Tag Archives: Kodiak Island

Old Harbor garden bears veggies, residents hope to keep it going

Lettuce growing at the farm in Old Harbor, Alaska. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KMXT) Daysha Eaton/KMXT This summer, the community of Old Harbor on Kodiak Island harvested vegetables and fruit from their farm in significant quantities for the first time. The agricultural experiment provided enough produce to sell at the local store. One employee and some seasonal helpers have overseen the …

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2018 Kodiak salmon season: a mixed bag, but weak overall

Sockeye salmon schooling in Hidden Lake. (Photo by USFWS/Katrina Mueller) Managers expect Kodiak pink salmon to meet escapement goals although the harvest remains weak. The situation for sockeye salmon is much more dire. Some Kodiak-area river systems are performing better than others. Kodiak had its lowest sockeye harvest in 38 years this season. That’s according to ADF&G Research Biologist Kevin Schaberg. “It …

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Successful commercial launch from Pacific Spaceport Complex


Former launch. (Photo courtesy of AAC) Daysha Eaton/KMXT A successful launch from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation took place on Friday. That’s according to Craig Campbell, president and CEO of AAC. Campbell confirms that the company had their first successful commercial launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska late Friday afternoon, the end of the window to launch. It was the …

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Affordable housing developments in the works for Kodiak

Plans for the Mill Bay AHFC development. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has two projects in the works in Kodiak. Daniel Delfino is the director of planning and program development at the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. “Both of those properties, the first one, Mill Bay in 2017, and then Spruce Cape in 2018, went through a statewide competition and they …

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Chinese delegation visits Kodiak as Trump administration issues new proposed tariffs

Xin Lyu, general manager for a seafood import/export company and CEO for Shanghai Hollywin Frozen Food snaps photos at a weir on the Buskin River near Kodiak on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KMXT) Daysha Eaton/KMXT A delegation from China visited Kodiak Island this week with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, touring fish processing plants in Kodiak and Larsen Bay. …

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Kodiak’s Baranov Museum reaches redesign fundraising goal with Rasmuson Foundation grant

An example of what the exhibit redesign could look like (Image Courtesy of Baronov Museum.) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Kodiak’s Baranov Museum has met their fundraising goal for their permanent exhibits redesign and facility upgrade project. Sarah Harrington, executive director of the Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum, says the museum was awarded the final grant of $175,000 from the Rasmuson foundation on …

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