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Talk Of The Rock: Ballot Measure 4

Jay Barrett/KMXT On this week’s Talk of the Rock, Ballott Measure 4–The Clean Water Initiative. Will it protect fisheries, or just shut down mining, or both? This debate took place at the Best Western Kodiak Inn Monday, at a noon luncheon sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

Pool To Get Art, But Not Until Building Is Done

Casey Kelly/KMXT If you’ve driven down Mill Bay Road passed Coon Field anytime recently, you’ve probably noticed the new Kodiak High School pool building being constructed. While the project is still about a year from completion, the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education is already talking about how to decorate it once it’s finished. Read More »

Stevens Reflects On Special Session

Jay Barrett/KMXT For most of last week the Alaska House and Alaska Senate were at an impasse over how to help residents out in the face of soaring energy costs. When the dust finally settled – just hours before the deadline – the House and Senate agreed on a measure that had more elements from the House version, including a ... Read More »

KHS Graduate Shares Talent

Mary Donaldson/KMXT A Kodiak high school graduate has been a sous (SOOS) chef at a celebrated French restaurant in Manhattan for about five years now. Mary Donaldson had the chance to interview him on how he took the path from cooking in local restaurants in high school, to working for a fancy, high end restaurant in New York. Read More »

Who’s Scaring Who In Measure 4 Debate?

Casey Kelly/KMXT Depending on who or what you believe, there’s a lot to be scared of when it comes to Ballot Measure 4–the Clean Water Initiative–on this month’s primary ballot. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce sponsored a lunchtime forum on the topic today at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has more. Read More »

Bears Ground Seahawks In Opener


The Bears defense held Seward in check all day. (Jay Barrett/KMXT photo) Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School Bears football team wasted no time in establishing themselves in the opening game of their 2008 season Saturday. Nick Van Matre took the opening kick off from the visiting Seward Seahawks and ran it back 83-yards for a touchdown before 20 seconds ... Read More »

Shuravloff Reappointed To AHFC

Jay Barrett/KMXT Governor Sarah Palin has reappointed a Kodiak man to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s board of directors. Marty Shuravloff is the director of the Kodiak Island Housing Authority. He, along with Jo Heckman, the president and CEO of Denali State Bank in Fairbanks, were both reappointed on Friday. Read More »

Plea Ends Nordic Viking Saga

Jay Barrett/KMXT The saga of the grounding of the fishing vessel Nordic Viking seems to be coming to a close. The 130-foot boat, acting as a tender, ran aground near Point Gravina in Prince William Sound in July last year, leaking 35-hundred gallons of diesel fuel. Kodiak skipper Dale Pruitt was at the helm of boat at the time. Read More »

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