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Assembly Pays Legal Bills

Stephens Lawsuit Over Jay Barrett/KMXT It appears that the Mel Stephens versus the Kodiak Island Borough lawsuit is finally over. The assembly voted 5-to-2 last night to pay the legal bills of its members — something that has caused months of tension and contention. There was never any question the legal services of the borough’s contract attorney, Matt Jamin, would ... Read More »

Four Dam Pool Meetings Bring KEA Closer To Buying Terror Lake

{audio}images/stories/mp3/4_dam_pool_2_may.mp3″] Scott Says Deal Should Be Done By The End Of This Year Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darron Scott just returned from the Four Dam Pool Power Agency meeting in Wrangell. The agency is working on a restructuring plan that would allow KEA to purchase the Terror Lake Hydroelectric plant for 38-million dollars. Scott says the meeting was ... Read More »

Mr. Whitekeys Brings ‘Sleazy Spenard’ To Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT {audio}images/stories/mp3/080502.mr_whitekeys_2way.mp3″] Tomorrow night Alaska’s most famous showman, Mr. Whitekeys, and his band the Spamtones, will be playing two shows to kick off KMXT’s Spring Fundraising Drive. He dropped by our studios yesterday afternoon and chatted with Jay Barrett: — (Mr Whitekeys 2Way 4:44 “… I couldn’t be happier to be in Kodiak.”) The two shows Mr. Whitekeys will ... Read More »

US Senate Passes Filipino Veterans Legislation

{audio}images/stories/mp3/filipino_vets_pass_24_april.mp3″] Bill Now Heads To US House The United States Senate Thursday (today) passed a bill to expand veterans’ benefits, including a provision to restore full U.S. veterans’ status to all Filipino World War II vets. Alaska Senator Ted Stevens championed the measure, along with Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka of Hawaii. In a statement read into the Senate ... Read More »

Maritime Museum Presents Shipwreck Talk

{audio}images/stories/mp3/shipwrecks_24_april.mp3″] Museum Presents Tastes And Tales Of The Sea VI Casey Kelly/KMXT Lisa Polito/KMXT The Kodiak Maritime Museum will present a talk this weekend about a pair of shipwrecks that occurred in Alaska during the first half of the 20th Century. It’s part of the museum’s annual Tastes and Tales of the Sea fundraising dinner. Mike Burwell will give the ... Read More »

KFC-Taco Bell Combo Coming To Kodiak

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If you’ve been down Mill Bay Road near Safeway anytime this week, you’ve probably noticed the construction going on at the old, dormant KFC building. It’s part of the long-rumored plans of local Subway mogul Dan Rohrer to bring a joint Taco Bell-KFC to Kodiak. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KMXT). {audio}images/stories/mp3/taco_bell-kfc_23_april.mp3″] Read More »

A Gift For Earth Day

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Rick Pillans and the staff of Threshold Recycling Services received a cash award from the US Department of Agriculture Tuesday, as part of the agency’s celebration of Earth Day. (Photo by Fred Hawley/KMXT). Read More »

Hatcher Honored By KEA Board

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Bob Hatcher (left) is honored by Kodiak Electric Association Board Chairman Cliff Davidson at Monday night’s 66th annual membership meeting. In the background is Hatcher’s grandson, Tyler Terrel. Hatcher is leaving the board after 33 years, during which the Terror Lake hydroelectric plant came on board and KEA started its wind power project. For the full story, click here . ... Read More »

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