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Fishermen Compete at ComFish 2016

Competitors stand at one station during the race and complete knots.

Competitors stand at one station during the race and complete knots. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A competition Saturday pitted fisherman against fisherman in a set of tasks which included knot-tying, hook-throwing, and survival suit-donning. The event created a fun spectacle on the last day of ComFish and demonstrated some of the skills even a greenhorn deckhand needs day to day. ... Read More »

New Group Reaches Out to Young Fishermen

Hannah Heimbuch

Kayla Desroches/KMXT One solution to the aging fishing fleet is an up and coming group called the Young Fishermen’s Network. That’s what Alaska Marine Conservation Council organizer and third-generation fisherman, Hannah Heimbuch, spoke about at a ComFish forum called Right to Fish: Challenges and Opportunities in Alaska Fishing Access. Heimbuch says one of her personal inspirations to become involved in ... Read More »

Remains of Alutiiq Ancestors Begin Journey Home

Anchorage Beach on Chirikof Island looking west. (Public Domain photo by USGS)

Anchorage Beach on Chirikof Island looking west. (Public Domain photo by USGS) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Earlier this month, a Kodiak representative and the Army Corps of Engineers traveled to the lower 48 and reclaimed Alutiiq ancestral remains stored at Indiana University Bloomington. Professor Della Cook studied and wrote about the remains while they were at the university. The remains fall under ... Read More »

Kodiak Feels the Bern at Democratic Caucus

People gathered in Fisherman's Hall for Democratic Caucus.

People gathered in Fisherman’s Hall for Democratic Caucus. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Bernie Sanders won Alaska’s Democratic Caucus this weekend, and Kodiak was definitely “feeling the Bern.” Democrats showed up in droves for the city’s democratic caucus Saturday. 201 people in all cast votes, 175 of which were for Sanders, 26 of which were for Hillary Clinton. Fisherman’s Hall is ... Read More »

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