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A Look Into the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel

Advisory panel meeting on the observer program. Theresa Peterson sits on left. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets this week in Kodiak for one of its five annual meetings and there are a couple of advisory groups that also get together. One is called the Scientific and Statistical Committee and the other is called the ... Read More »

Frozen Yogurt Shop to Open in Kodiak

Frozen yogurt. Global Panorama / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A self-serve froyo shop will open downtown this month. That’s frozen yogurt – it’s the healthier, lighter alternative to ice cream, and it comes in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and a tart plain. But it also comes in fruity variations, like banana, or dessert-themed ones, like cheese cake. That’s the favorite of ... Read More »

High Levels of Toxin Found in Kodiak Shellfish

Steamed butter clams. Yu Morita / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A person recently fell ill with parasitic shellfish poisoning after consuming butter clams from Roslyn beach in the Chiniak area. Julie Matweyou, Kodiak agent with the Alaska Seagrant Marine Advisory Program, says the incident was nonfatal, but the clam samples came back with an extremely high level of toxin. “Just to ... Read More »

Uyak Bay Fire Victims Identified

Silvana Regina Sutanto. Photo via the Straits Times and Instagram /silsutantophoto Jay Barrett and Kayla Desroches/KMXT Authorities have identified the remains of a person who died in a fire at a Kodiak Island lodge as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian woman. At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a blaze broke out in the main guest cabin at the Spirit of Alaska ... Read More »

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 »

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