Busy Weekend for USCG Air Station ADQ Aviators

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Cordova rescues two fishermen approximately 17 miles southwest of Cordova, Alaska, June 24, 2016. The two fishermen were on the 26-foot fishing vessel Sunrise when it became disabled and adrift near Strawberry Channel. Still image from U.S. Coast Guard video. The Coast Guard medevac’d a 26-year-old fisherman from the ... Read More »

‘Brexit’ Vote Surprises World, British Expat Living in Kodiak

The people of the United Kingdom voted narrowly to leave the open borders and economic intermixing of the European Union yesterday. The campaign to leave prevailed by a margin of 1.3-million votes, or 3.8-percent. The areas of England and Wales portion of the country voted narrowly to leave, while Northern Ireland and Scotland had larger margins which favored remaining. The ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report 23 June 2016

Coming up this week, marketing and sustainability are always on the minds of folks dealing with Alaska Salmon; We have a follow up on that tragic car crash in Atka, a Kodiak man is the new head of the Bristol Bay RSDA, and: The Russian Crab Mafia. We had help from APRN’s Liz Ruskin in Washington DC, KUCB’s Zoe Sobel ... Read More »

Kids to Learn Historic Alutiiq Disc Throwing Game

Kakangaq game pieces from the Karluk One site. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT An event at the Alutiiq Museum this weekend will give kids a chance to learn a game Kodiak children have played for hundreds of years. It’s called kakangaq. Amy Steffian, Alutiiq Museum chief curator, says they know the disc-throwing game is at least 600 years ... Read More »

Bear Crawl 2016 Results

It was a great day for an obstacle race. 160 brave souls took on the obstacle course and won! The Division Winners (by age bracket and gender) are listed here: Bear Crawl Division Winners The overall times for adults are listed here: Bear Crawl Overall Adult Results Here are the overall results for the Cub Crawl: Bear Crawl 5-9 Year Olds ... Read More »

Pest Technician Talks Cutting Cutworms Off at the Pass

Cutworm. Brad Smith / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Cutworms are on the attack, and they’re out for your broccoli, collard greens, and cabbage – but they eat most everything. Janice Chumley, Integrated Pest Management Technician with Kenai Peninsula District Office of the Cooperative Extension, will be in Kodiak Thursday through Saturday to do site visits and answer any questions local gardeners ... Read More »

Rasmuson Foundation Grant Funds Alutiiq Museum Painting Purchases

Painting of iris by Cathy Cordry Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum will feature the work of two artists this coming year thanks to support from the Rasmuson Foundation. Both artists have connections to Kodiak and incorporate its natural resources into their paintings. Cathy Cordry is a Kodiak City resident and her series of paintings depicts Kodiak flowers and plants. Each ... Read More »

One Advisory Committee to Fishery Management Council Seeks Social Sciences Input

North Pacific Fishery Management Council logo Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Scientific and Statistical Committee advises the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and met last week in Kodiak, at the same time as the Council and the Advisory Panel are also meeting in town. Friday, the SSC spoke with the council and defended its idea to start a social science team in ... Read More »

Local Project Organizer Seeks Funding for Industrial Arts District

Anjuli Grantham. Photo by Breanna Peterson Kayla  Desroches/KMXT Kodiak City is a finalist for a grant which would fund art and infrastructure downtown. Imagine walking through the area and seeing community murals and metal railings that double as art pieces. Historian and writer, Anjuli Grantham, is the driving force behind the project and says she was one of 80 finalists ... Read More »

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