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Earthquake Boat Exhibit Almost Complete

The Thelma C. (Photo courtesy of Kodiak Maritime Museum Thelma C Collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Construction of the new Kodiak Maritime Museum outdoor exhibit is almost complete at the Spit downtown. Museum executive director Toby Sullivan says workers will soon set up a steel frame to hold the vessel Thelma C, which the museum rebuilt and restored in 2012. He says ... Read More »

Parents Turnout to Talk About How Kodiak Students Are Graded

Homework (Photo by Bertram Nudelbach/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District held a public forum last night to hear if parents want to change the way some students are graded. Melissa Haffeman, the principal of Kodiak Middle School helped moderate the discussion. She says, 6th through 12th grade students are currently assessed on a 0 to 4 scale ... Read More »

Good Salmon Season Means Good Business for Larsen Bay Store

Groceries. (Photo by David Mulder / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The success of Larsen Bay’s seasonal cannery store, Larsen Bay Mercantile, often depends on trends in the salmon season. The better the season, the better the business, says owner Mark Thissen. “For example, comparing with last year where the salmon catch was quite small, you can see it reflected in sales ... Read More »

Arctic Nations Tour Microgrids, Exchange Green Energy Knowledge

Volcanic area of Krafla in Northern Iceland. Iceland uses hot springs like this one for its geothermal energy.(Photo by Fougerouse Arnaud / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program is leading representatives of Arctic nations to Alaska, Canada, Iceland, and Greenland to look at the microgrids in remote communities. The Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy, or ARENA, is in the middle of ... Read More »

Students Document Family Stories

(left to right) Student Anielys Varga, Baranov Museum curator of education Natalie Trenery, student David Castro, and Deborah Bitanga, who’s helping out on the intensive. (Photo by Kayla Dersoches / KMXT) A group of students recently created short documentaries telling the stories of how their families came to Kodiak. The Baranov Museum partnered with St. Mary’s Middle School on the ... Read More »

Set Designers Guide Stage Transformation

Carrie Pigage (left) and Anda Saylor (right) painting an early 1960s Manhattan scene for the community production “It Happens Every Summer.” (Photo by Kodiak Arts Council) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council invited a father-daughter team into Kodiak this week to lead a community theater set design workshop. They conducted the class Sunday and, for the rest of this week, ... Read More »

Kodiak Fisheries Could be Threatened by a Proposition Submitted to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT A recent proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries asks it to limit the amount of salmon fisherman can catch in the Kodiak area. That’s according to Heather McCarty, the fisheries analyst for the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough. At a ... Read More »

City to Install Public Crane Downtown

Stacked fish crates. (Photo by Fiona Baxter / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Vessel owners will soon be able to hoist their catches with a public crane downtown. Harbormaster Lon White spoke with the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group Wednesday at its monthly meeting. He said the public crane will be the first he’s seen in the city during his 36 years in ... Read More »

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