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Science Symposium Brings With It Talk on Warming Oceans

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Warming ocean conditions may be killing off seabirds and affecting fish populations, and it’s unlikely to change without intervention. That’s part of what University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Russ Hopcroft will talk about for his lecture at the upcoming Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium. Hopcroft and his project partners study the northern Gulf of Alaska. He says in ... Read More »

Kodiak Police Department Looks at E911 Revamp

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will catch up at their joint work session tomorrow night. Most of the issues on the agenda are ones they’ve discussed at length, like accessory dwelling units or marijuana regulations, but they’ll also hear from the Kodiak Police Department about the E911 system, the response system which directs calls ... Read More »

After Pink Salmon Disaster, Relief Funding Uncertain

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon disaster last year ate into the profits of fishermen and processors in the Gulf of Alaska, and the Kodiak area is still waiting to see if it’ll receive emergency relief funds. At a Fisheries Work Group meeting last week, fisheries analyst Heather McCarty touched on a letter some legislators, including Senator Dan Sullivan and Representative ... Read More »

Borough Seeks More Public Input on Chicken Ordinance

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Local government is still deciding how it should balance law and order with residents’ passion for raising chickens. Last year, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly put a hold on the enforcement of land use regulations which prohibit keeping poultry on urban residential lots, and the borough has since been trying to figure out how to better control the ... Read More »

Alaska Sea Grant in Danger of Losing Funding

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Julie Matweyou. Courtesy of Alaska Sea Grant Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program which focuses on seafood safety, sustainability, and marine coastal resources both in Alaska and the Lower 48 may lose its federal funding. President Donald Trump struck the program from his Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget. Sea Grant has branches spread out across Alaska, including here in Kodiak. Julie Matweyou ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 21

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Beyond the Cover: Stacy Studebaker returns to the show again to promote her workshop, which is happening on April 29th from 10-5 at the Kodiak Public Library ($15 charge, registration required).  She also discusses a bit about her books, both her children’s books and Wildflowers and Other Plant Life of the Kodiak Area, and also talks about the trials and benefits ... Read More »

Village Farmers Explore Guard Geese and the Other Benefits of Local Growing

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A White Chinese Goose similar to the one in Ouzinkie. Tracie Hall / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Island communities are growing their own produce and raising their own poultry as part of an ongoing hoop house project, and each village has its unique innovations to add in. Like beekeeping and guard geese. The participating communities of Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie ... Read More »

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