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Brewery Pursues Deck Construction

Beer. (Photo by Susan Ujka / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Brewery is moving up in the world – literally expanding up into a second level. The owner, Ben Millstein, is looking into installing a deck above the covered entryway. To do that, Millstein needs to increase off-street parking requirements and to do that he needs to go through ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester

(Photo courtesy of Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester to discuss her campaign for the borough assembly. Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester ... Read More »

This Week: A Wild Reunion for the Wild Wild West of Kodiak

The Beachcombers nightclub. (Courtesy of Beachcombers 25th Reunion organizers.) Kayla Desroches/KMXT This week, locals will celebrate a piece of Kodiak’s wild past. They’ll observe the 25th anniversary of the infamous Beachcombers nightclub. The Beachcombers has had a number of forms through the years. It opened in 1957 and reopened a second time after the 1964 earthquake and tsunami wiped out ... Read More »

Department Releases More Detail About Cook Inlet Fish in Kodiak Waters

Sockeye salmon in Chugach. (Photo by USDA Forest Service Alaska Region.) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A genetic study that’s sparked a Cook Inlet claim on sockeye salmon in Kodiak waters is now a little bit more specific. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game published an addendum to that document on Monday. Nick Sagalkin, ADF & G’s regional supervisor for the Westward ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Julie Kavanaugh

Julie Kavanaugh (Photo courtesy of Julie Kavanaugh) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT’s Mitch Borden sat down with Julie Kavanaugh. The reason Julie Kavanaugh wants ... Read More »

Earthquake Boat Exhibit Almost Complete

The Thelma C. (Photo courtesy of Kodiak Maritime Museum Thelma C Collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Construction of the new Kodiak Maritime Museum outdoor exhibit is almost complete at the Spit downtown. Museum executive director Toby Sullivan says workers will soon set up a steel frame to hold the vessel Thelma C, which the museum rebuilt and restored in 2012. He says ... Read More »

Parents Turnout to Talk About How Kodiak Students Are Graded

Homework (Photo by Bertram Nudelbach/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District held a public forum last night to hear if parents want to change the way some students are graded. Melissa Haffeman, the principal of Kodiak Middle School helped moderate the discussion. She says, 6th through 12th grade students are currently assessed on a 0 to 4 scale ... Read More »

Good Salmon Season Means Good Business for Larsen Bay Store

Groceries. (Photo by David Mulder / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The success of Larsen Bay’s seasonal cannery store, Larsen Bay Mercantile, often depends on trends in the salmon season. The better the season, the better the business, says owner Mark Thissen. “For example, comparing with last year where the salmon catch was quite small, you can see it reflected in sales ... Read More »

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