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Community Gardener Reports Produce Stolen

Garden beds at the community garden. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Bike theft is common in Kodiak, but locally grown produce is also in high demand. A member of the community garden says she went to tend to her vegetables and found them missing. The Larch street garden gives residents a chance to grow their own produce in a ... Read More »

A Tobacco Excise Tax is Coming to Kodiak

Lindsey Fox/Flicker Mitch Borden/KMXT After a long discussion, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a motion to instate an excise tax on tobacco products at their regular meeting last night. From the beginning, it was clear there were a lot of opinions surrounding the issue. Michael Johnson, owner of the local vape shop Kodiak Steam Trunk, called the assembly to ... Read More »

A New Survey Is Trying To Understand Who’s Hunting Birds and Gathering Their Eggs

Mike Beauregard/Flicker In Kodiak right now, if you’re on the road system you can’t harvest eggs or hunt migratory birds. That’s because there’s been a policy in place since 2003 to protect the island’s bird populations. Now there’s an effort to understand past and present subsistence habits which could potentially help lift the ban. If you live on the road ... Read More »

Artist Transforms Junk Metal Into Tentacled Bracelets, Nautical Pendants

Nannette Foster. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT On the First Friday Art Walk this week, the Alutiiq Museum will feature a local artist who uses the Kodiak environment as inspiration for crafting jewelry. One of Nannette Foster’s most recent items is an octopus pendant hanging from a chain and clinging onto green beach glass. Another is a cuff bracelet ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Nest School Enters First Full Semester

Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island during pilot semester. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A preschool designed to immerse children in the Alutiiq language is about to enter its first full semester of classes. The Administration for Native Americans granted the Sun’aq tribe roughly $2 million dollars to establish the nest school. It wrapped up ... Read More »

UAF Intern Looks at Nucleotides as Health Supplement

A popular health supplement, fish oil.Natesh Ramasamy / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Interns this summer with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are looking at food science in Kodiak, and one is investigating a new health food fad. University of Alaska Fairbanks student Alina Fairbanks is doing market research focusing on nucleotides. “A lot people when I explain this to them they’re ... Read More »

While Kayaking Around North America, Freya Hoffmeister Stops By Kodiak

Freya Hoffmeister Mitch Borden/KMXT A German kayaker stopped in Kodiak after paddling her way up from Seattle. This is just one stop of many on her way around North America. Freya Hoffmeister seems like she enjoys a good challenge. She’s 53 and has been kayaking for 21 years. Her accomplishments include circumnavigating two continents and she’s currently working on her ... Read More »

Kodiak Golfers Turnout For A Cause

Dave Stockton demonstrating his putting technique. Mitch Borden/KMXT Mitch Borden/KMXT A golf legend’s visit to Kodiak let some local golfers get some unexpected coaching, and this surprise also gave Kodiak’s Teen Court a chance to do a little fundraising. KMXT’s Mitch Borden has the story. A small group of golfers are standing on a putting green at the Bear Valley ... Read More »

Test Missile Launches From Kodiak

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01 on July 30, 2017 (EDT). Leah Garton / Missile Defense Agency Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Aerospace Corporation just completed its second missile test of the summer as part of its partnership with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ... Read More »

Chiniak Burn Area Open for Firewood Collection

Firewood. Liz West / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Piles of wood debris line the road following tree salvage in Chiniak. Starting today, people are free to take them. Both wood harvest and replanting is complete, and borough resource management officer Maggie Slife says the borough wants to give the community the chance to stock up on firewood. She says there’s both ... Read More »

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