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Alaska Fisheries Report – February 08, 2018

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, Southeast lawmakers have an eye on fisheries. They’re concerned about funding for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the face of major budget cuts. Also, fish in the Bering Sea aren’t competing against invasive species for resources – yet. But scientists are trying to figure out what areas might be ... Read More »

The Kodiak City Council discusses the proposed Alutiiq Ancestral Memorial Park

The draft design plan for the downtown park. (Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum is working on building a small park in downtown Kodiak to honor the region’s Alutiiq heritage and culture. At the Kodiak city council work session last night, April Counceller, the Alutiiq museum’s executive director, presented an update on the museum’s fundraising efforts and ... Read More »

Kodiak Bears take second win of season

Basketball hoop. (Photo by Tom Woodward / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak varsity boys’ basketball team, the Bears, is mid-season and working toward qualifying for the state tournament. They played Kenai on Friday and Saturday. KMXT followed up with the team’s coach after the weekend’s games. The gym was packed – which Coach David Anderson says isn’t unusual for a ... Read More »

Assembly awards construction project to local contractors

Mitch Borden/KMXT The importance of hiring local was a big topic at the last Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. A contract to replace the roof and siding of a garage at the Kodiak Landfill was up for approval. The proposed agreement was between the borough and Triple V Contracting, which is based in Big Lake, Alaska. Friend Contractors, a ... Read More »

School district looks at decreasing cost for classroom technology

Kodiak school board. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is trying to reduce the amount of money it spends on the renewal and replacement of classroom devices. That’s according to computer technician Walter Barnes, who presented to the board of education at its work session Monday night. He said the past purchases ... Read More »

A marijuana based business may soon start in Bells Flats

Greg Egle hopes to sell his marijuana to dispensaries around the state. (Photo courtesy of Marihuanay Medicina/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Marijuana may soon be grown on Kodiak Island for commercial distribution. But there are a few hurdles the owner of Bells Flats Botanicals needs to clear before that can happen. “I’m not in a big hurry for anything. It’s just going ... Read More »

Kodiak College serves as pilot campus for new website accessibility guidelines

The new regulations through the United States Access Board involve modifying code to make UAA’s website accessible to screen readers. (Photo by Michael Himbeault / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College, a University of Alaska Anchorage campus, will be the testing grounds for making UAA online content and media more accessible to the general public and people with disabilities. In January ... Read More »

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