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Man Returns Alutiiq Lamp to Kodiak Island

This stone lamp was found by Calvin Fair at Chief Cove in western Kodiak around 1987. It has been returned to Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum. Photo by Clark Fair Kayla Desroches/KMXT Artifacts sometimes end up in attics or storage boxes miles away from their places of origin. That was the case for one object that started on Kodiak Island and found ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: The Alutiiq Dancers

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with members of the Alutiiq Dancers past and present: Margaret Roberts, Candace Branson, and Alyssa Madrid. Original member Roberts shares the history of the group, which formed in 1987, and sheds some light on the significance of its upcoming 30 year celebration. Read More »

Assembly Candidate: Don Roberts

Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Don Roberts to talk about why he thinks he should be on the borough assembly. Don ... Read More »

Russian River Flooding is Affecting Kodiak Residents

Leta Street flooded by the Russian River. Andrew Finke Mitch Borden/KMXT The Russian River flooded last week in Kodiak leaving some residents scrambling to address the damage. KMXT went to down to the water’s edge and has the story. Larry Evans woke up in the middle of the night and thought he should throw another log into his wood stove. ... Read More »

Assembly to Vote on Small Lot Zoning

Kayla Desroches/KMXT One item up for public hearing at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting Thursday is aimed at making more housing options available. The housing ordinance would establish a new zoning district to make it possible for people to build smaller homes. Both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the assembly have so far taken issue with some ... Read More »

Community Wellness Nonprofit Closes

Healthy Tomorrows logo. Courtesy of Healthy Tomorrows Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of Kodiak’s nonprofits is closing next week. Healthy Tomorrows coordinator Merissa Koller-Williams says around 2009 or 2010, Providence Health & Services adopted Healthy Tomorrows under the Affordable Care Act and took over funding. That funding is now ending. Koller-Williams explains the organization began in 2008 as the community’s solution to ... Read More »

Borough Assembly Discusses Funding Criteria for Nonprofits

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got a little bit closer to finalizing its small competitive nonprofit grants scoring criteria at its work session last night. The proposed policy change would allow the assembly to rank different aspects of organizations applying for small grants, helping it choose who gets funds. In the past, there has been no such system. ... Read More »

Food Co-op More Than Halfway to Membership Goal

Merissa Koller-Williams. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative is halfway to its membership goal, and its board president says it should get easier to encourage sign-up. Merissa Koller-Williams is spearheading the project. She hopes word of mouth will spur membership on – one person tells another person, and soon membership is doubled. She says the ... Read More »

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