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A Century On This Earth


Florence Welch, seated, is surrounded by friends and family at her 100th birthday celebration Saturday. (Jay Barrett photo) Jay Barrett/KMXT There is a very special birthday in Kodiak today. Florence Welch, who’s lived on the island since 1947, turns 100 years old. Jay Barrett has more. Read More »

Odell Bids Farewell To School Board

Casey Kelly/KMXT 0 < ![endif]--> With the results of the October 7th municipal election now official, the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education on Monday welcomed one new member, and swore in two members who were re-elected. Read More »

Coast Guard Assists Drifting Equinox

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Coast Guard cutter Spar is assisting a disabled fishing vessel that lost power about 270 miles southeast of Kodiak over the weekend. The crew of the 58-foot Equinox, a Petersburg-based longliner, reported early Sunday morning that the vessel’s engine had lost power. The Spar reached the Equinox at about 1:30 a.m. Monday (today) to tow the vessel ... Read More »

KICVB To Host Cruise Ship Meeting

Casey Kelly/KMXT 0 < ![endif]--> The largest cruise ship season in Kodiak history wrapped up just about a month ago, and already the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is looking forward to next year. The KICVB will be hosting a public forum on Wednesday to get community input on the recently completed season and how to make next year, ... Read More »

Championship Not In The Stars For Bears

Jay Barrett/KMXT For the third straight year the Kodiak High School Bears football team made it to the state small schools championship game. But unfortunately, so did the Soldotna High School Stars, one of the most dominant football teams in Alaska history. With SoHi’s 28-to-6 victory over Kodiak Saturday, the Stars tied the all-time consecutive win record at 29 in ... Read More »

Bears Soak Competition In Palmer

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School swim team easily won the Palmer Invitational on Saturday. The Bears racked up 187 points total. North Pole was second with 116 and Wasilla third with 109. The Kodiak girls won in dominating fashion, with 104 points to Homer’s 61 and North Pole’s 54. The boys contest was closer, but Kodiak edged Wasilla 83 ... Read More »

Fulp, Kaplan Join Assembly

Jay Barrett/KMXT The next time the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets there will be two new faces at the table. Judy Fulp, who we profiled earlier this week, and Dave Kaplan, who won as a write-in candidate. They joined returning incumbent Sue Jeffery in being sworn in at last night’s assembly meeting. Though sworn in last night, Fulp and Kaplan ... Read More »

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