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Baranov Museum receives funds for stone artifacts

Collections manager Michael Bach in Baranov Museum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum just received a grant for its collection of stone artifacts. The Baranov museum is also called the Russian-American Magazin and the Erskine House. In Kodiak, it’s known for covering the Russian side of local history while the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository ... Read More »

Kodiak City Council gets a preview of what the state legislature will focus on in 2018

Alaska State Capitol. (Photo by Mark Hogan/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Kodiak’s State Senator, Gary Stevens, and State Representative Louise Stutes visited the Kodiak City Council at its work session on Tuesday (1/9). They were there to give the council an update of what the legislature will focus on in its upcoming session. It didn’t seem like a surprise to anyone when Senator ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Jan 11, 2018

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, fishermen in Homer are losing a longtime local fish buyer and processor. The Auction Block is trying to sell its business, but money it owes to the City of Homer could be holding it back. Also, with Pacific cod and halibut stocks on the decline, some fishermen in Kodiak are looking for alternative winter ... Read More »

Kodiak looks at doing economic impact report for cod

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is looking into commissioning an economic impact report for the Pacific cod fishery. Recently, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council cut Pacific cod quota by 80 percent due to declines in stock. Fishermen are now gearing up for a thin season. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed the possible analysis at its meeting last night. Executive Director ... Read More »

Kodiak may ban plastic shopping bags later this year

Single-use plastic shopping bags on the street. (Photo by Velkr0/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s looking like some plastic shopping bags will be banned in Kodiak this year. At the Kodiak City Council work session last night, the council heard an update on the proposed embargo from members of the Kodiak Island Borough Solid Waste Advisory Board. The possible ban would make ... Read More »

City Council set to discuss banning certain plastic bags in Kodiak

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is holding a work session tonight, and it looks like it’s going to be a busy one. According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss its proposed FY 2019 state capital improvement program list with the region’s state representative, Louise Stutes, and state senator, Gary Stevens. It’ll also hear an update about a ... Read More »

Kodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concern

Fisherman Terry Haines next to a container of bait. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Pacific halibut fishery may see a drop in stock over the next few years and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which regulates the fishery, uses surveys in Kodiak waters to collect data. The surveys also give local fishermen another job to tackle ... Read More »

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