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Sun’aq Wins Grant to Study Invasive Species and Effect on Subsistence Resources

Signal crayfish are not native to Alaska. Discovered in the Buskin River in 2001, the population is now well established and breeding. Lisa Hupp/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT What kind of threat do invasive crayfish in Alaska pose to subsistence resources? That’s a question the Sun’aq Tribe won a grant to study. The award was announced Tuesday. Tribal biologist Kelly Krueger says ... Read More »

A Bear was Put Down at the Buskin River

Lisa Hupp/USFWS Mitch Borden/KMXT Recently, Alaska State Troopers killed a bear along the buskin river because it was harassing fishermen. Sergeant Todd Mountain of the Wildlife Troopers says they got a call about the situation and dispatched two officers to see what was going on. They found a young male bear aggressively going after people’s catches at the Pump House ... Read More »

El Chicano Restaurant to Downsize

El Chicano building. Mitch Borden / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT El Chicano Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is moving after 22 years in its current location downtown. But it’s not going far. KMXT sat down with owner Ana Bravo to chat about the restaurant’s future. Bravo sits in the bar area during off-hours. It’s a large room. Large enough for all the ... Read More »

New Owner of Former Jackson Mobile Home Park Seeks Rezone

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Jackson’s sign prior to the residents moving out. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The new owner of the property formerly known as Jackson’s Mobile Home Park is preparing to develop the land into single-family homes. The Planning and Zoning Commission will look over a rezone request and hold a public hearing Wednesday night at its regular meeting. Up until ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Woman Southwest of Cold Bay

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard medevac’d a woman from a motor ship roughly 40 miles southwest of Cold Bay Saturday. According to a Coast Guard press release, Global Rescue personnel got a report that an 87-year-old woman on the vessel The World had symptoms of a heart attack. Global Rescue then relayed the message to Coast Guard watchstanders, who sent ... Read More »

Upcoming Local Elections are Looking a Little Sparse

Mitch Borden/KMXT Today is the last day to file to be a candidate in this year’s City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough elections. So far, the city and the borough haven’t seen a lot of residents step-up to run. Although, people waiting till the last minute to turn-in the required paperwork isn’t unheard of, says Debra Marlar  the Kodiak ... Read More »

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