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Walk Downtown for Your Farmer’s Market Fix

Spinach. Jasmine&Roses/Flickr

Spinach. Jasmine&Roses/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT You don’t have to wait until summer to buy goods at a Kodiak farmer’s market. You just need to drop by Sutliff True Value downtown tonight. Or their parking lot, anyway. Merissa Koller Williams, executive director of the community wellness group, Healthy Tomorrows, says a farmer’s market tonight is one community initiative which received funding last ... Read More »

Sketching Course to Encourage the Shy and Artistic

Colored pencils, some tools of the trade when it comes to sketching.
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Colored pencils, some tools of the trade when it comes to sketching. Richard Steih/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Sometimes, all it takes to capture a scene are a few lines and a splash of color. A series of free art classes at the Kodiak Public Library will teach students how to document the world through sketching. Kodiak resident Bob Ross will lead ... Read More »

Machines to Collect Data on Ash in Kodiak from Spring to Fall

Kristi Wallace. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Geologist Kristi Wallace stands beside particulate monitor. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Researchers are trying to determine whether strong winds blowing over the Valley of 10,000 Smokes on the Alaska Peninsula can transport dangerous amounts of ash into the Kodiak environment. To help them collect data, they’ll turn to a pair of particulate monitors they set up last week – one ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Finance Director Retires

Karl Short. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough

Karl Short. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak Island Borough employee is trading a life of finance for a life of leisure and fishing. Borough Finance Director Karl Short says Friday was his last day of work and the conclusion to 33 years of borough employment. Short says he joined the borough in 1983 as a ... Read More »

Gibbs, Selby and Christiansen Named to State Boards

Jay Barrett/KMXT Two Kodiak residents were recently named to a pair of state boards by Governor Bill Walker, while a third was reappointed to another board. Local masseuse Ron Gibbs was named to a second term on the State Board of Massage Therapists. Meanwhile, former Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Mayor Jerome Selby was appointed to the Alaska Mental Health Trust ... Read More »

Trawlers Plan Community Celebration for June NPFMC Meeting

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak’s trawl fishing sector, seeking a more generous deal on bycatch from the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, plans a parade and a festival on Oscar’s Dock during the group’s June meeting here. Trawl skipper Paddy O’Donnell asked the Kodiak City Council Thursday night to look favorably on the festival request. “Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Association in Association in ... Read More »

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