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Old Harbor Residents Discuss How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Mitch Borden/KMXT A meeting was recently held in Old Harbor to examine ways the community can prepare for natural disasters. Jim Cedeno is an emergency manager and hazard mitigation officer working in Old Harbor. He organized the meeting. Cedeno’s designing a Hazard Mitigation Plan in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Old Harbor Tribal Council. “I’m looking at the ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads – Episode 26

In the September issue of Dog Eared Reads, a sense of place is reflected.  You will hear an interview with Nancy Lord,  author and environmentalist, who has a new book and will be visiting Kodiak in September. There is a book review of Hillbilly Elegy and an author spotlight of Pat Conroy, author of The Great Santini, Prince of Tides ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Alaska Salmon Fellows

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with writer and historian Anjuli Grantham about the Alaska Salmon Fellows, a group of Alaskans addressing fishing industry issues and discussing solutions. Also, Baranov Museum executive director Sarah Harrington will talk about the museum’s upcoming art night featuring outdoor projections about salmon. One artist, Deborah Bitanga, explains her piece and ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Julie Kavanaugh

Julie Kavanaugh (Photo courtesy of Julie Kavanaugh) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT’s Mitch Borden sat down with Julie Kavanaugh. The reason Julie Kavanaugh wants ... Read More »

Earthquake Boat Exhibit Almost Complete

The Thelma C. (Photo courtesy of Kodiak Maritime Museum Thelma C Collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Construction of the new Kodiak Maritime Museum outdoor exhibit is almost complete at the Spit downtown. Museum executive director Toby Sullivan says workers will soon set up a steel frame to hold the vessel Thelma C, which the museum rebuilt and restored in 2012. He says ... Read More »

Parents Turnout to Talk About How Kodiak Students Are Graded

Homework (Photo by Bertram Nudelbach/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District held a public forum last night to hear if parents want to change the way some students are graded. Melissa Haffeman, the principal of Kodiak Middle School helped moderate the discussion. She says, 6th through 12th grade students are currently assessed on a 0 to 4 scale ... Read More »

Good Salmon Season Means Good Business for Larsen Bay Store

Groceries. (Photo by David Mulder / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The success of Larsen Bay’s seasonal cannery store, Larsen Bay Mercantile, often depends on trends in the salmon season. The better the season, the better the business, says owner Mark Thissen. “For example, comparing with last year where the salmon catch was quite small, you can see it reflected in sales ... Read More »

Koniag Gets a New President

Mitch Borden/KMXT Shauna Hegna became Koniag, Inc.’s new president at the beginning of September after its former president and CEO, Elizabeth Perry, announced she’d be resigning. Hegna is originally from Port Lions and was Koniag’s executive vice president of shareholder services and lands management. She loved rolling up her sleeves and serving Koniag shareholders in that position, but as president ... Read More »

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