Brian Venua

Alutiiq Museum commissions new atkuk to display in galleries after construction

An atkuk is a type of traditional Alutiiq clothing.  “The snow falling parka is what these are sometimes known as and when someone is dancing, wearing it, you see the ermine tails just sort of sway and it really does look like snow falling,” said Amanda Landcaster, the curator of collections at the Alutiiq Museum.  The new Atkuk was made …

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“Trusty Tusty” is offline for repairs for up to a week

The Tustumena, a ferry that shuttles passengers between communities like Homer, Kodiak, and Unalaska, is laid up in a shipyard in Seward for repairs.  “(It’s) not something that we can fix while it’s in the water,” said Sam Dapcevich, a public information officer for the Alaska Marine Highway System. “So they’re going to haul it out in Seward and evaluate …

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Tuesday is Election Day in Kodiak. Here’s what you need to know

Election day Oct. 3, with competitive races for City Council, City Mayor, Kodiak Island Borough School Board, Borough Assembly, and Borough Mayor.  KMXT held forums for the City Mayor, City Council, School Board, and Borough Assembly last week and recordings are available on our website. City of Kodiak Two candidates are running for City Mayor: Pat Branson (incumbent) and Alan …

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Federal and Tribal officials perform necropsy on humpback whale found dead near Kodiak

A humpback whale was found dead near Kodiak Island on Sept. 25. Federal and tribal workers brought the corpse to a nearby island the next day to try to determine the cause of death. It’s the first whale necropsy in Alaska this year and biologists hope it could help explain why local humpback populations seem to be shrinking.  Matt Van …

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