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Candidates for U.S. Senate Weigh-in on Monitoring Methods

At podiums, left to right, Margaret Stock, Lisa Murkowski, Ray Metcalfe, and Breck Craig. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

At podiums, left to right, Margaret Stock, Lisa Murkowski, Ray Metcalfe, and Breck Craig. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Four candidates for U.S. Senate participated in Kodiak’s traditional fisheries debate Wednesday night, and for two hours answered questions about everything from naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska to which federal fishery would they participate in if they were fishermen. Panelists ... Read More »

Rescue Swimmer to Cover Cold Water Immersion in Lecture

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O’Brien Starr-Hollow. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Coast Guard rescue swimmer will give a talk about cold water immersion tonight. O’Brien Starr-Hollow says most people are familiar with the term hypothermia, which is when the body’s core temperature drops and the body fights to rewarm itself. He says the first phase is cold shock. “That’s just that initial stage of ... Read More »

City Employees Free to Explore Union

Despite the expenditure of thousands of dollars by the Kodiak City Government, the city’s residents finally, and narrowly, approved a proposition that could open the doors to allow unionization of city employees who currently are not allowed to unionize. The figures were released Wednesday afternoon after the city’s Canvass Board counted all outstanding ballots. Citizens voted 413 Yes, to 395 ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report Oct 13

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Candidates for U.S. Senate were grilled over fish Wednesday night, but they wrapped up after we put the Alaska Fisheries Report to bed, so we’ll have a full recap next week; meanwhile, there is praise for a long-time champion of responsible fishing, and, the quota for crab out west is down. All that and more, coming up on the Alaska ... Read More »

Council Considers Travel Fund for Downtown Transient Population

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Tuesday night at its work session, the Kodiak City Council consulted the Brother Frances Shelter about how to help the transient population downtown and improve the community at the same time. Executive Director Monty Hawver sat on one side of the table with Mayor Pat Branson on the opposite side, and she asked him to share his experiences ... Read More »

Alutiiq Museum Recognized by Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum’s executive director, April Laktonen Counceller, was in Pheonix, Arizona this week to accept an award on the museum’s behalf. At its annual meeting, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums granted the Alutiiq Museum its 2016 Museum Institutional Excellence Award. ATALM is a non-profit which supports indigenous institutions and offers networking and training programs ... Read More »

Fisheries Debate Brings Senatorial Candidates to Kodiak

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Four candidates running for U.S. Senate will be in Kodiak tomorrow for the traditional fisheries debate. They’re Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Democrat Ray Metcalfe, and independents Margaret Stock and Breck Craig. According to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce website, the Senatorial Fisheries Debate has been going on since the 1990’s. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Trevor Brown said ... Read More »

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