Recent News

Austerman Settling In

Erik Wander/KMXT When the 26th Alaska State Legislative session opened about two weeks ago, there was a new but familiar face in the State House District 36 seat, Kodiak Representative Alan Austerman, who returned to the Legislature after a six-year absence.

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Threshold Now Offering Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

Erik Wander/KMXT It is now possible to recycle fluorescent light bulbs as well as glass in Kodiak, thanks to the recent efforts of Threshold Recycling Services. Rick Pillans is the manager of Threshold. He spoke about recycling bulbs at the Sustainable Kodiak meeting last week. He said the program began as a collaboration with Alaska Cruise Lines last year when …

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Former Florida Congressman Appointed to AADC Board

Jay Barrett/KMXT A former Florida congressman has been appointed by Governor Sarah Palin to the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation board of directors. Republican David Weldon, of Indialantic, Florida, served in Congress representing Florida’s 15th Congressional District from 1995 to 2008. District 15 is home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A written statement from the …

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Girls Split, Boys Fade, in Fairbanks

Jay Barrett/KMXT On Friday, the Kodiak High School girls downed North Pole 53-to-32. The Bears were lead by Rachel Norton, who downed 18 points. On Saturday, Kodiak fell to West Valley 54-to-41. Meanwhile, the Kodiak High School boys were short-handed on their trip to the Interior, and faded in the second half of games against North Pole and West Valley. …

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Jock of The Rock with Special Guest Sister Barbara

The Nuts of the Round Table get religion as they welcome Buffalo Bills superfan Sister Barbara to the show. Follow the panel’s Super Bowl picks on Super Sunday: Sister Barbara = Pittsburgh over Arizona (no score given); Ron Sears = Arizona 27, Pittsburgh 19; Jay Barrett = Pittsburgh 35, Arizona 21; Nick Sandin = Pittsburgh 24, Arizona 20.

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City, Chamber, Preparing for Tax Holiday

Jay Barrett/KMXT The City of Kodiak’s Tax-Free day is coming up in just over a month, on Saturday, March 7. The plan was patterned after a similar ordinance enacted in Wrangell. On Tax-Free Day, merchants inside city limits will have the option to charge tax or not. The city’s sales tax is six percent, and there is a limit of …

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Sustainability in Kodiak

Erik Wander/KMXT Sustainable Kodiak held its meeting Thursday evening at the Kodiak Refuge Visitors Center. The theme of the evening was "reduce, reuse and recycle" and how that affects the Kodiak community. On hand at the meeting were representatives from several different local organizations, who made presentations and took questions on a variety of topics ranging from garbage to recycling …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: Job growth looks good in the longer term for Alaska – except in the fishing industry; SWAMC will hear about fisheries privatization – and those who don’t think it’s a good idea. Those stories, and comparing sport and commercial fishing’s economic impacts on the state. We had help this week from KBBI’s Casey Kelly in Homer …

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