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Ahkiok is Getting a new 100,000-Gallon Water Tank

100,000-gallon fresh water tank. Dan McCoy/Mayor of Akhiok Mitch Borden/KMXT The community of Akhiok is almost done replacing and improving parts of the system that delivers its water. The city of Akhiok is getting a new 100,000-gallon fresh water storage tank. It’s the final piece in an effort to make sure the community has a safe and reliable water source, ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report: September 07, 2017

Coming up on this week, Kuskokwim tribes are busy collecting harvest data to help with in-season management. Also, a parcel of land that contains valuable fish habitat on Afognak Island is now safe from future development. We had help from KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel and KFSK’s Nora Saks in Petersburg. Read More »

Fundraising Begins for Alutiiq Ancestral Memorial & Park

Draft design plan. Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is moving forward on a memorial park to honor Alutiiq ancestors and culture. The museum’s governing council had been waiting for Kodiak City Council’s okay before continuing onto the next steps, like community fundraising. The park would be downtown on city land. Last month, the council consented to ... Read More »

Proposed Amendment to The “Chicken Ordinance” Would Require Electric Fencing

Chicken in a pen. Christopher Penn/Flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT The resolution known as the “Chicken Ordinance” will be open for its public hearing at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s regular meeting Thursday. One of the topics up for discussion is a proposed amendment that’d require electric fences enclose livestock in residential areas to deter bears. Larry Van Daele, a former biologist ... Read More »

The Alutiiq Dancers Celebrates 30th Year

(Left to right) Alyssa Madrid, Margaret Roberts, and Candace Branson, past and present members of the Alutiiq Dancers. Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The traditional Alutiiq song and dance group, the Alutiiq Dancers, celebrates its 30th year this week. The group formed in 1987, and Margaret Roberts was one of its original members. They took inspiration from ... Read More »

Man Returns Alutiiq Lamp to Kodiak Island

This stone lamp was found by Calvin Fair at Chief Cove in western Kodiak around 1987. It has been returned to Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum. Photo by Clark Fair Kayla Desroches/KMXT Artifacts sometimes end up in attics or storage boxes miles away from their places of origin. That was the case for one object that started on Kodiak Island and found ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: The Alutiiq Dancers

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with members of the Alutiiq Dancers past and present: Margaret Roberts, Candace Branson, and Alyssa Madrid. Original member Roberts shares the history of the group, which formed in 1987, and sheds some light on the significance of its upcoming 30 year celebration. Read More »

Assembly Candidate: Don Roberts

Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Don Roberts to talk about why he thinks he should be on the borough assembly. Don ... Read More »

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