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Preschool Uses Language Immersion to Teach Alutiiq

Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Students and teachers in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq language immersion preschool opened in Kodiak last month. The Sun’aq Tribe received a $2 million grant from the Administration for Native Americans to establish the nest school and keep it going over five years. Teachers use song to transition the kids between open play ... Read More »

Kodiak Hockey League to Compete in Eagle River

Two hockey players face off on a frozen lake. Tyler / Flickr

Two hockey players face off on a frozen lake. Tyler / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Hockey League will participate in the tier 4 state tournament this weekend. Members of KHL get the opportunity to travel all over North America to take part in hockey competitions, but for this coming state tournament, they’ll head to Eagle River. Carly and Hannah ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just announced its volunteer of the year, Julia Fine, a former museum intern from Massachusetts with a love for language. The Stanford graduate first came to Kodiak in 2013 to focus on language instruction and, since then, has returned multiple times. As befitting a volunteer of the year, ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, six fishermen are lost in the Bering Sea after their crabber disappears within sight of St. George Island; three others are rescued after going hard aground near Akutan, and Southeast fishermen are gearing up for crabbing that opens Friday. All that and more, on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KUCB’s Laura Kraegel ... Read More »

Dr. Bob Looks Back at His Dad’s Namesake, the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library

Dr. Bob and Marian Johnson stand in front of the old library building on Mill Bay Rd., previously the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Dr. Bob and Marian Johnson stand in front of the old library building on Lower Mill Bay Rd., which is currently going through asbestos abatement in the days preceding its demolition. Sensing equipment is set up by the door. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The building that once housed a well-loved institution is about to be demolished. The former A. Holmes ... Read More »

Emergency Service Officials Rethink Escape Plan in Light of Draft Tsunami Inundation Zones

Chief Mullican speaks to the Kodiak Island Local Emergency Planning Committee. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Chief Mullican speaks to the Kodiak Island Local Emergency Planning Committee. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT People around coastal Alaska are looking at how draft tsunami inundation maps could affect their communities. New data from the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management means that the 100-foot-line – or the boundary of the inundation zone – may be moved. Kodiak ... Read More »

Kodiak to be Site of Tern Study

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Arctic Tern.Lindsay Robinson / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak will be one of three sites where scientists will study colonies of seabirds called terns, their movements during the breeding season and their winter migratory patterns. Robin Corcoran, bird biologist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, says it’s a collaborative research project with the refuge, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, ... Read More »

Author Presents History of Icelandic Women at Sea

Seawomen of Iceland cover. Courtesy of margaretwillsonbooks.com

Seawomen of Iceland cover. Courtesy of margaretwillsonbooks.com Kayla Desroches/KMXT An author coming to Kodiak will speak on her book, “Seawomen of Iceland,” which covers the history of women on fishing vessels in Icelandic waters. Author Margaret Willson has a background in fishing and now works as an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington with the Department of Anthropology ... Read More »

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