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After more than 20 years, auditorium technical director retires

Tom Kjera. (Photo by Pam Foreman/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak high school facilities technician is retiring. “I’m a lighting guy, an audio guy and a stage rigger.” Tom Kjera says he’s been the auditorium technical director for roughly 24 years and originally moved to Kodiak for the job. “When they built the auditorium, they really required a person such as ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum to Catalog Artifacts

Patrick Saltonstall holds Alutiiq knife. (Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum & Archeological Repository) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is at the beginning of a project to record and describe all of its roughly 300 kinds of artifacts. The museum just received an almost $50,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services via Koniag, which owns many of the ... Read More »

Students gather in Kodiak to prepare for the future

Students from all-around the Kodiak region gather for this year’s TAY Event. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Dunbar/KIBSD) Mitch Borden/KMXT Students from all across the Kodiak archipelago are gathering in the city of Kodiak for the Kodiak Area Native Association’s annual Transitional Age Youth Event, also called the TAY Event.  It started on Tuesday and ends on Saturday. The local nonprofit ... Read More »

Community play to debut next week

(left to right) Director Jared Griffin and actors Halaia Barnett and Elizabeth Bendix-Harper. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The community play “It happens Every Summer” debuts next week. Director Jared Griffin says the Kodiak Arts Council production is about a group of young women interning in New York City. “So, it’s them leaving their homes, coming to ... Read More »

Ordinance raising Kodiak’s sales tax cap advances to second reading

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak City Council decided to advance the ordinance that’ll raise the city’s sales tax cap to $3000 to its second reading and public hearing. During citizen comments, Jack Mann told the council it wastes too much ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Promotes Employee to Project Specialist

Lauren McCausland. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just promoted its temporary gallery assistant to the more permanent position of project specialist. In the future, Lauren McCausland sees herself transitioning away from the museum world. She says she imagines herself teaching Kodiak children. Right now, she’s taking classes through the University of Alaska Anchorage to earn her ... Read More »

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