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Alaska Aerospace Corporation Launches Into New Period on Island

Craig Campbell speaks to public at rededication event. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Craig Campbell speaks to public at rededication event. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rocket launch facility has entered a new period on the island and will soon be active again. This comes about two years after a launch failure damaged buildings on the complex, and Alaska Aerospace Corporation representatives say insurance is covering the funds needed for repairs.  Saturday, AAC ... Read More »

Borough Mayor, Assembly, Education and Board Slates Set

As you head to the polls to cast your ballot for the statewide primary election today, you can start thinking about which candidates you might select in the upcoming municipal election in October. Except for mayor. Nobody get to choose the Kodiak Island Borough mayor. That’s because, as is all-too-often the case in both the borough and the city, there ... Read More »

Kodiak High School Sports Underway

The Kodiak High School Bears notched a solid win in its first game of the 2016 prep football season. The Bears engineered two long scoring drives to defeat the Houston Hawks 14-0 on Friday evening at Baranof Park. It was somewhat of a defensive battle, with Kodiak holding Houston to only 108 yards, while only racking up 132 of its ... Read More »

Filing Deadline Looms Over Local Elections

Residents interested in filling their evenings serving their neighbors for the next three years have until about 4:30 today to submit their nominating petitions for local office. On the city level, Councilmen Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon, the incumbents, were the only names in the hat as of late this morning. On the borough assembly, incumbent Scott Smiley is seeking ... Read More »

Police Chief Gives Statement on Discontinuation of Body Worn Cameras

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department recently discontinued the use of video cameras attached to officers’ uniforms, and Police Chief Ronda Wallace gave a statement at Thursday’s Kodiak City Council regular meeting regarding the reasons for the change. She said the KPD began the body camera trial program in 2015. “Most officers liked wearing the cameras which did two things, ... Read More »

ComSta Widows Sue in Hopes of Changing Coast Guard Policy

Nothing less than changing the culture of the federal government is the purpose of the wrongful death lawsuit brought this month as a result of the double murder at Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak four years ago. Richard Belisle, a retired Coast Guardsman, and James Hopkins, an active duty Coast Guardsman, were killed by a coworker in 2012. Nicola Belisle ... Read More »

Sun’aq Tribe Keeps a Close Eye on Habitat Around Runway Extensions

Red eye jellyfish. Flickr / Nathan Rupert

Red eye jellyfish. Flickr / Nathan Rupert Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak wants to know how the recently completed Kodiak Airport runway extensions are impacting marine life. If at all. Last month they wrapped up the study’s biological element for this summer. Researchers examined the colonization of the armor rock the state installed to bolster the runway safety ... Read More »

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