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 »

Council Approves $23,000 Purchase To Stem Leaky Water System

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak City Council last week approved the 23-thousand dollar purchase of device that would allow work crews to find water main leaks with pinpoint accuracy. Given the age of the city’s water system, the "Correlator" could pay for itself in no time. Jay Barrett spoke with Public Works Director Mark Kozak about the device. Read More »

7th Region Title For Bears

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears literally blew past the competition in the Region 3 Cross Country Championships Saturday in Soldotna. Kodiak took the top three places in the boys race and easily won the team title. Senior Trevor Dunbar just as easily won the race, clocking a time 30 seconds faster than his winning mark in the championships ... Read More »

Bears Sweep At Homer

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School girls swimming team is so good, they won all but two events at a Homer meet on Friday. Those were the one-meter diving and 100-meter butterfly events. Kodiak’s team score was 142 to Homer’s 130. Wasilla had 46 and Palmer 11. The Bears spread the winning around, with Karen Philpot winning the 100 and ... Read More »

Bears Back Into Playoffs

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears continued their post-bye week stumble Friday evening at Joe Floyd Field, getting beat by the Houston Hawks 10-to-7. The loss, the Bears’ third in a row, drops the team’s record to 3-and-2 in the Northern Lights conference, and 4-and-3 overall. In the three losses since the bye-week, the Bears have been outscored 72-to-7. ... Read More »

North Star School Vandalized

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska State Troopers are investigating some vandalism at North Star Elementary School. The Trooper report says that late Monday night or early Tuesday morning that the school’s north wall was peppered with over 25 paint balls. No major damage was reported and the investigation continues. Read More »

One-Year School Board Seat Attracts Crowd

Jay Barrett/KMXT What had been the ugly duckling of election races is now the belle of the ball. When the deadline to declare candidacy for the one-year seat open on the Kodiak school board passed, not a single person had signed up for it. Now, with three candidates waging a write-in campaign, it’s the only contested race in the district, ... Read More »

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