Larsen Bay

DEC budget proposal puts small shellfish farming operations at risk

A Department of Environmental Conservation budget proposal could mean some rough years ahead for small shellfish farms in Alaska. Testing shellfish for harmful toxins is currently subsidized at 100 percent, but this proposal would split the fees 50-50 between farmers and the state. That’s threatening to put some small farms out of business. Wilfred Pavloff and Larry “Bunson” Sugiak shuck …

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Coast Guard teams up with Santa and his elves to deliver Christmas to Kodiak’s villages

Kodiak’s Coast Guard Air Station celebrated its 46th Santa to the Villages program this December, delivering the children of Kodiak’s villages toys, fruit and a visit from Santa and his elves. KMXT’s Kavitha George followed them out to Larsen Bay and Karluk, and has this story. Coast Guard volunteers get ready to visit children in Karluk. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT) …

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