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Book Alteration, From Ancient Greece to Kodiak in 2017

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The craft of altered books takes old books and gives them new life as a work of art. A craft session Saturday at the Kodiak Public Library will focus on book alteration, which can mean anything from fantastical scenes carved into the pages themselves to simple projects using markers. Library Director Katie Baxter says the only rule is ... Read More »

Praznyck Celebration Brings Tradition to City Another Year

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The city of Kodiak will get the chance this weekend to observe a traditional Russian New Year’s celebration. The Native Village of Afognak and the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak have been co-hosting the annual praznyck masquerade ball for the last five or six years. Melissa Borton, tribal administrator for the native village of Afognak, says on New Year’s, ... Read More »

Assembly Mulls Over Marijuana Business Buffer Zones

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT If there’s one concern that’s come to the forefront for marijuana regulation in the borough, it’s children’s well-being. Last week, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly looked over recommendations from its marijuana task force on possible regulation on marijuana business and cultivation in the borough. One issue it reviewed is buffer zones. The task force suggested the borough stick ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Director of Operations to Leave Island

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Marnie Leist. Courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum’s Director of Operations is moving on. Marnie Leist has been in Kodiak for 11 years, and looks back to when she first arrived to the island. She says she got a master’s degree in art history and museum studies, and the only position she applied to following graduation ... Read More »

Bears Split With SoHi Stars on Hardwood

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Now that students are back in class, the high school basketball season has gotten underway in earnest. The Kodiak High School Bears split a home-and-away series with the arch-rival Stars of Soldotna over the weekend. On the Kenai Peninsula, the visiting Lady Bears kept it close on Friday, but fell 26-22. Saturday, Kodiak led by 3 after the first quarter, ... Read More »

Kodiak Home a Loss After Sunday Morning Blaze

A Kodiak home was declared a total loss after an early morning fire Sunday. According to an announcement from Chief Jim Mullican, the Kodiak Fire Department responded to a 911 call just before 1:30 a.m. from the occupant of 1521 Baranof Street reporting that the home was on fire and everyone had gotten out. Four fire units were dispatched from ... Read More »

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