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Museum exhibit features Sami reindeer herders

Reindeer on highway in Alaska. (Photo by JLS Photography / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum recently opened an exhibit that features the history and culture of Sami reindeer herders in Alaska. Collections Manager Michael Bach says Sami people are native to the northern regions of of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. He says in the late 1800s, the Department of ... Read More »

Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt will close on Friday

Elk eating grass. (Photo by Dan Dzurisin/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order to close the Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm. According to a press release from ADF&G, hunters have taken advantage of the region’s mild autumn to go out hunting. And they’ve had a lot ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum releases book on traditional use of plants

Wormwood foliage. (A&M AgriLife Photo by Kathleen Phillips / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just released a book about the traditional uses of Kodiak plants. Homer based ethnobotanist Priscilla Russell worked with museum staff to transform her research into the 181-page resource. According to a museum press release, Russell visited Kodiak villages in the 1990s and documented local knowledge ... Read More »

Kodiak to hold Scandinavian culture festival

Norwegian bread, lefse. (Photo by Harald Groven / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak will hold a Scandinavian festival next week. The multi-day event will include regional foods, folk tunes, and stories about local families. Filmmaker Stefan Quinth will screen some of the documentaries he’s recorded around the island. Quinth, who was born in Sweden, is part of a company called Camera ... Read More »

Trick-or-treaters takeover downtown Kodiak for an afternoon

Trick-or-treaters dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Yesterday, businesses opened their doors in the middle of the afternoon to celebrate Halloween by passing out candy to trick-or-treaters of all shapes, sizes, and ages. KMXT’s Mitch Borden walked around talking to people about how their Halloween was going and what kind of candy they were getting. ... Read More »

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