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Alutiiq Museum to create online database of repatriation efforts

While efforts to repatriate Alaska Native remains have been ongoing, keeping track of those remains has been difficult. But now the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is building a database of repatriation efforts for the archipelago’s communities.  Amanda Lancaster is the Alutiiq museum’s curator of collections. She says the $99,713 grant comes from the National Park Service’s Native American Graves Protection …

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‘Alaska Rose’ presumed to have sunk after Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessel rescue crew

A fishing vessel capsized offshore from Chiniak yesterday, requiring the Coast Guard [USCG] to send a rescue crew. No fatalities were reported. Weather conditions at the time included 30 knot winds and eight foot seas. According to a Coast Guard statement, the Alaska Rose, a 46-foot-fishing vessel, reported that they were taking on water two miles northeast of Chiniak Island …

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Midday Report – January 22, 2024

Mt. Edgecumbe. Photo Alaska Volcano Observatory.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Denali Highway is being regularly groomed for winter recreation. Research work on the Mt. Edgecumbe crater has shed some light on what may be happening below the mountain. And the homeless shelter in Kotzebue has closed as temperatures plunge.. Mt. Edgecumbe. Photo Alaska Volcano Observatory.

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Kodiak Economic Development Corp. elects local electric utility staff member to Board of Directors

The Kodiak Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) elected a new Board Member during its 2024 elections earlier this month. Jessica Johnson, who is the manager of power generation at Kodiak Electric Association, will serve an undetermined amount of time on the KEDC Board of Directors. According to the associate director, Melissa Schoenwether, the Board is currently revising their bylaws, which includes …

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Midday Report – January 19, 2024

Ettin Briar competing in a pinball tournament at the Bearcade in Juneau. August 29, 2023. (Photo by Yvonne Krumrey/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Brian Venua: The Alaska Legislature on Thursday failed to override a veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that erased $87 million in education funding. The University of Alaska has begun the process of fulfilling its long stalled federal land grant. And this weekend  Sitka will host the first ever Alaska state pinball championship. Ettin Briar …

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Coast Guard “We Applaud You Day” to be celebrated in Kodiak, Borough Assembly proclaims

The Kodiak Island Borough will formally celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard in three weeks on February 9th. The Borough Assembly passed that proclamation and other business during their regular meeting Thursday night. Mayor Scott Arndt said “Coast Guard We Applaud You Day” recognizes the Coast Guard members and their contributions to the Kodiak community. “We are deeply grateful to the …

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Amidst divide between set net and seiner fleets, Board of Fisheries passes gear changes for both

Set-netters pick a sockeye out of the net in June, 2022. (Sabine Poux/KDLL)

Alaska’s Board of Fisheries approved small changes for the local salmon set net and purse seine fleets at its meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th, while opting to keep the status quo overall for the westside of the island’s management strategy. But as KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, the growing divide between the two gear groups was on …

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