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Safety Issues Major Concern in Building Code Exemptions

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Fire and rescue service employees are concerned about how relaxing building codes for certain homes in the borough may affect the public’s safety. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering the exemption of some single-family residences from the building code. Last summer the borough switched from the 2012 international residential code to the 1997 uniform building code, a ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Executive Director Leaving for Lower 48

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum executive director is moving to the Lower 48, and the museum is now searching for a person to fill her place. Tiffany Brunson joined the staff in 2012, and before that had worked as a historic archaeologist for various federal agencies. “An historic archaeologist is an archeologist, so someone who investigates the cultural material of ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Documentary Almost Complete

A screen grab from the "Keep Talking" teaser. Courtesy of Ten Trees Productions

A screen grab from the “Keep Talking” teaser. Courtesy of Ten Trees Productions Kayla Desroches/KMXT A documentary team just came to Kodiak to screen its Alutiiq language film and get feedback. “Keep Talking” covers the revitalization of the Alutiiq language on the island, and records the effort of passing the language down from elders to the younger generation. Director Karen ... Read More »

Air Station Crew Tracks Down Crashed Missionaries

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. ... Read More »

Dance Group Comes to Kodiak

Members of Versa-Style Dance Company. Courtesy of Versa-Style

Members of Versa-Style Dance Company. Courtesy of Versa-Style Kayla Desroches/KMXT A hip-hop group that taps into teen talent in Los Angeles will showcase their art here in Kodiak. Co-founder and co-artistic director of Versa-Style dance company, Leigh Foaad, is traveling with the adult dancers on their Alaska tour. He explains the Versa-Style crew grew out of his work with co-founder, ... Read More »

Search and Rescue Advises Caution When Walking Lakes

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Temperatures around Kodiak dropped for a while, but have recently risen again, and lakes may not be as hockey-ready as they once were. That means people need to exercise caution before they venture onto seemingly frozen bodies of water. Dicky Saltonstall is a member of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue and says there are pretty strong sheets of ... Read More »

Salvation Army Stands Ready in Kodiak

Majors Dave and Lola Davis. Salvation Army photo

Majors Dave and Lola Davis. Salvation Army photo Right about now, on the tail end of a cold snap with holiday bills coming due and taxes around the corner, many families on the edge might find themselves struggling financially. At last week’s Kodiak City Council meeting, Major Dave Davis reminded the community that the Salvation Army can help. “The Salvation ... Read More »

Missile Agency Seeks Comments on Environmental Impacts

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Kodiak residents could see military missiles launch from Narrow Cape at an unprecedented rate, starting as early as late summer, according to an article published Wednesday (Jan. 25) in the trade publication “Inside Defense.” Kodiak Island has not seen a missile launch attempt since an Army rocket exploded on liftoff in 2014. On January 13 the Missile Defense Agency published ... Read More »

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