Alaska Fisheries Report 2 June 2016

Coming up in this edition, salmon openings are making their way around horn this week, but Kusko setnetters get snubbed. There’ll be less enforcement on the water with the state selling off one of its patrol boats, and it looks like Fish and Game still has employees. We had help from KYUK’s Charles Enoch in Bethel, KDLG’s Dave Bendinger and ... Read More »

Kodiak Artist Creates Paintings You Can Both See and Touch

A tactile painting by Cunat Spencer. Photo Courtesy of Cunat Spencer Kayla Desroches/KMXT An artist just received a Kodiak Arts Council scholarship to create a series of white-on-white paintings that use layers and texture to create landscapes viewers can both see and feel. Cunat Spencer says she’d previously steered away from white paintings because she does so many Kodiak landscapes, ... Read More »

Petition Seeks Small-Scale Fish Sale in City Harbors

Chef Bradley Ewing, from the Outdoor Channel TV Show “Alaska’s Wild Gourmet”. Photo by Stacy Studebaker Kayla Desroches/KMXT Locally sourced produce is all the rage in Kodiak – from farmer’s markets to food co-ops, and some residents hope that attitude will extend to seafood. On the first day of Crab Fest Thursday, a collection of local groups joined together to ... Read More »

Kodiak College Suspends Several Programs With Low Enrollment

Textbooks. Photo by Rob Wall/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College is cutting a few programs which are no longer in demand and draw on unnecessary funds. The suspensions come during a difficult fiscal time for the state, and academic leaders have previously said no program is off the table. Earlier in May, the University of Alaska Anchorage agreed to Kodiak College’s ... Read More »

Crab Fest Offers Packed Schedule

The 2016 Crab Fest logo. Design by Sami Ali Kayla Desroches/KMXT Crab Fest begins Thursday and vendors are already setting up downtown, ready to bring back classics like the Bruin burger, Kodiak’s legendary deep-fried burger, and hand-dipped ice cream bars covered in chocolate and nuts. The rule of the game is this: you pack on the carbs and then you ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Curator of Collections and Exhibits Leaving Museum

Anjuli Grantham. Photo by Breanna Peterson Kayla Desroches/KMXT After almost five years at the Baranov Museum, the museum’s curator of collections and exhibits is moving on. Kodiak local Anjuli Grantham has been active in the history scene both locally and state-wide. She recently completed a project called West Side Stories, which has a multimedia focus on the lives of setnetters ... Read More »

Setnet and Cannery Stories From Kodiak’s West Side Star at Baranov Museum

A look into the West Side exhibit. Courtesy of the Baranov Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT Friday, the Baranov Museum opens its exhibit on West Side Stories, a multimedia project which focuses on cannery and set netter life and history on Kodiak’s west side. Anjuli Grantham, Baranov Museum curator of collections and exhibits, is behind the initiative and says she traveled all ... Read More »

Troopers Shoot Bear Roaming Town

Bear spotted wandering around town. Photo by Trooper Mike Munson Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska State Troopers Wednesday shot a bear that had been wandering around town for a couple of weeks. Sergeant Shane Nicholson with the troopers says authorities deemed it necessary after receiving numerous reports of the bear getting into dumpsters and roll carts and passing through people’s properties. He ... Read More »

O Organics, Safeway Kitchens, Signature Kitchens Frozen Products Recalled

Listeria monocytogenes. Photo by AJC / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A number of frozen fruits and vegetables have been recalled due to possible contamination by listeria, which can cause serious infections in children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems. Some of the potentially contaminated brands include O Organics, Safeway Kitchens, and Signature Kitchens. Michelangelo Sison, assistant manager at ... Read More »

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