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Skoda Releases Second Kodiak-Inspired Commercial

Pat Branson in a screen capture from Skoda’s new commercial. Courtesy of Skoda Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Czech car maker, Skoda, has released a second commercial filmed in Kodiak. Last year, a film crew dropped by the island to create a commercial for the first model playing off the island’s wild, untamed reputation. They featured City Mayor Pat Branson in a ... 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 »

Legislature Confirms Board of Fisheries Appointees

Screen capture of Les Gara during joint session on Gavel to Gavel. Courtesy of 360 North Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state legislature confirmed the appointment of three members to the Board of Fisheries Tuesday at its joint session. Board Chair John Jensen of Petersburg and member Reed Morisky of Fairbanks will both return to their seats, while former member Frederick “Fritz” ... Read More »

Kodiak Prepares for Infectious Disease With Ebola Simulation

(Left to right) Nurse Steve, Nurse Lydia, and patient / actor Felicia Roberts during a simulated examination. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Every year on Kodiak Island, the common cold – known locally as the “Kodiak crud” – spreads among city residents. But imagine if a more serious illness or disease entered the population. Like ebola, which spreads through bodily fluids. ... Read More »

Smaller Lots Could Make a Future for Smaller Homes in Kodiak

A tiny house village located in Washington D.C. Photo by Inhabitant / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state of Alaska abounds with creative living situations, from houseboats to yurts, and the tiny house market may have a future in Kodiak. But that starts with Kodiak Island Borough code. According to borough Community Development Director Sara Mason, the tiny house movement is ... Read More »

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