Recent News

The Sarah Palin Jock of The Rock Interview

On February 3, 2007, new Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was in Kodiak for an inauguration reception, and sat down for a half-hour interview with KMXT’s Jock of the Rock host Nick Sandin about her longtime love of sports and how it has shaped the person she is today. Listen to the interview on The Jock Files website . Read More »

Bears Fired Up For Barrow Showdown

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears football team is in Anchorage for its second round play off game against the Barrow Whalers Friday afternoon. The Bears stopped a strong Nikiski team on Saturday while Barrow trounced Houston in a blizzard to advance. Kodiak head coach Todd Cook says the game plan against the Whalers and their high-powered passing game ... Read More »

Made In Kodiak Fall Market Going On This Weekend


The Made In Kodiak label adorns products from local artisans, crafters and food producers who live and work in the Kodiak Archipelago. The group’s fall market is tonight, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Kodiak Inn’s Harbor Room. Casey Kelly/KMXT 0 < ![endif]--> The third annual Made In Kodiak Fall Market is happening ... Read More »

Write In Vote Tally Announced

Unofficial_tally_write_in_votes(PDF) Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough clerk’s office has released the unofficial tally of write-in votes from Tuesday’s Municipal Election. There were seats on both the assembly and the school board that did not attract any declared candidates when the filing period closed, so several people waged write-in campaigns. The figures, released late Thursday afternoon do not include absentee ... Read More »

Ruch Vaseline Campaign Reviewed By NY Times


Jay Barrett/KMXT The newspaper of record for pretty much the entire planet has taken notice of a Kodiak mother of four. The New York Times featured Petal Ruch Wednesday in an article about her staring in the latest advertising campaign for Vaseline Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy body lotion. The web site Vaseline set up for the advertising campaign is: "Prescribe ... Read More »

Coast Guard Monitors Disabled Vessel

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Coast Guard is monitoring the transit of the fishing vessel Golden Fleece today to ensure they reach Kodiak safely, after the Seattle-based boat’s propulsion system broke down early this morning (Thursday). The 90-foot Golden Fleece began taking on water through a shaft seal. One of the vessel’s two shafts had sheared off and became dislodged from its ... Read More »

Financial Disclosure Exemptions Split Statewide

Jay Barrett/KMXT Voters in the Kodiak Island Borough weren’t the only ones to vote down a measure that would allow officials to use less stringent financial disclosure forms. Propositions were on the ballots in nine Alaska communities, and it failed in five of them. The movement to exempt officials in municipalities around the state is the result of the Alaska ... Read More »

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