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Send us your best throwback photos! On the day of our fund drive, October 30, we'll post an album of all throwback photos we've received and the photo with the most "likes" on Facebook will win a special KMXT/KODK prize.

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Not only will you be supporting all of that goodness, but you'll also be entered into a drawing for a set of cross country skis OR a snowboard from Orion's Mountain Sports if you pledge by midnight on October 29! If you're a new member, you'll be entered into a special drawing for a photography package from Simply Lovette Photograpy -- just in time for the holidays.

 

Lots of great stuff this Fall for our pledge drive, including an entire day of retro radio on October 30 (and great food). Stop by, tune in, and pledge right here via the Donate Now button or by calling 486-3181. Thanks! 

 
Aug 13 2014
No Candidates Yet for City Council Race
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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    Another hat has been tossed into the ring that is the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly race. Dan Rohrer filed on Tuesday seeking one of the three, three-year terms.
    He joins Brenda Schwantes, Larry LeDoux and incumbents Tuck Bonney and Dave Kaplan. The third incumbent, Mel Stephens, has not yet filed.
    There’s a single candidate for one of the 10 service, road or fire district seats available. Richard Carstens is running for one of the two seats on the Fire Protection Area Number 1 Board.
    Jeffrey Stewart remains the sole candidate for the two seats coming open on the school board.

    Meanwhile, there are so far no candidates for either of the open seats on the Kodiak City Council. City Clerk Deb Marlar reminds interested city residents that the deadline for filing is 4:30 Friday afternoon. The incumbents are Terry Haines and Randy Bishop.

 
Aug 13 2014
Tusty Sailings Cancelled
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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    The Alaska State Ferry Tustumena is tied up in Homer with mechanical problems.
    The State Department of Transportation issued an alert Tuesday afternoon around 4 that the Tusty would miss its Tuesday sailing from Homer to Seldovia and back, as well as today’s sailing from Homer to Port Lions and Kodiak.
    The Ferry System expects the Tusty to resume its regular schedule tomorrow (Thursday), arriving in Port Lions at 7 a.m. Friday before it heads on to Ouzinkie and Kodiak.
    Marine Highway staff is contacting affected passengers, but for more information you can call your local ferry terminal toll-free at 800-642-0066.

 
Aug 12 2014
Talk of the Rock: Alutiiq Language Documentary
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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            On today's edition of Talk of the Rock we'll hear a conversation with film director and producer Karen Weinberg. She recently just wrapped up filming for a documentary that highlights Alutiiq language revitalization efforts here in Kodiak.

 
Aug 12 2014
Tustumena Aids Fishing Vessel
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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           The Alaska Ferry Tustumena lived up to its nickname Trusty Tusty on Monday. While traveling from Sand Point to Old Harbor, the ferry helped tow a fishing vessel to safety.
           Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker said the F/V Pacific Storm contacted the Coast Guard just after 7 a.m. reporting a broken transmission. The boat was anchored near Tugidak Island, and the Coast Guard issued a marine assist broadcast.
          Alaska Marine Highway System Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said the Tustumena was returning from its Aleutian Chain route when it picked up the broadcast and aided the vessel just before noon. 
          “The area that the Pacific Storm happened to be anchored was actually on the same tracking line that the Tustumena usually sails and so the vessel kept its course and was able to provide assistance and tow the vessel into a safer area, into Alitak Bay.”   

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Aug 12 2014
Documentary Focuses on Alutiiq Language
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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           Almost three years ago, Karen Weinberg came to Kodiak for the first time to teach a film editing course at the college. Little did she know, that visit would be the first of many, and the beginning of a documentary film project she never imagined producing.
          Weinberg is the creative director of Ten Trees Productions, a Chicago-based film company and the producer and director of  Keep Talking – a documentary film still under production that explores Alutiiq language revitalization in Kodiak.
          The idea for the film came from Weinberg’s first trip to Kodiak, when she realized why students were learning to work with film.
          “My entire class was learning the software to further preserve and grow their movement to save their language and culture. And that’s not your typical class. I’m used to classes of aspiring film makers so I was blown away by how important the objective was in  my class. They had been doing interviews with elders they had been doing all sorts of things for many years it turns out and I didn’t know anything about language preservation really.”  

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