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Dog Eared Reads Episode 21

Beyond the Cover: Stacy Studebaker returns to the show again to promote her workshop, which is happening on April 29th from 10-5 at the Kodiak Public Library ($15 charge, registration required).  She also discusses a bit about her books, both her children’s books and Wildflowers and Other Plant Life of the Kodiak Area, and also talks about the trials and benefits ... Read More »

Village Farmers Explore Guard Geese and the Other Benefits of Local Growing

A White Chinese Goose similar to the one in Ouzinkie. Tracie Hall / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Island communities are growing their own produce and raising their own poultry as part of an ongoing hoop house project, and each village has its unique innovations to add in. Like beekeeping and guard geese. The participating communities of Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie ... Read More »

Sen. Stevens Takes Education Committee Chairmanship

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Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature Kayla Desroches/KMXT In a shuffle of re-assigned positions, Sen. Gary Stevens will now take up the chairmanship of the Senate Education Committee. Recently, Republican Sen. Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla left the Senate Majority in protest of the direction the budget was going in and, as a result, lost seats on two committees. ... Read More »

Villages Conduct Massive Scrap Metal and Hazardous Waste Removal

Baled cubes in Ouzinkie. Courtesy of KANA Kayla Desroches/KMXT Living on an island can prove a major barrier to getting rid of large, unwanted objects like cars or fridges, especially for small communities like those in the Kodiak Archipelago. In 2015, local partners in Kodiak began the removal of scrap metal and hazardous materials from the six island communities. According ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Teaches Public How to Care for Personal Treasures

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaskans safeguard their treasures in museums, libraries, and national parks, but also inside their own homes. A lecture tonight will teach Kodiak residents how to look after precious objects and keep them safe, clean, and intact. Baranov Museum Curator of Collections and Exhibits Alana Blumenthal will lead the latest installment in the museum’s History Speaks series. She says ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Turns Art Interactive

Opening night of the Pililuki exhibit. On the left hand side are the two different types of hats and the booth to create them. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq museum’s new exhibit opened Friday and is called Pililuki, which means “make them” in the Alutiiq language. Activities in the room invite people to interact with Alutiiq culture and history, ... Read More »

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