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Kodiak Puts on the Nutcracker

Lydia Stanford and Nic Gili rehearsing. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Lydia Stanford and Nic Gili rehearsing. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The first performance of the Nutcracker is tonight. The holiday special runs every three years, and the cast has been hard at work rehearsing. Lydia Stanford’s ballet slippers squeak on the auditorium stage. This afternoon, she’s practicing with the male lead dancer, who flew in from Idaho to play the ... Read More »

Borough Agrees to Hold Conservation Easements to Termination Point and Long Island

Members of the public at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Members of the public at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kids played outside the assembly chambers last night during the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. They’d abandoned bags, coats, and papers on the hallway carpet. Their parents were likely among those who filled the assembly chambers for their chance to give comment on ... Read More »

Weather Delays Safeway Food Shipment


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Weather has gotten in the way of some of the food importation to the island, but Kodiak Safeway store manager Mike Murray says staff will work around it. Usually Safeway receives food shipments on Mondays and Wednesdays, and unloads one extra container of perishables on Fridays. This coming Monday, Murray says the barge will skip the island due ... Read More »

Community Planning Day Reaches Year Two


Kayla Desroches/KMXT The second year of Kodiak Strong Planning Day brings promise for new community developments in 2017. The kick-off event last year gathered locals together to decide on goals to work toward. They ended up choosing three: a housing assistance program, a food co-op, and downtown business and cultural events. Event organizer and Healthy Tomorrows coordinator, Merissa Koller Williams, ... Read More »

Art Show to Offer Local Twist Using Embroidery Kits


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak boasts quite a few quilting and knitting shops, and for a town full of crafters, it’s fitting that fiber arts will feature in this upcoming First Friday art walk. The Rookery will show a collaboration between fiber artist Chris Lynch and painter Natasha Pristas. They’ve put together embroidery kits based on Pristas’ designs. Erin Starr Hollow from ... Read More »

Wintry Weather Inline with Revised NWS December Forecast


National Weather Service forecasters have revised their December predictions for much of the Lower 48 and Alaska, according to an announcement released Thursday. Citing what they call a “highly amplified ridge” over the Bering Sea that stretches to the Lower 48 and an Arctic high pressure system with an “anomalous” northerly flow, the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting temperatures to ... Read More »

State Certifies General Election Results

The State of Alaska has made the November 8th General Election results official. The certification Wednesday did not change the results in any of the races Kodiak residents voted on. Representative Louise Stutes is still returning to Juneau, even though her strongest challenger, Duncan Fields picked up six more votes since last week. The final vote totals for local races: ... Read More »

HUD and AHFC Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing


Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK A new federal rule bans smoking in public housing nation-wide. The notice was released Wednesday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and will take effect in 18 months. But Alaska is looking to do that a lot sooner— in five to six months. “April or May,” said Cathy Stone, Director of the Alaska Housing Finance ... Read More »

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