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Kodiak communities present on hoop house initiative

Guy Bartleson from Port Lions presents on the community’s garden progress. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Four of Kodiak’s villages just wrapped up their second year growing local as a way to supplement their diets and incomes. In 2015, the Administration for Native Americans gave Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions a three-year grant to ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Dec. 07, 2017

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the Native Village of Port Heiden is inching closer to establishing a local fish processing plant. Also, scientists warn that halibut numbers could shrink along the coast of the U.S. and Canada if fishing continues at the same rate. We held help from KSTK’s June Leffler in Wrangell, KDLG’s Avery Lill in ... Read More »

Musical Mary Poppins seeks dancers, singers, actors

A screenshot from a sing-along Mary Poppins event in Massachusetts. (Photo by Sean Hoyer / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local is seeking a nanny, a cockney chimney sweep, and about 30 or 40 other people. Director Lissa Woodbury Jensen is holding auditions for the Kodiak Arts Council production of Disney’s Mary Poppins, which will debut in March. She says she’s ... Read More »

A documentary focusing on the revitalization of the Alutiiq language premieres in Kodiak

Karen Weinberg with Eli Kniaziowski at the premiere of Keep Talking. (Photo courtesy of Nara Garber) Mitch Borden/KMXT The documentary Keep Talking recently premiered in Kodiak. It focuses on efforts to keep the Alutiiq language alive in the region. KMXT spoke with the film’s director and some audience members about the movie’s message. It took years and hundreds of hours ... Read More »

Company wins recognition for cod dog treats

Cod crunchies fish treats for dogs from Alaskan Leader. (Courtesy of Alaskan Leader) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaskan Leader, a self-described “Hook & Line” fishing company, just took away a couple of wins at the Alaska Symphony of Seafoods, a competition that recognizes Alaska seafood products. It won first place in the retail division for its “Premium Wild Caught Alaskan Cod with ... Read More »

Galley Tables is getting a little salty this month

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Mitch Borden/KMXT This month’s Galley Tables is upon us and the theme is salty, which can cover a lot of different kinds of stories. “It could be about using salt in your cooking. It could be about something that brings tears. It could be about an old rascally character. ... Read More »

Kelp farmers outplant first seeded lines of season

Kelp. (Photo by Ratha Grimes / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A company that turns seaweed into pasta is planting the season’s first round of kelp in Alaska waters. This week, Blue Evolution is set to transfer seeded line from its lab to the waters around Ketchikan and Kodiak. Recently, they successfully transferred seeded line into Larsen Bay in Kodiak. Set net ... Read More »

Alaska sockeye market shifts away from Japan

Sockeye in stream. (Photo by Watershed_Watch / flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The demand for Alaska sockeye has shifted away from some of the traditional Asian markets. McDowell Group seafood economist Andy Wink says in the early 2000s, most Bristol Bay sockeye was fated to either be canned or shipped frozen to Japan. He says that’s a much smaller part of the ... Read More »

Kodiak hosts community forum on domestic violence

Community forum in Best Western Kodiak Harbor Room. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of the community touched on poverty, substance abuse, and other elements that may lead to domestic abuse at a community forum Friday. More than 20 people showed up at the Best Western Kodiak Harbor Room for the opportunity to speak with the state ... Read More »

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