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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 »

Harbor Lights Festival brings bedazzled boats, cookies, carols

Spectators walk past the Point Omega during the Harbor Lights Festival Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in St. Paul Harbor. (Photo by James Brooks / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT For one night every winter, vessel owners decorate their boats with Christmas lights and locals can walk the harbors and appreciate the display. Toby Sullivan is the executive director of the Kodiak Maritime ... 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 »

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