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A New Survey Is Trying To Understand Who’s Hunting Birds and Gathering Their Eggs

Mike Beauregard/Flicker In Kodiak right now, if you’re on the road system you can’t harvest eggs or hunt migratory birds. That’s because there’s been a policy in place since 2003 to protect the island’s bird populations. Now there’s an effort to understand past and present subsistence habits which could potentially help lift the ban. If you live on the road ... Read More »

Artist Transforms Junk Metal Into Tentacled Bracelets, Nautical Pendants

Nannette Foster. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT On the First Friday Art Walk this week, the Alutiiq Museum will feature a local artist who uses the Kodiak environment as inspiration for crafting jewelry. One of Nannette Foster’s most recent items is an octopus pendant hanging from a chain and clinging onto green beach glass. Another is a cuff bracelet ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Nest School Enters First Full Semester

Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island during pilot semester. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A preschool designed to immerse children in the Alutiiq language is about to enter its first full semester of classes. The Administration for Native Americans granted the Sun’aq tribe roughly $2 million dollars to establish the nest school. It wrapped up ... Read More »

Landslide Out At Fort Abercrombie Brings Down Some Trees

Mitch Borden/KMXT There was recently a landslide at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park in Kodiak. Stevon Rennewanz, a member of the Alaska Conservation Corps who’s stationed at Fort Abercrombie for the summer, says it occurred on a coastal area at the western end of the park. Between the Ram Site beach and Bay View Dr. He says the slide didn’t ... Read More »

UAF Intern Looks at Nucleotides as Health Supplement

A popular health supplement, fish oil.Natesh Ramasamy / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Interns this summer with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are looking at food science in Kodiak, and one is investigating a new health food fad. University of Alaska Fairbanks student Alina Fairbanks is doing market research focusing on nucleotides. “A lot people when I explain this to them they’re ... Read More »

While Kayaking Around North America, Freya Hoffmeister Stops By Kodiak

Freya Hoffmeister Mitch Borden/KMXT A German kayaker stopped in Kodiak after paddling her way up from Seattle. This is just one stop of many on her way around North America. Freya Hoffmeister seems like she enjoys a good challenge. She’s 53 and has been kayaking for 21 years. Her accomplishments include circumnavigating two continents and she’s currently working on her ... Read More »

Senator Gary Stevens Files for Lieutenant Governor

Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature Kayla Desroches/KMXT Longtime Kodiak resident Republican Senator Gary Stevens will run for lieutenant governor in 2018. Stevens has spent almost 18 years in the Alaska legislature. Before that, he was a familiar face in Kodiak’s local government. He’s served as mayor of both the Kodiak Island Borough and the city of Kodiak ... Read More »

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