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When it Comes to Cabbage, Bigger Could be Better

A giant cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer in 2009. Travis / Flickr

A giant cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer in 2009. Travis / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The United States has sometimes been said to follow the “bigger is better,” philosophy, from trucks to portions sizes. Well, why not apply that same idea to a slightly healthier American product? Like a vegetable. Or, specifically, a cabbage. Midge Short is an ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report – ‘Son of Blob’ Found Near Homer

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Coming up this week, the Sitka Tribe would like to see changes to how herring are managed, part of The Blob, let’s call it “Blob Jr.,” had some significant effects on Kachemak Bay, and how Fish and Game is coping with ongoing budget cuts in the face of the state’s fiscal situation. We had vital contributions this week from KCAW’s ... Read More »

Descendants Gather to Welcome Chirikof Ancestors Home

The boxes of remains transported from Anchorage to the Kodiak state airport. The ancestral remains are packed within many different layers, including various boxes, for safety. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Father Innocent Dresdow performs service on the remains in the room where they’re being kept, in a lower level of the Alutiiq Museum. Photo by April Laktonen Counceller / Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT After years of work, ancestral remains from a 19th century settlement on Chirikof Island have returned home. In the 1960s, archaeologists removed the bones from Chirikof, which ... Read More »

Preschool Uses Language Immersion to Teach Alutiiq

Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Students and teachers in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq language immersion preschool opened in Kodiak last month. The Sun’aq Tribe received a $2 million grant from the Administration for Native Americans to establish the nest school and keep it going over five years. Teachers use song to transition the kids between open play ... Read More »

Kodiak Hockey League to Compete in Eagle River

Two hockey players face off on a frozen lake. Tyler / Flickr

Two hockey players face off on a frozen lake. Tyler / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Hockey League will participate in the tier 4 state tournament this weekend. Members of KHL get the opportunity to travel all over North America to take part in hockey competitions, but for this coming state tournament, they’ll head to Eagle River. Carly and Hannah ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just announced its volunteer of the year, Julia Fine, a former museum intern from Massachusetts with a love for language. The Stanford graduate first came to Kodiak in 2013 to focus on language instruction and, since then, has returned multiple times. As befitting a volunteer of the year, ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, six fishermen are lost in the Bering Sea after their crabber disappears within sight of St. George Island; three others are rescued after going hard aground near Akutan, and Southeast fishermen are gearing up for crabbing that opens Friday. All that and more, on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KUCB’s Laura Kraegel ... Read More »

Dr. Bob Looks Back at His Dad’s Namesake, the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library

Dr. Bob and Marian Johnson stand in front of the old library building on Mill Bay Rd., previously the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Dr. Bob and Marian Johnson stand in front of the old library building on Lower Mill Bay Rd., which is currently going through asbestos abatement in the days preceding its demolition. Sensing equipment is set up by the door. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The building that once housed a well-loved institution is about to be demolished. The former A. Holmes ... Read More »

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