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Robotics Inspires Curiosity and Creativity in Youth

Siblings Divinity and Adam with dad Mike Munson. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Siblings Divinity and Adam with dad Mike Munson. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Middle-schoolers across the state who design, build, and code their own robots competed in a teleconferenced competition this past Saturday. The robotics regional qualifier is a GCI-sponsored event through First Lego League, a STEM – or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – program that challenges kids to build ... Read More »

City Council has Nearly $1-Million Up for Votes Tonight

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Kayla Desroches & Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak City Council has before it at its regular meeting tonight (Dec. 8), a contract to demolish the old A. Holmes Johnson Public Library building downtown next to the post office. The city is considering the property as the site for a new fire station. While the current Kodiak Public Library is marking its ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report Dec. 8, 2016

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Coming up this week, we hear how fishermen can maximize their profits by minimizing their boat’s energy usage; folks in Kodiak are trying to ease the way for the coming and going of anadromous fish, and we hear more from the new head of the Bering Sea Crabbers, all on this edition of the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help ... Read More »

Kodiak Strong Planning Day Leads to Two Community Goals

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT This last Saturday, the 2016 Kodiak Strong Planning Day gathered community members together to decide on goals it can complete in a year’s time. Event organizer and Healthy Tomorrows coordinator, Merissa Koller Williams, says the event was small, but constructive. “This year, we had about half as many participants as we had last year. Last year, we had ... Read More »

Military Exercises in Gulf of Alaska Draw Concern for Environment

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tuesday, members of Kodiak’s Native community and others met with representatives from the Navy and U.S. Northern Command to talk about the upcoming military exercises as part of Northern Edge 2017. In the past, locals have expressed concern about the environmental impact of such exercises in the Gulf of Alaska. Carolyn Heitman was one of the residents to ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Culverts

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On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks about fish culverts with Blythe Brown from the Soil and Water Conservation District and habitat biologist Will Frost. They cover the purpose of culverts, how they play into the salmon life cycle, and what lies in store for culverts on the Kodiak road system. Read More »

Frozen Spruce Present Extra Danger When Woodcutting

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Bucked Sitka spruce. Wikipedia Commons This first real cold snap in several years around Kodiak has got a local tree expert raising an alarm over tree cutting and log splitting. Dennis Symmons, a tree surgeon when he’s not tending to borough business as an assemblyman, says when the local Sitka Spruce tree freezes, it can become dangerous to handle. “When ... Read More »

Windstorm May Indicate Switch From Warm to Cold Winters

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Rain and moderate weather has dominated Kodiak’s winters over the last couple of years, but that could be due to end this season. The increase in snow and last weekend’s windstorm may mean that island weather has taken a tempestuous turn. Michael Lawson, a general forecaster with the National Weather Service in Anchorage, says NOAA issued a high ... Read More »

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