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Fan Con in Kodiak brings together popular culture enthusiasts

Kodiak Public Library hosted the island’s second-ever popular culture convention, Fan Con, on March 22 and 23. Attendees competed in video game tournaments, watched movies, made various crafts together, and heard from a published author. KMXT’s Brian Venua stopped by and has this story.  The library had several games set up and hosted tournamets for “Mario Kart 8” and “Super …

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Midday Report – March 27, 2024

Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, in downtown Juneau 2023 (Photo courtesy of Cody J. Bennett)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Juneau’s Indian restaurant Spice hosted its third Holi Festival in Juneau on Monday. The Alaska Legislature has relaunched a caucus focused on providing support to children. And Kensington Gold Mine near Juneau has reported a spill of more than a hundred thousand gallons of mine waste that happened back in January. Holi …

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Kodiak’s Spaceport has a new CEO months after last one was ousted and Alaska Aerospace leadership was shaken up

A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel is the new president and chief executive officer of the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, which oversees Kodiak’s Pacific Spaceport Complex on Narrow Cape. John Oberst was announced as the head of the state-owned corporation last month on Feb. 26. Oberst has 30 years of military service, during which he was mainly stationed at Joint Base …

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Old Harbor hydroelectric powerhouse gets millions in funding to help finalize project that will benefit all residents

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The village of Old Harbor, on the southeast side of Kodiak Island, is one step closer to building a hydroelectric facility that would power the entire community of roughly 200 people. The rural energy project is getting a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help fund construction. Last month on Feb. 27 the department announced up …

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Midday Report – March 26, 2024

Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt heats a plywood board in preparation for painting with encaustics on July 30, 2017 at Wimmerstedt’s home. “Encaustics” means “to burn,” and is the art technique of using pigmented hot wax to paint. Artist Carla Klinker-Cope, right, watches. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska isn’t ruling out leaving her party to become an independent. The Alaska Board of Game has rejected a proposal that would have brought back a wolf no kill zone. And Kenai Peninsula College recently unveiled an exhibit featuring encaustic art. Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt heats a plywood …

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Walk-in hours resume at Kodiak Fisheries Research Center’s touch tank due to new staffing arrangement

Getting an up-close look at a variety of marine life at Kodiak’s touch tank just got a little easier. Visitors of the aquarium and touch tank at the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island can now stop by KFRC without booking an appointment first. Walk-in hours were brought back last week on March 19, which haven’t been offered consistently …

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Midday Report – March 22, 2024

Tatiana Taanka Korthuis, later crowned 2024’s Miss Cama-i, serves Elders at the Native Foods Dinner at Bethel Regional High School on March 16, 2024.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Sen. Dan Sullivan says President Biden’s push for electrical vehicles is a threat to the free market, consumer choice, and the American dream. The annual Cama-i  Dance Festival in Bethel featured the ever-popular Native Foods Dinner. And a regional working group in Southeast Alaska wants to create a regional landslide warning system. …

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