Local Election Results Are In

A future voter seems just a little distracted as mom fills her ballot Tuesday afternoon at the Mission Precinct polling place at Bayside Fire Hall. Voting was brisk, with nearly 1,000 ballots cast by early afternoon. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo Kayla Desroches and Jay Barrett/KMXT It is a close race for House District 32, which covers Kodiak, south Kachemak Bay, Cordova ... Read More »

Frame Shop to Exhibit Illustrated Children’s Book

Archer and Ember illustration. By Anjanette Larsen-Vainio Kayla Desroches/KMXT This month’s First Friday Art Walk brings with it a selection of exhibits across town, including one children’s book based on two Siberian huskies. They belong to Krystin Leghorn, who says the book “An Alaskan Adventure with Archer and Ember” follows her two dogs across Kodiak as they run into various ... Read More »

The Bird that Inspired Poe’s “The Raven”

Raven in flight. Joe Pell / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Today is Halloween, and many a middle-schooler will remember their teachers pulling out a classic holiday poem to read on this day: “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. What is it about ravens that’s so fascinating or frightening? Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.” That’s a well-known line from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem ... Read More »

Voices from the Audience: State House Debate

Audience at debate. Candidates in background (left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 participated in the State House Debate Tuesday night. Republican incumbent Louise Stutes, Democrat Brent Watkins, and Independent Duncan Fields answered questions and tried to give voters an idea of their ... Read More »

Bottom Line at State House Debate: It’s All About the Budget

(Left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins, and moderator Cliff Davidson. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 shared their views and suggested budget solutions at the State House Debate in Kodiak Tuesday night. Independent Duncan Fields, Republican incumbent Louise Stutes, and Democrat Brent Watkins sat side by side for ... Read More »

As Winter Approaches, What to do About the Blues

Rain on window. Photo by Jerry Raia / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The shrinking number of daylight hours combined with dropping temperatures may bring on the winter blues for some people. It may even trigger a case of seasonal depression, commonly known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Kodiak mental health therapist Susan Philo says what most people call SAD is ... Read More »

Seafood Landings Up – But Value Down – in Many 2015 Alaska Fisheries

The National Marine Fisheries Service released its annual snapshot of the nation’s fisheries Wednesday morning. Among other things, it showed that Americans ate, on average, one more pound of seafood in 2015 than they did in 2014 – now up to 15-and-a-half pounds. Dutch Harbor is still the U.S. port with the most tonnage crossing the docks, with 787-million in ... Read More »

Artify and Swap a Postcard

Postcard by Shelly Lawson. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council is giving a pen-pal twist to its next community art show. The council is asking artists to paint, draw, and otherwise creatively fill postcard-sized paper and submit them to the gallery. From there, the council will send each participant a random card in exchange for their ... Read More »

New Performance Piece Gets a Little Meta

Dianne Ibarra as Rose and Jeff Huntley as Sam. Pam Foreman/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new play from FairWind Players will switch up the typical seating arrangements. Jared Griffin is the director of the Flick, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Annie Baker about three young ushers who work at a movie theater that still uses 35 millimeter film projectors. The ... Read More »

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