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Alaska Fisheries Report – May 18, 2017

Maggie Wall/KMXT A joint session of the Alaska Legislature approves Fish Board appointments. All three are familiar faces. State budget woes—more specifically the lack of a Fish and Game budget—may cause a delay to some programs and seriously threaten salmon season. The “First Fish” folks are still waiting to catch those famous Copper River salmon. The schedule was calling for ... Read More »

Refuge’s New Manager Settles In

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge’s new manager stepped into his position this month. Michael Brady’s career with the Fish and Wildlife Service has taken him all over the country, including Massachusetts, Florida, and California. Directly before coming to Kodiak, he worked in Ventura, California as the project leader for four refuges, all of which dealt with the California ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 22

Beyond the Cover: Marion Owen joins us to discuss her decades of writing, including the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s ongoing column on gardening as well as the “Chicken Soup for the Gardeners’ Soul” book she coauthored in 1984.  She talks gardening and compost tips, as well as well as what originally inspired her to stay and make her life here in Kodiak ... Read More »

Kodiak Prepares for Infectious Disease With Ebola Simulation

(Left to right) Nurse Steve, Nurse Lydia, and patient / actor Felicia Roberts during a simulated examination. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Every year on Kodiak Island, the common cold – known locally as the “Kodiak crud” – spreads among city residents. But imagine if a more serious illness or disease entered the population. Like ebola, which spreads through bodily fluids. ... Read More »

New City Manager Takes Oath of Office

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the City of Kodiak officially accepted its new city manager into the position. Mike Tvenge sat down behind the manager’s desk at the beginning of Thursday night’s city council regular meeting and stood up again mid-meeting to take his oath, which the city clerk officiated. Tvenge joined the city in 2015 as deputy city manager to ... Read More »

Division of Forestry Contains Fire in Saltery Creek Drainage

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Emergency services contained a fire in the Saltery Creek drainage last week, about 15 miles south-southwest of the city. Division of Forestry fire management officer Howard Kent in Soldotna said they received a report of a five acre fire from the Women’s Bay volunteer fire department on Thursday. “We sent our helicopter – type two medium helicopter with ... Read More »

Summer Program for Kids Organizes Hikes, Provides Mentorship

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A summer program starting in June will lead kids on a series of hikes and teach them skills like first aid, navigation, and bear safety, with a healthy dose of sports. The Kodiak Area Native Association’s Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative together with Healthy Tomorrows is pairing up on Explore the Rock 2017. Prevention Grants Coordinator Mathew Kozak ... Read More »

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