Volleyball Cruises To First At Peninsula Challenge

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Kodiak High School volleyball team was nearly perfect in rolling to a first place finish at the Peninsula Challenge in Homer over the weekend. Ten teams took part in the tournament including Northern Lights Conference rivals Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Skyview. The Bears lost only one game the entire weekend: 15-25 in the first set of the ... Read More »

Dunbar Leads Bears At State

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak Senior Trevor Dunbar finished his high school cross country running career with an exclamation point Saturday, by setting a new Palmer course record in winning his third straight state championship title. His time of 15-minutes 7.8 seconds was 48 seconds faster than Aaron Fletcher of South Anchorage. Kodiak took third and fourth in the boy’s race, with ... Read More »

Bears Win First Home Play-Off Game


Alex Woodell (No. 9) is a blur as he cuts through the Nikiski line on the way to one of his five touchdowns Saturday. (Jay Barrett photo) Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears football team won its first round play off match against the Nikiski Bulldogs on Saturday, 33 to 15. Junior running back Alex Woodell scored five touchdowns ... Read More »

Nearly 100 Run The Rock

Jay Barrett/KMXT Ninety-four (94) people entered the Second Annual KMXT Run the Rock on Saturday. Ethan Dwyer had a time of 3-hours 39-minutes and 25-seconds in the marathon, while Martha McKinney finished in 5-hours 47-minutes 3-seconds. In the half-marathon, 27 runners competed, with Chad Pysher clocking top men’s time of 1-hour 26-minutes and 52-seconds. Alice Levan was third overall and ... Read More »

Bear Killed At City Runway

Jay Barrett/KMXT ADF&G biologist Larry Van Daele said this afternoon that officers from Fish and Game and Kodiak Police Department euthanized that bear that had been hanging around at the Municipal Airport on Mill Bay Road. The bear had been frequenting the vicinity all summer and recently became bolder in its attempts to get human food and garbage from nearby ... Read More »

Bears Foraging Near Town

Jay Barrett/KMXT Bears on Kodiak are running out of salmon and berries and have started looking for food closer to town. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Larry Van Daele says he’s been getting reports of bears sighted nearer civilization from Monashka Bay to Bells Flats. Yesterday afternoon he was called to the city landing strip on Mill Bay ... Read More »

Local Charities Make PFD List

Jay Barrett/KMXT Seven Kodiak area non-profit organizations have qualified to be included in the first Alaska Permanent Fund Charitable Contribution Program. The plan allows Alaskans who receive a Permanent Fund Dividend to designate any portion of the check to one or more charitable organizations. There were 333 non-profits in Alaska qualified to be listed on the PFD application. The Alaska ... Read More »

Sun To Play Tricks With Communications

Jay Barrett/KMXT The sun may be peeking in and out of the clouds this fall in Kodiak, but that doesn’t matter to dishes pointed at communication satellite orbiting above the equator. This time of year, just as in the spring, the sun moves behind the satellites and disrupts the reception of their signal. GCI, which offers long distance, cable TV ... Read More »

Students, Administration Make Videos Promoting School Need

Jay Barrett/KMXT Students and staff presented about a half hour of videos expressing the need for a new high school in Kodiak at Monday night’s school board meeting. The student video has very little dialog, but that didn’t stop the students from silently asking questions written on pieces of paper, like “Why am I always late for class?” See part ... Read More »

Former Kodiak Man Discovers Tiny Dinosaur


Illustration of Albertonykus Borealis by Nick Longrich Jay Barrett/KMXT A young scientist in Alberta has discovered a new species of dinosaur, and his mother here in Kodiak couldn’t be prouder. Nick Longrich, a 1994 graduate of Kodiak High School who just got his doctorate in paleontology earlier this year, discovered the new meat-eater not in some dusty dry river basin, ... Read More »

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