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Silver Salmon are Bigger Than Normal This Year

Spawning Silver Salmon (Photo: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Silver Salmon are spawning all across Kodiak. Its looking like a pretty normal year for the cohos, except they’re coming in especially big and strong.  Silver salmon are currently filling Kodiak’s waters, but according to James Jackson, a commercial salmon area management biologist for the Alaska Department ... Read More »

Assembly Candidate Profile: Terry Haines

Terry Haines (Photo:Terry Haines) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are eight people running for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. To help our listeners get to know the candidates, KMXT will be airing profiles of them every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the election. KMXT sat down with Terry Haines to discuss why he wants to be on the borough ... Read More »

Koniag’s CEO is Resigning

Mitch Borden/KMXT Elizabeth Perry will resign as the Chief Executive Officer of Koniag Incorporated this December. According to a Koniag press release, she’s taken a position at a nonprofit in the southwest, which will allow her to be closer to family Perry says,  “Leaving Koniag is bittersweet as its employees and shareholders have become my second family over my nearly ... Read More »

The Kitoi Bay Hatchery Wraps up its Cost Recovery Fishing for Pink Salmon

Pink salmon swimming. (Photo: Joe Serio/ USFS/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kitoi Bay Hatchery thought 10 million pink salmon would return this summer, but only around 2 million showed up. Even though its estimates were off, the hatchery was able to meet 95 percent of its cost recovery fishing goal. Around 5.75 million pounds of pinks were collected. Tina Fairbanks ... Read More »

Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project Expansion Gets the Go-Ahead

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KEA proposed diversion. (Courtesy of KEA) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Electric Association received a permit to start its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project expansion, which would increase the lake’s clean energy production. Part of the project includes construction through federal land, which requires a lengthy permitting process with some steps KEA called “duplicative.” It had started on a legislative path to ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Food Co-op Specialists

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with two food cooperative specialists, Stuart Reed and Andrew Crow. They recently met with the Kodiak Harvest Food Cooperative board, which is working to establish a grocery store in town. Also joining will be Renata Ballesteros, an on-the-ground agent with UAA’s Business Enterprise Institute, and Merissa Koller-Williams, who led ... Read More »

Kodiak College Nursing Program Adapts to Hospital Policy Change

Stethoscope. (Photo by jasleen_kaur / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College, which is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage, will soon make a bachelor’s degree the go-to for aspiring nurses. In previous years, students have been able to get an associate’s degree at the college and then add classes to build up to a bachelor’s. In fall 2018, the college ... Read More »

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