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Forum to Cover Right to Food and What it Means in Kodiak

Rhubarb, a popular plant in Kodiak. Jessica Quinn / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Local gardeners who grow their own produce are generally trying to achieve the same thing as people behind community projects like the Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative: ready access to local foods. It can be a challenge for city residents to buy fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables, and even ... Read More »

Falcons Fly in for International Migratory Bird Day

Peregrine falcon in Sitka. Photo by Harvey Barrison / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Saturday is Kodiak’s celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, and a couple of birds will be flying in for the occasion via plane. The visiting falcons – the merlin and the peregrine – are found all over North America, including Kodiak. They’ll be dropping by the Kodiak National ... Read More »

Kodiak Biologists to Conduct Bear Population Survey

A female (sow) pauses at the edge of a waterfall, surveying potential fishing opportunities. Lisa Hupp/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT The spring bear hunting season closed Monday, and that means it’s time for local biologists to do their bear survey. Every year, if the weather allows, they choose a sample area to fly over to get an estimate of the season’s bear ... Read More »

Legislature Confirms Board of Fisheries Appointees

Screen capture of Les Gara during joint session on Gavel to Gavel. Courtesy of 360 North Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state legislature confirmed the appointment of three members to the Board of Fisheries Tuesday at its joint session. Board Chair John Jensen of Petersburg and member Reed Morisky of Fairbanks will both return to their seats, while former member Frederick “Fritz” ... Read More »

Refuge’s New Manager Settles In

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge’s new manager stepped into his position this month. Michael Brady’s career with the Fish and Wildlife Service has taken him all over the country, including Massachusetts, Florida, and California. Directly before coming to Kodiak, he worked in Ventura, California as the project leader for four refuges, all of which dealt with the California ... Read More »

Kodiak Prepares for Infectious Disease With Ebola Simulation

(Left to right) Nurse Steve, Nurse Lydia, and patient / actor Felicia Roberts during a simulated examination. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Every year on Kodiak Island, the common cold – known locally as the “Kodiak crud” – spreads among city residents. But imagine if a more serious illness or disease entered the population. Like ebola, which spreads through bodily fluids. ... Read More »

New City Manager Takes Oath of Office

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the City of Kodiak officially accepted its new city manager into the position. Mike Tvenge sat down behind the manager’s desk at the beginning of Thursday night’s city council regular meeting and stood up again mid-meeting to take his oath, which the city clerk officiated. Tvenge joined the city in 2015 as deputy city manager to ... Read More »

Division of Forestry Contains Fire in Saltery Creek Drainage

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Emergency services contained a fire in the Saltery Creek drainage last week, about 15 miles south-southwest of the city. Division of Forestry fire management officer Howard Kent in Soldotna said they received a report of a five acre fire from the Women’s Bay volunteer fire department on Thursday. “We sent our helicopter – type two medium helicopter with ... Read More »

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