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State plans publicly-operated ferry system

The Tustumena in Homer, AK (Photo by Isaac Wedin/Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state is considering turning the ferry system over to public operation. The Alaska House of Representatives’ Transportation Committee held an informational meeting in Kodiak Thursday night. The consulting firm McDowell Group presented its analysis of a publicly-run Alaska Marine Highway System. It’s part of an ongoing planning process ... Read More »

2018 Kodiak salmon season: a mixed bag, but weak overall

Sockeye salmon schooling in Hidden Lake. (Photo by USFWS/Katrina Mueller) Managers expect Kodiak pink salmon to meet escapement goals although the harvest remains weak. The situation for sockeye salmon is much more dire. Some Kodiak-area river systems are performing better than others. Kodiak had its lowest sockeye harvest in 38 years this season. That’s according to ADF&G Research Biologist Kevin Schaberg. “It ... Read More »

Kodiak biologists track climate variation’s impact on berries, bears

Vaccinium Ovalifolium, or Oval-leaf Blueberry. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KMXT) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge biologists just wrapped up this season’s field work – monitoring berry supply in relation to health of bear populations. They’ve been assessing berry patches and doing aerial surveys for bears. The surveys are laying the groundwork to create a baseline from which to measure how climate change ... Read More »

Excerpts from the candidate forum, questions and answers

(Left to right) Dennis Harris, Louise Stutes, and Rich Walker. (Photo by Pam Foreman / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Three candidates are running to be Representative of House District 32 in the upcoming Alaska Primary Election. They participated this week in a candidate forum. Dennis Harris, Incumbent Republican Louise Stutes, and Rich Walker are all vying for the same seat. They ... Read More »

Senate District 32 Candidate Forum

    Candidates on the primary ballot for Alaska Senate District 32 met in a candidate forum on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The forum was organized by The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, KMXT and Kodiak Daily Mirror and was held in the Kodiak Borough Assembly chambers. The forum was broadcast live on KMXT 100.1 FM. The full audio is available ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Sockeye

This summer’s sockeye returns have been some of the worst on record in many Alaska river systems, while others have fared okay. Here on Kodiak Island, the lowest returns have been on the northeast side of the island, which is close to the city and the island’s most popular fishing ground. For this week’s Talk of the Rock, Daysha Eaton ... Read More »

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