Recent News

Brother Francis Shelter opens its doors to the community for a Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving turkey being cooked. (Photo by Daniel Spiess/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Since the Brother Francis Shelter opened its doors in 1991, it’s served a Thanksgiving meal for Kodiak’s homeless. Monte Hawver, the shelter’s director,  says the food can differ a little bit year to year, but it’s usually typical Thanksgiving fare. “There’s always the staples, you know. Turkey and pumpkin pie ... Read More »

Coast Guard medevaced a man from a ship 200 miles south of Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden On November 16th, the 1200 foot motor-vessel Maersk Eindhoven asked the Coast Guard for help. One of its crewmembers was having cardiac issues and needed to be transported to medical care. The Coast Guard Launched an MH-60 Jayhawk with an aircrew from its ... Read More »

Local students get to snack on fresh fruit because of a federal program

An assortment of fruits and vegetables. (Photo courtesy of Honolulu Media/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District provides a variety of healthy snacks to some of its students through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Like: “Bananas, or apples, or oranges, or pears, or grapes, or cherries, or strawberries, we’ve had snap peas before.” Leon Wallace, the district’s ... Read More »

Star Wars trilogy one-man show comes to Kodiak

Charlie Ross in character. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Ross / One Man Star Wars) Kayla Desroches/KMXT An actor is coming to Kodiak to perform a one-man show of the original Star Wars trilogy. For roughly 17 years, Charlie Ross has stood on stage without costumes or props and condensed A New Hope, the Empire Strikes Back, and the Return of ... Read More »

Kodiak Grind brings the talent and the tacos

Young violin players perform at Kodiak Grind. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT St. Mary’s School recently hosted a new community event. The Kodiak Grind is fashioned after the Sitka Grind, a talent show in Sitka that’s been going on for roughly 25 years. On Friday, parents, kids, and community members gathered in St. Mary’s gym to listen to a ... Read More »

Volleyball club opens up to younger students

Volleyball. (Photo via pxhere) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The volleyball community is opening up to a younger group of future athletes. Kodiak Island Volleyball Club coach Merissa Koller-Williams says, starting after Thanksgiving, the club will teach volleyball basics to kids in third through fifth grade. “Basically, in our community, there’s no opportunities to play until you get into sixth grade. So, the ... Read More »

Professor consults on Alaska’s developing commercial seaweed industry

Mike Stekoll at the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The federal government is investing in Alaska’s growing seaweed farming industry. According to an Alaska Sea Grant press release, the U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded the University of Alaska Fairbanks a half million dollars in funding for research. Mike Stekoll, ... Read More »

Recently, Larsen Bay students got to learn about the inner workings of boats from a special piece of equipment

The 600 lb Vessel Systems Trainer. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Understanding how to maintain and fix a boat is an important skill to have in many rural communities in the Kodiak Archipelago. Kodiak College is able to bring a variety of classes to villages in the region focusing on improving resident’s mechanical skills. Recently, for the first time, ... Read More »

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