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USCG Middle East Commander Calls Kodiak Home

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Capt. Matthew Bell, commanding officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, salutes Capt. Glenn Grahl at a change of command ceremony for Coast Guard forces in the Middle East Monday. The salute signifies that Capt. Bell has properly relieved Capt. Grahl. Bell and his family live in Kodiak. (Coast Guard photo by ETC Christopher Smith, Patrol Forces Southwest Asia). ... Read More »

School Board To Announce New Member Wednesday

Casey Kelly/KMXT Most of the major players are out of town, but the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education plans to hold a special meeting telephonically tomorrow (Wednesday) to select a replacement for Peggy Tuttle, who resigned from the board recently. KMXT’s Casey Kelly reports. Read More »

Brewery Offers Locally Filtered Water

Mary Donaldson/KMXT The beer that you buy at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company is made with water from local streams, filtered right here in town. And now it’s being used for more than just brewing beer. A month ago, the brewery began selling inexpensive, locally filtered water. Mary Donaldson has more. Read More »

Service District One: Representation Without Taxation?

Jay Barrett/KMXT Some residents of Service District One, the sprawling taxation region to the east of city limits responsible for road maintenance, do not pay the same taxes as their neighbors. That’s because the borough has exempted them because they access their property from a state road, not a borough-maintained one. Rezanof and Otmeloi are two of the main roads ... Read More »

Business In Chiniak

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Business along the Chiniak Highway seems grim. With gas prices on the rise, the Kodiak Island Winery forced out of business and the Roads End Restaurant closed down for second summer in a row, what attractions are left to draw people to the end of the road? Mary Donaldson has this report. Read More »

Kodiak Guardsman Assumes USCG Middle East Command

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Capt. Matthew Bell, the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, addresses the audience at a change of command ceremony for Coast Guard forces in the Middle East today (Monday). Bell is a former commanding officer of the USCG Cutter Alex Haley, homeported in Kodiak, where his family still lives. He takes over as commanding officer for ... Read More »

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