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High school orchestra program holds first fundraising effort

Director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District, Walter Muelling, speaks to high school musicians. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The High School Orchestra program is at the beginning of a fundraising effort for a 10-day trip to Wisconsin. There, they’ll attend a Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance, play with other student musicians, and meet with ... Read More »

Kodiak artist honored at Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards

Alvin Amason with Big Sum Bich #2 in his Anchorage studio, 2016. The oil on canvas painting was purchased by the Alutiiq Museum with support from the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund. (Photo courtesy the Alutiiq Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak raised artist won recognition at the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards this year. Governor Bill Walker presented the eight awards ... Read More »

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last Thursday morning, the captain of the fishing vessel Bering Hunter requested a medevac from the Coast Guard for a 25-year-old man on the crew. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and its crew were deployed and found the ship 60 miles southwest of Cold ... Read More »

Borough Assembly discusses hiring consultant to research consolidation

Mitch Borden/KMXT At its last work session(02/08), the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed hiring a consultant to further explore if the borough and City of Kodiak’s governments should combine. Assemblyman Kyle Crow drafted a resolution that’d direct the borough manager to begin the process of soliciting bids for the research project. He thinks it’s important to get an outsider’s perspective ... Read More »

Koniag acquires company that services the Alaska oil industry

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Archipelago’s Native Corporation, Koniag, recently acquired the company Glacier Services Incorporated, which creates software for oil companies. This is the second company Koniag owns that provides services to the oil industry. Ron Unger is the current CEO of Koniag, he says one of the reasons the corporation acquired Glacier Services was its values align with Alutiiq ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – February 08, 2018

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, Southeast lawmakers have an eye on fisheries. They’re concerned about funding for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the face of major budget cuts. Also, fish in the Bering Sea aren’t competing against invasive species for resources – yet. But scientists are trying to figure out what areas might be ... Read More »

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