Gary Stevens Organizes Senate Coalition Majority

Jay Barrett/KMXT There will be another majority coalition in the Alaska State Senate this upcoming session. With Democrats picking up two seats this year, the 20-seat senate is split right down the middle. Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens, who is now the senate president, put together this year’s majority coalition, roughly along the same lines as the one that ran the ... Read More »

Kodiak Election Breakdown

House District 36 Tally (PDF) Jay Barrett/KMXT Voter turn out in Tuesday’s General Election was moderate to high in Kodiak. Of 10,480 registered voters, 4,170 cast ballots. That’s a turnout of very nearly 40 percent. District 36 residents went for the McCain-Palin ticket 2,649 to 1,385 for Obama/Biden. Of course, Obama won the national vote. In the race for U.S. ... Read More »

City Manager Freed Announces Retirement

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak City Manager Linda Freed has announced her retirement. She spoke with KMXT’s Jay Barrett about her plans. Freed has been Kodiak city manager for eight years, before that, she worked for the Kodiak Island Borough for over 20. Read More »

Austerman and Lundquist Race Remains Tight

Jay Barrett/KMXT There has been no change in the District 36 election report all day today. The numbers that came in at 12:30 this morning remain standing, though the number of absentee votes remaining to be counted has been revealed to be 1,381. Republican Alan Austerman has a thin lead over Democrat Andy Lundquist. With 13 of 14 precincts reporting, ... Read More »

Mission Road Update

Jay Barrett/KMXT The saga of Mission Road continues. In mid-summer there were no plans to fix the deteriorated state-owned section of asphalt at all, but by early fall, bids had gone out to repave it. But then, soaring costs of asphalt derailed those plans. Read More »

District 36 Race Very Close – Again

Jay Barrett/KMXT It’s déjà vu all over again for residents of Alaska House District 36, which includes the Kodiak Island Borough and portions of the Lake and Peninsula Borough. It was weeks after the August primary election before the winner of the Democratic contest was known, and now it might be just as long before we know the results of ... Read More »

Gabriel Saravia – An American Success Story

Casey Kelly/KMXT Kodiak is such a diverse place that it’s no wonder so many people take a long and winding road to get here. Perhaps no one has had a longer road than Kodiak City Councilman Gabriel Saravia, who’s gone from being an illegal immigrant to having a seat on the city’s ruling body. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has more. Read More »

Don Young Stumps In Kodiak

Casey Kelly/KMXT Alaska Congressman Don Young campaigned in Kodiak Friday. Young is in a tight race with Democrat Ethan Berkowitz to retain Alaska’s lone seat in the US House of Representatives. He took time out from campaigning to talk with KMXT’s Casey Kelly. He starts out by talking about why voters should re-elect him to Congress. Alaska Congressman Don Young ... Read More »

Chiniak Relay Results

Jay Barrett/KMXT Four teams finished the 11th annual Chiniak to Kodiak Relay race on Saturday. The winning team, made up of five high schoolers and two adults, ran the 42-point-7 mile course in 4 hours 57 minutes and 45 seconds. The team included Christy Roe, Analise Delos Santos, Trevor Dunbar, Jake Salus, Sam Salus, Jordan Foster and Bree Witteveen. They ... Read More »

Kodiak Girls Dominate Region Swim Meet

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak girls swim team won every race, and 11 of 12 events, at the Region Three Championships over the weekend in Valdez on their way to securing their second straight team title. The Kodiak boys, which had won four of the last five titles, just missed winning another, losing to Wasilla by one point. The Kodiak girls ... Read More »

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