Recent News

Talk of the Rock: Crab Fest

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches talks with a boat safety expert in recognition of National Safe Boating week and brings in Stephanie DeLaGarza from the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce to chat about Crab Fest. Read More »

Little School of Dance Owner and Director Retires

Molly Brodie. Courtesy of Molly Brodie Kayla Desroches/KMXT The owner and director of the Little School of Dance retired this weekend after more than 20 years with the company. Molly Brodie says when she first moved to Kodiak in 1994, she taught at a couple of different dance studios, but soon took over the Little School of Dance. Back then, ... Read More »

Navy to Scan Kodiak Waters for WWII Explosives

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Next month, the Navy will scan Kodiak and Unalaska waters for World War II era munitions using underwater drones. It’s part of an ongoing effort to eventually remove the explosives. What could happen and whether the historic weapons would detonate is unclear. Navy public affairs officer Leslie Yuenger explains how someone’s treasured artifact – collected on a casual ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum to Exhibit Old Harbor Artist’s Treasured Piece

Nacaq, a beaded headdress by Alutiiq artist Kayla Christiansen. Photograph courtesy the UA Museum of the North and the Sitka National Historic Park Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository supports Alaska Native artists locally and statewide, and it just announced the acquisition of a couple of beaded art pieces, including a headdress from an artist in Old Harbor. ... Read More »

Forum to Cover Right to Food and What it Means in Kodiak

Rhubarb, a popular plant in Kodiak. Jessica Quinn / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Local gardeners who grow their own produce are generally trying to achieve the same thing as people behind community projects like the Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative: ready access to local foods. It can be a challenge for city residents to buy fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables, and even ... Read More »

Falcons Fly in for International Migratory Bird Day

Peregrine falcon in Sitka. Photo by Harvey Barrison / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Saturday is Kodiak’s celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, and a couple of birds will be flying in for the occasion via plane. The visiting falcons – the merlin and the peregrine – are found all over North America, including Kodiak. They’ll be dropping by the Kodiak National ... Read More »

Kodiak Biologists to Conduct Bear Population Survey

A female (sow) pauses at the edge of a waterfall, surveying potential fishing opportunities. Lisa Hupp/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT The spring bear hunting season closed Monday, and that means it’s time for local biologists to do their bear survey. Every year, if the weather allows, they choose a sample area to fly over to get an estimate of the season’s bear ... Read More »

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