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KODK is back on the air. Thanks to Steve and John at APBI in Anchorage who helped us get a loaner transmitter and to Joe Stevens and Willy who ran up the mountain in this nasty wind after running a bunch of tests to get it ready to do it's thing...90.7 FM is back bringing you spectacular alternative public radio programming in Kodiak.
Oct 08 2015
The Alaska Fisheries Report
Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Coming up this week, we hear what the TAC is going to be for crab in the Bering Sea when three seasons open next week, we find out exactly how Southeast crabbers did with Dungies this summer, and the forecast for next spring's Togiak Herring run looks mighty … average. All that and more, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KFSK's Angel Denning in Petersburg, APRN's Liz Ruskin in Washington D.C., and KDLG's Hannah Colton in Dillingham. 

Oct 08 2015
Alutiiq Museum Releases a Series of Short Films on Archaeological Sites and Protecting Artifacts
Thursday, 08 October 2015
Kayla Desroches/KMXT

You may be familiar with the way security guards in museums eye you if you get too close to a painting or sculpture. There aren’t any security guards for archaeological sites on Kodiak, but artifacts deserve the same reverence.

Patrick Saltonstall, Curator of Archaeology at the Alutiiq Museum, says the museum has produced a series of three five-minute videos called “Stewards of Heritage” that will explain the value of archaeological sites as a resource, what happens to sites and how they can be protected, and laws related to them.

“What laws protect graves? What laws protect sites? What can you do when you see these things? For the most part, sites are protected and I’m very happy about that, but that still doesn’t mean you can’t look at sites, and we try to hopefully in these videos teach people what they can do legally and how these sites can tell them something.”

Satonstall says in the videos he speaks about what these sites mean to him as an archaeologist, but the short films include a lot of different voices. The Alutiiq Museum collaborates with people throughout the island in its stewardship program, which works with volunteers who look at sites in a noninvasive way and report their observations.

“We interview various people who are involved with site stewardship or the whole process. We talk to Alutiiq elders, Alutiiq people who no longer even live in the state, but they’ve come back, and how these sites have helped them learn about themselves.”

Saltonstall says they also talk about the ways that sites can be destroyed.

“One of the biggest ones is probably erosion, especially with rising sea levels, with global warming. Another way the sites are damaged is animals digging ‘em. Bears dig for roots or dig beds for when they watch fish. We have puffins burrowing into sites, deers making trails. And the one we try to prevent is humans digging in sites.”

He says people may be interested in taking home souvenirs, for example. Amy Steffian, Director of Research & Publication, was involved in the films’ development and says that’s something they talk about in the third video in the series.

“What are artifacts, what do you do when you find an artifact? Why is it important to leave them where you find them? What happens to artifacts when they enter a museum versus what happens if someone takes them home? And Natalie Wadley and Marnie Leist, our collection people, talk about artifacts, and how we treat them and why they’re important.”

She says the videos, which the US Fish & Wildlife Service funded, will be distributed across the state. You can pick up a free DVD at the Alutiiq Museum’s upcoming screening tonight at 7 p.m.  
Oct 07 2015
Crow, Symmons, Stephens Win Seats on KIB Assembly
Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Election results are in for the Kodiak Island Borough 2015 Municipal Elections. For the two Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats of three years, Kyle Crow won with 976 votes and Dennis Symmons with 897 votes and, for the assembly seat of one year, Mel Stephens won with 811 votes.

Dennis Symmons said he is elated about the results.

“In Kodiak, a person running for office never knows what that turnout’s going to be, never knows where they stand. I know the input was like no other election that I’ve been involved with before. The input from my friends, the supporters, has been perfect. I’m really content with what we put into this campaign.”

He said his last few months serving as an assemblyman has been a learning process, and Kyle Crow says that learning his new role is what he wants to tackle first.

“It looks like a lot of work ahead. It’s almost a little daunting. I’m grateful for the confidence of the voters and I’ll just try to do the best I can. I’m sure I’ll fall short at times, but this is a new experience to me, and I look forward to giving it my best shot.”

Mel Stephens could not be reached for comment.

In addition to the assembly seats, Tracy Chandler and Robert Foy won two seats of three years on the Kodiak Island School District Board of Education.

And, in the Kodiak City Municipal Elections, Laura Arboleda ran for a Kodiak City Council seat of two years, formerly held by Terry Haines, and Gabriel Saravia and Richard Walker ran for two seats of three-year terms. All three candidates won those positions. Pat Branson also ran for re-election for the mayoral seat and won uncontested. You can find the full results on the Borough's website.
Oct 06 2015
Results in for Kodiak Island Borough and Kodiak City Municipal Elections
Tuesday, 06 October 2015
Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Results are in for the Kodiak Island Borough and Kodiak City 2015 Municipal Elections. For the two Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats of three years, Kyle Crow won with 976 votes and Dennis Symmons with 897 votes. For the assembly seat of one year, Mel Stephens won with 811 votes. The Kodiak Island Borough has posted the full results on its website.
Oct 06 2015
TOTR: Kodiak Youth Court Fall 2015
Tuesday, 06 October 2015
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Andrew Ott is the coordinator of Kodiak's Youth Court and sat down with host Kayla Desroches to talk about the program and upcoming recruitment. He also brought along two sisters who are involved in this year's Youth Court activities. 
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