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Talk of the Rock: Special Olympics

From left to right, Lindsay Knight, Nicolle Egan, and Janet Baker. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with organizers of Special Olympics Alaska. Joining her are vice president Nicolle Egan, commissioner of powerlifting Lindsay Knight, and volunteer Janet Baker. They chat about the role of Special Olympics in ... Read More »

Strong winds cause power outages

KEA wind turbine. (Photo by LaniElderts/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Over the weekend, communities on Kodiak’s road system experienced power outages. According to a press release from the Kodiak Electric Association, that included Bells Flats, Monashka Bay, Chiniak, Pasagshak, and even downtown Kodiak. The reason for the power loss was strong winds on Saturday that plagued the region. According to the press ... Read More »

St. Mary’s School installs new stage

Co-principal Brian Cleary and students put together new stage. From left to right, Aiden Medeiros, Alexa Lochman, and Cleary. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT St. Mary’s school is holding another Kodiak Grind, a new talent show based on the Monthly Grind in Sitka, and they just got a new stage. A few middle school students are working ... Read More »

Environmental group protested for being transphobic

Signs made by J to protest Deep Green Resistance. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT An environmental group gave a presentation in Kodiak last week, but instead of only discussing the state of the planet, the conversation turned to something unexpected — gender politics. KMXT’s Mitch Borden reports on how the community responded. Deep Green Resistance was in Kodiak to talk ... Read More »

Moment in Kodiak: Myrtle Olsen

C.A. band with local ladies, possibly in the ski chalet in the early 1940s. Myrtle Olsen second from far left. (Photo from the Baranov Museum collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rich history is recorded in historical documents, firsthand accounts, and photographs.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 ... Read More »

Baranov Museum receives funds for stone artifacts

Collections manager Michael Bach in Baranov Museum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum just received a grant for its collection of stone artifacts. The Baranov museum is also called the Russian-American Magazin and the Erskine House. In Kodiak, it’s known for covering the Russian side of local history while the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository ... Read More »

Kodiak City Council gets a preview of what the state legislature will focus on in 2018

Alaska State Capitol. (Photo by Mark Hogan/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Kodiak’s State Senator, Gary Stevens, and State Representative Louise Stutes visited the Kodiak City Council at its work session on Tuesday (1/9). They were there to give the council an update of what the legislature will focus on in its upcoming session. It didn’t seem like a surprise to anyone when Senator ... Read More »

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