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A new report discusses the graying of Alaska’s fishing fleet and how to counteract it

Fishing boats moored in Kodiak. ( Photo by James Brookes/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT In 1975, the average age of fishermen participating in limited entry permit and individual fishing quota fisheries was 40 years or younger. Now, according to a new report by Alaska Sea Grant and the North Pacific Research Board, the average age is 50. Turning the Tide is the ... Read More »

Kodiak Police Departments seeks leads on robbery

Surveillance video of an individual who robbed Petro Express Monday night. (Screencap of KPD video) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department is looking for leads on a robbery that occurred Monday. Lieutenant DJ Clumpner says KPD posted a surveillance video to Facebook in the hope that the public could help the investigation. The video, which is without audio, shows an ... Read More »

School districts sets science standards and curriculum

Science teachers and school district staff talk about science standards and curriculum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A panel of science teachers spoke with the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education at the board’s regular meeting last night. They discussed a new approach to guiding students through science education. District curriculum coordinator Ashlee Copper said ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum releases final e-books in Alutiiq

Cover of “Kaugya’angcum Qawangurtuwa” or “Small Fox’s Dream.” (Courtesy of the Alutiiq Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum in partnership with the Native Village of Afognak just released the last of 12 Alutiiq language books for young people. The project draws on local writers and artists to work together on print and e-books. Most recently, Alutiiq Museum executive director April ... Read More »

Elementary robotics club heads to state championship

The Kodiak Brick Bosses. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT A local robotics club is heading to Anchorage in January to compete against students from across the state. KMXT went to one of the North Star Elementary School’s Kodiak Brick Bosses practices to see how the team’s preparing for the First Lego League’s Alaska State Championships. A group of elementary ... Read More »

Kodiak communities present on hoop house initiative

Guy Bartleson from Port Lions presents on the community’s garden progress. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Four of Kodiak’s villages just wrapped up their second year growing local as a way to supplement their diets and incomes. In 2015, the Administration for Native Americans gave Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions a three-year grant to ... Read More »

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