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Longtime Kodiak artist and educator recognized with statewide award


After 20 years of teaching art to Kodiak’s school children, Bonnie Dillard retired in 2015, but she said she hasn’t totally stepped away from education. “I’m still teaching young kids, I do homeschool art and I do artist-in-residence with the villages,” said Dillard. “I love running into my old students around town.” She’s one of four Arts Champions honored by …

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After a pandemic-related hiatus, ComFish wraps up in-person return with Fishermen’s Showcase

ComFish is arguably Kodiak’s biggest event of the year. It went virtual in 2020, and was rebooted in-person this year. And as afternoon clouds blew in on Saturday, a small crowd gathered in the Harbor Convention Center’s parking lot to watch the Fishermen’s Showcase.  Listen to the story here: The four fishermen competing in this year’s challenge battled against the …

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Remembering Jay ‘JayBob’ Barrett

Jay Barrett in the KYUK-Bethel newsroom in 1996. (Photo: Martha Scott/KDLL) KDLL | By Sabine Poux Veteran Alaska journalist and KBBI news director Laurence Jay Barrett died Thursday, March 17, at his home in Homer. He was 60. If you’ve ever turned on a radio in Alaska, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Jay Barrett’s unflinchingly upbeat voice. That voice has …

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