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Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Area Native Association

On today’s Talk of the Rock, the Kodiak Area Native Association gives an overview of their current program offerings. That includes suicide and drug use prevention and cultural education in the villages. Communications Coordinator Brian Fraley, Treatment Specialist Jason Opheim, and Prevention Grants Coordinator Matthew Kozak join. Read More »

Kodiak Pacific Spaceport Complex Participates in Missile Defense Test

Screen cap of THAAD operations on Kodiak. Video by Video by Leah Garton / Missile Defense Agency Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island’s rocket launch facility was one of the players in a missile defense test this week. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation is in a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency for a maximum of $80.4 million, ... Read More »

Kodiak Youth Get Into Character for Summer Drama Class

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’arts for Kids classes are in full swing in Kodiak. One segment is challenging a small group of actors to explore how they approach emotions while in character. A young actress exclaims, “Avast there matey it be talk like a pirate day! Hand over those donuts.” Sitting in a circle on the stage of ... Read More »

Launch Possible This Week at Rocket Launch Facility

Kayla Desroches/KMXT It appears that the Pacific Spaceport Complex may have conducted a launch. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency has partnered with Alaska Aerospace Corporation on a couple of launches scheduled for this summer at AAC’s launch facility in Pasagshak. While the Missile Defense Agency and AAC declined to comment on the launch date or time due ... Read More »

Kodiak’s Coast Guard Auxiliary Holds Event to Clean Local Beaches

The Coast Guard Auxiliary in Kodiak is hosted a beach clean up event on Saturday, called Coast Walk. They extended an invitation to any willing volunteers to meet them at the Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park parking area at 9:00am. There the Coast Guard Auxiliary coordinated the cleaning efforts and handing out trash bags. Drew Herman, a member of Kodiak’s ... Read More »

Natasha Zahn Pristas Fills July’s Art Walk With Some Color

Natasha Zahn Pristas was one of the four local artists featured in this month’s Art Walk. She’s lived in Kodiak for 16 years and mainly works in collage, water colors, and ink. She displayed collages inspired by baby chickadees that hatched outside of her home. Pristas focuses on making pieces filled with bold colors that she hopes will bring joy ... Read More »

Village Schools Get New Flooring and Playground Equipment

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is working to finish up infrastructure updates in the villages before students return to school. Matt Gandel says the borough replaced some of the flooring in the smaller Karluk and Ahkiok schools, and is now updating Ouzinkie. “So, we’re basically replacing the existing carpet with new carpet for the most part. There’s a little ... Read More »

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