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Coast Guard Wraps Up Training in Arctic Alaska

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force deliver medical supplies to a temporary medical treatment facility set up as part of Arctic Chinook in Kotzebue, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2016. Arctic Chinook is a joint U. S. Coast Guard and U. S. Northern Command-sponsored exercise that consists of a live field training exercise in a Unified Command structure. Photo by Petty ... Read More »

Election Profile: Duncan Fields

Duncan Fields. Via duncanfields.net Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s Duncan Fields is seeking election for the Alaska House of Representatives for District 32. Though running as an independent, Fields was, until recently, the chairman of the District 32 Republican Party. He renounced that position when he filed for office. Fields has also been active in the community as president of the Kodiak ... Read More »

Researchers Combine Science and Traditional Food Preparation

Bacteria that causes botulism. Courtesy of public-domain-image.org Kayla Desroches/KMXT Food scientists with the help of a botulism expert are trying to combine science and traditional Alaska Native methods to make one prohibited food safe to eat. Regulated programs under the State of Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program are not allowed to accept or distribute seal oil due to the ... Read More »

Garrison Keillor Visits Kodiak on Summer Alaska Cruise

Retired A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, right, signs autographs for fans while visiting Kodiak on August 24, 2016. Many public radio programs host gatherings, often times cruises, for their die-hard fans. It’s a way to get to know the host and cast better and see a little bit of the world. This summer, the cast and crew of ... Read More »

Election Profile: Louise Stutes

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Republican representative of District 32, Louise Stutes, says she’s not done in the House – she still has bills she’d like to see through and a budget to work on. If re-reelected during the upcoming election, that’ll be the first item she tackles. “First and foremost we need a sustainable budget for the state. We have to become ... Read More »

Election Profile: Carrie Harris

Graphic by Jay Barrett/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Carrie Harris, from Homer, is running for senate for District P as a non-affiliated candidate, and she’s looking to knock off veteran Kodiak Republican Gary Stevens. Harris works in the Fish Factory and Auction Block in Homer, and has been a cab-driver, a police officer, and has worked for both the State of Alaska ... Read More »

Election Profile: Gary Stevens

Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature If you google Gary Steven’s name, you’ll find a slew of articles about hall-of-famer, Gary L Stevens, a diminutive horse jockey with a long history of racing, and Alaska’s Senator Gary Stevens has also been in the saddle for quite a few years. And he wants to stay in the saddle. In ... Read More »

Winter Ferry Schedule Published

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The state released its winter and spring ferry schedule last week, and despite Alaska’s budget woes, Kodiak residents shouldn’t see much disruption in service, according to Alaska Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. “Really are no significant changes. For over 50 years now, your boat has been the Tustumena, and the Tustumena will continue to run this winter. The Tustumena is ... Read More »

Nonprofit Delivers Halibut to Communities in Alaska

Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Washington-based nonprofit that takes unintended catch from Alaska trawl fisheries and donates it to all 50 states just completed its fifth mission flying the fish from Kodiak to Kotzebue. This is also the second year they’ve transported donations to Nome. Volunteers distribute the boxes comprised of bycatch and incidentally ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation Launches Into New Period on Island

Craig Campbell speaks to public at rededication event. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rocket launch facility has entered a new period on the island and will soon be active again. This comes about two years after a launch failure damaged buildings on the complex, and Alaska Aerospace Corporation representatives say insurance is covering the funds needed for repairs.  Saturday, AAC ... Read More »

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