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Vape Shop Opens in Kodiak

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Steam Trunk owner Mike Johnson. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new business in Kodiak is proving popular with those who enjoy flavor in vapor form.  A vape shop opened earlier this month on Marine Way, and the owner says he’s already gotten a lot of customers. Vaping, or the inhalation of vapor through a device, has been called a healthier ... Read More »

Knife Discovered at Community Archaeology Site

Patrick Saltonstall holds Alutiiq knife. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum & Archeological Repository

Patrick Saltonstall holds Alutiiq knife. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum & Archeological Repository Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum’s Community Archeology program led to the discovery of a knife this week. Alutiiq Museum Curator of Archaeology, Patrick Saltonstall, says they’re in the fourth year of digging the Kashevaroff site at Salonie Creek, and focus on a different spot each time. He ... Read More »

Local Groups Examine Crayfish in the Buskin River

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Blythe Brown (right) and Kelly Krueger hold up crayfish they sampled from Buskin river. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District have teamed up to determine just how much of a presence one invasive species has in the Buskin River. Blythe Brown, project coordinator with the Conservation District, says her ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report 28 July 2016

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This week, two crews are safe after their fishing vessels meet their fate in the past week, we have king salmon news from the upper Yukon and chum salmon news from the lower river, and more, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. Thanks to KMXT’s Kayla Desroches for sitting in while I was away for a few weeks. We ... Read More »

Air Station Kodiak Crews Keep Busy Out of Cold Bay

A pair of Air Station Kodiak helicopter crews were busy yesterday with emergency medical hoists from ships in Alaska waters. The Coast Guard aircrews forward deployed to Cold Bay for the fishing season medevac’d an 80-year-old woman and a 34-year-old male during separate cases. Early Wednesday Coast Guard watchstanders received a report from the cruise ship Sun Princess that a ... Read More »

Q-and-A On Tap for Assembly Meeting

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will have a better picture of the state and federal budget picture after tonight’s work session. First on the agenda is the borough’s lobbyist Brad Gilman, who will give an update on his efforts and the borough’s prospects in Washington D.C. Tentatively, he’ll be followed by Governor Bill Walker, with whom the assembly would like ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Has Highest Rent in Alaska

Bill Cope (right) and a butcher shop employee pose in 20th Century Market downtown Juneau around 1950. Photo courtesy of Violet Cope and featured on cover of Alaska Economic Trends, July 26, Volume 36 number 7.

Bill Cope (right) and a butcher shop employee pose in 20th Century Market in downtown Juneau around 1950. Photo courtesy of Violet Cope and featured on cover of Alaska Economic Trends, July 26, Volume 36 number 7. Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough has the highest rent in the state. That’s according to a publication from the Alaska Department of ... Read More »

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