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Kodiak Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Unemployment rates in the Kodiak region have remained relatively stable since last year. According to this month’s Alaska Economic Trends by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment in Kodiak was roughly the same in both 2016 and 2017 at about 5 percent. That’s just a little higher than the national average, and a little lower ... Read More »

Navy Admiral Addresses the Kodiak City Council About Northern Edge 2017

Two guided-missile destroyers sailing in the Western Pacific. ( Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Two U.S. Navy admirals and other personnel visited the Kodiak City Council last night at its regular meeting. They gave a presentation on the navy exercise, Northern Edge which was held earlier this year in the Gulf of ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Film Screens in Canada

Candace Branson speaks about Alutiiq language. Screen cap from trailer of Keep Talking. (Courtesy of Keep Talking) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The creators of a documentary on Alutiiq language – or sugcestun – revitalization are screening the film across the country and will end up back on the island this winter. “Keep Talking” features the stories of Candace Branson, Marya Halvorsen, Lynda ... Read More »

Galley Tables Kicks Off Fifth Season

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community storytelling event Galley Tables kicks off its fifth season tonight. Appropriately for both Friday the 13th and for Halloween, ‘Spooked’ is this week’s theme, and the convention center is the venue. Organizers experimented with where to hold the event for a while. Galley Tables started in ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – October 12, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, salmon numbers from this year are looking up compared to 2016. That’s according to a preliminary harvest summary the Alaska Department of Fish and Game just released. Also, we take a look at one of the smaller fisheries in the state: the sea cucumber dive fishery in Kodiak. We had help ... Read More »

Postmodern Jukebox to Perform

Robyn Adele Anderson performs with Postmodern Jukebox. (Photo by Zaldun Urdina / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A band that plays contemporary tunes with a retro, jazzy twist will visit Kodiak next week. Postmodern Jukebox bass player Adam Kubota says the band is a collective, which means that band members cycle through. “And it’s just some of the most talented people out ... Read More »

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