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Two Actors Adapt the Narnia World to the Stage

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Matt Freeman and Stephanie Ann Foster. Photo by Devin Cooper Kayla Desroches/KMXT The world of Narnia will soon come to the Kodiak stage. San-Francisco based actor Stephanie Ann Foster adapted one of the novels in C.S. Lewis’ famous series and it’ll debut here in town. And two actors will portray all the characters. Foster’s co-actor, local teacher Matt Freeman, says ... Read More »

Grundens to be Crab Fest 2017 Theme

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The theme of Crab Fest 2015 was Xtratuf, and Crab Fest 2017 brings with it another wearable theme: Grundens. The name brings to mind waterproof bib overalls and other raingear that fishermen might find useful against the wind, the waves, and the wet. Stephanie DeLaGarza, community relations director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, manages the crab festival and says ... Read More »

315 Days of 2016 Were Abnormally Warm in Kodiak

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On Sunday, January 1st, after all 366 days of 2016 had come and gone, a climate scientist with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks finished a project that literally required the entire year’s worth of data. Rick Thoman, is the client science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska Region. He looked at temperatures around the entire state ... Read More »

Volunteer Nominated as Wellness Champion at Local Planning Day

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A volunteer in the community won recognition as “wellness champion” at the recent Kodiak Strong Planning Day. Healthy Tomorrows, which organizes the planning day, started collecting nominations in October, and announced Steve Rounsaville as this year’s champion at the event. Rounsaville is a former fisherman and teacher who both coaches and mentors kids. He says as his own ... Read More »

New Executive Brings non-Profit and Social Media Savvy to Threshold

Kodiak’s recycling center, which is also a reliable place of employment for many residents with developmental difficulties, has a relatively new executive director who is just wrapping up her first three months on the job. Stephanie Mason took over the helm of Threshold Services on October 1st. “Once I heard about threshold and Threshold’s mission, I was so excited about ... Read More »

2016 Year End Review

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Kayla Desroches / KMXT The year 2016 was one of change, sometimes drastic. Not just throughout the world, but here at home, too. Our borough has a new mayor, a new manager, and is soon going to need a new superintendent of schools. A Czech car company named an SUV for our town in the past year, and just a ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report 29 December 2016

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Coming up on this last show of the year, we take a peek at the IPHC’s crystal ball for its January meeting, the dearth of chinook in the Chilkat drainage looks like it’ll continue, and, we get a follow up on the trans-boundary mine situation. All that and more, as we wrap up 2016 on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We ... Read More »

Deadline Approaching for Deciding on Marijuana Regulations

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Time is almost up for the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough to decide how marijuana businesses should look in their areas. The city council and borough assembly updated each other on their progress at their joint work session last week. Each body has a committee to advise it on regulation for marijuana business and cultivation. At ... Read More »

Preliminary Forecast Predicts Above Average Pink Season in 2017

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently released its preliminary 2017 salmon forecasts for the Kodiak Management Area, and it paints a much rosier picture for pink salmon in the new year. The humpy harvest in 2016 was an unmitigated disaster for Kodiak fishermen, with just 3.25-million fish delivered, on a forecast of 16.2-million. The wild pink salmon harvest, ... Read More »

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