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Local Food Bank Works to Get Healthy Food to Students

Meals can come in all different shapes and sizes. (Photo by jpellgen/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Baptist Mission’s food bank works to get healthy food into the hands of people who don’t always have access to it. Kellie Foreman works at the mission. She says the food bank’s done this for over 13 years and isn’t slowing down. “We serve ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Holds Date Night With Danger

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum will hold a date night with danger Friday. The annual event preps people to survive a hypothetical apocalypse using Alutiiq skills and objects. One activity calls on couples to exercise their hand-eye coordination. Events specialist Christina Thompson says participants will learn to use a spear thrower called an atlatl. “If you can imagine, you know ... Read More »

Maritime Museum Makes Progress on Exhibit Construction

The Thelma C. (Photo courtesy of Kodiak Maritime Museum Thelma C Collection) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Maritime Museum has settled on the shelter design for its future Thelma C exhibit. The refurbished seiner Thelma C is one of the fleet of vessels built directly after the 1964 earthquake and tsunami. The museum fixed it up back in 2012. Museum executive ... Read More »

Winners of the 2017 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Election are Sworn In

Nova Javier swears in Andy Schroeder, Julie Kavanaugh, and Rebecca Skinner. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted last night on whether or not it would certify its municipal election results. Nova Javier, the Kodiak Island Borough Clerk, is swearing in Andy Schroeder, Julie Kavanaugh, and Rebecca Skinner to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at ... Read More »

As King Runs Lag, Fishers Consider Cause and Prevention

The intersection of the Sockeye run and the Chinook run. (Photo by Ingrid Taylar / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Concern over poor king salmon runs across the state drew a panel of fisheries experts together at a recent meeting in Anchorage. The event focused mainly on a better understanding of the science behind population declines. Panelists addressed the elements that play ... Read More »

Fishermen are Having an Easier Time Finding Good Sized Pollock This Year

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are four federally managed pollock seasons in the Gulf of Alaska. Currently, the last one of 2017 is underway. According to Josh Keaton, an inseason manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year’s pollock fishery has gone relatively smoothly. “I think ... Read More »

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