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Local Teen Sets Out On A Trip To The Arctic

(Photo:Lwp Kommunikáció) Mitch Borden/KMXT An expedition will soon set out to explore the arctic waters of Canada and Greenland. One of those departing on this journey is Caden Peterson, a 17 year old from Old Harbor. Students On Ice is the organization behind this excursion. Their mission is to educate youth about the importance of the arctic. They’ve gathered a ... Read More »

Madsen Bear Statue Replacement Arrives

Artist Stan Watts works on the clay model during one stage of making the bear sculpture. Photo by Vic Barnes Kayla Desroches/KMXT It’s usually bad news when brown bears wander into town, but the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center plans to set one up on its corner. The bear is 12-foot tall, just a little bigger than the average ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – July 27, 2017

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Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, for the first time in several years, two buyers will be in the Kotzebue area to purchase fish this summer. But there may be a limit on how much they can take. Also, the National Marine Fisheries Service wants to make sure there’s enough of one species of fish for both endangered ... Read More »

Pink Salmon Season Going Strong

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The area-wide pink salmon opens again today.  After last year’s poor harvest, this season’s run is still looking strong. According to an update from Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Management Biologist James Jackson, fishermen harvested 1.5 million pink salmon during this last opener, which wrapped up July 24. That’s about 300,000 fish a day. Jackson writes ... Read More »

World Breastfeeding Week Raises Awareness

Kayla Desroches/KMXT World Breastfeeding Week begins Tuesday and brings awareness to the benefits of nursing. The Kodiak Area Native Association runs the Women, Infants, and Children program, or WIC, which educates island families about nutrition and food. WIC Coordinator Stephanie Jenkins says part of what she does is to sit down with future mothers and go over how to care ... Read More »

Coast Guard Works Together With Mariners on Rescue

Captain with crewman in water in the process of helping man onto vessel. Screencap from video by Air Station Kodiak Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Good Samaritan vessel and a Coast Guard aircrew rescued four fishermen in Kodiak waters on Monday. According to a Coast Guard press release, the fishing vessel Grayling capsized in Kuprean of Strait near Raspberry Island, and the ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: World Breastfeeding Week

On today’s Talk of the Rock, the coordinator of KANA’s Women, Infants, and Children program, Stephanie Jenkins, drops by to talk about World Breastfeeding Week. KANA communications coordinator Brian Fraley also joins to chat about some of KANA’s other programs. Mothers interested in enrolling in WIC can call the program office at (907) 486 7312. Read More »

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