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Rats Run Rampant in Kodiak this Season

A Norway rat. Photo byBayer CropScience UK / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT It looks like it’ll be a ratty season for Kodiak. The rodents are running rampant this year, at least according to one local pest control technician, BJ Johnson from American Pest Management. “It is definitely a rat season. I monitor, because I’ve done it so long, I monitor the ... Read More »

Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day Created

Marines hunkering down during the attack on Dutch Harbor in 1942. Photo from Unalaska City Archives Zoe Sobel/KUCB Governor Bill Walker has declared today (June 3) Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day. Statewide all flags will fly at half-mast to recognize the World War II attack on Dutch Harbor. The 1942 bombing was the first hostile action on Alaskan soil; 25 service men ... Read More »

New Assemblyman and New Borough Manager Participate in Borough Assembly Regular Meeting

Borough clerk Nova Javier signs new assemblyman Scott Smiley onto assembly. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has a new member to fill the place of Mel Stephens, who resigned from his position in April. Stephens did not give a reason for his decision, but it did come soon after the assembly voted to hire Kodiak’s new ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report 2 June 2016

Coming up in this edition, salmon openings are making their way around horn this week, but Kusko setnetters get snubbed. There’ll be less enforcement on the water with the state selling off one of its patrol boats, and it looks like Fish and Game still has employees. We had help from KYUK’s Charles Enoch in Bethel, KDLG’s Dave Bendinger and ... Read More »

Kodiak Artist Creates Paintings You Can Both See and Touch

A tactile painting by Cunat Spencer. Photo Courtesy of Cunat Spencer Kayla Desroches/KMXT An artist just received a Kodiak Arts Council scholarship to create a series of white-on-white paintings that use layers and texture to create landscapes viewers can both see and feel. Cunat Spencer says she’d previously steered away from white paintings because she does so many Kodiak landscapes, ... Read More »

Petition Seeks Small-Scale Fish Sale in City Harbors

Chef Bradley Ewing, from the Outdoor Channel TV Show “Alaska’s Wild Gourmet”. Photo by Stacy Studebaker Kayla Desroches/KMXT Locally sourced produce is all the rage in Kodiak – from farmer’s markets to food co-ops, and some residents hope that attitude will extend to seafood. On the first day of Crab Fest Thursday, a collection of local groups joined together to ... Read More »

Kodiak College Suspends Several Programs With Low Enrollment

Textbooks. Photo by Rob Wall/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College is cutting a few programs which are no longer in demand and draw on unnecessary funds. The suspensions come during a difficult fiscal time for the state, and academic leaders have previously said no program is off the table. Earlier in May, the University of Alaska Anchorage agreed to Kodiak College’s ... Read More »

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