Rasmuson Foundation Grant Funds Alutiiq Museum Painting Purchases

Painting of iris by Cathy Cordry Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum will feature the work of two artists this coming year thanks to support from the Rasmuson Foundation. Both artists have connections to Kodiak and incorporate its natural resources into their paintings. Cathy Cordry is a Kodiak City resident and her series of paintings depicts Kodiak flowers and plants. Each ... Read More »

One Advisory Committee to Fishery Management Council Seeks Social Sciences Input

North Pacific Fishery Management Council logo Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Scientific and Statistical Committee advises the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and met last week in Kodiak, at the same time as the Council and the Advisory Panel are also meeting in town. Friday, the SSC spoke with the council and defended its idea to start a social science team in ... Read More »

Local Project Organizer Seeks Funding for Industrial Arts District

Anjuli Grantham. Photo by Breanna Peterson Kayla  Desroches/KMXT Kodiak City is a finalist for a grant which would fund art and infrastructure downtown. Imagine walking through the area and seeing community murals and metal railings that double as art pieces. Historian and writer, Anjuli Grantham, is the driving force behind the project and says she was one of 80 finalists ... Read More »

A Look Into the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel

Advisory panel meeting on the observer program. Theresa Peterson sits on left. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets this week in Kodiak for one of its five annual meetings and there are a couple of advisory groups that also get together. One is called the Scientific and Statistical Committee and the other is called the ... Read More »

Frozen Yogurt Shop to Open in Kodiak

Frozen yogurt. Global Panorama / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A self-serve froyo shop will open downtown this month. That’s frozen yogurt – it’s the healthier, lighter alternative to ice cream, and it comes in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and a tart plain. But it also comes in fruity variations, like banana, or dessert-themed ones, like cheese cake. That’s the favorite of ... Read More »

High Levels of Toxin Found in Kodiak Shellfish

Steamed butter clams. Yu Morita / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A person recently fell ill with parasitic shellfish poisoning after consuming butter clams from Roslyn beach in the Chiniak area. Julie Matweyou, Kodiak agent with the Alaska Seagrant Marine Advisory Program, says the incident was nonfatal, but the clam samples came back with an extremely high level of toxin. “Just to ... Read More »

Uyak Bay Fire Victims Identified

Silvana Regina Sutanto. Photo via the Straits Times and Instagram /silsutantophoto Jay Barrett and Kayla Desroches/KMXT Authorities have identified the remains of a person who died in a fire at a Kodiak Island lodge as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian woman. At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a blaze broke out in the main guest cabin at the Spirit of Alaska ... Read More »

Rats Run Rampant in Kodiak this Season

A Norway rat. Photo byBayer CropScience UK / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT It looks like it’ll be a ratty season for Kodiak. The rodents are running rampant this year, at least according to one local pest control technician, BJ Johnson from American Pest Management. “It is definitely a rat season. I monitor, because I’ve done it so long, I monitor the ... Read More »

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