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Fishermen aspire to enter world of seafood processing

Harry Wassily Jr (left) and Steve Wassily at HACCP class. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT For some fishermen, moving into the processing world is one way to build their prospects. But before that can happen, they need to get the required certification. A few seafood processors and would-be processors are doing that right now in the City ... Read More »

Kodiak puts hold on fisheries analyst services

Kodiak downtown area. (Photo byRaymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak may be without a fisheries analyst for a while. That’s according to Kodiak City Councilman John Whiddon, one of the two city representatives who attended what was scheduled to be a meeting of the city and borough’s joint Fisheries Work Group yesterday (WED). Without a quorum, the meeting ... Read More »

Senate directs funds to 2016 fisheries disasters

Pink salmon in Valdez. (Photo by Kimberly Holzer / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state may be a step closer to securing relief funds for the Gulf of Alaska 2016 pink fishery disaster. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan signed off on a letter to the United States Senate this year in which they wrote that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... Read More »

Actors bring the lives of three historic first ladies to stage

Lady Bird Johnson, a screen cap from “Moody College Legends – Lady Bird Johnson.” (Courtesy of Moody College of Communication / Vimeo) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Three first ladies will perform the monologues of their lives on the stage this week. Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford will talk about themselves, their husbands, and their experiences through the voices of ... Read More »

Ballet student travels off island for new perspective

Bianni Penaloza. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A young dancer is flying to Salt Lake City, Utah this week. According to Mary Beth Loewen, owner of Next Step dance studio, the 12-year-old will participate in the Youth America Grand Prix, which will include a regional qualifying competition and classes. She says travel is common for dancers in ... Read More »

Kodiak residents need to be ready for future disasters

Chief Mullican goes over Kodiak’s recent tsunami evacuation. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Local Emergency Planning Committee held its quarterly meeting yesterday. The main topic of discussion was last month’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the Gulf of Alaska. “It was registered as the tenth largest earthquake in Alaskan recorded history. So, it was a pretty ... Read More »

High school orchestra program holds first fundraising effort

Director of orchestras for the Kodiak Island Borough School District, Walter Muelling, speaks to high school musicians. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The High School Orchestra program is at the beginning of a fundraising effort for a 10-day trip to Wisconsin. There, they’ll attend a Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance, play with other student musicians, and meet with ... Read More »

Kodiak artist honored at Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards

Alvin Amason with Big Sum Bich #2 in his Anchorage studio, 2016. The oil on canvas painting was purchased by the Alutiiq Museum with support from the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund. (Photo courtesy the Alutiiq Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak raised artist won recognition at the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards this year. Governor Bill Walker presented the eight awards ... Read More »

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last Thursday morning, the captain of the fishing vessel Bering Hunter requested a medevac from the Coast Guard for a 25-year-old man on the crew. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and its crew were deployed and found the ship 60 miles southwest of Cold ... Read More »

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