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Parents Turnout to Talk About How Kodiak Students Are Graded

Homework (Photo by Bertram Nudelbach/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District held a public forum last night to hear if parents want to change the way some students are graded. Melissa Haffeman, the principal of Kodiak Middle School helped moderate the discussion. She says, 6th through 12th grade students are currently assessed on a 0 to 4 scale ... Read More »

Good Salmon Season Means Good Business for Larsen Bay Store

Groceries. (Photo by David Mulder / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The success of Larsen Bay’s seasonal cannery store, Larsen Bay Mercantile, often depends on trends in the salmon season. The better the season, the better the business, says owner Mark Thissen. “For example, comparing with last year where the salmon catch was quite small, you can see it reflected in sales ... Read More »

Koniag Gets a New President

Mitch Borden/KMXT Shauna Hegna became Koniag, Inc.’s new president at the beginning of September after its former president and CEO, Elizabeth Perry, announced she’d be resigning. Hegna is originally from Port Lions and was Koniag’s executive vice president of shareholder services and lands management. She loved rolling up her sleeves and serving Koniag shareholders in that position, but as president ... Read More »

Arctic Nations Tour Microgrids, Exchange Green Energy Knowledge

Volcanic area of Krafla in Northern Iceland. Iceland uses hot springs like this one for its geothermal energy.(Photo by Fougerouse Arnaud / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program is leading representatives of Arctic nations to Alaska, Canada, Iceland, and Greenland to look at the microgrids in remote communities. The Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy, or ARENA, is in the middle of ... Read More »

Students Document Family Stories

(left to right) Student Anielys Varga, Baranov Museum curator of education Natalie Trenery, student David Castro, and Deborah Bitanga, who’s helping out on the intensive. (Photo by Kayla Dersoches / KMXT) A group of students recently created short documentaries telling the stories of how their families came to Kodiak. The Baranov Museum partnered with St. Mary’s Middle School on the ... Read More »

Council Declares September Senior Center Month

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak City Council honored Senior Citizens of Kodiak Incorporated, the local senior center, last night at its regular meeting by proclaiming September Senior Center Month. Mayor Pat Branson smiled as she presented a copy of the proclamation to David Blacketer, the president of Senior Citizens of Kodiak’s board of directors. Applause followed Blacketer as he made his ... Read More »

Set Designers Guide Stage Transformation

Carrie Pigage (left) and Anda Saylor (right) painting an early 1960s Manhattan scene for the community production “It Happens Every Summer.” (Photo by Kodiak Arts Council) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council invited a father-daughter team into Kodiak this week to lead a community theater set design workshop. They conducted the class Sunday and, for the rest of this week, ... Read More »

Kodiak Opposes Salmon Cap Agenda Change

Adult Sockeye Salmon encounter a waterfall on their way up-river to spawn. (Photo by Marvina Munch / USFWS) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is gearing up to oppose what it considers a threat to its fisheries. Last year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a study that found a percentage of Kodiak area sockeye salmon are Cook Inlet fish. Now, ... Read More »

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