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AT&T Tower Issues Mean Loss of Coverage

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT AT&T subscribers may have noticed a drop in coverage, and it’s not just in Kodiak. James Mitchell Poulos is a Sales Representative with Spring Mobile, an authorized retailer, and says the store has been getting calls all morning. “Basically there’s a tower down in California that is not operational right now and it’s somehow not relaying anything to ... Read More »

City Marijuana Advisory Committee Plans Out Recommendations for Council: Zoning and Revenue

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT This week, the City Marijuana Advisory Committee planned out what recommendations it would make to the Kodiak City Council regarding marijuana regulation within city limits. One motion it considered was to allow limited cultivation licenses in rural residential lots 20,000 square feet or greater with a conditional use permit. Committee member Jonathan Strong said he didn’t support commercial ... Read More »

Voices from the Audience: State House Debate

Audience at debate. Candidates are (left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins. Photo by Kayla Desroches

Audience at debate. Candidates in background (left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 participated in the State House Debate Tuesday night. Republican incumbent Louise Stutes, Democrat Brent Watkins, and Independent Duncan Fields answered questions and tried to give voters an idea of their ... Read More »

Bottom Line at State House Debate: It’s All About the Budget

(Left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins, and moderator Cliff Davidson. Photo by Kayla Desroches

(Left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins, and moderator Cliff Davidson. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 shared their views and suggested budget solutions at the State House Debate in Kodiak Tuesday night. Independent Duncan Fields, Republican incumbent Louise Stutes, and Democrat Brent Watkins sat side by side for ... Read More »

As Winter Approaches, What to do About the Blues

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Rain on window. Photo by Jerry Raia / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The shrinking number of daylight hours combined with dropping temperatures may bring on the winter blues for some people. It may even trigger a case of seasonal depression, commonly known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Kodiak mental health therapist Susan Philo says what most people call SAD is ... Read More »

Seafood Landings Up – But Value Down – in Many 2015 Alaska Fisheries

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The National Marine Fisheries Service released its annual snapshot of the nation’s fisheries Wednesday morning. Among other things, it showed that Americans ate, on average, one more pound of seafood in 2015 than they did in 2014 – now up to 15-and-a-half pounds. Dutch Harbor is still the U.S. port with the most tonnage crossing the docks, with 787-million in ... Read More »

Artify and Swap a Postcard

Postcard by Shelly Lawson. Photo by Kayla Desroches

Postcard by Shelly Lawson. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council is giving a pen-pal twist to its next community art show. The council is asking artists to paint, draw, and otherwise creatively fill postcard-sized paper and submit them to the gallery. From there, the council will send each participant a random card in exchange for their ... Read More »

Diversity Noted as One Goal in Local Kodiak Government

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council spoke in favor of adding more diversity to local governing bodies at their joint work session last week. While trading ideas between assembly and council, Assemblyman Larry LeDoux expressed a wish for better representation from different cultures. He recalled a discussion he had with a Filipino elder. “He said ... Read More »

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