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Gustav Forces Former Kodiak Family To Evacuate New Orleans

Jay Barrett/KMXT Former Kodiak resident Peggy Morris now lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband Chuck and son Cody. Like most people there she evacuated the Crescent City in the face of Hurricane Gustav, which bore down on them exactly three years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Jay Barrett talked with Peggy live during today’s KMXT Morning News. Read More »

September Is Energy Efficiency Month

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Governor Sarah Palin announced just last week that September is Energy Efficiency Month in the state of Alaska. Mary Donaldson has more. In addition to Governor Sarah Palin’s recent actions in her short-term energy plan, like the energy resource rebate, she has added a special meaning to the month of September to try and shape the minds of ... Read More »

Fishing Industry Reacts To Palin’s VP Nod

Casey Kelly/KMXT When she ran for Governor in 2006, Sarah Palin received broad support from the state’s fishing industry. Palin touted herself as a commercial fisherman, having worked at her family’s setnet site in Bristol Bay. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has more 0 < ![endif]--> on how fishermen are reacting to her selection as the Republican Party’s nominee for vice president. Read More »

No Contested Races In Borough Elections

Jay Barrett/KMXT When voters in the Kodiak Island Borough go to the polls five weeks from today they will see a lot of empty spaces on the ballot. The final candidate list was released at 5 o’clock on Friday by the Kodiak Island Borough Clerk’s Office. On both the assembly and the school board there are only two people running ... Read More »

Dunbar Breaks Abercrombie Record Against West

Jay Barrett/KMXT Trevor Dunbar broke the course record at Fort Abercrombie during a dual meet with West Anchorage High School on Saturday. He shaved four full seconds off the 15-minute 24-second record held by a form West runner. Dunbar’s 15-20 was nearly a minute faster than second place teammate Sam Salus. Dylan Anthony came in at 16-43 for a sweep ... Read More »

KHS Spikers Open Season With Losses On The Road

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Kodiak High Volleyball team dropped a pair of close conference matches to the Wasilla Warriors this past weekend up on the mainland. Kodiak Coach Rick Carman says it was disappointing to start the season by dropping two matches, but he felt like the team improved with each game. Volleyball takes on Kenai this coming weekend in its ... Read More »

Bears Down Kenai 19-14, Remain Ranked 3rd

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears continued their winning ways Saturday with a close 19-to-14 away game victory over the Kenai Kardinals. The Bears and the Kards traded touchdowns and penalties all day, with Kodiak scoring three TDs but only one point-after. Read More »

Deadline Looms, Leaving Borough Seats Vacant

Jay Barrett/KMXT Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for running for any Kodiak Island Borough office. According to the clerk’s office only one person has so far signed up for the three open seats on the assembly. That’s Judy Fulp. Two incumbents have signed up to run for the pair of two-year seats on the school board – Jeff ... Read More »

Palin For Veep Surprises Many In Kodiak

Casey Kelly/KMXT –Jay Barrett/KMXT The only universal reaction on the streets of Kodiak appears to be surprise. Other than that, Kodiak voters are mixed on whether or not Palin was a wisechoice for the McCaincampaign. That’s Brian Chandler, a cook at the Channelside Chowderhouse, localRepublicanParty head Bob Brodie, City Councilman Terry Haines, Don Roberts and Andrea Anderson talking about John ... Read More »

T-Shirts Say Thanks To Cannery Workers

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Kodiak City Councilman Gabriel Saravia (center) had the idea to congratulate Kodiak’s processing workers by giving them free T-shirts that say "Thank You" in 21 different languages. Saravia got the idea from a similar T-shirt giveaway in Cordova last summer. The shirts were paid for by eight local canneries and the city council joined in by issuing a proclamation recognizing ... Read More »

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