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It’s Pronounced “Two-Bob Crew”

Jay Barrett/KMXT On Saturday, KMXT will present live in concert Toubab Krewe at the Fairgrounds, along with special guests, the Kodiak Island Drummers. Toubab Krewe is a five-member band from North Carolina that fuses West African rhythms with American musical styles. Afro-Pop World Wide’s tongue-in-cheek description of their genre is “Afro-Cowboy-Ninja-Surf” music. Jay Barrett spoke with one of the band’s ... Read More »

Bugs Do Dirty Work

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Mary Donaldson/KMXT There is a business in Kodiak that has a unique method to prepare hunters’ big game trophies. The company, which has 50-thousand workers, would be the island’s largest employer by far, if the owner actually paid them. Mary Donaldson has more. (Nat Sound Intro:04s“…fades out.”) That’s the sound of thousands of workers toiling away at Ken Hanson’s side ... Read More »

State Reaches Agreement On Nordic Viking Spill

Jay Barrett/KMXT The State of Alaska has come to a financial settlement with the former owners of the fishing vessel Nordic Viking. Almost a year ago the 130-foot boat ran aground off of Port Gravina in Prince William Sound, spilling 35-hundred gallons of diesel fuel. A Kodiak man, Dale Pruitt, was the skipper at the time of the grounding. Read More »

Marine Debris Littering Kodiak Coastlines

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Constantly, tons of garbage floating in ocean waters washes onshore on beaches worldwide. In Alaska, the trash fouls beaches and interferes with wildlife habitats. A local nonprofit was formed a few years ago that deals with these issues in Kodiak. Mary Donaldson has this report. Read More »

Drummers Gear Up For Saturday Show

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Kodiak Island Drummers held a free concert on the St. Paul Harbor spit today (Tuesday). The performance was a practice run for this Saturday’s concert at the fairgrounds, where the drummers will open up for North Carolina’s Toubab Krewe. The African influenced group is playing a KMXT sponsored set. Casey Kelly stopped by the drummers’ show and ... Read More »

Rogue Taxicabs Upsets City Council

Jay Barrett/KMXT Rogue taxicabs continue to be a problem in the city of Kodiak. They are run by people who provide rides to and from work or the grocery stores for their neighbors, for a fee smaller than what a licensed taxi would charge. They mainly serve cannery workers and others in the city’s service industries. Read More »

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