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Old Harbor Resident Gains State Recognition for Volunteerism

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Bobbi Anne Barnowsky. Courtesy of Barnowsky Kayla Desroches/KMXT Old Harbor tribal administrator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky recently won state recognition and a place on the 2017 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards began with Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond in 1975 and continue today under First Lady Donna Walker. Out of 70 nominations, four individuals were selected for ... Read More »

Navy Incorporates Tribal Input on Plan for Naval Exercises

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Navy has pinned down what the naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska will look like for the next few years, and the new plan reflects input from Gulf of Alaska communities and tribal entities. The Navy conducts a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement every five years, and after consultation with the public, tribes, and state governmental ... Read More »

Kodiak Considers Plastic Bag Banishment

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Plastic shopping bag. Photo by Andrew Davidson / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is looking into banning single-use plastic bags. If it does, it’ll follow communities like Bethel, Cordova, and Hooper Bay that have all enforced city-wide bans, none of which include a per-bag fee. Fairbanks tried and failed in 2009 to charge a 5 cent fee. Some communities in the ... Read More »

Election Results in for KEA Board of Directors

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The results are in for the new additions to the Kodiak Electric Association’s Board of Directors. Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford, Terry Haines, Tyler Kornelis, and Ben Millstein ran for the three open seats of three years each. KEA members turned in their votes and, in a press release, KEA announced Ron Acarregui won with 764 votes, Cliff Ford ... Read More »

Kodiak Fishermen Concerned About Navy Training Plans 1 of 2

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Maggie Wall/KMXT High ranking Navy brass were in Kodiak during ComFish Alaska to review options tor the navy training exercise scheduled to begin in the Gulf of Alaska the first week of May. Many salmon fishermen and local communities are opposing both the scheduling and location of the exercise. Fishermen and local governments from around the gulf have expressed concerns ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report-April 20, 2017

Maggie Wall/KMXT In Bristol Bay, Togiak herring biologists are predicting a May opener. Chemical oil spill dispersants are better for birds than they are for fish and some biologist want to set up new protocols to put in effect before a spill occurs, and more monitoring of dispersants after a spill. Speaking of oil spills…Vessel owners and crews around southcentral ... Read More »

Painted Rocks Beautify Kodiak, Engage Families

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Rock painted by DeAnn Medina. Photo by DeAnn Medina Kayla Desroches/KMXT The sale of acrylic paints has peaked in Kodiak, and it’s because of a new art craze in town. Painted rocks have been popping up on the local trails, café tables, and even in the meat section of Safeway. The activity, which found success in the Lower 48, has ... Read More »

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