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Alutiiq Dancers Take Pride in Old Songs and New

Alutiiq Dancers at Celebration. Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers / Facebook

Alutiiq Dancers at Celebration. Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers / Facebook Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Dancers attended an event in Juneau earlier this month called Celebration. It’s a four-day festival centered mostly on Southeast Alaska Native cultures where dance groups demonstrate their craft alongside artists of all kinds. Dance leader Candace Branson and two of her dancers sat down with KMXT’s Kayla ... Read More »

Kodiak Co-op Grocery Store to Apply for Business License

Spinach, a crop that grows well in Kodiak. Laura Ericson / Flickr

Spinach, a crop that grows well in Kodiak. Laura Ericson / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The vision for a cooperative grocery store downtown is developing with the help of the co-ops that came before it. Merissa Koller-Williams with Healthy Tomorrows and Tyler Kornelis with the Kodiak Area Native Association are both involved in organizing the co-op and its storefront along with ... Read More »

Peterson and Laukitis’ Nominations Confirmed to NPFMC

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced Monday the appointment of 19 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils around the country that advise the National Marine Fisheries Service. In Alaska those appointments to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council went to Buck Laukitis of Homer and Theresa Peterson of Kodiak. Peterson had previously served for seven ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Bear Study in Southwest Kodiak

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches talks with the University of Montana’s Will Deacy and the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge’s Bill Leacock, who’ve been studying the bear population in southwest Kodiak for the last few years. They talk about salmon runs, bear diets, and the patterns they’ve observed in the area. Edit 6/28: The Kodiak National Wildlife ... Read More »

City of Kodiak’s Marijuana Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak’s Marijuana Advisory Committee held its first meeting last night and used the opportunity to talk about its role over the next six months. Councilman Randy Bishop and Councilwoman Laura Arboleda sit on the committee as city council representatives. As Bishop said at the beginning of yesterday’s meeting, the committee’s job is to give recommendations ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 11

Beyond the Cover Feature: This month we speak with Dani Pettrey, author of The Alaskan Courage series, including the bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged, as well as the short story Shadowed, which is featured in the novella collection entitled Sins of the Past.  This high adventure, inspirational romance series takes place in the fictional town of the ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 10

Beyond the Cover Feature: Sara Loewen joins us this month to share with us from her book Gaining Daylight, as well as to talk about The Salmon Project, including Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project, in which Sarah is also featured; along with over 50 other contributors from Kodiak and Alaska.  Sarah grew up in Noatak, Old ... Read More »

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