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Dog Eared Reads Episode 17

Beyond The Cover Feature: Kodiak’s own Leslie Leyland Fields joins us to discuss her new book, Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus Through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas.  Leslie also shares with us how she got into writing and teaching, how she started out in Kodiak and some of the amazing projects and careers she has had during her decades ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 16

Beyond the Cover Feature: J.T. Ellison joins us this month.  J.T. Ellison is a bestselling author of dark, psychological thrillers, widely known for her novel “All the Pretty Girls,” among others and her work with Catherine Coulter on the Nicholas Drummond “A Brit in the FBI” series.  She is also a founder of Two Tales Press, an independent publishing house, and ... Read More »

Airport Safety Project Win Recognition for … its Safety

The end of a runway at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport after extension. Photo courtesy Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. The work done over the last number of years to extend the runway safety areas at Benny Benson State Airport in Kodiak has been recognized for its safety record. The announcement was made last week by the Alaska Department of Transportation ... Read More »

After Xmas at Homeport Kodiak, Tusty Sails Again

The Alaska State Ferry Tustumena got back underway again this morning after being tied up in Kodiak over the holiday weekend due to inclement weather. According to weather records, southeast winds on Christmas Eve were gusting over 40 knots. The Alaska Marine Highway home office sent a notice Saturday afternoon that due to those high winds and resultant heavy seas, ... Read More »

Stewart McDonald Finalist for National Superintendent of the Year Award

Stewart McDonald Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent is set to move on this coming summer, but he won’t leave his current position without recognition. Stewart McDonald is one of four finalists for the 2017 National Superintendent of the Year Award, a 30-year program that acknowledges leaders in education across the country. McDonald has served for nine ... Read More »

City and Borough Look at the Best Way to Approach Consolidation Research

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak residents voted for the borough and city to explore possible consolidation, and that’s what members of staff and the elected bodies are doing. Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer updated the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council on their progress at a joint work session last week. He explained he, Borough Manager Michael Powers, City Mayor Pat ... Read More »

Discover Kodiak Releases Interactive Trail Map

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Discover Kodiak just officially released an interactive map which enables adventurers to see the Kodiak  trails before they hike them, as well as the elevation. Trail Genius, a company made up of couple Jason Manders and Amanda Campbell, came to Kodiak this summer to record the island’s most popular trails in real-time. Now, those trails are up and ... Read More »

Borough Lands Committee Looks at More Land Parcels to Develop

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Borough Lands Committee is scoping out more property to develop in order to open up living situations in the community. The lands committee formed last year sometime after the announcement of the Jackson Mobile Home Park closure, which led to an emphasis on both the lack of availability of land and the high rent prices in Kodiak. ... Read More »

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