Bottom Line at State House Debate: It’s All About the Budget

(Left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins, and moderator Cliff Davidson. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 shared their views and suggested budget solutions at the State House Debate in Kodiak Tuesday night. Independent Duncan Fields, Republican incumbent Louise Stutes, and Democrat Brent Watkins sat side by side for ... Read More »

As Winter Approaches, What to do About the Blues

Rain on window. Photo by Jerry Raia / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The shrinking number of daylight hours combined with dropping temperatures may bring on the winter blues for some people. It may even trigger a case of seasonal depression, commonly known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Kodiak mental health therapist Susan Philo says what most people call SAD is ... Read More »

Seafood Landings Up – But Value Down – in Many 2015 Alaska Fisheries

The National Marine Fisheries Service released its annual snapshot of the nation’s fisheries Wednesday morning. Among other things, it showed that Americans ate, on average, one more pound of seafood in 2015 than they did in 2014 – now up to 15-and-a-half pounds. Dutch Harbor is still the U.S. port with the most tonnage crossing the docks, with 787-million in ... Read More »

Artify and Swap a Postcard

Postcard by Shelly Lawson. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council is giving a pen-pal twist to its next community art show. The council is asking artists to paint, draw, and otherwise creatively fill postcard-sized paper and submit them to the gallery. From there, the council will send each participant a random card in exchange for their ... Read More »

New Performance Piece Gets a Little Meta

Dianne Ibarra as Rose and Jeff Huntley as Sam. Pam Foreman/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new play from FairWind Players will switch up the typical seating arrangements. Jared Griffin is the director of the Flick, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Annie Baker about three young ushers who work at a movie theater that still uses 35 millimeter film projectors. The ... Read More »

Candidates for U.S. Senate Weigh-in on Monitoring Methods

At podiums, left to right, Margaret Stock, Lisa Murkowski, Ray Metcalfe, and Breck Craig. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Four candidates for U.S. Senate participated in Kodiak’s traditional fisheries debate Wednesday night, and for two hours answered questions about everything from naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska to which federal fishery would they participate in if they were fishermen. Panelists ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report Oct 13


Candidates for U.S. Senate were grilled over fish Wednesday night, but they wrapped up after we put the Alaska Fisheries Report to bed, so we’ll have a full recap next week; meanwhile, there is praise for a long-time champion of responsible fishing, and, the quota for crab out west is down. All that and more, coming up on the Alaska ... Read More »

Governor Speaks With Public During Kodiak Visit

Member of the public asks the governor a question. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska is one state where the public has relatively easy access to its elected officials, and Governor Bill Walker put some time aside to speak with the community during a visit to Kodiak on Friday. The Chamber, the Afognak Native Corporation, and the City of Kodiak hosted ... Read More »

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