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Talk of the Rock: Tactile Art and New Arts Council Season

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches talks about art in Kodiak with Kodiak Arts Council executive director, Katie Oliver, and Arts Council scholarship recipient, Cunat Spencer. Spencer is working on a tactile art project where she’ll use layers and texture to create white-on-white paintings that enable viewers to both see and feel a landscape. Read More »

Survival Suit Race One of Closest Ever

Jay Barrett/KMXT The 37th running – or swimming, if you will, of the Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race may have been the closest in history, with the winning margin measured in the hundredths of a second. The “Kodiak Rescue Swimmers” team of Justin Monk, Keola Marfil, Dave Burns and Jon Kreske won the race in 1-minute 23-seconds. It was ... Read More »

Bears Repeat as State Field and Track Champions

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak High School boys track and field team repeated as large school state champions over the weekend. The Bears were led by senior hurler Kordel Pillans, who ran away with both the shot-put and discus throw to be voted Male Athlete of the Meet. Pillans’ dominating performance was worth 20 points to the Bears, who racked up ... Read More »

Petition Seeks Small-Scale Fish Sale in City Harbors

Chef Bradley Ewing, from the Outdoor Channel TV Show “Alaska’s Wild Gourmet”. Photo by Stacy Studebaker

Chef Bradley Ewing, from the Outdoor Channel TV Show “Alaska’s Wild Gourmet”. Photo by Stacy Studebaker Kayla Desroches/KMXT Locally sourced produce is all the rage in Kodiak – from farmer’s markets to food co-ops, and some residents hope that attitude will extend to seafood. On the first day of Crab Fest Thursday, a collection of local groups joined together to ... Read More »

Kodiak College Suspends Several Programs With Low Enrollment

Textbooks. Photo by Rob Wall/Flickr

Textbooks. Photo by Rob Wall/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College is cutting a few programs which are no longer in demand and draw on unnecessary funds. The suspensions come during a difficult fiscal time for the state, and academic leaders have previously said no program is off the table. Earlier in May, the University of Alaska Anchorage agreed to Kodiak College’s ... Read More »

City Council Holds First Reading of FY17 Budget

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council held the first reading of its fiscal year 2017 budget last night at its regular meeting. It’s been a focus of discussion at many council meetings for the last few months, and Councilman John Whiddon pointed out all the hard work that has gone into its final form. “I’m ready to move this forward ... Read More »

Jeeps, Horses to Join Crab Fest Parade Saturday

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Crab Festival Grand Parade this weekend means the community will see an officious trail of people, animals, and cars mosey along Mill Bay Road Saturday morning. Chamber of Commerce community relations director and crab fest manager Stephanie DeLaGarza says those are just some of the sights you’ll see in the historic Crab Fest parade. “There’s several horses ... Read More »

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