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Alutiiq Museum Turns Art Interactive

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq museum’s new exhibit opened Friday and is called Pililuki, which means “make them” in the Alutiiq language. Activities in the room invite people to interact with Alutiiq culture and history, ... Read More »

Artist Creates Sculptures Using Marine Debris

Marine debris whale by Elizabeth Roberts. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Imagine a small black whale. It’s big enough to hold in two hands. Upon further inspection, the whale is made from plastic. But not just one plastic object. Many of them. Like the heel of a shoe, a spear gun handle, and a goggle strap. The whale is a piece ... Read More »

KEA Seeks Faster Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion

Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darren Scott testifying in favor of HR 220. Screen capture via YouTube Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association hopes to speed up an expansion of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project. Congressman Don Young recently introduced a bill, House Resolution 220, for that purpose. On Tuesday, Young spoke before the House Subcommittee on Water, Power, ... Read More »

Old Harbor Student Contributes to PSP Studies

Joan Barnowsky with PSP presentation in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT A couple of Old Harbor students recently won recognition for their scientific experiments, one which tests for PSP. In late March, the 62nd  Alaska Science & Engineering Fair in Anchorage brought in over 200 submissions.  Among them were Ruby Taylor’s examination of the process of extracting ... Read More »

Firefighter Trainees Test Skill on Real Interior Fire

Firefighter enters building for second round of live fires. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of trainees at the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department tested their mettle on a live fire this weekend. It’s part of a recent addition to the island: the nationally accredited Firefighter One course, which teaches aspiring rescue workers the ins and outs of being a firefighter. ... Read More »

Bill to Offer Protection to Salmon Habitats Through Stricter Permitting Process

Valerie Brown (lerft) and Melanie Brown speak to audience at ComFish. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A bill introduced earlier this week could strengthen the legal protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process. Representatives from the Stand for Salmon coalition, which is working toward better legal guardianship of natural resources, spoke at ComFish yesterday. Salmon ... Read More »

Arctic Care 2017 Trains and Treats at Same Time

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 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 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 »

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