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Anglers Reel In 55-Pounders, But Rejected Peace Cup Entry

Jay Barrett/KMXT Judy Kidder with the Kodiak Peace Cup called in with an update from the first weekend of the King Salmon Derby. The current leader is from Old Harbor with a king weighing in at 47-point-five pounds. Second place also comes from there, at 42-point-seven pounds. A Kodiak fisherman is currently in third, with a weigh-in of 42-point-two pounds. ... Read More »

Villages Graduations Begin

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Casey Kelly/KMXT The first village graduations were held Friday in Port Lions and Ouzinkie. Here Ouzinkie students queue up for the procession. Three pre-schoolers, three kindergarteners, an eighth grader, and two high school seniors celebrated graduation in Ouzinkie. (Photo Casey Kelly/KMXT) The villages of Port Lions and Ouzinkie celebrated graduations on Friday. KMXT’s Casey Kelly was there, and filed this ... Read More »

Bears Sweep Region III Meet

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears made a clean sweep of the Region Three Track and Field championships in Palmer over the weekend. The girls scored 116 points to easily outpace Colony’s 102 and Wasilla’s 76. Skyview was fourth and Palmer was fifth. The boys’ championship was a little harder to come by, as it was won on the ... Read More »

Potential Hit-and-Run Vehicle Found

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department has announced that it may have identified the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run that killed Justin McGriff nearly three weeks ago. A Crime Stoppers Hotline tip led police to the unidentified vehicle, according to a written statement from the police chief’s office. Detectives from the Kodiak Police Department and forensic scientists from the ... Read More »

Peace Cup King Derby Kicks Off Today

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak King Salmon Peace Cup Tournament derby kicks off tomorrow (today), and though the exact amount of the prizes aren’t known yet, it’s sure to be more than last year’s. Jay Barrett spoke with Kevin Brennan of the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association about the event. Read More »

Public Wants Lawsuit Over

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly failed to override the mayoral veto paying attorney fees for three of its members at last night’s meeting. The vote to pay the legal bills of assembly members Tom Abell, Louise Stutes and Reed Oswalt in the Mel Stephens attendance lawsuit was four in favor of the override and three to uphold the ... Read More »

Mental Health Training Focuses On Hearing Voices

Jay Barrett/KMXT May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and on Saturday there will be a workshop that will allow people to experience what it’s like to hear voices. If you are interested in participating in the training, call Marita Kaplan at 486-2203 to sign up. Space is limited to 30 participants. Read More »

Coast Guard Crews Honored

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Rear Admiral Gene Brooks, commander of Coast Guard operations in Alaska, addresses the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Munro Thursday. The entire crew of the Munro was honored with the Unit Commendation award for their participation in the rescue of the crew of the Alaska Ranger, which sank Easter morning in the Bering Sea. The aviation crews from two ... Read More »

APOC Reporting Question To Face Voters

Jay Barrett/KMXT Voters in October will see a question on the ballot that would exempt Kodiak Island Borough elected officials and candidates for office from filing new, more comprehensive financial disclosure forms required by the state. Some have called the new forms intrusive, and Borough Clerk Nova Javier says some communities are seeing declining interest in public office because of ... Read More »

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