Recent News

Peace Cup King Derby Kicks Off Today

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak King Salmon Peace Cup Tournament derby kicks off tomorrow (today), and though the exact amount of the prizes aren’t known yet, it’s sure to be more than last year’s. Jay Barrett spoke with Kevin Brennan of the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association about the event. Read More »

Public Wants Lawsuit Over

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly failed to override the mayoral veto paying attorney fees for three of its members at last night’s meeting. The vote to pay the legal bills of assembly members Tom Abell, Louise Stutes and Reed Oswalt in the Mel Stephens attendance lawsuit was four in favor of the override and three to uphold the ... Read More »

Mental Health Training Focuses On Hearing Voices

Jay Barrett/KMXT May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and on Saturday there will be a workshop that will allow people to experience what it’s like to hear voices. If you are interested in participating in the training, call Marita Kaplan at 486-2203 to sign up. Space is limited to 30 participants. Read More »

Coast Guard Crews Honored

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Rear Admiral Gene Brooks, commander of Coast Guard operations in Alaska, addresses the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Munro Thursday. The entire crew of the Munro was honored with the Unit Commendation award for their participation in the rescue of the crew of the Alaska Ranger, which sank Easter morning in the Bering Sea. The aviation crews from two ... Read More »

APOC Reporting Question To Face Voters

Jay Barrett/KMXT Voters in October will see a question on the ballot that would exempt Kodiak Island Borough elected officials and candidates for office from filing new, more comprehensive financial disclosure forms required by the state. Some have called the new forms intrusive, and Borough Clerk Nova Javier says some communities are seeing declining interest in public office because of ... Read More »

Palin ‘Disappointed’ By Polar Bear Endangered Listing

AP/Jay Barrett/KMXT The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species today, saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne cited dramatic declines in sea ice over the last three decades and projections of continued losses. These declines, he told a news conference, mean the polar bear ... Read More »

Bears Fall in Opener 8-6

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears baseball team kicked off the 2008 season yesterday (Monday) afternoon in Soldotna, where they fell to the Stars 8 to 6. Doug Letch is the voice of Bears baseball for KVOK radio this season, and he spoke with Jay Barrett during today’s noon news about the first game of the year and the ... Read More »

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