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Alutiiq Museum Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

Julia Fine. Photo courtesy of Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum just announced its volunteer of the year, Julia Fine, a former museum intern from Massachusetts with a love for language. The Stanford graduate first came to Kodiak in 2013 to focus on language instruction and, since then, has returned multiple times. As befitting a volunteer of the year, ... Read More »

Consultant Recommends Keeping Close Eye on Salmon Genetic Study

The Kodiak Joint Fisheries Working Group held a two-plus hour meeting Thursday morning to hear several reports, including one about a possible intercept fishery around Kodiak of Upper Cook Inlet salmon. A genetic study indicating such an intercept was presented at the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Kodiak this winter, and will be presented again at the board’s Cook ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, six fishermen are lost in the Bering Sea after their crabber disappears within sight of St. George Island; three others are rescued after going hard aground near Akutan, and Southeast fishermen are gearing up for crabbing that opens Friday. All that and more, on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KUCB’s Laura Kraegel ... Read More »

Lions Fundraise for Guatemala Trip

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Lions Club is raising money to take a trip to Guatemala, where they’ll construct homes and conduct eye exams. Brian Sproat is one of the travelers and says he’ll be on the building side. “We have basically kinda prefab concrete building blocks that we can put together with a metal roof. They’re gonna have the concrete ... Read More »

Kodiak Students Travel to Seward for Science Competition

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak students have been hard at work studying marine science in order to exhibit their knowledge at the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl state qualifiers this week. The University of Alaska Fairbanks event determines which teams continue onto the national level. There’s some stiff competition, says Kodiak coach Switgard Duesterloh, who conducts the class as an after-school activity. ... Read More »

Borough May Postpone Marijuana Legislation Deadline

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough may push back its marijuana legislation deadline to give the district more time to figure out zoning issues: For instance, whether or not cultivation should be allowed within residential districts. That, along with the city’s marijuana legislation, is one big topic on the agenda of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council ... Read More »

Borough Plans New Chiniak Library / Tsunami Shelter After Fire

Kayla Desroches/KMXT In the summer of 2015, Chiniak residents lost their library and tsunami shelter to the Twin Creeks fire. The flames engulfed the building and its contents. Now, Kodiak Island Borough employees are working together with locals to bring the structure back to life and fill it up with books for kids, teens, and adults. The library and tsunami ... Read More »

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