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Alaska’s oldest building and its ghost story

Baranov Museum’s Michael Bach stands in room where the murder took place in 1886. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT If any historical site on Kodiak can claim to be haunted, it’s probably the Baranov Museum. The Russian-American magazin, a former warehouse, is the oldest building in Alaska. The Russian-American Company built it between 1805 and 1808 and the Erskine ... Read More »

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 »

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