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Alutiiq Museum Turns Art Interactive

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq museum’s new exhibit opened Friday and is called Pililuki, which means “make them” in the Alutiiq language. Activities in the room invite people to interact with Alutiiq culture and history, ... Read More »

City Marijuana Advisory Committee Split on Edibles

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City Marijuana Advisory Committee has a little more time before they need to turn in their suggestions on marijuana regulation to the Kodiak City Council. Last week, they gathered to go over the last few recommendations. One issue that inspired a lot of discussion is the distance between a marijuana establishment and school property. At the meeting, ... Read More »

KEA to Demolish Former Headquarters

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association unveiled its new building on Mill Bay Road in 2015, and now it’s demolishing its former headquarters on Marine Way. According to a KEA press release, the old building was constructed in 1965 and was the home base for member service operations and the finance and administrative offices. The Hartman Sub-station was in a ... Read More »

Artist Creates Sculptures Using Marine Debris

Marine debris whale by Elizabeth Roberts. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Imagine a small black whale. It’s big enough to hold in two hands. Upon further inspection, the whale is made from plastic. But not just one plastic object. Many of them. Like the heel of a shoe, a spear gun handle, and a goggle strap. The whale is a piece ... Read More »

Assembly Still Considering Regulations for Marijuana Business and Cultivation

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Marijuana is one issue that will appear before the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly again at its regular meeting tonight. Marijuana business, and its regulation within the borough, continues to be a work in progress. Tonight, the assembly will hold a public hearing of a resolution to make the borough the local regulatory authority. That would allow the borough ... Read More »

KEA Seeks Faster Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion

Kodiak Electric Association President and CEO Darren Scott testifying in favor of HR 220. Screen capture via YouTube Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association hopes to speed up an expansion of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project. Congressman Don Young recently introduced a bill, House Resolution 220, for that purpose. On Tuesday, Young spoke before the House Subcommittee on Water, Power, ... Read More »

Old Harbor Student Contributes to PSP Studies

Joan Barnowsky with PSP presentation in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT A couple of Old Harbor students recently won recognition for their scientific experiments, one which tests for PSP. In late March, the 62nd  Alaska Science & Engineering Fair in Anchorage brought in over 200 submissions.  Among them were Ruby Taylor’s examination of the process of extracting ... Read More »

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