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Fish Donations go Toward Hurricane Recovery

Box of frozen halibut from a SeaShare operation to Arctic Alaska in 2016. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Fish from across Alaska and the Lower 48 is going toward recovery from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Washington-based nonprofit SeaShare, which works with seafood companies to donate fish to those in need, is partnering with food bank network Feeding America on the disaster ... Read More »

The Preliminary Results for the Kodiak Borough Assembly Election are In

Voter precinct workers gathering in the borough assembly chambers. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Last night, both the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak held their municipal elections. The contest for the borough assembly was the most competitive of the evening. Eight candidates ran for three seats. Voting precincts across the region were reporting their result until ... Read More »

Sea Cucumber Dive Fishery Opens

Sea cucumber. (Photo by Mary Harrsch / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Over the last two days, people have been diving Kodiak waters for a spiky, reddish delicacy known as the sea cucumber. Groundfish, Shellfish & Dive Fisheries area management biologist Nathanial Nichols says the first weekly fishing period for cucumbers opened Sunday. “It’s a winter fishery by regulation. It’s October through ... Read More »

Event Encourages Shopping Local

Clothing rack. (Photo bysgarcia / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A two-day event this weekend will help support the local businesses along Mill Bay road. Uptown Shop the Rock will include food trucks, live music, and art. Participants also hope it’ll attract members of the public who’ve never visited their shops before. Every year, local businesses face more and more competition from ... Read More »

Representatives of Alaska’s Tourism Industry Gathered to Talk About Rural Tourism

Aimee Williams presenting at the Marketing Rural Tourism Summit. (Photo by Mitch Borden) Mitch Borden People are coming from all over the state to attend the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Kodiak this week. It’ll be the first time the conference is held in Southwest Alaska. Every year a pre-conference summit takes place and the ... Read More »

Chugach Alutiiq Teachers Preserve Language in Villages

Brandon Moonin teaches students Alutiiq in village of Tatitlek. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Moonin) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two remote learning students just graduated from a Kodiak College Alutiiq language program. They’re striving to keep the language alive in Port Graham and Tatitlek, two villages where Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, people speak the regional dialect of Chugach Alutiiq. Libby Eufemio, who runs the ... Read More »

Catcher/Seller Permits in City: To Sell from Deck or Dock?

St. Paul harbor. (Photo by Raymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak is carving out what harvester-to-consumer sale might look like within city limits. Right now, city code prohibits fishermen from selling their catch directly from the harbor. After some prompting from the community, staff is working on changing that. At a city council work session ... Read More »

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