Kodiak Island Residents Invited to Board of Education Special Meeting on February 26, 2024
The Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting on February 26, 2024. It will start at 6:30 p.m. in the DistrictServices Conference Room, F140, in the old high school wing. The meeting will also be live-streamed on TEAMS.
Kodiak Island Residents Invited to Attend Upcoming Board of Education Meeting on February 19, 2024
A regular Board of Education meeting is set for February 19, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the District Services Conference Room, F140, in the old high school wing. The meeting will also be available on TEAMS for remote access.
OBI Halts 2024 Salmon Processing at Larsen Bay Plant
OBI Seafoods has canceled plans to operate its plant at Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island for the 2024 salmon season, citing a poor pink salmon forecast from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, plus tough global market conditions for salmon products in general. That decision, announced Jan. 31 by...
Port Lions teacher presents maintenance needs to KIBSD Board of Education
The head teacher in Port Lions urged the Kodiak Island Borough School District to address several maintenance issues during the district’s Board of Education meeting on Jan. 22. The Port Lions school has just two teachers – Shayla Demming handles the primary education and her partner, Ken Stockard, handles...
GCI to work on fiber-optic connectivity in Chignik & Larsen Bays this spring, then Port Lions and other island communities
Construction on high speed internet infrastructure is expected to begin in the Kodiak Island communities of Larsen Bay and Port Lions this year, as GCI prepares to set up fiber internet around the island and Alaska Peninsula. GCI’s AU-Aleutians Fiber Project has two phases. The first involves connecting four Aleutian...
OBI Seafoods to close Larsen Bay processing plant for 2024 season
OBI Seafoods announced Wednesday, Jan. 31 it will not open its summer fish processing plant in Larsen Bay, on the west end of Kodiak Island. The company will still buy salmon from the area’s fishermen, but will rely on its facility in the city of Kodiak instead. KMXT’s Brian Venua reports it’s the latest plant to close in a tough year for Alaska fisheries:
Alaska's OBI Seafoods shuts down Larsen Bay plant for 2024 salmon season
OBI Seafoods has decided to close its Larsen Bay plant on Alaska’s Kodiak Island for the 2024 salmon season. The Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based seafood company, formed in 2020 through a merger between Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods as a means to help OBI compete against rivals Trident Seafoods and Silver Bay Seafoods in Alaska, is a major player in the salmon fishery in the U.S. state of Alaska. But its footprint will get smaller in 2024 after its decision not to operate its Larsen Bay plant for the 2024 salmon season and instead process salmon caught around Kodiak Island at its facility in Kodiak town.
Traditional Knowledge report formally incorporated into Board of Fisheries finfish meeting in Kodiak
For the first time in Alaska Board of Fisheries history, a portion of the finfish meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th, was dedicated to traditional knowledge. As KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, the discussion covered a variety of topics, including equitable fishing for rural Kodiak Island residents.
Near Fatal Hunting Accident – Bow Hunting Mountain Goats – Kodiak Island Alaska
An enthusiastic bow hunter finds himself in a precarious situation while hunting mountain goats on Kodiak Island. When confronted with a severe storm, he realizes the unpredictability and force of nature. His survival story teaches critical lessons about respect and managing risks, highlighting the potential risks that come with the quest for adventure.
Old Harbor student count rises by 10 from last year
The Alaska Department of Education finished its headcount for school districts across the state last month. The village of Old Harbor listed ten more students this year than last year according to the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “Last year we had about 29 students out there and this year...
Cost Savers bought by Native Village of Afognak and Sun’aq Tribe
Kodiak’s wholesale store, Cost Savers, was sold last week to the Native Village of Afognak and the Sun’aq Tribe. The joint venture was announced in a press release on Oct. 12. It’s the latest move in improving food security on the island. The deal was in the...
Alaska Shipwrecks – Kodiak Island Alaska Kayaking and Fishing – Three Minute Adventure
Follow a group of explorers as they investigate Alaska's maritime history by examining shipwrecks around peaceful Kodiak Island. These abandoned structures offer intriguing insights into the past. The expedition, designed to stimulate curiosity rather than fear, also incorporates family fishing activities. This adventure provides a look into history, mysteries, and opportunities for family unity.
Federal and Tribal officials perform necropsy on humpback whale found dead near Kodiak
A humpback whale was found dead near Kodiak Island on Sept. 25. Federal and tribal workers brought the corpse to a nearby island the next day to try to determine the cause of death. It’s the first whale necropsy in Alaska this year and biologists hope it could help explain why local humpback populations seem to be shrinking.
3,000-Year-Old Kodiak Island Residence Unearthed; Southeast Alaska's King Crab Fishery Struggles
Excavations in Alaska have unearthed remnants of a 3,000-year-old residence, providing new details on Kodiak Island's past. In a separate update, the Southeast Alaska commercial king crab fishery has been closed sinc 2017 due to low red and blue king crab stocks, as mandated by the Department of Fishing Games.
Kodiak's Sun'aq Tribe Takes Action Against Invasive Crayfish
The Sun'aq Tribe on Kodiak Island is tackling the invasive Signal Crayfish affecting their local ecosystem. Community 'crayfish derbies' and education are part of their ecological preservation methods.
S. Hithadhoo Old Harbor Breakwater Construction Project (Phase 2) is well underway
Hithadhoo Old Harbor Breakwater Construction Project (Phase 2) is well underway. First shipment of concrete blocks required for quay wall construction have been delivered to the site. Scope of works include, 5.88 hectares land reclamation operations, 419m revetment, 270m groyne, 728m quay wall, 5455 sqm harbor pavement, a scour apron,...