Author Archives: News

Talk of the Rock: Ka’lunek


Host Kayla Desroches sits down with Alutiiq Museum staff to talk about the organization’s new publication, Kal’unek, which focuses on the archaelogical site Karluk One. Exeuctive Director April Laktonen Counceller, Curator of Collections Marnie Leist, and Curator of Archaeology Patrick G. Staltonstall discuss the site’s social, archaelogical, and linguistic impact. Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report


Coming up this week, Bristol Bay attracts floods of people from all over the world with its promise of sockeye salmon – but one beach remains a homebase for a local fishing family. And it’s science against sea squirts when a journalist joins divers to discover how they’re trying to get rid of an invasive species called “D-vex.” That and ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Releases Book About Archaelogical Site


A picture of the Kal’unek cover. Via the Alutiiq Museum One Kodiak Island settlement has served as both a rich archaeological resource and fueled the Alutiiq heritage renaissance now underway in Kodiak. The Alutiiq Museum recently published a book called “Kal’unek” with the University of Alaska Press. The nearly 400-page volume focuses on archaeological discoveries near the community of Karluk ... Read More »

Symmons Wants to Bring More Public Participation to Meetings


Jay Barrett/KMXT Tonight at a special Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting one item on the agenda is the interviewing and swearing in of a new assemblymember to fill the seat vacated by Carol Austerman when she resigned last month. Initially, two candidates applied for the position, which would only last through the October Municipal Elections, but one of them, former ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report


Coming up this week, Bristol Bay sockeye may have been late but they’re finishing in record territory; the Fish Board took action to protect Togiak fishermen; and buyers are struggling to keep up with the number of chum salmon flooding Norton Sound. All that, and the details behind the long awaited peace treaty over MSC labeling. We had help from ... Read More »

Unification Church to Hold Peace Event

Jay Barrett and Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Unification Church is including three stops in Alaska on its summer-long, worldwide road rally. “Peace Road 2015” started in the Lower 48 at the end of May, and will eventually be held in 120 countries. The Peace Road rallies are for promoting the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s dream of an intercontinental highway connecting ... Read More »

Voices and Sounds from Kodiak’s Relay for Life


Survivors’ walk around the field. Photo by Nicole Clark Kodiak hosted an American Cancer Society Relay for Life for 24 hours this weekend, Friday to Saturday night. Participants walked the track at Woody Way Field to show support and fundraise for those affected by cancer. The relay raises money for research and helps cover transportation costs for people to receive ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report


Coming up this week, The Great MSC Standoff of 2015 is over; No second opening for Southeast king trollers; and are Kenai’s reds just late like everywhere else, or …? We had help from KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz in Sitka, KDLL’s Jenny Neyman in Kenai, KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver in Homer and CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau.   Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report


Coming up this week, Bristol Bay sockeye strategically held back from hitting the nets until everyone doubted they’d show at all; Manakotak says “we can annex, too,” and getting to know our friends, the cannery workers. We had help KDLG’s Molly Dischner and Dave Bendinger in Dillingham, and KFSK’s Joe Sykes in Petersburg.   Read More »

Walker Moves Forward on Medicaid Expansion

News/KMXT Governor Bill Walker has notified state lawmakers this morning of his intent to accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. Walker, who was elected last fall, campaigned on expanding Medicaid, but ran into resistance from leaders in the Republican-led Legislature, who said they had concerns with adding thousands more people to a system they saw as broken. ... Read More »

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