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Behind the Scenes Prepping a Traveling Exhibit

Sarah Owens holds a fish skin bowl by Audrey Armstrong. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Sarah Owens holds a fish skin bowl by Audrey Armstrong. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A traveling exhibit featuring pieces from Alaskan artists is moving from community to community, and it features some local creations along the way. The exhibit, called Living Alaska, is curated by former Alutiiq Museum executive director Sven Haakanson and originated at the Anchorage Museum, all thanks ... Read More »

Two Actors Adapt the Narnia World to the Stage

Matt Freeman and Stephanie Ann Foster. Photo by Devin Cooper

Matt Freeman and Stephanie Ann Foster. Photo by Devin Cooper Kayla Desroches/KMXT The world of Narnia will soon come to the Kodiak stage. San-Francisco based actor Stephanie Ann Foster adapted one of the novels in C.S. Lewis’ famous series and it’ll debut here in town. And two actors will portray all the characters. Foster’s co-actor, local teacher Matt Freeman, says ... Read More »

Grundens to be Crab Fest 2017 Theme

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The theme of Crab Fest 2015 was Xtratuf, and Crab Fest 2017 brings with it another wearable theme: Grundens. The name brings to mind waterproof bib overalls and other raingear that fishermen might find useful against the wind, the waves, and the wet. Stephanie DeLaGarza, community relations director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, manages the crab festival and says ... Read More »

315 Days of 2016 Were Abnormally Warm in Kodiak

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On Sunday, January 1st, after all 366 days of 2016 had come and gone, a climate scientist with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks finished a project that literally required the entire year’s worth of data. Rick Thoman, is the client science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska Region. He looked at temperatures around the entire state ... Read More »

Letter From Kodiak’s Past Found On Wall

The Sundberg house in 1992. Photo courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough Assessing Department

Letter written on the wall by Phyllis Sundberg, framed in the house in which it was found. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Houses can be historic in many senses – for instance, the history that families create. Recently, the owner of one house on a hill found a little of that family history while renovating. I meet Dave Wilmot ... Read More »

Airport Safety Project Win Recognition for … its Safety

The end of a runway at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport after extension. Photo courtesy Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

The end of a runway at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport after extension. Photo courtesy Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. The work done over the last number of years to extend the runway safety areas at Benny Benson State Airport in Kodiak has been recognized for its safety record. The announcement was made last week by the Alaska Department of Transportation ... Read More »

KIBSD Assistant Superintendent to Receive Governor’s Award

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Marilyn Davidson. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of the major players in how arts education looks in the Kodiak Island Borough School District just learned that she’ll receive a Governor’s Award for her work. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have been influential to arts and humanities in Alaska, and there are a total of eight recipients, ... Read More »

Ground Squirrel: Invasive Species or Native to Island?

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Ground squirrel parka made by Susan Malutin and Grace Harrod, 1999. Courtesy the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT An archaeologist is studying the ancient ground squirrel on Chirikof Island and trying to figure out when the squirrel would have been introduced to the area and how. Catherine West is a research assistant professor at Boston University and has been coming to ... Read More »

Borough to Replant in Chiniak with Carter & Carter Enterprises

Land in Chiniak. Photo by Wade Wahrenbrock

Land in Chiniak. Photo by Wade Wahrenbrock Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly recently agreed to award a contract for the planting of spruce tree seedlings on Chiniak land burned in the Twin Creeks fire. At last week’s regular meeting, the assembly okay’d the agreement with Alaska-based Carter & Carter Enterprises and, before the assembly passed that contract, the ... Read More »

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