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Write In Vote Tally Announced

Unofficial_tally_write_in_votes(PDF) Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough clerk’s office has released the unofficial tally of write-in votes from Tuesday’s Municipal Election. There were seats on both the assembly and the school board that did not attract any declared candidates when the filing period closed, so several people waged write-in campaigns. The figures, released late Thursday afternoon do not include absentee …

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Ruch Vaseline Campaign Reviewed By NY Times


Jay Barrett/KMXT The newspaper of record for pretty much the entire planet has taken notice of a Kodiak mother of four. The New York Times featured Petal Ruch Wednesday in an article about her staring in the latest advertising campaign for Vaseline Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy body lotion. The web site Vaseline set up for the advertising campaign is: "Prescribe …

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Coast Guard Monitors Disabled Vessel

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Coast Guard is monitoring the transit of the fishing vessel Golden Fleece today to ensure they reach Kodiak safely, after the Seattle-based boat’s propulsion system broke down early this morning (Thursday). The 90-foot Golden Fleece began taking on water through a shaft seal. One of the vessel’s two shafts had sheared off and became dislodged from its …

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Financial Disclosure Exemptions Split Statewide

Jay Barrett/KMXT Voters in the Kodiak Island Borough weren’t the only ones to vote down a measure that would allow officials to use less stringent financial disclosure forms. Propositions were on the ballots in nine Alaska communities, and it failed in five of them. The movement to exempt officials in municipalities around the state is the result of the Alaska …

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Troopers Ask Residents To Be Vigilant

Jay Barrett/KMXT In the aftermath of the night of arson that destroyed eight automobiles and 10-thousand dollars in construction material and equipment, the Alaska State Troopers are urging residents to be even more watchful and to take steps to discourage vandals in their neighborhoods.

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Kodiak C-130 Crew Visits Kotzebue


Doris Thomas, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Anchorage, shows "Coastie the Patrol Boat" to elementary school children and local community members from Kotzebue Monday. A C-130 crew from Air Station Kodiak also made the trip as part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing efforts to prepare for increased shipping traffic in the Arctic as climate change makes it …

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