The Alaska Fisheries Report 11-13 August 2016

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 »

WWII Searchlight Arrives in Kodiak

Example of searchlight, located on Rysäkari Island off coast of Finland. Photo via Wikipedia Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Military History Museum in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park is on the cusp of acquiring a 1941 searchlight. Volunteer Chuck Meitle, who has flown up from Oregon for the last five summers with his wife Nancy to volunteer at the park, says ... Read More »

Community Archaeology Brings Another Year of Kodiak Discovery

Patrick Saltonstall stands in front of site. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository is in the midst of Community Archaeology, a program which reaches out residents to help dig archaeological sites in the Womens Bay region. The volunteers have the option to meet at the museum in the morning and head out there with staff for ... Read More »

Vape Shop Opens in Kodiak

Steam Trunk owner Mike Johnson. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A new business in Kodiak is proving popular with those who enjoy flavor in vapor form.  A vape shop opened earlier this month on Marine Way, and the owner says he’s already gotten a lot of customers. Vaping, or the inhalation of vapor through a device, has been called a healthier ... Read More »

Knife Discovered at Community Archaeology Site

Patrick Saltonstall holds Alutiiq knife. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum & Archeological Repository Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum’s Community Archeology program led to the discovery of a knife this week. Alutiiq Museum Curator of Archaeology, Patrick Saltonstall, says they’re in the fourth year of digging the Kashevaroff site at Salonie Creek, and focus on a different spot each time. He ... Read More »

Local Groups Examine Crayfish in the Buskin River

Blythe Brown (right) and Kelly Krueger hold up crayfish they sampled from Buskin river. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District have teamed up to determine just how much of a presence one invasive species has in the Buskin River. Blythe Brown, project coordinator with the Conservation District, says her ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report 28 July 2016

This week, two crews are safe after their fishing vessels meet their fate in the past week, we have king salmon news from the upper Yukon and chum salmon news from the lower river, and more, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. Thanks to KMXT’s Kayla Desroches for sitting in while I was away for a few weeks. We ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Borough Has Highest Rent in Alaska

Bill Cope (right) and a butcher shop employee pose in 20th Century Market in downtown Juneau around 1950. Photo courtesy of Violet Cope and featured on cover of Alaska Economic Trends, July 26, Volume 36 number 7. Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough has the highest rent in the state. That’s according to a publication from the Alaska Department of ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Gets New Curator of Collections and Exhibits

Baranov Museum Curator of Collections & Exhibits, Alana Blumenthal. Photo courtesy of Baranov Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum has a new employee to fill the position Anjuli Grantham left behind when she stepped down as curator of collection and exhibits. Alana Blumenthal says she’s originally from Philadelphia and has been working in museums for the last few years. Her ... Read More »

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