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Painted Rocks Beautify Kodiak, Engage Families

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Rock painted by DeAnn Medina. Photo by DeAnn Medina Kayla Desroches/KMXT The sale of acrylic paints has peaked in Kodiak, and it’s because of a new art craze in town. Painted rocks have been popping up on the local trails, café tables, and even in the meat section of Safeway. The activity, which found success in the Lower 48, has ... Read More »

Village Farmers Explore Guard Geese and the Other Benefits of Local Growing

A White Chinese Goose similar to the one in Ouzinkie. Tracie Hall / Flickr

A White Chinese Goose similar to the one in Ouzinkie. Tracie Hall / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Island communities are growing their own produce and raising their own poultry as part of an ongoing hoop house project, and each village has its unique innovations to add in. Like beekeeping and guard geese. The participating communities of Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie ... Read More »

Villages Conduct Massive Scrap Metal and Hazardous Waste Removal

Baled cubes in Ouzinkie. Courtesy of KANA

Baled cubes in Ouzinkie. Courtesy of KANA Kayla Desroches/KMXT Living on an island can prove a major barrier to getting rid of large, unwanted objects like cars or fridges, especially for small communities like those in the Kodiak Archipelago. In 2015, local partners in Kodiak began the removal of scrap metal and hazardous materials from the six island communities. According ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Turns Art Interactive

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq museum’s new exhibit opened Friday and is called Pililuki, which means “make them” in the Alutiiq language. Activities in the room invite people to interact with Alutiiq culture and history, ... Read More »

Artist Creates Sculptures Using Marine Debris

Marine debris whale by Elizabeth Roberts. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Marine debris whale by Elizabeth Roberts. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Imagine a small black whale. It’s big enough to hold in two hands. Upon further inspection, the whale is made from plastic. But not just one plastic object. Many of them. Like the heel of a shoe, a spear gun handle, and a goggle strap. The whale is a piece ... Read More »

KEA Seeks Faster Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion

Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darren Scott testifying in favor of HR 220. Screen capture via YouTube

Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darren Scott testifying in favor of HR 220. Screen capture via YouTube Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association hopes to speed up an expansion of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project. Congressman Don Young recently introduced a bill, House Resolution 220, for that purpose. On Tuesday, Young spoke before the House Subcommittee on Water, Power, ... Read More »

Old Harbor Student Contributes to PSP Studies

Joan Barnowsky with PSP presentation in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Barnowsky

Joan Barnowsky with PSP presentation in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT A couple of Old Harbor students recently won recognition for their scientific experiments, one which tests for PSP. In late March, the 62nd  Alaska Science & Engineering Fair in Anchorage brought in over 200 submissions.  Among them were Ruby Taylor’s examination of the process of extracting ... Read More »

Firefighter Trainees Test Skill on Real Interior Fire

Firefighter enters building for second rough of live fires. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Firefighter enters building for second round of live fires. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of trainees at the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department tested their mettle on a live fire this weekend. It’s part of a recent addition to the island: the nationally accredited Firefighter One course, which teaches aspiring rescue workers the ins and outs of being a firefighter. ... Read More »

Bill to Offer Protection to Salmon Habitats Through Stricter Permitting Process

Valerie Brown speaks to audience at ComFish. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Valerie Brown (lerft) and Melanie Brown speak to audience at ComFish. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A bill introduced earlier this week could strengthen the legal protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process. Representatives from the Stand for Salmon coalition, which is working toward better legal guardianship of natural resources, spoke at ComFish yesterday. Salmon ... Read More »

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