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Talk of the Rock: Tsunami Warning

On today’s Talk of the Rock, KMXT delves more into this morning’s tsunami warning with Dan Belanger, Earthquake & Tsunami Program Manager with the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He explains why this earthquake didn’t cause a tsunami and talks about the new Kodiak area tsunami inundation maps, which were released last year. Read More »

Artist connects with father’s memory through painting

“Reflections of the Seasons” by Danielle Larsen, painting in oil. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Larsen) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is building up its permanent collection with modern art. The museum recently acquired a new painting through a Museums Alaska grant. The artist, Danielle Larsen, lives in Anchorage and her piece, Reflections of the Seasons, shows a ... Read More »

Kodiak residents wake up to tsunami sirens after earthquake

People seek shelter during a tsunami warning. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT A strong earthquake shook Alaska in the middle of the night. Coastal communities were issued a tsunami warning soon after. People in Kodiak rushed to get to higher ground as quickly as possible. A peaceful night in Kodiak was shattered by the howl of tsunami sirens after a ... Read More »

Demonstrators gather in Kodiak for 2018 Women’s March

Kodiak’s Women’s March 2018. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Kodiak joined cities across America this weekend by hosting its second annual Women’s March. People of all ages gathered with their hats, mittens, and homemade signs to walk for women’s rights. KMXT’s Mitch Borden was there and has this report. Kodiak kicks off its second Women’s March on a chilly, ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Larry LeDoux

Larry LeDoux with campers. (Photo courtesy of Larry LeDoux) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs. They contain more than just facts and dates. They’re also evidence of everyday life: the restaurants people went to, the entertainment that filled their days, and the people they spent their time with. In this three-part series, ... Read More »

Borough discusses how to determine a conflict of interest

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly deliberates. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The question of what constitutes a conflict of interest once again took center stage at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting on Thursday. The borough defines a conflict of interest as an individual having a substantial direct or indirect financial interest in a topic or decision. An ordinance ... Read More »

Kodiak Special Olympics looks to refresh and revitalize

Dan Canavan. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The longtime director of Special Olympics Kodiak is moving onto other things. Special Olympics is an international nonprofit that gives athletes with intellectual disabilities a chance to participate in group sports like floor hockey or individual activities like powerlifting. Nicolle Egan, vice president of Special Olympics Alaska, grew up in ... Read More »

Watch Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

Governor Walker will present his State of the State address from Juneau at 7:00 p.m. tonight. You can watch it live from the here (click “read more”) or tune in to KODK 90.7 FM to listen on your radio. Or you can have the best of both worlds and listen to the Borough meeting on KMXT 100.1 FM starting at ... Read More »

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