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Candidate’s Focus is Bringing Decisions Closer to Home

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Libertarian candidate Joe Miller with wife Kathleen One major candidate for U.S. Senate from Alaska that was unable to make the Kodiak Fisheries Debate earlier this month was Joe Miller, the Libertarian nominee this year. He is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, along with Independents Margaret Stock, Breck Craig, and Democrat Ray Metcalfe. Jay Barrett spoke with Miller ... Read More »

Arctic Shield 2016 Wraps Up for Year

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak stationed in Kotzebue this summer are heading back to home base. On Monday the Coast Guard wrapped up Operation Arctic Shield 2016, a mission it undertakes during the summer months in order to speed up response time to locations across the state during the busy fishing season, specifically in the Alaskan ... Read More »

Air Station Crew Hoists Young Man with Chest Pain

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew deployed to Forward Operating Location Cold Bay medevac’d a 31-year-old man from a fishing vessel 57 miles west-northwest of Cold Bay Sunday morning. Watchstanders at the 17th District Command Center received information that a crew member aboard the fishing vessel Seabrooke experienced chest pains and numbness in his left arm. The duty flight ... Read More »

Program Gives Rural Students Glimpse into Post High School Life

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A five-day event will prepare local Kodiak students to enter the world after high school. Fifty-five rural students from communities around Kodiak will participate in the second year of the Positive Youth Pathways event through KANA’s Kodiak Transition Age Youth Coalition, or TAY. The coalition draws on the participation and partnership from many different agencies around the archipelago. ... Read More »

The Bird that Inspired Poe’s “The Raven”

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Raven in flight. Joe Pell / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Today is Halloween, and many a middle-schooler will remember their teachers pulling out a classic holiday poem to read on this day: “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. What is it about ravens that’s so fascinating or frightening? Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.” That’s a well-known line from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem ... Read More »

Co-Op Grocery Store Hopes to Raise Funds Through Membership

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT A co-op grocery store is trying to get off the ground and will hold a kick-off event this weekend to draw members. Merissa Koller Williams is the board president for the Kodiak Harvest Cooperative, a group trying to put together a community-owned grocery store downtown. “We have to have 500 members in order to really even start negotiating ... Read More »

Community Plans Halloween Weekend

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Jack O’ Lantern. Photo by Jeanette S. / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Halloween lands on a Monday this year, but that won’t stop the community from marching the streets in their best ghoulish garb for the entire weekend. For some part of the population, the observance of Halloween tradition means a 4 p.m. stroll from door to door and outsized bags ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report 27 Oct. 2016

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From KMXT in Kodiak, the second biggest fishing port in the nation, this is the Alaska Fisheries Report. Speaking of which, the National Marine Fisheries Service has released its annual list of where America’s fish were landed and how much they were worth; we hear how crabbing is going on different ends of the state, and will the governor’s pink salmon ... Read More »

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