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Requirement of Permit to Hike Termination Point Removed

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT For years, locals have needed a permit to hike the Termination Point trail, but now they can explore the property without the permit or the accompanying fee. This spring, the Native Corporation Leisnoi passed along the land’s conservation easement to the Kodiak Island Borough. That means that land development is now prohibited, and the property is open to ... Read More »

Crab Fest Food Feature: Tacos 49

Mariana (left) and Norma in Tacos 49 truck. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Like any good fair, Crab Fest offers a variety of foods, from the artery-clogging to the simply sweet. One new addition this year is a food truck that makes authentic Mexican cuisine. Mariana calls out from the window in the Tacos 49 truck. And, no surprise, ... Read More »

Skoda Releases Second Kodiak-Inspired Commercial

Pat Branson in a screen capture from Skoda’s new commercial. Courtesy of Skoda Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Czech car maker, Skoda, has released a second commercial filmed in Kodiak. Last year, a film crew dropped by the island to create a commercial for the first model playing off the island’s wild, untamed reputation. They featured City Mayor Pat Branson in a ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum to Exhibit Old Harbor Artist’s Treasured Piece

Nacaq, a beaded headdress by Alutiiq artist Kayla Christiansen. Photograph courtesy the UA Museum of the North and the Sitka National Historic Park Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository supports Alaska Native artists locally and statewide, and it just announced the acquisition of a couple of beaded art pieces, including a headdress from an artist in Old Harbor. ... Read More »

Forum to Cover Right to Food and What it Means in Kodiak

Rhubarb, a popular plant in Kodiak. Jessica Quinn / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Local gardeners who grow their own produce are generally trying to achieve the same thing as people behind community projects like the Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative: ready access to local foods. It can be a challenge for city residents to buy fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables, and even ... Read More »

Falcons Fly in for International Migratory Bird Day

Peregrine falcon in Sitka. Photo by Harvey Barrison / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Saturday is Kodiak’s celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, and a couple of birds will be flying in for the occasion via plane. The visiting falcons – the merlin and the peregrine – are found all over North America, including Kodiak. They’ll be dropping by the Kodiak National ... Read More »

Kodiak Biologists to Conduct Bear Population Survey

A female (sow) pauses at the edge of a waterfall, surveying potential fishing opportunities. Lisa Hupp/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT The spring bear hunting season closed Monday, and that means it’s time for local biologists to do their bear survey. Every year, if the weather allows, they choose a sample area to fly over to get an estimate of the season’s bear ... Read More »

Legislature Confirms Board of Fisheries Appointees

Screen capture of Les Gara during joint session on Gavel to Gavel. Courtesy of 360 North Kayla Desroches/KMXT The state legislature confirmed the appointment of three members to the Board of Fisheries Tuesday at its joint session. Board Chair John Jensen of Petersburg and member Reed Morisky of Fairbanks will both return to their seats, while former member Frederick “Fritz” ... Read More »

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