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Port Lions is Getting a Second Breakwater

Kathryn Adkins/City of Port Lions Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s taken almost two decades, but soon the city of Port Lions will finally have another barrier to protect its boats from waves and currents. Since the 1980s, boats at the Port Lions’ harbor have had one wall between them and the open ocean, but it hasn’t been enough to keep rough seas ... Read More »

FBI and Local Authorities Make Arrest on Drug Charges

FBI and local authorities on scene at arrest. Eric Keto / Alaska Energy Desk Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has struggled with robberies, theft, and other drug-related crime over the last few years. Local and federal authorities signed an agreement in 2014 to try to clamp down on it. The partnership, called the Safe Streets Task Force, focuses on ... Read More »

SeaShare Delivers Kodiak Fish Donations for Fifth Year

Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, delivering fish in 2016. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches / KMXT This morning, almost 15,000 pounds of frozen halibut took off from U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a C-130 aircraft. It’s heading to Nome and Kotzebue as part of a donation through SeaShare. The Seattle-based nonprofit has been organizing the operation locally for five ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Wild Salmon Legacy Act

On today’s Talk of the Rock, Representative Louise Stutes talks about her bill, HB 199, also known as the Wild Salmon Legacy Act. It strives to strengthen the protection for salmon habitats in Alaska through a reformation of the permitting process and clearer permitting guidelines. Also joining are fisherman Brent Watkins and Trout Unlimited representative Sam Snyder. Later, host Kayla ... Read More »

Deer Hunters May be Seeing More Bears This Year

Lisa Hupp/USFWS Mitch Borden/KMXT Deer Hunters on Kodiak Island need to be careful of bears this season. That’s because this year there’s a shortage of berries Kodiak brown bears depend on for food. This includes salmon berries and elderberries. Bill Pyle, supervisory wildlife biologist for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, says this lack of food will affect how bears act. ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Amps Up Social Media Presence

Christina Thompson. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository’s new events specialist is in charge of putting the museum on the social media radar. Kodiak-born Christina Thompson says the organization already has a presence on Facebook, and she’s focused on image-based sites like Instagram. “Everybody’s on social media. Twelve-year-olds have cell phones right now, so ... Read More »

Warmer Temperatures May Disrupt the Kodiak Bear’s Diet

Bright red elderberries ripe for bears to harvest. Caroline Cheung / USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT Climate change may be throwing off the Kodiak bear’s eating equilibrium. Research says that, on years with warmer spring temperatures, elderberries ripen several weeks earlier than normal. William Deacy, a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University, just published findings from a multi-year study of bears on ... Read More »

A New Bronze Bear Statue is Unveiled

Community Bear – Mitch Borden/KMXT Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s no secret that Kodiak is known for its bears. But on a recent Saturday afternoon, residents gathered welcomed a very special one to town. KMXT’s Mitch Borden was there and has the story. Paul Schervenak is excited to unveil a statue that’s been in the works for three years. “The first thing ... Read More »

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