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Brewery Offers Locally Filtered Water

Mary Donaldson/KMXT The beer that you buy at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company is made with water from local streams, filtered right here in town. And now it’s being used for more than just brewing beer. A month ago, the brewery began selling inexpensive, locally filtered water. Mary Donaldson has more. Read More »

Service District One: Representation Without Taxation?

Jay Barrett/KMXT Some residents of Service District One, the sprawling taxation region to the east of city limits responsible for road maintenance, do not pay the same taxes as their neighbors. That’s because the borough has exempted them because they access their property from a state road, not a borough-maintained one. Rezanof and Otmeloi are two of the main roads ... Read More »

Business In Chiniak

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Business along the Chiniak Highway seems grim. With gas prices on the rise, the Kodiak Island Winery forced out of business and the Roads End Restaurant closed down for second summer in a row, what attractions are left to draw people to the end of the road? Mary Donaldson has this report. Read More »

Kodiak Guardsman Assumes USCG Middle East Command

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Capt. Matthew Bell, the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, addresses the audience at a change of command ceremony for Coast Guard forces in the Middle East today (Monday). Bell is a former commanding officer of the USCG Cutter Alex Haley, homeported in Kodiak, where his family still lives. He takes over as commanding officer for ... Read More »

School Board Adopts Master Plan For New KHS

Casey Kelly/KMXT Over the past year, school officials in Kodiak have been talking about the need to replace or completely renovate Kodiak High School. A facilities study carried out by district staff showed the current school to be inadequate in terms of classroom size, vocational space, offices, and simple design. On Thursday, the school board approved a master plan for ... Read More »

Washington Man Arrested In Izhut Bay Stabbings

Associated Press The Alaska State Troopers say a 33-year-old Washington State man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his crewmates on that fishing boat in Izhut Bay Wednesday. Troopers arrested Shane Flemens, of Wenatchee, Washington, on Wednesday. Troopers say Flemens was aboard the fishing boat Kilokak, in Izhut Bay, on the southeast coast of Afognak Island, ... Read More »

Kaplan Emphasizes Education, Energy

Jay Barrett/KMXT In the last of our series of interviews with the three candidates seeking to replace Representative Gabrielle LeDoux in the State House, Jay Barrett talks today with Democrat Dave Kaplan. Kaplan has been in Kodiak since 1988, and is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a filmmaker and a partner in Camera-Q Productions. Kaplan ... Read More »

Austerman Seeks Return To Legislature

Jay Barrett/KMXT This week KMXT is airing interviews with the three candidates vying to represent Kodiak in the Alaska State House. Wednesday, Jay Barrett spoke with Andy Lundquist, and Friday we’ll air an interview with Dave Kaplan, both Democrats. Today, Jay speaks with the only Republican in the race, Alan Austerman. He is a lifelong Kodiak resident, and fished commercially ... Read More »

School Board To Interview Applicants For Vacant Seat

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education meets tonight for a special meeting and work session. The special meeting is mostly to approve teacher contracts. But the real action will happen behind closed doors when board President Betty Odell calls an executive session to discuss appointing someone to the vacant seat previously held by Peggy Tuttle, who resigned ... Read More »

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