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Rep. Stutes Signs On To Foods Bill

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HB 179 would legalize the donation of fish and game, harvested through sport or subsistence, to non-profit meal programs, such as schools and senior centers. Robert Woolsey/KCAW photo Emily Kwong/KCAW Last Wednesday, Sitka Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins introduced a bill that would allow Alaskans to donate sport- and subsistence-harvested fish and game to non-profit meal programs. Under House Bill 179, schools, ... Read More »

Jock of the Rock – KHS Soccer is Hot

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On Jock of the Rock this week, we have the coaches for both the girls and boys soccer teams at Kodiak High School and three of their players. Join hosts Derek Clarkston and Jay Barrett as they learn about the teams’ hopes for their first season as state-sanctioned programs. Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, what does a warming climate mean for our salmon streams, will tracking seafood from source to plate cut down on illegal fishing, and only one license for you, Dude, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KDLL’s Jenny Neyman in Kenai, KYUK’s Ben Matheson in Bethel and KTOO’s Lisa Phu in Juneau. ... Read More »

Senate Subcommittee Zeroes Out Public Broadcasting Funds

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Alexandra Gutierrez/APRN Earlier this month, public broadcasting survived an effort in the House to slash its state funding by half. Now, a subcommittee in the Senate has axed the appropriation entirely.  Mat-Su Republican Mike Dunleavy chairs the Department of Administration subcommittee, and he warned the cuts would be deep before announcing them at a Thursday meeting.  “There’s going to be ... Read More »

Alaska’s Fishiest Artist Coming to Kodiak

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Jay Barrett and Kayla Desroches/KMXT If the name Ray Troll doesn’t sound familiar, you’re likely brand new to Alaska, though you’ve probably still seen his artwork on t-shirts, sweatshirts, calendars, posters, postcards, art galleries, in books, and elsewhere.  The Ketchikan artist, who will be conducting workshops in Kodiak next month, is known for his luminescent scenes of fish, science and ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, Sitka Sound herring wraps with more of a whimper than bang, you can now print your own fishing license in the privacy of your own home, Copper River driftnetters vote to continue their support of marketing efforts, and is that an environmental watchdog I see nominated to the Board of Fish? We had help from KCAW’s ... Read More »

Port Lions Man Dies in Fire

Via AP News   Alaska State Troopers say a person has died in a residential fire in Port Lions. Troopers say a deputy fire marshal Monday recovered the remains of what is believed to have been 72-year-old Nicholas Nelson Sr. of Port Lions. Troopers in Kodiak were notified of the fire shortly after midnight Monday. The single-family home was heavily ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, Sitka herring is being fished as a co-op this year, Foreign roe technicians can once again get a visa to work the salmon season here, and the sockeye forecast for Upper Cook Inlet appears to be deja vu all over again. All that, and what does it take to not blush when you hear the phrase ... Read More »

Sitka Herring Fishermen Going on Notice Wednesday

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Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishing file photo. Rachel Waldholz/KCAW photo  Rachel Waldholz/KCAW The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will be on 2-hour notice starting 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced Monday afternoon. A test sample taken from a body of herring west of Black Rock showed about 7% mature roe, which is low ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, we have more fishery forecasts for you, the Legislature says no to a sanctuary in the Aleutians, and the Sitka Board of Fisheries meeting is the meeting that just keeps on giving. All that, and what’s Wrangell’s waterfront going to look like after a few million is spent spiffing it up? We had help from KCAW’s ... Read More »

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