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KODK is back on the air. Thanks to Steve and John at APBI in Anchorage who helped us get a loaner transmitter and to Joe Stevens and Willy who ran up the mountain in this nasty wind after running a bunch of tests to get it ready to do it's thing...90.7 FM is back bringing you spectacular alternative public radio programming in Kodiak.
Sep 28 2015
Water Conservation Measures Requested as City Reservoir Dips Below 50 Percent
Monday, 28 September 2015
Jay Barrett/KMXT
Kodiak Island, while not the rainiest place in Alaska with 77-inches per year, still gets twice the national average. But a wet spring sandwiched between a relatively snowless winter and a dry summer has not been enough to keep the city of Kodiak’s water reservoir full.

On Friday, Kodiak City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski's office issued a request for businesses and residents to conserve water usage because the reservoir has fallen to less than 50-percent full.

She wrote that the persistently mild weather here this summer has limited rainfall, and is not expected to change right away.

At 49 inches of precipitation since January 1st, Kodiak is more than four-inches below normal for this time of year.

Kniaziowski asked citizens to conserve water use in daily routines, such as quick showers, turning off the water when brushing teeth, postponing a car wash, and making sure taps are not dripping. She said conservation efforts must continue until Kodiak receives substantial rainfall.

Meanwhile, the especially dry summer has not caused water levels at Terror Lake, where Kodiak Electric Association generates most of its power, to drop excessively. According to KEA figures online, the water level as of August 26th, the latest measurement posted, was still 128 feet above the minimum water level of 1,280 feet. Dependence on hydro-electric power has dropped three percent so far this year, as the Pillar Mountain wind farm picked up more of the generation load.

Of course, the warm and dry summer also contributed to the Twin Creeks Fire in Chiniak, which, at over 4,000-acres, was one of the largest in the Kodiak Archipelago's history. The entire borough remains under an open fire burn ban.
Sep 28 2015
14th Consecutive Region Title for Kodiak Runners
Monday, 28 September 2015
Jay Barrett/KMXT
It was a pretty good weekend for Kodiak High School athletes.

In the Class 4-A division of the Region III cross country championships at Colony High the Kodiak boys won another team title, led by Michael Parnell edging Keith Osowski by one second, as the pair took first and second. The Bears also had Jack Hannah and Rickie McKinny in sixth and seventh, also separated by one second. Kodiak’s 33 points easily outpaced the other schools, with Wasilla running up 67 in second and host Colony 68. Soldotna, Palmer and Kenai rounded out the field.

The Kodiak girls placed fourth overall with 90 points. Kenai won, with 31, followed by Colony and Soldotna. Palmer and Wasilla brought up the rear.

Two Kodiak sophomores handily won the SoHi Pentathlon, which forces each swimmer to compete in every event – their specialties and the others, and the cumulative low time wins. 

Boys division first place Talon Lindquist was more than five seconds ahead of second place with a combined time of 2-minutes 35 seconds. With two other swimmers in the top 10, Luke James in sixth and Nathan Schauff in ninth, the Bears won the boys team title with 50 points. Soldotna was second with 43, followed by Colony, Homer, Palmer and Wasilla.

Marina Cummiskey beat the field in the girls division by nearly three seconds with a time of 3-minutes 5.6-seconds in winning four of her five races. Hannah Glover placed ninth, and the Kodiak girls were third overall, scoring 36 points. Colony won with 47 points, followed by Soldotna with 37. Palmer and Homer rounded out the field.

The Kodiak volleyball team once again faced off against Dimond High School in the West Spiketacular, and once again, the Lynx edged the Bears. Dimond won 25-16 and 25-23 for its fourth straight title in the state’s biggest high school volleyball tournament.

Kalameli Matutia had seven kills and Richell Walker posted three blocks for the Bears, as Ryana Recustodio recorded 10 digs and Tracy Gatter had a dozen assists.

Kodiak was perfect during day one of the Spiketacular, and wound up 9-and-3 in pool play. Once advancing to the “gold” bracket against the other top teams, the Bears downed South Anchorage 20-25, 25-18 and 15-11 before advancing to face Dimond.

On the gridiron up in Palmer, the Bears fell to the Moose 41-20 on Saturday. Kodiak has a record of 3-and-4 and hosts Barrow in the season finale this weekend.
Sep 26 2015
City to Turn Pletnikoff Investigation Over to Others
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Jay Barrett/KMXT
In a brief e-mail at 4 p.m. Friday, the Kodiak Police Department announced that it will turn over investigation of the Pletnikoff assault case to others.

The announcement from Chief Ronda Wallace's office said it had completed the first phase of its investigation and that, quote, “the next step is a formal investigation conducted by a qualified independent investigator.” 

The statement did not say who or what agency that might be.

In the meantime, the attorneys for the city contacted KMXT on Friday regarding our Freedom of Information Act request for documents surrounding the September 16th encounter between three police officers and Kodiak resident Nick Pletnikoff. KMXT was given instructions how to request the records we seek from the City Clerk's office, which is the city's keeper of records.
Sep 25 2015
City Hires Alabama CPA as New Finance Director
Friday, 25 September 2015
Kelly Clinton Mayes 
Jay Barrett/KMXT
The City of Kodiak has a new, permanent finance director. City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski made the announcement earlier this month that Kelly Clinton Mayes has accepted the job.

Mayes comes from Alabama where she was a certified public accountant, performing audits throughout various fields beyond government, including nonprofits, manufacturing, shipping and the automotive industries. Her degree in accounting comes from the University of Southern Alabama in Mobile.

Kniaziowski said Mayes' experience and energy provides the finance department with an energetic and skilled leader.

Mayes took over from Karl Swanson, who served as an interim finance director after long-time director Mary Munk resigned. 
Sep 25 2015
Ensley To Spend 30 Months in Prison For Unprovoked Beating
Friday, 25 September 2015
Jay Barrett/KMXT
A Kodiak man who sneaked onto the Coast Guard Base earlier this year and severely assault a civilian employee, was sentenced this week to two-and-a-half-years in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline sentenced 51-year-old Michael Ensley to 30-months and ordered him to pay the victim $28,000 in restitution. He had faced up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine.

Ensley, a local sportsfishing guide with Happy Hooker Charters, pleaded guilty on June 1st to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On February 16th of this year, Ensley made his way illegally onto Coast Guard Base Kodiak, went to the Commissary, and according to the complaint, he grabbed a man by the throat and beat him unconscious, and continued to beat him after he was on the ground. The victim, who was not named, required multiple surgeries to repair numerous facial fractures. Ensley then fled the scene but a several-hours-long manhunt on the base eventually found him hiding nearby.

Ensley attacked the man because he suspected he was the person who was having an affair with his wife. But that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. 
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