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Brewery Features Metal Sculptor Mark Witteveen

Sculpture by Mark Witteveen. Courtesy of Mark Witteveen Kayla Desroches/KMXT This month the Brewery is featuring a local artist who creates sculptures using metal. Many of Mark Witteveen’s pieces show fish or fishy scenes, like salmon with speckled backs swimming through rivers with shades of blue and green. Welding is one of his techniques. Witteveen says he began welding for ... Read More »

Sun’aq Intern Helps Collar Bears and Elk

Jessica Rich with unconscious young male bear. Jerry Belant / Mississippi State University Kayla Desroches/KMXT A small number of people ever get to touch a Kodiak bear in their lifetime. Sun’aq Tribe wildlife intern, Jessica Rich, had the opportunity multiple times this summer. She participated in a study looking at how foresting could be affecting elk and bear populations on ... Read More »

The Kodiak City Council Discusses how to Balance its Budget

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak city council is trying to figure out a way to balance its budget, but finding the right plan hasn’t been easy. At its work session last night, the council didn’t find a solution, but it did schedule a special meeting for September that’ll be dedicated to hammering out a strategy. One of the things they have ... Read More »

Arts Council Holds Acting Class

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An acting class beginning Wednesday night could help prepare aspiring actors to audition for two upcoming community performances. In November, the Arts Council will put on a play called “It Happens Every Summer.” Acting class teacher, Jared Griffin, says they’ll need a cast of 30 for the play, which is set in the 1960s. “It’s about a group ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Hires Collections Manager

Michael Bach. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An active member of the Alutiiq language scene in Kodiak has joined the Baranov Museum staff as collections manager. Michael Bach previously worked at the Alutiiq Museum and taught an Alutiiq language immersion preschool with the Sun’aq Tribe. He says his time at the Alutiiq Museum ended with the grant that funded ... Read More »

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Proposes to Change a Property Tax Exemption

Mitch Borden/KMXT Across the state of Alaska, thousands of people qualify for The Senior Citizen /Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax Exemption. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is making a proposal that could potentially limit who gets this tax break. This exemption can take $150,000 off the assessed value of a residential property, which can decrease a person’s property tax by thousands. ... Read More »

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