Jennifer Canfield, KTOO - Juneau

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Jennifer Canfield is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Coast Guard Reality Show to Debut November 9

A new reality show based in Alaska will debut next month. Commanding Officer of Kodiak Air Station Captain Bill Deal said people from the Weather Channel called him earlier this year with the idea for the aptly titled “Coast Guard Alaska.”

Murkowski, Begich Pushing Against Genetically Engineered Salmon

Alaska’s senators are making a last minute push against genetically engineered – or GE – fish. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve Massachusetts-based AquaBounty’s application to commercialize GE fish. If that happens GE fish could be found in grocery stores across the country.

Lt. General Atkins Prepares to Hand Off Command

Air Force Lieutenant General Dana Atkins, the senior military officer responsible for all military activities in Alaska, is retiring soon. Atkins has been in charge of the Alaska Command for three years.

State Names Jim Pickett Firefighter of the Year

The State of Alaska has named Kodiak volunteer firefighter Jim Pickett as Alaska’s Firefighter of the Year.

Japanese Sailor Wintering in Kodiak Harbor

Hundreds of boats are docked at downtown Kodiak’s St. Paul harbor. In one of them lives a 74-year-old Japanese man who left his recycling business in Osaka to travel across the Pacific Ocean.