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Former Florida Congressman Appointed to AADC Board

Jay Barrett/KMXT A former Florida congressman has been appointed by Governor Sarah Palin to the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation board of directors. Republican David Weldon, of Indialantic, Florida, served in Congress representing Florida’s 15th Congressional District from 1995 to 2008. District 15 is home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A written statement from the ... Read More »

Girls Split, Boys Fade, in Fairbanks

Jay Barrett/KMXT On Friday, the Kodiak High School girls downed North Pole 53-to-32. The Bears were lead by Rachel Norton, who downed 18 points. On Saturday, Kodiak fell to West Valley 54-to-41. Meanwhile, the Kodiak High School boys were short-handed on their trip to the Interior, and faded in the second half of games against North Pole and West Valley. ... Read More »

Jock of The Rock with Special Guest Sister Barbara

The Nuts of the Round Table get religion as they welcome Buffalo Bills superfan Sister Barbara to the show. Follow the panel’s Super Bowl picks on Super Sunday: Sister Barbara = Pittsburgh over Arizona (no score given); Ron Sears = Arizona 27, Pittsburgh 19; Jay Barrett = Pittsburgh 35, Arizona 21; Nick Sandin = Pittsburgh 24, Arizona 20. Read More »

City, Chamber, Preparing for Tax Holiday

Jay Barrett/KMXT The City of Kodiak’s Tax-Free day is coming up in just over a month, on Saturday, March 7. The plan was patterned after a similar ordinance enacted in Wrangell. On Tax-Free Day, merchants inside city limits will have the option to charge tax or not. The city’s sales tax is six percent, and there is a limit of ... Read More »

Sustainability in Kodiak

Erik Wander/KMXT Sustainable Kodiak held its meeting Thursday evening at the Kodiak Refuge Visitors Center. The theme of the evening was "reduce, reuse and recycle" and how that affects the Kodiak community. On hand at the meeting were representatives from several different local organizations, who made presentations and took questions on a variety of topics ranging from garbage to recycling ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: Job growth looks good in the longer term for Alaska – except in the fishing industry; SWAMC will hear about fisheries privatization – and those who don’t think it’s a good idea. Those stories, and comparing sport and commercial fishing’s economic impacts on the state. We had help this week from KBBI’s Casey Kelly in Homer ... Read More »

Rendezvous Organizes Benefit for Peltier

Erik Wander/KMXT A singer popular with Kodiak country music fans was recently diagnosed with throat cancer, leaving him unable to perform or support his family. One local business owner is organizing a fundraising drive to help him and his family with the financial burdens they face as a result and hopes to organize a benefit concert in the spring. Read More »

State Sting Suspends Walmart Cigarette Sales

Erik Wander/KMXT The Kodiak Walmart has had its license to sell tobacco suspended for about a month, because it illegally sold tobacco to a minor. As a result, Walmart plans to implement an I.D.-all policy statewide for all tobacco and alcohol sales, and retrain Walmart employees at the Kodiak store. Read More »

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