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Arctic Nations Tour Microgrids, Exchange Green Energy Knowledge

Volcanic area of Krafla in Northern Iceland. Iceland uses hot springs like this one for its geothermal energy.(Photo by Fougerouse Arnaud / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program is leading representatives of Arctic nations to Alaska, Canada, Iceland, and Greenland to look at the microgrids in remote communities. The Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy, or ARENA, is in the middle of ... Read More »

Students Document Family Stories

(left to right) Student Anielys Varga, Baranov Museum curator of education Natalie Trenery, student David Castro, and Deborah Bitanga, who’s helping out on the intensive. (Photo by Kayla Dersoches / KMXT) A group of students recently created short documentaries telling the stories of how their families came to Kodiak. The Baranov Museum partnered with St. Mary’s Middle School on the ... Read More »

Council Declares September Senior Center Month

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak City Council honored Senior Citizens of Kodiak Incorporated, the local senior center, last night at its regular meeting by proclaiming September Senior Center Month. Mayor Pat Branson smiled as she presented a copy of the proclamation to David Blacketer, the president of Senior Citizens of Kodiak’s board of directors. Applause followed Blacketer as he made his ... Read More »

Set Designers Guide Stage Transformation

Carrie Pigage (left) and Anda Saylor (right) painting an early 1960s Manhattan scene for the community production “It Happens Every Summer.” (Photo by Kodiak Arts Council) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council invited a father-daughter team into Kodiak this week to lead a community theater set design workshop. They conducted the class Sunday and, for the rest of this week, ... Read More »

Kodiak Opposes Salmon Cap Agenda Change

Adult Sockeye Salmon encounter a waterfall on their way up-river to spawn. (Photo by Marvina Munch / USFWS) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is gearing up to oppose what it considers a threat to its fisheries. Last year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a study that found a percentage of Kodiak area sockeye salmon are Cook Inlet fish. Now, ... Read More »

Kodiak Fisheries Could be Threatened by a Proposition Submitted to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT A recent proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries asks it to limit the amount of salmon fisherman can catch in the Kodiak area. That’s according to Heather McCarty, the fisheries analyst for the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough. At a ... Read More »

City to Install Public Crane Downtown

Stacked fish crates. (Photo by Fiona Baxter / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Vessel owners will soon be able to hoist their catches with a public crane downtown. Harbormaster Lon White spoke with the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group Wednesday at its monthly meeting. He said the public crane will be the first he’s seen in the city during his 36 years in ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Jeff Murray

Jeff Murray. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Murray) Kayla Desroches/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Jeff Murray to discuss why he wants to be ... Read More »

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