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Assembly Considers Change to FY18 Nonprofit Funding Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Nonprofit funding is one of three items on tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session agenda, and the assembly will consider a change in the borough’s nonprofit granting process. The assembly is at the beginning of its fiscal year 2017 grant discussion, and has not yet released grant applications, but it is thinking in the long-term. It’s looking ... Read More »

Kodiak Entrepreneur Talks Personal Branding

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak resident is reaching out to other women who are entrepreneurs, artists, and independent business owners to help them create a brand for themselves. “Branding” in the modern sense is an internet phenomenon. For many small business owners, it’s vital that people can Google their names and end up on a website that will explain what they ... Read More »

ADF&G Closing Pasagshak River to Sockeye Angling

Low escapement of sockeye salmon to a popular Kodiak road system river will result in its closing at a minute past midnight on Saturday morning. That announcement was made Thursday morning by the Kodiak office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. With just 373 sockeye salmon counted at the Pasagshak River weir as of Wednesday, Fish and Game ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report 30 June 2016

Coming up this week, the Brexit vote may mean the UK is leaving the EU, but Alaska seafood is still headed there. Linda Behnken and Theresa Peterson, have taken on new roles in fishery policy circles, and we meet the new ISER chief. We had help from KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in Sitka and KDLG’s Shaylon Cochran in Dillingham. Read More »

Alutiiq Dancers Take Pride in Old Songs and New

Alutiiq Dancers at Celebration. Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers / Facebook

Alutiiq Dancers at Celebration. Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers / Facebook Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Dancers attended an event in Juneau earlier this month called Celebration. It’s a four-day festival centered mostly on Southeast Alaska Native cultures where dance groups demonstrate their craft alongside artists of all kinds. Dance leader Candace Branson and two of her dancers sat down with KMXT’s Kayla ... Read More »

Kodiak Co-op Grocery Store to Apply for Business License

Spinach, a crop that grows well in Kodiak. Laura Ericson / Flickr

Spinach, a crop that grows well in Kodiak. Laura Ericson / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The vision for a cooperative grocery store downtown is developing with the help of the co-ops that came before it. Merissa Koller-Williams with Healthy Tomorrows and Tyler Kornelis with the Kodiak Area Native Association are both involved in organizing the co-op and its storefront along with ... Read More »

Peterson and Laukitis’ Nominations Confirmed to NPFMC

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced Monday the appointment of 19 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils around the country that advise the National Marine Fisheries Service. In Alaska those appointments to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council went to Buck Laukitis of Homer and Theresa Peterson of Kodiak. Peterson had previously served for seven ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Bear Study in Southwest Kodiak

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches talks with the University of Montana’s Will Deacy and the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge’s Bill Leacock, who’ve been studying the bear population in southwest Kodiak for the last few years. They talk about salmon runs, bear diets, and the patterns they’ve observed in the area. Edit 6/28: The Kodiak National Wildlife ... Read More »

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