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The Alaska Fisheries Report Dec. 8, 2016

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Coming up this week, we hear how fishermen can maximize their profits by minimizing their boat’s energy usage; folks in Kodiak are trying to ease the way for the coming and going of anadromous fish, and we hear more from the new head of the Bering Sea Crabbers, all on this edition of the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help ... Read More »

Another Year, Another Culvert

Blythe Brown and Rich Phaneuf. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Blythe Brown and Rich Phaneuf. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Local partners in Kodiak are pursuing the replacement of culverts along the road system. The culverts ensure the easy passage of salmon from stream to ocean to stream again, and their upkeep means the continued health of the salmon population. Blythe Brown from the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District leads ... Read More »

Kodiak Puts on the Nutcracker

Lydia Stanford and Nic Gili rehearsing. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Lydia Stanford and Nic Gili rehearsing. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The first performance of the Nutcracker is tonight. The holiday special runs every three years, and the cast has been hard at work rehearsing. Lydia Stanford’s ballet slippers squeak on the auditorium stage. This afternoon, she’s practicing with the male lead dancer, who flew in from Idaho to play the ... Read More »

Borough Agrees to Hold Conservation Easements to Termination Point and Long Island

Members of the public at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Members of the public at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kids played outside the assembly chambers last night during the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. They’d abandoned bags, coats, and papers on the hallway carpet. Their parents were likely among those who filled the assembly chambers for their chance to give comment on ... Read More »

Wintry Weather Inline with Revised NWS December Forecast

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National Weather Service forecasters have revised their December predictions for much of the Lower 48 and Alaska, according to an announcement released Thursday. Citing what they call a “highly amplified ridge” over the Bering Sea that stretches to the Lower 48 and an Arctic high pressure system with an “anomalous” northerly flow, the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting temperatures to ... Read More »

Mariner Safe After Vessel Loses Power, Goes Aground

Sailing vessel Lieveling went aground near Cape Puget, between Seward and Chenega, Alaska, Nov. 28, 2016. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported the mariner to Seward. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Sailing vessel Lieveling went aground near Cape Puget, between Seward and Chenega, Alaska, Nov. 28, 2016. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported the mariner to Seward. U.S. Coast Guard photo. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a mariner after his sail boat grounded between Seward and Chenega Monday. The 47-foot Lieveling lost ... Read More »

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager Retires

Anne Marie LaRosa. Photo by Lisa Hupp

Anne Marie LaRosa. Photo by Lisa Hupp Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager Anne Marie LaRosa is exchanging one island for another and retiring to Hawaii. She has an extensive background working for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, and spent three years as manager at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. She ... Read More »

Brother Francis Shelter Provides Another Year of Turkey and Pie

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Blueberry pie. mgstanton / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Brother Francis Shelter will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner feast for those in need this week. Shelter executive director Monte Hawver says the Spouse’s Association organizes the dinner and the shelter staff serves it. The meal is available for those who don’t have their own table to sit down at. “Some of ‘em ... Read More »

Kodiak Provides Quality Control Training to Processors, Big and Small

Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT It’s the last day for a course at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center which will help seafood professionals sell the freshest, highest quality product to the public. Seafood Processing Quality Control Training, which began Monday, covers everything from the shelf-life of fish to water quality. “We teach them ... Read More »

Nefarious Deeds Did Not Cause Elk Closure

Bull elk in Alaska. Princess Lodges / Flickr

Bull elk in Alaska. Princess Lodges / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game cleared up a rumor that’s been spreading around Kodiak via Facebook and word of mouth. Last Saturday’s closure to elk hunting registration in the Kodiak area is not the result of one hunter’s massive haul of elk. Area biologist Nate Svoboda says the ... Read More »

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