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Nefarious Deeds Did Not Cause Elk Closure

Bull elk in Alaska. Princess Lodges / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game cleared up a rumor that’s been spreading around Kodiak via Facebook and word of mouth. Last Saturday’s closure to elk hunting registration in the Kodiak area is not the result of one hunter’s massive haul of elk. Area biologist Nate Svoboda says the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Successful Elk Season Closes Early on Afognak

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo Largely mild weather has benefited area elk hunters on Afognak Island during the fall season. So much so that all areas in the RE-755 “registration hunt” will be closed by emergency order just before midnight Saturday night. The reason for the early closure, as explained in Fish and Game’s order, is that hunters …

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Local Election Results Are In

A future voter seems just a little distracted as mom fills her ballot Tuesday afternoon at the Mission Precinct polling place at Bayside Fire Hall. Voting was brisk, with nearly 1,000 ballots cast by early afternoon. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo Kayla Desroches and Jay Barrett/KMXT It is a close race for House District 32, which covers Kodiak, south Kachemak Bay, Cordova …

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Frame Shop to Exhibit Illustrated Children’s Book

Archer and Ember illustration. By Anjanette Larsen-Vainio Kayla Desroches/KMXT This month’s First Friday Art Walk brings with it a selection of exhibits across town, including one children’s book based on two Siberian huskies. They belong to Krystin Leghorn, who says the book “An Alaskan Adventure with Archer and Ember” follows her two dogs across Kodiak as they run into various …

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The Bird that Inspired Poe’s “The Raven”

Raven in flight. Joe Pell / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Today is Halloween, and many a middle-schooler will remember their teachers pulling out a classic holiday poem to read on this day: “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. What is it about ravens that’s so fascinating or frightening? Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.” That’s a well-known line from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem …

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Voices from the Audience: State House Debate

Audience at debate. Candidates in background (left to right) Duncan Fields, Louise Stutes, Brent Watkins. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT Candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 participated in the State House Debate Tuesday night. Republican incumbent Louise Stutes, Democrat Brent Watkins, and Independent Duncan Fields answered questions and tried to give voters an idea of their …

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