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Coast Guard Cutter Crew Performs Medevac in Arctic Waters

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard medevac’d a man from a Chinese research vessel Saturday. According to a coast guard press release, crew from the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley performed the medevac offshore from Nome. As stated in the press release, the Coast Guard received a request to send help to the vessel Xue Long, reporting a Chinese citizen ... Read More »

Odd Year, Good Salmon Season

Pink salmon. (Video still by Chris Newly) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The salmon season is winding down, and numbers show it was a good year. James Jackson, the Kodiak Commercial Salmon Area Management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says any year where fishermen harvest more than 30 million salmon is a good one, and the Kodiak area is ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Redesigns Ground Floor

A look into one of the museum’s exhibits. (Courtesy of the Baranov Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum is redesigning its exhibits. Executive Director Sarah Harrington says staff reached out for public input when they began the process in 2012. “What we found is we had a lot of feedback based on the fact that our current exhibits were not ... Read More »

Council Considers Harvester-to-Customer Sale

Kodiak harbor downtown. (Photo by Joseph / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Fishermen may soon be able to sell their catches directly from their vessels. At a work session tonight, the Kodiak City Council will discuss a code amendment that would allow the sale of fresh seafood from city harbors. Last year, the council received a public sentiment petition with almost 70 ... Read More »

Art Project Encourages Salmon Discussion

Children write responses to fisheries-based questions. Kitty Farnham sits far right. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The first cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows is wrapping up its pilot year with final projects. The program brings together different innovators in the state, from policy makers to artists, and prompts them to start discussions about the salmon industry. Local ... Read More »

Brewery Pursues Deck Construction

Beer. (Photo by Susan Ujka / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Brewery is moving up in the world – literally expanding up into a second level. The owner, Ben Millstein, is looking into installing a deck above the covered entryway. To do that, Millstein needs to increase off-street parking requirements and to do that he needs to go through ... Read More »

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