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USCG Middle East Commander Calls Kodiak Home


Capt. Matthew Bell, commanding officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, salutes Capt. Glenn Grahl at a change of command ceremony for Coast Guard forces in the Middle East Monday. The salute signifies that Capt. Bell has properly relieved Capt. Grahl. Bell and his family live in Kodiak. (Coast Guard photo by ETC Christopher Smith, Patrol Forces Southwest Asia). …

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School Board To Announce New Member Wednesday

Casey Kelly/KMXT Most of the major players are out of town, but the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education plans to hold a special meeting telephonically tomorrow (Wednesday) to select a replacement for Peggy Tuttle, who resigned from the board recently. KMXT’s Casey Kelly reports.

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Brewery Offers Locally Filtered Water

Mary Donaldson/KMXT The beer that you buy at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company is made with water from local streams, filtered right here in town. And now it’s being used for more than just brewing beer. A month ago, the brewery began selling inexpensive, locally filtered water. Mary Donaldson has more.

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Service District One: Representation Without Taxation?

Jay Barrett/KMXT Some residents of Service District One, the sprawling taxation region to the east of city limits responsible for road maintenance, do not pay the same taxes as their neighbors. That’s because the borough has exempted them because they access their property from a state road, not a borough-maintained one. Rezanof and Otmeloi are two of the main roads …

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Business In Chiniak

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Business along the Chiniak Highway seems grim. With gas prices on the rise, the Kodiak Island Winery forced out of business and the Roads End Restaurant closed down for second summer in a row, what attractions are left to draw people to the end of the road? Mary Donaldson has this report.

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Kodiak Guardsman Assumes USCG Middle East Command


Capt. Matthew Bell, the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, addresses the audience at a change of command ceremony for Coast Guard forces in the Middle East today (Monday). Bell is a former commanding officer of the USCG Cutter Alex Haley, homeported in Kodiak, where his family still lives. He takes over as commanding officer for …

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School Board Adopts Master Plan For New KHS

Casey Kelly/KMXT Over the past year, school officials in Kodiak have been talking about the need to replace or completely renovate Kodiak High School. A facilities study carried out by district staff showed the current school to be inadequate in terms of classroom size, vocational space, offices, and simple design. On Thursday, the school board approved a master plan for …

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Washington Man Arrested In Izhut Bay Stabbings

Associated Press The Alaska State Troopers say a 33-year-old Washington State man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his crewmates on that fishing boat in Izhut Bay Wednesday. Troopers arrested Shane Flemens, of Wenatchee, Washington, on Wednesday. Troopers say Flemens was aboard the fishing boat Kilokak, in Izhut Bay, on the southeast coast of Afognak Island, …

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