Community

Cost Savers’ liquor store license being transferred to new owners, the Native Village of Afognak

The Native Village of Afognak is one step closer to full ownership of the liquor store in Cost Savers, after purchasing the bulk grocery retailer last year. The package store license for the Liquor Cabinet, which is the liquor store owned by Cost Savers in Kodiak, will be transferred to the Native Village of Afognak under Back Bay LLC. The …

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2024 summer ferry schedule features several vessels out of service leaving some coastal Alaskans high and dry

For the second summer in a row, ferry trips across the Gulf of Alaska likely won’t happen. The Alaska Marine Highway System is cutting back summer service, based on its schedule released last month on Jan. 18. AS KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, ongoing staffing issues and overdue maintenance are making reliable service unpredictable for dozens of coastal communities, including Kodiak. …

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Kodiak Police and Fire chiefs urge City Council to address housing issues, help solve staffing deficit

Kodiak’s first responders are struggling, with a dozen vacant positions between both the fire and police departments. Both the fire and police chiefs say a lack of affordable housing options in the city has exacerbated the shortage. Tim Putney is the Kodiak police chief and has been with the department for over 20 years. In a joint letter with the …

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Kodiak Economic Development Corp. elects local electric utility staff member to Board of Directors

The Kodiak Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) elected a new Board Member during its 2024 elections earlier this month. Jessica Johnson, who is the manager of power generation at Kodiak Electric Association, will serve an undetermined amount of time on the KEDC Board of Directors. According to the associate director, Melissa Schoenwether, the Board is currently revising their bylaws, which includes …

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Coast Guard “We Applaud You Day” to be celebrated in Kodiak, Borough Assembly proclaims

The Kodiak Island Borough will formally celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard in three weeks on February 9th. The Borough Assembly passed that proclamation and other business during their regular meeting Thursday night. Mayor Scott Arndt said “Coast Guard We Applaud You Day” recognizes the Coast Guard members and their contributions to the Kodiak community. “We are deeply grateful to the …

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Kodiak FilAm hosts Christmas party to close out the year

Kodiak FilAm celebrated Christmas with loud music, and even a few rounds of musical chairs over the weekend. Kodiak’s population is just about half Filipino and hundreds of people came to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  The event was held in the armory, across from Main Elementary and was filled with celebrators. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Mark-Anthony Vizcocho is the president of Kodiak …

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Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Maritime Museum’s Harbor Lights

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Pam Foreman talks with Kodiak Maritime Museum’s executive director, Toby Sullivan, and former board member, Sue Jeffery about the museum’s holiday event, Harbor Lights, scheduled for December 16, 2023. They also discussed the history of the museum and looked at the future goals of the organization. Listen here:    

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Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Arts Council’s JOY 2023

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin talks with the directing team behind Kodiak Arts Council’s production of Joy 2023, a community choir and orchestra holiday show. Joining Jared at KMXT studios are: Joy choir director, Jill Rohrer Joy orchestra director, Angie Chervenak Kodiak Arts Council’s Performing Arts Program Manager and Joy choir member, Hazel De Los …

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