to her current public service, which includes volunteering as a firefighter and sitting on the Chiniak library board of directors. Lewis says she has a desire to serve, and ... Read More »

Lecture Covers the Stitch That Kept the Alutiiq Kayaker Dry


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A special stitch is what historically kept Alutiiq kayakers dry, and one crafter will walk her audience through the sewing method at a lecture tonight. The talk is part of the Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series. Kodiak local Susan Malutin says Alaska Natives in every region use a waterproof stitch. “The techniques of constructing it and the different ... Read More »

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