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High Winds Wreak Havoc Today

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Several large spruce were ripped from the ground by the wind on Woodland Drive this morning, with one leaning against this home. Photo by Fred Hawley/KMXT Erik Wander/KMXT The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a high wind warning to remain in effect until 5 p.m. today. The Kodiak Harbormaster’s office is reporting that due to high winds, several ... Read More »

Kodiak Birders a Hardy Breed

Jay Barrett/KMXT 2008birdcount 396.13 Kb Birds in Kodiak are a hardy breed, but so are those who go looking for them. Last Saturday, during a pretty stormy day, 77 folks participated in the 36th consecutive Kodiak Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the Audubon Society. For years, Kodiak has been the hot spot in the state for the bird count, averaging ... Read More »

Kodiak Man Selected for Young Alaskans Gathering

Erik Wander/KMXT The Conference of Young Alaskans, a University of Alaska project honoring Alaska’s 50th anniversary of statehood will be meeting early in the new year. The conference was designed to promote discussion among young Alaskans from big cities and small communities from across the state. Included among the 2009 conference delegates is one member of the Kodiak community. KMXT’s ... Read More »

Senator-Elect Begich Confers with Mayors

Erik Wander/KMXT In a teleconference Monday, Senator-elect Mark Begich met with 30 mayors and other city leaders from across Alaska, asking them to submit project priority lists that are ready to commence within 120 days, as Congress develops a national economic stimulus package. Read More »

Wrangell Clears Way in Four-Dam Pool Break-Up

Erik Wander/KMXT The Wrangell Assembly voted Monday to move forward with the Four Dam Pool divestiture plan, paving the way for Kodiak Electric Association to purchase the Terror Lake hydro-power facility, which it has sought for nearly three years. KEA could possibly acquire the Terror Lake Facility as soon as January. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Borough TightensTax Exemption Rules

Jay Barrett/KMXT Snowbirds in Kodiak will have to spend as much time on the island to qualify for a property tax exemption as they do to qualify for a Permanent Fund Dividend check. That was the decision of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at its last meeting. Read More »

Refuge Wins Film Awards

Erik Wander/KMXT A Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge film highlighting Kodiak’s diverse ecosystems and the conservation history and conservation efforts of the Kodiak Refuge has received two prestigious awards at national and international film competitions. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Threshold Wins Recycling Contract Extension

Erik Wander/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve a six-month extension of Threshold Services’ current contract with the borough to provide community recycling services, which was set to expire January 1st. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Bears Both 2-1 in Joe Floyd

Erik Wander/KMXT After opening the 42nd annual Joe Floyd Christmas tournament with losses, both the Kodiak High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams rebounded to finish second in the tournament with 2-and-1 records. The boys’ team beat Chevak on Friday, 56-to-46, and South Anchorage on Saturday, 57-to51, while the girls defeated Petersburg Friday, 42-to-31, and Homer Saturday, 38-to-21. Nome defeated ... Read More »

Bears Fall in Joe Floyd Openers

Jay Barrett , Erik Wander/KMXT The Chevak Comets and the South Anchorage Wolverines didn’t make it in on time Thursday for the 42nd Annual Joe Floyd Christmas Basketball Tournament, which threw the schedule into disarray. Three, instead of four, games were played, with the Homer Mariner girls winning a late opener against the Petersburg Vikings 38-37. The hometown teams lost ... Read More »

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