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Assessments of Rural Tribal Courts to be Conducted

This image has been cropped.(photo: PRSA-NY) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently awarded a contract to the company Kadiak. The agreement is to provide assessments of tribal courts in rural Alaskan communities. Kadiak is a subsidiary of Kodiak’s regional Native Corporation, Koniag. According to Gordon Pullar Jr, Kadiak’s President, for the first year of their contract Kadiak will ... Read More »

Golf Pro Dave Stockton to Visit Kodiak for Fundraiser

Golf club and ball.Krzysztof Urbanowicz / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT An award-winning golfer turned golf instructor is coming to Kodiak. Dave Stockton has won multiple PGA Tour tournaments and, at 75, is now imparting the tricks of the trade to other golfers. Stockton also throws a fundraiser into the mix every once in a while. While in Alaska, he’ll drop by ... Read More »

Nonprofits Receive Skoda Car Company Donation

Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson accepts a $25,000 donation from Skoda on behalf of the Kodiak Community Foundation. Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local grant program just distributed a large donation to community nonprofits. In 2016, Czech company Skoda flew to Kodiak and filmed a commercial on the island for its new SUV, Kodiaq with a q, which played on the island’s wild ... Read More »

Chum Salmon Surge Into Kodiak Rivers

Cold Bay, AK (Photo: K. Mueller, USFWS) Mitch Borden/KMXT This past weekend the Inner Kitoi Bay in Afognak was open briefly for the commercial fishing of Chum salmon. Over the weekend, fishermen gathered at Kitoi Bay in Afognak for the launch of a flare. It marked the opening of the Inner Kitoi Bay section for commercial chum salmon fishing and ... Read More »

Summer Camp Leads Kids in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities

Little boy doing activity with test tubes. Tubes are filled with colored water and dry ice for bubbles. Martin Cron / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A camp this summer is making science, technology, engineering and math activities accessible to young kids. St. Paul Preschool has been running camps along STEM themes all summer. That includes weeks focused on weather, engineering, and ... Read More »

Pink Salmon Season Forecast Looks Positive

Pink salmon splashes through shallows. K. Sowl / Alaska Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Kayla Desroches/KMXT It looks like numbers at this early point in the pink salmon season are settling back into a normal pattern for the Kodiak region. The pink season in the Gulf of Alaska was so bad in 2016 that the federal government issued a disaster ... Read More »

Conference Held in Kodiak to Promote Tribal Conservation Districts

View from the Near Island Bridge. Photo: Mitch Borden Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alaska Tribal Conservation Alliance held a regional conference in Kodiak recently. Organizers flew in to promote local communities coming together to preserve their natural resources. It’s the last day of the Alaska Tribal Conservation Alliance Regional Conference in Kodiak. Attendees and organizers are sitting in a conference room ... Read More »

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