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 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

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 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 »

Turning Scrap Metal Into Word Art

Artwork by Miranda and Malachi Stohl. Photo courtesy of Miranda Stohl Kayla Desroches/KMXT First Friday today brings with it another round of local talent, and that includes a couple who turns metal scraps into word art. Miranda Stohl explains she and her husband search the junk yard for unique car hoods and doors, wash them, and cut them into their ... Read More »

Assembly Votes Down Building Code Exemptions

Members of the public at the beginning of the regular meeting. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of the community filled the room at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting last night, and the majority of those to speak to the assembly would comment on possible building code exemptions. The borough assembly has been considering those exemptions as a way ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Documentary Almost Complete

A screen grab from the “Keep Talking” teaser. Courtesy of Ten Trees Productions Kayla Desroches/KMXT A documentary team just came to Kodiak to screen its Alutiiq language film and get feedback. “Keep Talking” covers the revitalization of the Alutiiq language on the island, and records the effort of passing the language down from elders to the younger generation. Director Karen ... Read More »

Air Station Crew Tracks Down Crashed Missionaries

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. ... Read More »

Dance Group Comes to Kodiak

Members of Versa-Style Dance Company. Courtesy of Versa-Style Kayla Desroches/KMXT A hip-hop group that taps into teen talent in Los Angeles will showcase their art here in Kodiak. Co-founder and co-artistic director of Versa-Style dance company, Leigh Foaad, is traveling with the adult dancers on their Alaska tour. He explains the Versa-Style crew grew out of his work with co-founder, ... Read More »

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