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Island Air Service Offering Summer Flights To Homer

Island Air Service Attempting To Attract Tourists To Kodiak {audio}images/stories/mp3/island_air_homer_5_may.mp3″] Tourists wanting to make their way to Kodiak will soon have a new option for travel between the island and the mainland, at least for the summer. KMXT’s Casey Kelly reports. Read More »

Northern Edge Starts Today

{audio}images/stories/mp3/080505.northern_edge.mp3″] Thousands of soldiers, sailors and Marines will be conducting war games over large swaths of Alaska and the Gulf during the next two weeks, as the annual Northern Edge exercise kicks off today (Monday). Read More »

Mr. Whitekeys Brings ‘Sleazy Spenard’ To Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT {audio}images/stories/mp3/080502.mr_whitekeys_2way.mp3″] Tomorrow night Alaska’s most famous showman, Mr. Whitekeys, and his band the Spamtones, will be playing two shows to kick off KMXT’s Spring Fundraising Drive. He dropped by our studios yesterday afternoon and chatted with Jay Barrett: — (Mr Whitekeys 2Way 4:44 “… I couldn’t be happier to be in Kodiak.”) The two shows Mr. Whitekeys will ... Read More »

Assembly Pays Legal Bills

Stephens Lawsuit Over Jay Barrett/KMXT It appears that the Mel Stephens versus the Kodiak Island Borough lawsuit is finally over. The assembly voted 5-to-2 last night to pay the legal bills of its members — something that has caused months of tension and contention. There was never any question the legal services of the borough’s contract attorney, Matt Jamin, would ... Read More »

Four Dam Pool Meetings Bring KEA Closer To Buying Terror Lake

{audio}images/stories/mp3/4_dam_pool_2_may.mp3″] Scott Says Deal Should Be Done By The End Of This Year Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darron Scott just returned from the Four Dam Pool Power Agency meeting in Wrangell. The agency is working on a restructuring plan that would allow KEA to purchase the Terror Lake Hydroelectric plant for 38-million dollars. Scott says the meeting was ... Read More »

Maritime Museum Presents Shipwreck Talk

{audio}images/stories/mp3/shipwrecks_24_april.mp3″] Museum Presents Tastes And Tales Of The Sea VI Casey Kelly/KMXT Lisa Polito/KMXT The Kodiak Maritime Museum will present a talk this weekend about a pair of shipwrecks that occurred in Alaska during the first half of the 20th Century. It’s part of the museum’s annual Tastes and Tales of the Sea fundraising dinner. Mike Burwell will give the ... Read More »

US Senate Passes Filipino Veterans Legislation

{audio}images/stories/mp3/filipino_vets_pass_24_april.mp3″] Bill Now Heads To US House The United States Senate Thursday (today) passed a bill to expand veterans’ benefits, including a provision to restore full U.S. veterans’ status to all Filipino World War II vets. Alaska Senator Ted Stevens championed the measure, along with Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka of Hawaii. In a statement read into the Senate ... Read More »

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