Tag Archives: Old Harbor

Old Harbor Infrastructure Project Reaches Fifth Year in Federal Program

Cpl. Kuwyn Diggs, a semitrailer refueler operator with Detachment, performs maintenance on an AMK 970 semitrailer refueler during Innovative Readiness Training Old Harbor, Alaska, July 10, 2016. Photo by Sgt. Ian Leones / U.S. Marine Corps Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Old Harbor’s airport is on its way to completion. The Kodiak Island community identified the need for an airport ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum to Exhibit Old Harbor Artist’s Treasured Piece

Nacaq, a beaded headdress by Alutiiq artist Kayla Christiansen. Photograph courtesy the UA Museum of the North and the Sitka National Historic Park Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository supports Alaska Native artists locally and statewide, and it just announced the acquisition of a couple of beaded art pieces, including a headdress from an artist in Old Harbor. ... Read More »

Old Harbor Resident Gains State Recognition for Volunteerism

Bobbi Anne Barnowsky. Courtesy of Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT Old Harbor tribal administrator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky recently won state recognition and a place on the 2017 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards began with Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond in 1975 and continue today under First Lady Donna Walker. Out of 70 nominations, four individuals were selected for ... Read More »

Villages Conduct Massive Scrap Metal and Hazardous Waste Removal

Baled cubes in Ouzinkie. Courtesy of KANA Kayla Desroches/KMXT Living on an island can prove a major barrier to getting rid of large, unwanted objects like cars or fridges, especially for small communities like those in the Kodiak Archipelago. In 2015, local partners in Kodiak began the removal of scrap metal and hazardous materials from the six island communities. According ... Read More »

Old Harbor Student Contributes to PSP Studies

Joan Barnowsky with PSP presentation in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT A couple of Old Harbor students recently won recognition for their scientific experiments, one which tests for PSP. In late March, the 62nd  Alaska Science & Engineering Fair in Anchorage brought in over 200 submissions.  Among them were Ruby Taylor’s examination of the process of extracting ... Read More »

Company Owner Gives Insight into the Rural Tourism Industry in Kodiak

Jeff Peterson with wife Lianna and daughter Zoe. Photo courtesy of Kodiak Combos Kayla Desroches/KMXT Professionals and aspiring business people will flock to Kodiak next week for Discover Company Owner Gives Insight into the Rural Tourism Industry in KodiakKodiak’s Rural Tourism Summit. The free event will feature guest speakers and serve as a venue for locals to pose questions and ... Read More »

Camp Builds Upon Science Education in Old Harbor

Kayla Desroches/KMXT This month, a marine science camp is supplementing the science education in one Kodiak village. The week-long day camp is part of a program through the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor and fills a gap left in school curriculum. Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor Tribal Administrator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky says Old Harbor hasn’t had a science teacher in ... Read More »

Old Harbor to Benefit from Military Construction Training

Brianna Gibbs/KMXT A new runway in Old Harbor should prove to be a win-win situation for both the village residents and federal government. The runway will allow larger planes to access the village, and provide crucial training for the U.S. military. Fred Brooks is the tribal administrator for the Old Harbor Tribal Council and said the construction qualifies for the ... Read More »

Old Harbor Ferry Service Starts Today

Jay Barrett/KMXT Alaska State Ferry service is set to begin to Old Harbor today (Monday). The ferry Tustumena is scheduled to arrive from Sand Point at about 6:30 this evening on its first regularly scheduled stop. It will depart an hour later, and arrive in Kodiak at 3 a.m. tomorrow. Port calls to Old Harbor this summer will only occur ... Read More »

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