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A marijuana based business may soon start in Bells Flats

Greg Egle hopes to sell his marijuana to dispensaries around the state. (Photo courtesy of Marihuanay Medicina/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Marijuana may soon be grown on Kodiak Island for commercial distribution. But there are a few hurdles the owner of Bells Flats Botanicals needs to clear before that can happen. “I’m not in a big hurry for anything. It’s just going ... Read More »

Kodiak College serves as pilot campus for new website accessibility guidelines

The new regulations through the United States Access Board involve modifying code to make UAA’s website accessible to screen readers. (Photo by Michael Himbeault / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak College, a University of Alaska Anchorage campus, will be the testing grounds for making UAA online content and media more accessible to the general public and people with disabilities. In January ... Read More »

Two artists weave rugs using line from former cannery

Port Bailey. (Photo courtesy of Anita Shane) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two artists operate from the site of a decommissioned cannery on Kodiak Island. Anita Shane says she’s been at Port Bailey on the northwest side since 2004, and it’s a massive estate, roughly 29 acres. “There’s three huge warehouses that go out onto the water and then there’s probably another 20 ... Read More »

Injured bear is wandering just outside City of Kodiak

Kodiak bear, not the injured bear mentioned in the story. (Photo by Alaska Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT An injured bear has been spotted wandering between the City of Kodiak and Dead Man’s Curve. That’s according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist John Crye. “It’s an adult bear. It’s probably 5 to ... Read More »

Borough assembly fails to renew its contract with the city of Kodiak for 911 services.

Kodiak Island Borough deliberates during its regular meeting. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting on Thursday (02/01), the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly failed to renew a contract with the city of Kodiak. The agreement was for the city to provide 911 services to some of the region if the borough collects a surcharge on phone lines within its ... Read More »

Kodiak’s Mayor testifies before Senate committee

Pat Branson testifying before the Senate committee. (Screenshot from Senate hearing by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The U.S. Senate committee on energy and natural resources held a hearing on natural disasters earlier this week (1/30). The city of Kodiak’s mayor Pat Branson was a part of a six-person panel and testified on the city’s recent tsunami scare. Alaska Senator Lisa ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – February 01, 2018

Coming up this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the United States and Canada failed to agree on catch reductions for halibut along the Pacific coast at the International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting last week. Instead, commission regulations from last year will remain in place. Also, the Kodiak area opened for tanner crab for the first time since 2013, and it closed ... Read More »

Kids combine environmental awareness and art

Bonnie Dillard and bear sculpture. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The First Friday art walk will feature one stop that draws attention to the issue of marine debris. Last year, former teacher Bonnie Dillard led students in a project that used trash washed up on local beaches to make a series of salmon sculptures and one larger ... Read More »

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