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Fish Radio with Laine Welch

 Weekdays at 12:20 p.m.
Congressional Fisheries Debate

Why is it important for Alaska’s Congressmen to know about fisheries? Because 85 percent of Alaska’s fish and crab catches come from federal waters, meaning three to 200 miles from shore.


Come see Alaska US Senator Mark Begich and his opponent Dan Sullivan face off over fish issues, followed by Congressman Don Young and his challenger Forrest Dunbar. Wednesday, October 1 from 7-9pm at the high school auditorium. Submit questions at the door and learn who’s best for Alaska’s fisheries in DC.

Run the Rock 2014 Registration Now Open
Our annual marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K race will be held October 11, 2014! You may now register and find more information at www.kmxt.org/run_the_rock. 
Mar 27 2014
City Conducting Tsunami Drill Friday
Thursday, 27 March 2014

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    On Friday, Kodiak’s emergency responders will be operating in high gear as the community is assaulted by a huge earthquake and inundated in as much water as came ashore 50 years ago during the Great Alaska Earthquake. Fortunately, the emergency will only be on paper, as part of an Alaska Shield tabletop exercise.
    Debra Marlar is the public information officer for the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization.
    “The exercise on Friday has been in the planning for two years. And it is going to be a scenario similar to the ’64 quake, in which a simulated tsunami will hit Kodiak, which will give local emergency managers and responders an opportunity to practice response, so we’re better prepared if and when the real thing ever happens.”
    Marlar says several dozen city and borough and others will be participating in the exercise:
    “We’ll get a call out from the KPD dispatch letting folks on the list to show up to the Emergency Operations Center. I expect that around 8 a.m. There will probably be 30-35 of us that show up. And the way that the organization is structured, and by city and borough code is the city manager. And then under her are command staff, public information officer, liaison officer and safety officer. And then there are operations, planning, and logistics, finance and administration sections.”
    Marlar says participants are expected to get their call around 8 a.m. Friday morning, but other than a full parking lot at the Kodiak Police Department building where the emergency operations center is located, the public shouldn’t notice the exercise at all.
    “The thing about this exercise is that those of us involved, we won’t know what’s going to be thrown at us until we show up. For the purpose of this exercise, it’s going to be simulated exercise. I’m not sure, but I believe they might open a shelter for a short period of time to exercise that aspect of it. On Friday, when I show up, I’ll know for sure.”
    Besides city and borough staff, Coast Guard personnel will participating, as will as the Kodiak Amateur Radio Emergency Services team, which will be onsite with their mobile radio communications center.
    Marlar says Kodiak Fire Chief Rome Kamai will be the game-master for the exercise:
    “And he will have the various scenarios for instance, we’re told that a pretend tsunami will come – a large one, and because of that streets will be flooded and people will be trapped. And so the various planning and logistic operations sections will be working with one another to try to rescue people, provide aid, mitigate the circumstances and continue with life in general.”
    Alaska Shield is organized by the Alaska Department of Homeland Security Department and is being conducted simultaneously with the Department of Defense and Alaska National Guard exercises, Arctic Edge and Vigilant Guard.

Mar 27 2014
Waves of Destruction: Lena Metrokin
Thursday, 27 March 2014

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    Today during the 50th anniversary week of the Great Alaskan Earthquake and Tsunami, we continue our Waves of Destruction series, brought to you by a partnership with the Kodiak College.
    Today we’ll hear from Lena Metrokin:
    Born in Chignik, Alaska, Lena Metrokin moved to Kodiak in 1927 with her husband. She was enjoying a day off after working two weeks straight canning king crab at the cannery downtown when the earthquake struck. She recalls watching from the high school atop the hill overlooking the Near Island Channel the tsunami hit the islands in front of town.

Mar 27 2014
PFD Filing Deadline is Monday
Thursday, 27 March 2014

Mike Mason/KDLG
    Every year hundreds of eligible Alaskans lose out on collecting their share of Alaska's oil wealth because they fail to file for their Permanent Fund Dividend by the deadline. This year, the deadline is on Monday, which also turns out to be a state holiday.
    Dan Debartolo is the director of the Department of Revenue Permanent Fund Dividend Division. He says the March 31st date is the deadline mandated by state statute.
    “Which means it’s in Alaska law and we are only able to accept applications online, or through the mail or at our counters through that date. Anything that is postmarked after that date is considered a late application.”
    Debartolo says about 1,200 late applications were received last year, meaning there were 1,200 potentially eligible people who did not receive a PFD check in October.
    The preferred method of filing for a PFD is online, but there are over 400 locations around the state, such as libraries, city and tribal offices and the Legislative Information Office that still have paper applications available.
    “There you can pick up adult applications, child applications, instructions on how to fill out those applications.....”
    Since March 31st is Seward's Day, state offices will be closed – however, the Post Office will be open so you can get a postmark on Monday if you get your application in the mail in time
    If you need to speak to someone with the Permanent Fund Dividend Division about your application you should probably do it today or tomorrow (Friday).
    Along with the deadline for filing for the PFD comes the end of the best time to give to your favorite non-profit through Pick. Click. Give. While you can still make or change a Pick. Click. Give. donation into the summer, Monday is also the deadline for the sweepstakes that could double your gift.
    “We’re standing at about $2.4-million in pledges right now, which is almost $200,000 more than the same point last year.”
    So you have until Monday to join the other 507,000 Alaskans who’ve already filed for this year’s dividend.

Mar 26 2014
Earthquake Week Spotlight: Way Back in Kodiak
Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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All this week KMXT will devote the 12:30 half hour to the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami. Today, a rebroadcast of "Way Back Kodiak," a production of the Baranov Museum. This week, the aftermath of the Great Alaska Earthquake.

Mar 26 2014
In Aftermath of The Big One, Earthquake Science Matures
Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Josh Edge/APRN
    Just five years after statehood, Alaska endured the largest earthquake recorded in North America before or since. The quake devastated communities around the Southcentral portion of the state, but in the years that followed it also made Alaska the epicenter of extreme seismic studies.

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