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Peace Cup Banquet Tonight

Jay Barrett/KMXT The results are in for the Kodiak Peace Cup King Salmon Derby, and the awards ceremony and banquet will be held this evening. The top prize will go to Billy Boyce, a Washington angler, who reeled in a 65-point-4-pound king salmon. Two other Evergreen State fishermen were in second and third. Darryl Jensen hooked a chinook just one ... Read More »

Cock-A-Doodle-Don’t!

Mary Donaldson/KMXT The issue of noisy fowl within Kodiak city limits is still an issue for some residents living in the Aleutian Homes area. Mary Donaldson has more. Read More »

It’s Pronounced “Two-Bob Crew”

Jay Barrett/KMXT On Saturday, KMXT will present live in concert Toubab Krewe at the Fairgrounds, along with special guests, the Kodiak Island Drummers. Toubab Krewe is a five-member band from North Carolina that fuses West African rhythms with American musical styles. Afro-Pop World Wide’s tongue-in-cheek description of their genre is “Afro-Cowboy-Ninja-Surf” music. Jay Barrett spoke with one of the band’s ... Read More »

Bugs Do Dirty Work

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Mary Donaldson/KMXT There is a business in Kodiak that has a unique method to prepare hunters’ big game trophies. The company, which has 50-thousand workers, would be the island’s largest employer by far, if the owner actually paid them. Mary Donaldson has more. (Nat Sound Intro:04s“…fades out.”) That’s the sound of thousands of workers toiling away at Ken Hanson’s side ... Read More »

State Reaches Agreement On Nordic Viking Spill

Jay Barrett/KMXT The State of Alaska has come to a financial settlement with the former owners of the fishing vessel Nordic Viking. Almost a year ago the 130-foot boat ran aground off of Port Gravina in Prince William Sound, spilling 35-hundred gallons of diesel fuel. A Kodiak man, Dale Pruitt, was the skipper at the time of the grounding. Read More »

Marine Debris Littering Kodiak Coastlines

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Constantly, tons of garbage floating in ocean waters washes onshore on beaches worldwide. In Alaska, the trash fouls beaches and interferes with wildlife habitats. A local nonprofit was formed a few years ago that deals with these issues in Kodiak. Mary Donaldson has this report. Read More »

Drummers Gear Up For Saturday Show

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Kodiak Island Drummers held a free concert on the St. Paul Harbor spit today (Tuesday). The performance was a practice run for this Saturday’s concert at the fairgrounds, where the drummers will open up for North Carolina’s Toubab Krewe. The African influenced group is playing a KMXT sponsored set. Casey Kelly stopped by the drummers’ show and ... Read More »

Rogue Taxicabs Upsets City Council

Jay Barrett/KMXT Rogue taxicabs continue to be a problem in the city of Kodiak. They are run by people who provide rides to and from work or the grocery stores for their neighbors, for a fee smaller than what a licensed taxi would charge. They mainly serve cannery workers and others in the city’s service industries. Read More »

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