Recent News

Praznyck Celebration Brings Tradition to City Another Year

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The city of Kodiak will get the chance this weekend to observe a traditional Russian New Year’s celebration. The Native Village of Afognak and the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak have been co-hosting the annual praznyck masquerade ball for the last five or six years. Melissa Borton, tribal administrator for the native village of Afognak, says on New Year’s, ... Read More »

Assembly Mulls Over Marijuana Business Buffer Zones

Kayla Desroches/KMXT If there’s one concern that’s come to the forefront for marijuana regulation in the borough, it’s children’s well-being. Last week, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly looked over recommendations from its marijuana task force on possible regulation on marijuana business and cultivation in the borough. One issue it reviewed is buffer zones. The task force suggested the borough stick ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Director of Operations to Leave Island

Marnie Leist. Courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum’s Director of Operations is moving on. Marnie Leist has been in Kodiak for 11 years, and looks back to when she first arrived to the island. She says she got a master’s degree in art history and museum studies, and the only position she applied to following graduation ... Read More »

Bears Split With SoHi Stars on Hardwood

Now that students are back in class, the high school basketball season has gotten underway in earnest. The Kodiak High School Bears split a home-and-away series with the arch-rival Stars of Soldotna over the weekend. On the Kenai Peninsula, the visiting Lady Bears kept it close on Friday, but fell 26-22. Saturday, Kodiak led by 3 after the first quarter, ... Read More »

Kodiak Home a Loss After Sunday Morning Blaze

A Kodiak home was declared a total loss after an early morning fire Sunday. According to an announcement from Chief Jim Mullican, the Kodiak Fire Department responded to a 911 call just before 1:30 a.m. from the occupant of 1521 Baranof Street reporting that the home was on fire and everyone had gotten out. Four fire units were dispatched from ... Read More »

Cutter SPAR Disabled During Rescue Mission

In this still capture from a video provided by a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew, four crew members of the Lady Gudny are hoisted from the disabled fishing vessel adrift in the Bering Sea 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2017. The Lady Gudny experienced fuel problems and exhausted its supply of fuel filters Jan. ... Read More »

Free WordPress Themes - Download High-quality Templates