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KPD Identifies Source of School Threat

Kodiak Police Department vehicles in front of Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department put the middle school and high school on lockdown this morning due a possible threat of violence. According to Police Chief Ronda Wallace, they were investigating a statement a substitute teacher overheard. “Something to the effect of ‘I’m ... Read More »

KPD Locks Down Schools, Public Buildings

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department sent out an advisory message this morning at around 9:20 a.m. reporting that the middle school and high school were on lockdown status. KPD has since called off the lockdown and found there was no threat. The original message cautioned people to remain away from the area and stated information is limited. Subsequent alerts ... Read More »

The Sun’aq Tribe Wants to Collaborate with the City of Kodiak on Some Future Projects

Mitch Borden/KMXT At the  Kodiak City Council’s work session tonight, there will be a presentation about the Sun’aq Tribe’s Tribal Transportation Program, also known as TTP, and projects it’d like to collaborate with the city on. In a letter to assistant city manager Matthew Van Daele, the Sun’aq Tribe’s Transportation Coordinator Randy Boskofsky outlines some tasks the two organizations could ... Read More »

A Look Into Kodiak’s Sea Cucumber Dive Fishery

Ivanoff shows off a cooked sea cucumber. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of Kodiak’s smaller fisheries opened last week. Around 20 or 22 people dove for red sea cucumbers during its first 48 hours. Diver Reuben Ivanoff holds up a bag of cooked sea cucumbers. They’re spiky, brownish, and long like slugs. He and the crew, some of ... Read More »

Coast Guard Flies Hunter Back to City

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard located a missing hunter Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the 41-year-old touched base with his hunting party at about 5 p.m. Friday. He was supposed to meet his companions near Selief Bay on Raspberry Island. He didn’t show up. At about 7 p.m., the hunting group called the Alaska State Troopers ... Read More »

Alaska Nonprofits Band Together to Bring Performers to State

Postmodern Jukebox, the next group coming to Kodiak.Zaldun Urdina / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community arts councils from around the state are meeting in Tacoma, Washington this week. The Arts Northwest Booking Conference is a chance for Alaska nonprofits to agree on which performers to bring into the state. Kodiak Arts Council executive director Katie Oliver says, once there, they’ll watch ... Read More »

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