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National Weather Service Makes Students Tsunami Ready

Tsunami hazard zone sign. (Photo by hansol / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Representatives from the National Weather Service visited schools in the City of Kodiak last week to speak about tsunami readiness. Forecaster Joe Wegman says the original goal of visiting the city was to check in on the weather stations, where local observers keep track of things like daily temperature, ... Read More »

Navy Admiral Addresses the Kodiak City Council About Northern Edge 2017

Two guided-missile destroyers sailing in the Western Pacific. ( Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Two U.S. Navy admirals and other personnel visited the Kodiak City Council last night at its regular meeting. They gave a presentation on the navy exercise, Northern Edge which was held earlier this year in the Gulf of ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Film Screens in Canada

Candace Branson speaks about Alutiiq language. Screen cap from trailer of Keep Talking. (Courtesy of Keep Talking) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The creators of a documentary on Alutiiq language – or sugcestun – revitalization are screening the film across the country and will end up back on the island this winter. “Keep Talking” features the stories of Candace Branson, Marya Halvorsen, Lynda ... Read More »

Galley Tables Kicks Off Fifth Season

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community storytelling event Galley Tables kicks off its fifth season tonight. Appropriately for both Friday the 13th and for Halloween, ‘Spooked’ is this week’s theme, and the convention center is the venue. Organizers experimented with where to hold the event for a while. Galley Tables started in ... Read More »

Postmodern Jukebox to Perform

Robyn Adele Anderson performs with Postmodern Jukebox. (Photo by Zaldun Urdina / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A band that plays contemporary tunes with a retro, jazzy twist will visit Kodiak next week. Postmodern Jukebox bass player Adam Kubota says the band is a collective, which means that band members cycle through. “And it’s just some of the most talented people out ... Read More »

A Look Into Kodiak’s Sea Cucumber Dive Fishery

Ivanoff shows off a cooked sea cucumber. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of Kodiak’s smaller fisheries opened last week. Around 20 or 22 people dove for red sea cucumbers during its first 48 hours. Diver Reuben Ivanoff holds up a bag of cooked sea cucumbers. They’re spiky, brownish, and long like slugs. He and the crew, some of ... Read More »

Alaska Nonprofits Band Together to Bring Performers to State

Postmodern Jukebox, the next group coming to Kodiak.Zaldun Urdina / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community arts councils from around the state are meeting in Tacoma, Washington this week. The Arts Northwest Booking Conference is a chance for Alaska nonprofits to agree on which performers to bring into the state. Kodiak Arts Council executive director Katie Oliver says, once there, they’ll watch ... Read More »

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