Recent News

Wrangell Clears Way in Four-Dam Pool Break-Up

Erik Wander/KMXT The Wrangell Assembly voted Monday to move forward with the Four Dam Pool divestiture plan, paving the way for Kodiak Electric Association to purchase the Terror Lake hydro-power facility, which it has sought for nearly three years. KEA could possibly acquire the Terror Lake Facility as soon as January. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Borough TightensTax Exemption Rules

Jay Barrett/KMXT Snowbirds in Kodiak will have to spend as much time on the island to qualify for a property tax exemption as they do to qualify for a Permanent Fund Dividend check. That was the decision of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at its last meeting. Read More »

Refuge Wins Film Awards

Erik Wander/KMXT A Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge film highlighting Kodiak’s diverse ecosystems and the conservation history and conservation efforts of the Kodiak Refuge has received two prestigious awards at national and international film competitions. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Threshold Wins Recycling Contract Extension

Erik Wander/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve a six-month extension of Threshold Services’ current contract with the borough to provide community recycling services, which was set to expire January 1st. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Bears Both 2-1 in Joe Floyd

Erik Wander/KMXT After opening the 42nd annual Joe Floyd Christmas tournament with losses, both the Kodiak High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams rebounded to finish second in the tournament with 2-and-1 records. The boys’ team beat Chevak on Friday, 56-to-46, and South Anchorage on Saturday, 57-to51, while the girls defeated Petersburg Friday, 42-to-31, and Homer Saturday, 38-to-21. Nome defeated ... Read More »

Bears Fall in Joe Floyd Openers

Jay Barrett , Erik Wander/KMXT The Chevak Comets and the South Anchorage Wolverines didn’t make it in on time Thursday for the 42nd Annual Joe Floyd Christmas Basketball Tournament, which threw the schedule into disarray. Three, instead of four, games were played, with the Homer Mariner girls winning a late opener against the Petersburg Vikings 38-37. The hometown teams lost ... Read More »

Wragell Vote Stalls Four-Dam Pool Break Up

Jay Barrett/KMXT Earlier this week the Wrangell assembly voted 4-to-3 against divesting itself of the Four Dam Pool, throwing the break up of the shared utility into flux. The Four Dam Pool owns Terror Lake, here on Kodiak Island, and Kodiak Electric Association would like to acquire it. Read More »

School Board Pitches Projects to Delegation

Erik Wander/KMXT The Kodiak Island School District presented its legislative priority list and budget concerns to Kodiak’s two state legislators Thursday afternoon. State Senator Gary Stevens and State House representative-elect Alan Austerman heard and responded to the district’s budgetary concerns and funding requests for the upcoming legislative session in Juneau. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

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