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Silver Salmon are Bigger Than Normal This Year

Spawning Silver Salmon (Photo: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Silver Salmon are spawning all across Kodiak. Its looking like a pretty normal year for the cohos, except they’re coming in especially big and strong.  Silver salmon are currently filling Kodiak’s waters, but according to James Jackson, a commercial salmon area management biologist for the Alaska Department ... Read More »

The Kitoi Bay Hatchery Wraps up its Cost Recovery Fishing for Pink Salmon

Pink salmon swimming. (Photo: Joe Serio/ USFS/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kitoi Bay Hatchery thought 10 million pink salmon would return this summer, but only around 2 million showed up. Even though its estimates were off, the hatchery was able to meet 95 percent of its cost recovery fishing goal. Around 5.75 million pounds of pinks were collected. Tina Fairbanks ... Read More »

Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion Gets the Go-Ahead

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KEA proposed diversion. (Courtesy of KEA) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association received a permit to start its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project expansion, which would increase the lake’s clean energy production. Part of the project includes construction through federal land, which requires a lengthy permitting process with some steps KEA called “duplicative.” It had started on a legislative path to ... Read More »

Kodiak College Nursing Program Adapts to Hospital Policy Change

Stethoscope. (Photo by jasleen_kaur / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College, which is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage, will soon make a bachelor’s degree the go-to for aspiring nurses. In previous years, students have been able to get an associate’s degree at the college and then add classes to build up to a bachelor’s. In fall 2018, the college ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman East of Kodiak

Fishing vessel Cape Greig. (Screen grab of video courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 17) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The United States Coast Guard medevac’d a fisherman east of Kodiak last week. According to a Coast Guard press release, Discovery Health Partners alerted Juneau watchstanders Tuesday that the man possibly had appendicitis. At the time, the 50-year-old was aboard the fishing vessel ... Read More »

Food Cooperative Consultants Visit Kodiak

Radishes. (Photo courtesy of Government of Prince Edward Island / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two people who consult on food cooperatives dropped into town to meet with the Harvest Food Cooperative board. The local co-op is still in the brainstorming stage and is busy gathering members so that it can build enough funds to launch. Part of what the two consultants ... Read More »

The Borough Assembly Passes the “Chicken Ordinance”

Chickens milling about. Keith Miller/flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinance that’ll allow certain livestock to be raised in residential areas. This ordinance is commonly referred to as the “chicken ordinance.” A main topic of discussion was a proposed amendment, to the resolution, that’d require livestock be enclosed by electric ... Read More »

Nonprofit Begins Two Year Marine Debris Cleanup

Marine debris. (Photo by John Vonderlin / Flickr) This month, a local nonprofit begins a two year beach clean-up along the road system. Island Trails Network executive director Andy Schroeder says this effort will match the constant stream of marine debris that washes up on Kodiak shores. And this one will be on a regular basis. Schroeder says that’s in ... Read More »

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