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Maritime Museum Makes Progress on Exhibit Construction

The Thelma C. (Photo courtesy of Kodiak Maritime Museum Thelma C Collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Maritime Museum has settled on the shelter design for its future Thelma C exhibit. The refurbished seiner Thelma C is one of the fleet of vessels built directly after the 1964 earthquake and tsunami. The museum fixed it up back in 2012. Museum executive ... Read More »

Winners of the 2017 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Election are Sworn In

Nova Javier swears in Andy Schroeder, Julie Kavanaugh, and Rebecca Skinner. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted last night on whether or not it would certify its municipal election results. Nova Javier, the Kodiak Island Borough Clerk, is swearing in Andy Schroeder, Julie Kavanaugh, and Rebecca Skinner to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at ... Read More »

As King Runs Lag, Fishers Consider Cause and Prevention

The intersection of the Sockeye run and the Chinook run. (Photo by Ingrid Taylar / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Concern over poor king salmon runs across the state drew a panel of fisheries experts together at a recent meeting in Anchorage. The event focused mainly on a better understanding of the science behind population declines. Panelists addressed the elements that play ... Read More »

Fishermen are Having an Easier Time Finding Good Sized Pollock This Year

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are four federally managed pollock seasons in the Gulf of Alaska. Currently, the last one of 2017 is underway. According to Josh Keaton, an inseason manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year’s pollock fishery has gone relatively smoothly. “I think ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Celebrates Transfer of Alaska to the United States

Baranov Museum. (Photo by J. Stephen Conn / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. Baranov Museum collections manager Michael Bach says many people have referred to the 1867 purchase as Seward’s Folly. “It was viewed as a mistake and there’s contention because at that time it wasn’t ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Oct. 19, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, Kodiak’s cod season could have been better. One of the challenges fishermen faced was a shrinking cod population. Also, Bristol Bay sees another drop in the total allowable catch for red king crab, tanner crab, and snow crab in the 2017 – 2018 season. We had help from KDLG’s Dave Bendinger ... Read More »

Walk Brings Awareness to Connection Between Pets and Domestic Violence

An Alaskan Malamute. (Photo by brando / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT An abused pet may be the first sign of domestic violence. That’s according to Beth Davis with the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center. She says neighbors are usually the ones to make the call about neglected or abused animals. “They know something’s going on in the home, and they ... Read More »

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