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Fishermen aspire to enter world of seafood processing

Harry Wassily Jr (left) and Steve Wassily at HACCP class. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT For some fishermen, moving into the processing world is one way to build their prospects. But before that can happen, they need to get the required certification. A few seafood processors and would-be processors are doing that right now in the City ... Read More »

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly could modify conflict of interest policy

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough policy concerning conflict of interest has been discussed a lot over the past few months. Tonight, at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting some clarification may be reached on the subject. Assemblywoman Rebecca Skinner wrote an ordinance to define the term “substantial financial interest” in the borough’s code. The phrase is at the ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Feb. 15, 2018

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the Stand for Salmon initiative aims to protect salmon habitats from industry development, but industry professionals are concerned the regulations are too stringent. Also, climate change’s ripple effects are making themselves evident on land, too. Economists are trying to determine the damage to coastal communities when fish just don’t show ... Read More »

Kodiak puts hold on fisheries analyst services

Kodiak downtown area. (Photo byRaymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak may be without a fisheries analyst for a while. That’s according to Kodiak City Councilman John Whiddon, one of the two city representatives who attended what was scheduled to be a meeting of the city and borough’s joint Fisheries Work Group yesterday (WED). Without a quorum, the meeting ... Read More »

Senate directs funds to 2016 fisheries disasters

Pink salmon in Valdez. (Photo by Kimberly Holzer / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state may be a step closer to securing relief funds for the Gulf of Alaska 2016 pink fishery disaster. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan signed off on a letter to the United States Senate this year in which they wrote that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... Read More »

Actors bring the lives of three historic first ladies to stage

Lady Bird Johnson, a screen cap from “Moody College Legends – Lady Bird Johnson.” (Courtesy of Moody College of Communication / Vimeo) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Three first ladies will perform the monologues of their lives on the stage this week. Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford will talk about themselves, their husbands, and their experiences through the voices of ... Read More »

Ballet student travels off island for new perspective

Bianni Penaloza. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A young dancer is flying to Salt Lake City, Utah this week. According to Mary Beth Loewen, owner of Next Step dance studio, the 12-year-old will participate in the Youth America Grand Prix, which will include a regional qualifying competition and classes. She says travel is common for dancers in ... Read More »

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