Extreme Make Over – Baranov Edition

Erik Wander/KMXT The oldest building in the state of Alaska and the earliest documented log structure on the west coast of the United States is about to get makeover, thanks in part to a federal grant. The 200-year-old Baranov Museum will be closed in January and February in order to upgrade its electrical and fire suppression systems. KMXT’s Erik Wander ... Read More »

FERC Comment Period Open on Terror Lake Purchase

Jay Barrett/KMXT With other stakeholders in the Four Dam Pool, which stretches from Kodiak to the Copper Valley to the Southeast Panhandle, approving the break up of the power agency, Kodiak Electric Association is seeking federal approval to take over the Terror Lake generator. The comment period is open until mid December, after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published notice ... Read More »

Missile Defense Agency plans launch

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Missile Defense Agency is planning another launch of a target drone from Kodiak sometime in the next week. As it does before all launches, the Coast Guard has established a safety zone down range from the Kodiak Launch Complex. The zones are in four places: One around Narrow Cape, where the launch pad is, and nearby Ugak ... Read More »

Coast Guard Brings Santa Claus to Villages

Jay Barrett/KMXT Santa Claus will be making appearances in Native villages around Kodiak Island all this week, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. Santa and his elves will be flown to villages on a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter as part of the annual Santa to Villages program. Teresa Williams is the co-chair of the Coast Guard Spouses Association which ... Read More »

Koldenhoven Brings Christmas Music and More to Kodiak

Erik Wander/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council brings Grammy award winning soprano and recording artitst Darlene Koldenhoven to Kodiak next week for a performance of holiday music and songs from her latest album. Koldenhoven is perhaps best known for her featured vocal solo "Aria" in "Yanni, Live at the Acropolis," but she says her work is much broader than the term ... Read More »

Refuge Visitor Center Turns 1


Photo by Kevin G. Smith Photography Jay Barrett/KMXT It was a year ago last week that the new Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center opened its doors to the pubic. On Friday, the staff is celebrating its first anniversary with cake and everyone’s invited. The anniversary reception will start at 11 a.m. on Friday. Read More »

KKCC Connecting Villages in a Green Way

Jay Barrett/KMXT The company which brought true high speed telecommunications to the Kodiak road system is now working on providing the same to the other six communities in the borough. Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company, which is owned by the Old Harbor and Ouzinkie Native Corporations, connected Kodiak to the outside world with two fiber optic cables to the mainland two years ... Read More »

Jobs Coming Out of the Shadows

Erik Wander/KMXT The State of Alaska Kodiak Job Center has recently begun better promoting its Job Shadow program and youth employability skills initiative in collaboration with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. The two programs are designed to ensure that local and Alaskan youth have basic employability skills when they enter the workforce. Read More »

Senator Gary Stevens Ready for New Session

Erik Wander/KMXT When the 26th Alaska Legislature begins in January, Kodiak Republican Senator Gary Stevens, who has served in the Senate since 2003 and has been in leadership positions since 2005, will take the gavel as Senate President for the first time. Stevens discussed his outlook for the upcoming legislative session on KMXT’s Talk of the Rock with Mike Murray. Read More »

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