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Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council Regional Body Holds Meeting

Emperor Geese. (Photo by James Petts / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The regional body of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council will meet Monday. The regulations surrounding migratory birds have shifted a lot for both hunters and artists this year. In March, the federal government determined the Emperor Goose population had recovered enough to open up limited hunting for the bird. ... Read More »

Nonprofit Begins Two Year Marine Debris Cleanup

Marine debris. (Photo by John Vonderlin / Flickr) This month, a local nonprofit begins a two year beach clean-up along the road system. Island Trails Network executive director Andy Schroeder says this effort will match the constant stream of marine debris that washes up on Kodiak shores. And this one will be on a regular basis. Schroeder says that’s in ... Read More »

Ahkiok is Getting a new 100,000-Gallon Water Tank

100,000-gallon fresh water tank. Dan McCoy/Mayor of Akhiok Mitch Borden/KMXT The community of Akhiok is almost done replacing and improving parts of the system that delivers its water. The city of Akhiok is getting a new 100,000-gallon fresh water storage tank. It’s the final piece in an effort to make sure the community has a safe and reliable water source, ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report: September 07, 2017

Coming up on this week, Kuskokwim tribes are busy collecting harvest data to help with in-season management. Also, a parcel of land that contains valuable fish habitat on Afognak Island is now safe from future development. We had help from KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel and KFSK’s Nora Saks in Petersburg. Read More »

Fundraising Begins for Alutiiq Ancestral Memorial & Park

Draft design plan. Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is moving forward on a memorial park to honor Alutiiq ancestors and culture. The museum’s governing council had been waiting for Kodiak City Council’s okay before continuing onto the next steps, like community fundraising. The park would be downtown on city land. Last month, the council consented to ... Read More »

Proposed Amendment to The “Chicken Ordinance” Would Require Electric Fencing

Chicken in a pen. Christopher Penn/Flickr Mitch Borden/KMXT The resolution known as the “Chicken Ordinance” will be open for its public hearing at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s regular meeting Thursday. One of the topics up for discussion is a proposed amendment that’d require electric fences enclose livestock in residential areas to deter bears. Larry Van Daele, a former biologist ... Read More »

The Alutiiq Dancers Celebrates 30th Year

(Left to right) Alyssa Madrid, Margaret Roberts, and Candace Branson, past and present members of the Alutiiq Dancers. Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The traditional Alutiiq song and dance group, the Alutiiq Dancers, celebrates its 30th year this week. The group formed in 1987, and Margaret Roberts was one of its original members. They took inspiration from ... Read More »

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