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Alaska Democratic Party Conducts Campaign Training in Kodiak

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The filing deadline for municipal elections is almost here, and members of the Democratic party were in Kodiak over the weekend to conduct campaign training. Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party Casey Steinau and party executive director Jay Parmley, said the Campaign and Organizing Workshop is part of an effort to “build their bench.” Parmley says they understand ... Read More »

Kodiak Golfers Turnout For A Cause

Dave Stockton demonstrating his putting technique. Mitch Borden/KMXT Mitch Borden/KMXT A golf legend’s visit to Kodiak let some local golfers get some unexpected coaching, and this surprise also gave Kodiak’s Teen Court a chance to do a little fundraising. KMXT’s Mitch Borden has the story. A small group of golfers are standing on a putting green at the Bear Valley ... Read More »

Test Missile Launches From Kodiak

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01 on July 30, 2017 (EDT). Leah Garton / Missile Defense Agency Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Aerospace Corporation just completed its second missile test of the summer as part of its partnership with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ... Read More »

Kodiak Local Reappointed to Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Governor Bill Walker announced 42 appointments to Boards and Commissions last week. One of the reappointments is Kodiak’s Thomas Walters to the Aerospace Corporation Board of Directors. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation runs a launch facility in Pasagshak and contracts with both private companies and government entities. It’s participated in missile defense tests with the U.S. Department of Defense’s ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Project Specialist Now Gallery Manager

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq Museum employee is switching over to a new position at the store front. Kodiak local Rebecca Pruitt has been a project specialist at the museum for about four years, supporting the programs the Alutiiq Museum was able to provide through various grants it won. She also sometimes filled in at the storefront at the museum entrance. ... Read More »

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Mariner North of Port Moller

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Coast Guard helicopter crew from air station Kodiak came to the rescue of a mariner about 14 miles north of Port Moller on Tuesday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the 43-foot gill netter Transit was stuck in the surf for an unspecified reason and “taking on water.” Two good Samaritan vessels tried to help, but ... Read More »

Chiniak Burn Area Open for Firewood Collection

Firewood. Liz West / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Piles of wood debris line the road following tree salvage in Chiniak. Starting today, people are free to take them. Both wood harvest and replanting is complete, and borough resource management officer Maggie Slife says the borough wants to give the community the chance to stock up on firewood. She says there’s both ... Read More »

Discussion on Proposed 911 Surcharge Continued at Last Night’s Borough Work Session

Man holding phone. Martin Cathrae/ Flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT At last night’s work session, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly looked at a proposed increase to a surcharge on local phone lines that supports the region’s enhanced 911 system.The assembly had postponed the discussion at their last regular meeting due to a lack of information on this topic. Currently, the surcharge is ... Read More »

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