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School District Exempt Employee Contract Includes Changes to Health Plan and Overtime

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Exempt employees in the Kodiak Island Borough School District may be close to reaching a new contract agreement. The exempt category includes assistants or those in the central office who may have conflicts of interest if they were to join district associations, which are similar to unions. The school district school board went over the contract changes at ... Read More »

Fireworks in the Monashka Area Cause Disturbance

Over the weekend, a large explosion was reported in the Monashka area on the Facebook group, Friends of Kodiak. Many stated that they could feel the shock waves from this explosion and some said they felt their homes shake. According to Megan Peters of the Alaska State Troopers, a trooper was dispatched to the scene after the explosion was reported. ... Read More »

Workforce Committee Brainstorms for Community Event in Fall

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of local leaders will try to strengthen Kodiak’s business scene by organizing an event for that purpose. The Kodiak Workforce Regional Advisory Committee held a meeting yesterday where they talked about that and Kodiak’s financial landscape. According to committee chair Jared Griffin, the committee held its first event in October. “The previous one was to kinda ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Area Native Association

On today’s Talk of the Rock, the Kodiak Area Native Association gives an overview of their current program offerings. That includes suicide and drug use prevention and cultural education in the villages. Communications Coordinator Brian Fraley, Treatment Specialist Jason Opheim, and Prevention Grants Coordinator Matthew Kozak join. Read More »

Kodiak Pacific Spaceport Complex Participates in Missile Defense Test

Screen cap of THAAD operations on Kodiak. Video by Video by Leah Garton / Missile Defense Agency Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island’s rocket launch facility was one of the players in a missile defense test this week. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation is in a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency for a maximum of $80.4 million, ... Read More »

Kodiak Youth Get Into Character for Summer Drama Class

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’arts for Kids classes are in full swing in Kodiak. One segment is challenging a small group of actors to explore how they approach emotions while in character. A young actress exclaims, “Avast there matey it be talk like a pirate day! Hand over those donuts.” Sitting in a circle on the stage of ... Read More »

Launch Possible This Week at Rocket Launch Facility

Kayla Desroches/KMXT It appears that the Pacific Spaceport Complex may have conducted a launch. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency has partnered with Alaska Aerospace Corporation on a couple of launches scheduled for this summer at AAC’s launch facility in Pasagshak. While the Missile Defense Agency and AAC declined to comment on the launch date or time due ... Read More »

Kodiak’s Coast Guard Auxiliary Holds Event to Clean Local Beaches

The Coast Guard Auxiliary in Kodiak is hosted a beach clean up event on Saturday, called Coast Walk. They extended an invitation to any willing volunteers to meet them at the Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park parking area at 9:00am. There the Coast Guard Auxiliary coordinated the cleaning efforts and handing out trash bags. Drew Herman, a member of Kodiak’s ... Read More »

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