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Talk of the Rock: Science Meets Traditional Food Prep

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with a team combining science and tradition to make one food safe to eat. Regulated organizations under the State of Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program are not allowed to accept or distribute seal oil due to the danger of botulism, a potentially fatal disease caused by bacteria in ... Read More »

A Reflection on Community Archaeology 2016

Patrick Saltonstall stands in front of site. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Patrick Saltonstall stands in front of site. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT This year’s Community Archaeology Program, which turns Kodiak locals into archaeologists, wrapped up this month. It was the last year digging the Kashevaroff site at Womens Bay, and Alutiiq Museum Curator of Archaeology Patrick Saltonstall says this year confirmed a lot of the conclusions they’d previously drawn. He says ... Read More »

For Kodiak College, First Day of Classes Serves as Look Forward

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Yesterday was the first day of classes for Kodiak Island Borough School District middle schoolers and high schoolers, as well as for new and returning Kodiak College students. For some, that means the end of summer. For others, it’s the beginning of an even brighter season, at least for the mind: the school season. Kodiak College Director Alan ... Read More »

Assembly Continues Interest in Conservation Easements

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two groups are asking the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly to sign a contract which would restrict development and otherwise protect the natural resources on Lesnoi-owned Termination Point and Long Island. The Great Lands Trust came before the borough last fall and at different points over the last year hoping it would accept the conservation easement on the properties, ... Read More »

Borough Manager Gives 90-Day Report

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island Borough Manager Michael Powers joined the staff this summer and, last week, he presented his 90-day manager report to the borough assembly at its work session Thursday night. He said he applied a “fresh set of eyes” to the community, and its diversity stood out. He also said he noticed how haphazardly the greater metropolitan area ... Read More »

KHS Bears Remain Impressive and Unbeaten on Gridiron

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The Kodiak High School Bears football team extended its unbeaten streak to three on the new season. Kodiak dropped the Homer Mariners 56 to 32 on Friday at the Joe Floyd Field. The Mariners led early, scoring 15 points in the first quarter, but the Bears led 27-24 at the half and never looked back. Neither team’s defense was particularly ... Read More »

Bears Compete in Bartlett XC Preview Meet

The Kodiak High School Bears cross-country squads both finished at about the middle of the pack at the Bartlett Cross-Country State Preview meet Saturday in Anchorage. The Kodiak boys tied for ninth place with Chugiak High. Both teams scored 275 points. West Anchorage won with 58 points, followed by South Anchorage, Service, Homer and Dimond. Keith Osowski put in a ... Read More »

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