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Kodiak Grind brings the talent and the tacos

Young violin players perform at Kodiak Grind. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT St. Mary’s School recently hosted a new community event. The Kodiak Grind is fashioned after the Sitka Grind, a talent show in Sitka that’s been going on for roughly 25 years. On Friday, parents, kids, and community members gathered in St. Mary’s gym to listen to a ... Read More »

Volleyball club opens up to younger students

Volleyball. (Photo via pxhere) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The volleyball community is opening up to a younger group of future athletes. Kodiak Island Volleyball Club coach Merissa Koller-Williams says, starting after Thanksgiving, the club will teach volleyball basics to kids in third through fifth grade. “Basically, in our community, there’s no opportunities to play until you get into sixth grade. So, the ... Read More »

Professor consults on Alaska’s developing commercial seaweed industry

Mike Stekoll at the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The federal government is investing in Alaska’s growing seaweed farming industry. According to an Alaska Sea Grant press release, the U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded the University of Alaska Fairbanks a half million dollars in funding for research. Mike Stekoll, ... Read More »

Recently, Larsen Bay students got to learn about the inner workings of boats from a special piece of equipment

The 600 lb Vessel Systems Trainer. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Understanding how to maintain and fix a boat is an important skill to have in many rural communities in the Kodiak Archipelago. Kodiak College is able to bring a variety of classes to villages in the region focusing on improving resident’s mechanical skills. Recently, for the first time, ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov 16, 2017

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the state is taking a lead in the global market as far as salmon prices go. And the Trump administration is looking at a decision that could change the future of the Pebble Mine. We had help from the Alaska Energy Desk’s Elizabeth Harball in Anchorage, KUCB’s Laura Kraegel in Unalaska, and ... Read More »

Seafood industry representatives come to Kodiak to learn leadership skills

Students learning how to make pink salmon sausage. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Seafood industry professionals gathered in Kodiak for the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute. They came to learn valuable skills and information that may help some move up the ladder and be more successful in their careers. When he first started working in the seafood industry over ... Read More »

Kodiak College holds lecture on race

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local lecturer is tackling race in a two part course. Kodiak College English professor Jared Griffin led the first class on Tuesday and traced ethnicity all the way back to the roots of the human race. “I begin 500,000 years ago with Lucy in Africa and you’ve gotta talk about migration patterns and then how groups of ... Read More »

A new company will provide support services to U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak

Aircrew works on HC-130H Hercules. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Peter Reft/ Airforce) Mitch Borden/KMXT U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak is changing its provider of base operational support services. The base has worked with Kodiak Support Services, which is run by Natives of Kodiak, for the past 11 years according to a Coast Guard press release. But it’s now in ... Read More »

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