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The LegHead Report

legheadreport.jpg LegHead (ledj-hed) Report weekdays at 12:20 p.m.

Fish Radio with Laine Welch

 Weekdays at 12:20 p.m.
12 Days of Giving

12_dog_image.jpgTis the season when communities band together and support those in need. This year, that includes your public radio station. December 12 - 24, make a special holiday contribution to KMXT and you'll recieve a special 12 Days of Giving ornament for your tree -- special edition keepsake, friends. We all love those. 


We want you to know that we appreciate your generosity at any time of year. But this year, 2014, we've fallen significantly short of our membership goals. And without you, there is no us. So please, don't wait for your neighbors to step up, contribute today by calling 486-3181 or online at kmxt.org.  

Jul 21 2014
Waterline Work May Cause Issues
Monday, 21 July 2014

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    Residents on the east end of town could experience water issues this afternoon and evening as Kodiak public works will be flushing water mains around the 3400 block of Rezanof Drive East, starting at 1 p.m. At the same time, the Kodiak Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants in the same area.
    Water system flushing clears out the lines from any fine particulates that can build up in the pipes, which could result in discolored tap water.
    Public Works reminds users that the water is still treated and disinfected, despite being discolored, and meets all drinking water standards.
    To clear out your water pipes, the city recommends turn on the cold water in a tub or shower until it runs clear, and they suggest not washing clothes during this time, either.
    Areas that could be affected include Woody Way, Sitkinak Drive and Woodland Acres.

Jul 18 2014
Reel History: Email for Crabbers
Friday, 18 July 2014

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Yasent Oliver/KMXT

            Hello, I'm Yasent Oliver, a summer intern at KMXT as part of the stations summer archiving project. Throughout the summer, I have been listening to various Alaska Fisheries Reports from the 1980s and early 90s. The shows were hosted by Laine Welch, current producer of Fish Radio, which airs daily on KMXT.
             While listening to these, one story struck me as quite interesting. The story was about a new technology that could help crab fisherman get closer to the catch quotas: E-Mail. Here are some sound bytes from the news story. Keep in mind, when she says "Morrison," she is referring to:
              "Fish and Game management biologist Rance Morrison at Dutch Harbor."

Jul 18 2014
School Repair Bond Introduced
Friday, 18 July 2014

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    Kodiak voters may face a ballot measure related to bonds this fall. An ordinance that would approve the issuance of bonds for school improvement projects passed the first reading of the Borough Assembly during its regular meeting last night.
    The ordinance now moves on to a second reading and public hearing, and if approved will appear on the October 7 borough ballot.
    Then, if passed by voters, the borough would issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $10,230,000 for about 28 school improvement projects ranging from Peterson Elementary School flooring replacement to Karluk School playground equipment replacement. Other projects on the list include Main Elementary School gym floor replacement, Kodiak Middle School Underground Storage Tank replacement and bus ramp roof replacement, among many others.
    Assemblywoman Chris Lynch said she was in favor of the ordinance because the borough owns a lot of buildings that require regular maintenance.
    “And once you’re a building owner you need to repair and maintain your buildings. This is the most cost effective way to the tax payers for us to keep our buildings in shape so that we’re not replacing and building new buildings every 15 years.”

Jul 17 2014
Rock Removal on Rezanof Keeps Road Safe
Thursday, 17 July 2014

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An aerial view of the rock slide area between Piers II and III on Rezanof Drive. 



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           Folks driving on Rezanof between Piers II and III may have noticed some work being done on the Pillar Mountain hillside lining the road. Rick Ryser is the owner of Golden Alaska Excavating, the company that was contracted by the State Department of Transportation to remove a portion of the ever-growing rock slide and clear up space behind the retaining wall along the road.
           Ryser said rocks have been falling down that hillside for the past 40 years, and built up behind the rock wall to the point where it had become a safety hazard for drivers.
            “The last two to three years they were actually going out on the road and a car actually got crushed from one of them.”  

Jul 17 2014
The Alaska Fisheries Report
Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Coming up this week, it looks like king salmon on the Yukon have returned in slightly better numbers than expected, a form of whale repellant is being tested by fishermen in Southeast, and Ketchikan doubles-down on shellfish production. We had help from KNOM’s Matthew Smith in Nome, KCAW’s Elizabeth Jenkins in Sitka, KRBD’s Leila Kheiry in Ketchikan, and KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs in Kodiak.

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