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Alutiiq Museum Hires Collections and Exhibits Manager

Amanda Lancaster. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum

Amanda Lancaster. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository houses a collection of more than 250,000 items, and has had no one to officially catalog or care for the artifacts since Collections and Exhibits Manager Marnie Leist left the museum this winter. Now, someone from a much flatter, warmer land has moved onto the ... Read More »

NOAA Marks 1964 Tsunami Anniversary With Tsunami Preparedness Week

Maggie Wall/KMXT Today (March 27) is the anniversary of the 1964 Tsunami that destroyed many of Alaska’s coastal communities, including Kodiak’s downtown area. This week is being set aside as Tsunami Preparedness Week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to remind fishermen and coastal residents to decide beforehand what to do when an earthquake and tsumani strikes. Traditionally, people ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Traumatic Event Counseling and ComFish


On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches talks with staff from the Coast Guard’s CISM program, which stands for Critical Incident Stress Management. They counsel Coast Guard members who have gone through a traumatic event. Also joining will be Trevor Brown from the Chamber of Commerce and Julie Bonney from the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank to talk about ... Read More »

Larry LeDoux Chosen as School District Superintendent

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Come July, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will have a new superintendent: current borough assemblyman Larry LeDoux. Current Superintendent Stewart McDonald turned in his notice of resignation last year, and earlier this month it came down to LeDoux and two other finalists, Cyndy Mika in Texas and Glen Szymoniak ... Read More »

Longtime Kodiak Fisherman Gives a Brief History of Harbormaster Building


Maggie Wall/KMXT The history of Kodiak’s Harbormaster Building and its rebuilding following the 1964 Earthquake and Tsunami touches on interesting aspects of Kodiak’s fisheries. If you recall KMXT had a story yesterday (Monday) about the Kodiak City Council granting approval to spend $150,000 for the final portion of building renovations, which include a shower facility for fishermen. We mentioned the ... Read More »

Respect March Encourages Discussion and Awareness


Kayla Desroches/KMXT Organizers of the upcoming Choose Respect march have high hopes for turnout this year. Julie Beehler, a quality support specialist with the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, says they’ve been active in spreading the word – in part through advertisement in local media like the newspaper. She says St. Mary’s School has signed up for the march and ... Read More »

2017 Ron Sears Memorial Bench Press Results


  Participants in the 9th Annual Ron Sears Memorial Bench Press (from l. to r.) C. Kavanaugh, D. Clarkston, A. Dolph, M. Griffin, L. Knight, A. Canavan, P. Smitley, A. Smitley, C. Pierce, J. Pedersen, H. Norton, D. Warren, A. Mells, J. Fortaliza, L. Mendez. Not pictured, G. Stapleton   The bench press is an annual fundraising event for KMXT, ... Read More »

Processor Fined for Pollution in Kodiak Waters

Maggie Wall/KMXT A Washington processing company that owns a Kodiak-based vessel was sentenced in federal court to pay $50,000 in fines after the vessel illegally discharged raw sewage into Chiniak Bay and St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak. In addition, the primary operator of the F/V Pacific Producer was sentenced to a $10,000 fine. Both the operator and the company will ... Read More »

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