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New Crab Fest Logo Features Iconic Fishing Staple

Maggie Wall/KMXT ComFish Alaska begins next week and it is a harbinger of another classic Kodiak event—the Kodiak Crab Festival. What do the two have in common besides fish? Well, ComFish presents the first opportunity to purchase new Crab Festival clothing and other merchandise. Stephanie DeLaGarza is Community Relations Director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. She says a previous ... Read More »

Five Candidates for KEA Board of Directors

Maggie Wall/KMXT Five  cooperative members are candidates for the three (3) three-year seats open for election on the KEA Board of Directors: Ron Acarregui, Cliff Ford, Terry Haines, Tyler Kornelis, and Ben Millstein. Members with questions for the candidates are invited to contact them directly. Their e-mail addresses will be provided via E-news on KEA’s website: www.kodiakelectric.com. The Notice of ... Read More »

Kodiak Resident Checks in from the Iditarod

Maggie Wall/KMXT If you have ever seen the beginning of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, you know how excited and energetic the dogs can be. But when the teams hit the hay and bed down at checkpoints, a hush falls over the camp. Kodiak’s Susan Reid was in Fairbanks for this year’s start and later in Nenana where she ... Read More »

Congress Defends Coast Guard

Maggie Wall/KMXT Congress didn’t take lightly a proposed $1 billion budget cut for the guard which was unveiled last week. And while any budget figures this early in the process are likely to see many changes along the way, signers to a letter supporting the Coast Guard didn’t waste time in making sure budget writers know just how important the ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Maggie Wall/KMXT Coming up this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report… In Juneau, legislators debate the merits of raising the fuel tax. A measure would require skippers to collect taxes from their crew and send it to the State Revenue Department. And the Senate Resources Committee hears from several Alaskans nominated for the Board of Fish. Meanwhile, on the other side of ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 20

Lively LibChats: Katie Baxter from the Kodiak Public Library is joined by Velma Vining who discusses her work with the children’s services department of the Coast Guard, and how she is finding resources to bring the Aluutiq culture and language to children that are new to town. The Long Review: Jordana Long, board member of KPLA, brings her family into ... Read More »

Agriculture Workshops Covers Policy and Marketing Produce

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT An agriculture workshop this week will focus on organic farming, food policy, and marketing locally grown food. Kodiak Healthy Tomorrows organized the event and invited Minnesota-based Kathy Zeman to speak. Zeman, an operations manager for the Minnesota Farmer’s Market Association and owner of Simple Harvest Farm, says people need to look at the actual cost of producing cheap ... Read More »

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