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Researchers Combine Science and Traditional Food Preparation

Bacteria that causes botulism. Courtesy of public-domain-image.org

Bacteria that causes botulism. Courtesy of public-domain-image.org Kayla Desroches/KMXT Food scientists with the help of a botulism expert are trying to combine science and traditional Alaska Native methods to make one prohibited food safe to eat. Regulated programs under the State of Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program are not allowed to accept or distribute seal oil due to the ... Read More »

Garrison Keillor Visits Kodiak on Summer Alaska Cruise

Retired A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor signs autographs for fans while visiting Kodiak on August 24, 2016.

Retired A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, right, signs autographs for fans while visiting Kodiak on August 24, 2016. Many public radio programs host gatherings, often times cruises, for their die-hard fans. It’s a way to get to know the host and cast better and see a little bit of the world. This summer, the cast and crew of ... Read More »

Election Profile: Louise Stutes

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Republican representative of District 32, Louise Stutes, says she’s not done in the House – she still has bills she’d like to see through and a budget to work on. If re-reelected during the upcoming election, that’ll be the first item she tackles. “First and foremost we need a sustainable budget for the state. We have to become ... Read More »

Election Profile: Carrie Harris

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Graphic by Jay Barrett/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Carrie Harris, from Homer, is running for senate for District P as a non-affiliated candidate, and she’s looking to knock off veteran Kodiak Republican Gary Stevens. Harris works in the Fish Factory and Auction Block in Homer, and has been a cab-driver, a police officer, and has worked for both the State of Alaska ... Read More »

Election Profile: Gary Stevens

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Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature If you google Gary Steven’s name, you’ll find a slew of articles about hall-of-famer, Gary L Stevens, a diminutive horse jockey with a long history of racing, and Alaska’s Senator Gary Stevens has also been in the saddle for quite a few years. And he wants to stay in the saddle. In ... Read More »

Winter Ferry Schedule Published

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The state released its winter and spring ferry schedule last week, and despite Alaska’s budget woes, Kodiak residents shouldn’t see much disruption in service, according to Alaska Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. “Really are no significant changes. For over 50 years now, your boat has been the Tustumena, and the Tustumena will continue to run this winter. The Tustumena is ... Read More »

Nonprofit Delivers Halibut to Communities in Alaska

Box of frozen halibut. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Washington-based nonprofit that takes unintended catch from Alaska trawl fisheries and donates it to all 50 states just completed its fifth mission flying the fish from Kodiak to Kotzebue. This is also the second year they’ve transported donations to Nome. Volunteers distribute the boxes comprised of bycatch and incidentally ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation Launches Into New Period on Island

Craig Campbell speaks to public at rededication event. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Craig Campbell speaks to public at rededication event. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rocket launch facility has entered a new period on the island and will soon be active again. This comes about two years after a launch failure damaged buildings on the complex, and Alaska Aerospace Corporation representatives say insurance is covering the funds needed for repairs.  Saturday, AAC ... Read More »

Sun’aq Tribe Keeps a Close Eye on Habitat Around Runway Extensions

Red eye jellyfish. Flickr / Nathan Rupert

Red eye jellyfish. Flickr / Nathan Rupert Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak wants to know how the recently completed Kodiak Airport runway extensions are impacting marine life. If at all. Last month they wrapped up the study’s biological element for this summer. Researchers examined the colonization of the armor rock the state installed to bolster the runway safety ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report 11-13 August 2016

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Brian Mattson, with the 396 pound halibut caught near Petersburg. (photo/Abbey Collins) Coming up this week, we find out how the humpies are running in Southeast, a Sitka chef will represented Alaska in the annual national seafood cook-off, and it may not have been the biggest halibut ever, but if you had a barn that needed a door, the halibut they ... Read More »

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