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Fire Departments in Kodiak Now Offer Nationally Accredited Training Program

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Aspiring firefighters can now take a class in Kodiak that will prepare them for a career in firefighting anywhere in the United States. The Firefighter One course is part of a nationally accredited program that teaches its students the ethics, physics, and proper procedure of firefighting. Chief James Mullican of the Kodiak Fire Department says it’s the minimum ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report 17 Nov. 2016

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, commercial crabbers won’t be able to fish for tanner crab in the Eastern Aleutian District next year. In better news, the 2017 pink salmon season might be looking up in Southeast. And one researcher is studying how halibut fishermen feel about the monitoring program. We had help from KSTK’s Aaron Bolton in Wrangell, ... Read More »

Instructor Leads Kodiak Women in Art of Krav Maga

Instructor Kory Davis demonstrates Krav Maga technique with help from Merissa Koller Williams. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An instructor in the art of Krav Maga flew into Kodiak this week as part of a selection of courses that focuses on self-defense for women. Kory Davis from Israeli Krav Maga Alaska says the Israeli self-defense system has its origins ... Read More »

Kodiak Assemblymen and Councilmen Travel to Meet with Other State Leaders

Kayla Desroches/KMXT There aren’t any Kodiak Island Borough Assembly or Kodiak City Council meetings this week, but that doesn’t mean a week off for local government. The city and borough clerks and members of both the elected bodies flew to Anchorage this week to attend the annual government conference of the Alaska Municipal League. AML consists of municipal representatives from ... Read More »

Workshop Covers Alutiiq Language and its Written Form

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A workshop today will cover the writing system of the Alutiiq language. Alutiiq Museum executive director, April Laktonen Counceller, says the written version of the language only developed after contact with the Western world. “Although the Alutiiq language didn’t have a writing system per se, it did have a lot of different ways that people communicated visually using ... Read More »

Graduate Student Presents on the Kittlitz’s Murrelet

Kittlitz’s Murrelet. M. Reid / Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Kayla Desroches/KMXT A graduate student and a group of college students just wrapped up a season of studying a rare seabird on Kodiak Island. Tim Knudson, a seasonal employee at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, is working on his master’s degree at Southern Illinois University and says he’s on ... Read More »

Assembly Appoints Dave Townsend to Open Seat

Borough clerk Nova Javier swears in new assemblyman Dave Townsend. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, a new assemblyman joined the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Dan Rohrer left the seat vacant when he became borough assembly mayor, and seven candidates stepped up to vie for the position. They were Terry Haines, David Harmes, Monique Lewis, Andy Schroeder, Jonathan Strong, Dave ... Read More »

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