Recent News

Coast Guard Rescues Toppled Pilot

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard rescued a pilot who had crashed northwest of Kodiak Sunday afternoon. According to a Coast Guard press release, the Anchorage sector got a mayday call from a pilot who had landed on Hallo Glacier Lake 75 miles from Kodiak. The pilot reported having set the plane down successfully on the frozen surface, but then tipping ... Read More »

City Cleans Up After Snow

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At long last Kodiak is getting snow, which means sledding, snowmen, and snow plowing. While the City of Kodiak has dealt with its fair share of ice, the city public works department now has an eye on its snowy roads. Public Works director Mark Kozak says crews typically start earlier to avoid downtown’s on-street parking, which can be ... Read More »

Class to Teach Direct Marketing to Fishermen

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An online workshop could turn fishermen into businessmen and bring them closer to the everyday consumer. Next month, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program seafood marketing specialist, Quentin Fong, says he and other instructors will lead a series of online classes about direct marketing. “And direct marketing is fishermen that want to not sell to the processors, but ... Read More »

Women’s March Draws Crowd

Marchers set off from the high school. Photo by Pam Foreman/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Women’s March on Washington Saturday began in part as a response to the rhetoric of this past election cycle and concern surrounding the new administration. It grew into a worldwide movement which appears to have shifted to meet the needs of its participating areas. Kodiak was ... Read More »

Borough Assembly and City Council Still at Odds Over Building Code

Kayla Desroches/KMXT After two hours of impassioned discussion, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly decided to postpone a decision that would have put it back in line with the Kodiak City Council. Last summer the assembly frustrated the council when it reverted to the 1997 uniform building code in order to relax code requirements for homeowner builders in the borough. The ... Read More »

Dog Eared Reads Episode 18

Beyond the Cover Feature: Ann Leckie, author of the award-winning science-fiction Imperial Radch Trilogy. The first book in her series, Ancillary Justice won the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and other best novel awards.  The following year, the second book in the series, Ancillary Sword won the Locus award. The third book in the trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, was released in ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report January 19, 2017

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, climate change could slow the growth of Alaska coral, but at least Alaskan seafood is free of Fukushima-related radiation. As far as authorities know. Also, there won’t be a commercial tanner crab fishery in the Bering Sea this season, but there will be more opportunities for subsistence fishermen to fish for King salmon along ... Read More »

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