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Arctic Care 2017 Trains and Treats at Same Time

Former AC Value Center building where Arctic Care is being held. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Former AC Value Center building where Arctic Care is being held. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The former AC Value Center building is busier than usual. People are lining up in the hopes of getting free medical care for themselves and their pets. And they’re getting that through Arctic Care 2017. Arctic Care is a required training program for reserve and ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Hires Collections and Exhibits Manager

Amanda Lancaster. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum

Amanda Lancaster. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository houses a collection of more than 250,000 items, and has had no one to officially catalog or care for the artifacts since Collections and Exhibits Manager Marnie Leist left the museum this winter. Now, someone from a much flatter, warmer land has moved onto the ... Read More »

Larry LeDoux Chosen as School District Superintendent

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Come July, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will have a new superintendent: current borough assemblyman Larry LeDoux. Current Superintendent Stewart McDonald turned in his notice of resignation last year, and earlier this month it came down to LeDoux and two other finalists, Cyndy Mika in Texas and Glen Szymoniak ... Read More »

2017 Ron Sears Memorial Bench Press Results

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  Participants in the 9th Annual Ron Sears Memorial Bench Press (from l. to r.) C. Kavanaugh, D. Clarkston, A. Dolph, M. Griffin, L. Knight, A. Canavan, P. Smitley, A. Smitley, C. Pierce, J. Pedersen, H. Norton, D. Warren, A. Mells, J. Fortaliza, L. Mendez. Not pictured, G. Stapleton   The bench press is an annual fundraising event for KMXT, ... Read More »

When it Comes to Cabbage, Bigger Could be Better

A giant cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer in 2009. Travis / Flickr

A giant cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer in 2009. Travis / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The United States has sometimes been said to follow the “bigger is better,” philosophy, from trucks to portions sizes. Well, why not apply that same idea to a slightly healthier American product? Like a vegetable. Or, specifically, a cabbage. Midge Short is an ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report – ‘Son of Blob’ Found Near Homer

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Coming up this week, the Sitka Tribe would like to see changes to how herring are managed, part of The Blob, let’s call it “Blob Jr.,” had some significant effects on Kachemak Bay, and how Fish and Game is coping with ongoing budget cuts in the face of the state’s fiscal situation. We had vital contributions this week from KCAW’s ... Read More »

Descendants Gather to Welcome Chirikof Ancestors Home

The boxes of remains transported from Anchorage to the Kodiak state airport. The ancestral remains are packed within many different layers, including various boxes, for safety. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Father Innocent Dresdow performs service on the remains in the room where they’re being kept, in a lower level of the Alutiiq Museum. Photo by April Laktonen Counceller / Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT After years of work, ancestral remains from a 19th century settlement on Chirikof Island have returned home. In the 1960s, archaeologists removed the bones from Chirikof, which ... Read More »

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 »

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