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Jul 01 2014
Member of Last Year's Eco Challenge-winning Team Recalls the Demanding Race PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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    As KMXT told you on Thursday, Kodiak’s annual Eco Challenge race been cancelled for the first time in its 12-year history. The Eco Challenge was a 40-mile race across Kodiak’s wilderness that required biking, hiking, running, rafting and orienteering skills to complete.
    Kodiak Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Diana Honings said the Eco Challenge was cancelled due to a lack of personnel at the base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation office, and there are no funds to hire interns to help out.
    The MWR office is closing the Bear Valley Golf Course after this year also because of budget reasons.
    Shanna Moeder, who competed on two winning teams, including last year’s had mixed emotions about the Eco Challenge ending.
     “It’s a little sad. And I know when I was talking with some friends who told me the news to start with – they didn’t seem too happy. Everybody is pretty bummed about. But then I think that some people who done well in the past, we felt a little relieved about it.”
    She said that was because of not only the pressure of defending the title, but also because of the sheer difficulty of the six-hour race.
    “Because we don’t have to go out and try to get that first place again, or chase that team that is in first place. It’s a tough race. You have to be prepared for it. It’s a lot of fun. It’s a lot of work. And, I don’t know, maybe I’m feeling a little lazy this year.”

    Moeder said the single toughest challenge she’s run up against in her two races was fording the American River carrying her bicycle, but a climb last year was also daunting.
    “One of the things last year which I will never forget, is we had to run out on that geo-block out to Summit Lake. And when we got there, we felt pretty beat, like ‘ugh, that was a lot of work.’ And they look at us, and we’re like, ‘Okay, now what do we do.’ And they’re like, ‘You run around the lake.’ And I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ It’s pretty exhausting. But you carry your fuel and you’ve got three other teammates that just cheer you along when you need those moments when you hit your wall and they’ve got their second wind. It’s all about teamwork, the entire time.”
    On a side-note relating to outdoor race challenges, Moeder wasn’t able to compete in KMXT’s Kodiak Bear Crawl over the weekend, but at the Dig Afognak camp Saturday, she did set up a miniature obstacle course for the kids there.

Jul 01 2014
Charter Vessel with Exotic Dancing gets Mixed Reception PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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    Though the first two days and nights of operation were reportedly very successful for the floating bar and grill “Wild Alaskan” anchored off Kodiak’s water front, the weekend was a bust. Literally. According to owner and operator Darren Byler, persons unknown contacted the Coast Guard and soon Kodiak’s newest entertainment venue had to shut down for the weekend. It reopened Monday.
    “They took a picture of 10 people on a six-pack vessel. What they didn’t know is six were passengers and four was part of our crew. They contacted the Coast Guard in Anchorage. Came down with state troopers, local city police, the Coast Guard and shut us down.”
    Byler called that kind of show of force by local law enforcement excessive.
    The Wild Alaskan is the former 120-foot fishing vessel “The Shaman,” a long-time high-lining crabber owned by the late Chuck Wells. Byler bought The Shaman seven years ago.
    “We’ve been in business with this boat in other ventures. We’ve been big game hunting guides for years. We’ve done long-range extended trips for the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, we’ve been all over the gamut with long-range charters with it since we bought it.”
    For the downtime between those long-term charters, Byler and his wife decided to try something new and offer lunch and dinner on board, and after 8 p.m., grown-up entertainment. As in exotic dancers, which Byler is aware might be a lightening rod for those that don’t approve.
    “You know I just want to apologize in advance to certain people in the community that might be offended. I’ve had overwhelming support from the community so far, but of course there‘s going to be a few in opposition out there. People who don’t care for it, but like I said before, I apologize in advance to those people.”

Jun 30 2014
Reel History: Salmon Patties and Benny Benson PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2014

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           Hello, I’m Marina Cummiskey, an intern at KMXT as part of the station’s summer archiving project. This week I listened to an Alaska Fisheries Report from 1993, hosted by Laine Welch. In the audio, Welch talked about a new menu item coming to the local Kodiak McDonalds.
            “And speaking of salmon, the manager of the Kodiak McDonalds is hoping customers will think fish instead of turkey this holiday season, he’s ordered 1000 salmon patties from a local processer, to test market at the local fast-food market.” 
            The manager, Gary Ervine, explained that the salmon burger will have all the toppings of a regular hamburger: American cheese, ketchup,  pickles and onions,  and served on a sesame seed bun. The year before the release of salmon patties, Kodiak McDonalds tested out salmon nuggets, as a variation on the popular chicken McNuggets, but the community’s reaction was mostly negative.
               I also digitized some mystery audio, with nothing labeled on the reel case. It turned out to be a storytelling program, but I could not find who was hosting or the date it was produced. The audio included the story of Benny Benson winning the competition for the Alaska flag design.

Jun 30 2014
Monashka Kings Vital to Road System Enhancement PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2014

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    Sportfishing for king salmon in the Monashka Creek and the waters of Monashka Bay outside the creek mouth closed on Saturday because there has so far been no fish returning to the system.
    According to Fish and Game’s Donn Tracy, the return to Monashka Creek is vital for the hatchery-reared king salmon enhancement project.
    The department usually collects 50 female and 50 male king salmon from the creek to be used in the project. Traditionally, at least half the needed broodstock has arrived by June 25th, but so far, Tracy says none have returned:
    If the run doesn’t pick up, Tracy says the department will go to one of the other road-system rivers – either the Olds or American – the hatchery project supports to try and collect the needed broodstock:
    Failing that, the department’s back up to plan B is to capture, rear and release coho salmon in lieu of kings for one year.
    The closure that went into effect over the weekend prohibits all sport fishing for king salmon, including catch-and-release in the Monashka Creek drainage and the waters of Monashka Bay inside a line extending from Miller Point to Termination Point. Sportfishing for other species in the closed area is allowed, but only one unbaited, single hook artificial lure may be used.

Jun 30 2014
Mayor Proclaims FilAm Month in Borough PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2014

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    June is Filipino American month in Kodiak. The proclamation was made by Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend during the Borough Assembly’s regular meeting earlier this month.
    “It’s my honor tonight to make the proclamation declaring Filipino American heritage month in Kodiak, where as the Kodiak island borough is made up of a wonderful mosaic of culturally diverse people in where as Filipino Americans make vital contributions to the economic, social and political and cultural qualities of life in the community, and where as June 12th 2014 marks the 116th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence.”
Mary Guilis-Hawver, the current president of the Filipino American Association, accepted the proclamation during the meeting.
    “On behalf of my organization and the Filipino community in Kodiak, I’d like to thank you and accept this proclamation declaring June 2014 as the FilAm heritage month in Kodiak.”
    The will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers. It will be broadcast live here on KMXT.

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