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Alaska Fisheries Report – Sept. 28, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, conservation concerns about king salmon has put a damper on sport fishing in Southeast over the last few months. But fishermen will get another crack at reeling them in soon enough. And this time keeping them. Also, where do nets go after they’ve served their purpose? As it turns out, in ... Read More »

Candidate Forum 2017

Candidates for local offices participated in a forum on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Here are their statements and responses to a series of questions.   Candidates for City Mayor and the Board of Education – uncontested seats – read their candidate statements.   Borough Candidates’ introductory remarks.   Question 2: Money is tight and looks to be getting tighter for ... Read More »

Assembly Candidates Answer Questions at Forum

Candidates wait to be asked questions.(Photo Pam Foreman) Mitch Borden/KMXT Seven of the eight candidates running for the three open seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly gathered for a forum Tuesday night. Assemblywoman Rebecca Skinner was unable to attend due to a prior engagement. During the forum, candidates answered questions about various issues facing the assembly. The first question ... Read More »

Three Incumbents Run in City Election

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Municipal elections are approaching for the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak, and three city council incumbents have vouched to return to their seats. Current city mayor and Senior Citizens of Kodiak executive director, Pat Branson, is up for another two year run. The city first elected Branson in 2011, and she served as a city ... Read More »

Coast Guard Cutter Crew Performs Medevac in Arctic Waters

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard medevac’d a man from a Chinese research vessel Saturday. According to a coast guard press release, crew from the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley performed the medevac offshore from Nome. As stated in the press release, the Coast Guard received a request to send help to the vessel Xue Long, reporting a Chinese citizen ... Read More »

Odd Year, Good Salmon Season

Pink salmon. (Video still by Chris Newly) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The salmon season is winding down, and numbers show it was a good year. James Jackson, the Kodiak Commercial Salmon Area Management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says any year where fishermen harvest more than 30 million salmon is a good one, and the Kodiak area is ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Redesigns Ground Floor

A look into one of the museum’s exhibits. (Courtesy of the Baranov Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum is redesigning its exhibits. Executive Director Sarah Harrington says staff reached out for public input when they began the process in 2012. “What we found is we had a lot of feedback based on the fact that our current exhibits were not ... Read More »

Council Considers Harvester-to-Customer Sale

Kodiak harbor downtown. (Photo by Joseph / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Fishermen may soon be able to sell their catches directly from their vessels. At a work session tonight, the Kodiak City Council will discuss a code amendment that would allow the sale of fresh seafood from city harbors. Last year, the council received a public sentiment petition with almost 70 ... Read More »

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