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Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak

Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.

Kodiak CommSta Killer Sentenced To 4 Consecutive Life Terms

The man convicted of a 2012 double murder at the Kodiak Coast Guard Base will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. Sixty-three-year-old James Wells was sentenced Tuesday to four consecutive life sentences in federal court in Anchorage.

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July 8, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Charter Vessel With Exotic Dancing Gets Mixed Reception

A lot of fishing boats were removed from the Bering Sea crab grounds after rationalization prompted a huge surge in quota stacking and consolidation of the fleet. Some crab boats sit unused in harbors around the state, others are being used as tenders in other fisheries, but in Kodiak, one has been turned into a strip club.

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July 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Heroin, Meth Seized In Kodiak Arrests

Three Kodiak residents are behind bars and more heroin is off the streets after their arrest Monday afternoon.

May 16, 2014 - 9:42 am

North Pacific Seafoods Fined $205,000 for Ammonia Dumping

A Kodiak seafood processor has been fined over $200,000 after pleading guilty to illegally dumping 40 pounds of ammonia into the city’s sewer system in 2011.

March 12, 2014 - 10:57 am

USCG’s Cold Bay Crews Conduct 5th Rescue In Two Weeks

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks for Coast Guard rescue crews in Cold Bay. On Tuesday, they conducted their fifth medevac of crewmen from floating processors in the Bering Sea.

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February 26, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Maritime Refuge Eyeing Invasive Cattle On Two Islands

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for input from the public on how best to deal with about 1,000 head of cattle on two islands in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

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December 11, 2013 - 5:33 pm
Family Hopes to Save Homestead of 30-Years

Family Hopes to Save Homestead of 30-Years

A misjudgement of just a few dozen yards in the placement of a small house on a remote part of Kodiak Island over 30 years ago will likely result in a family’s hopes, dreams and history literally going up in smoke. The family doesn’t live on their homestead on Dry Spruce Bay full time anymore, but they’re heartbroken at the prospect of losing it.

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December 2, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Lacey Act Violation Nets Fisherman Probation

A Washington State man who fishes out of Kodiak was sentenced Friday in federal court for four felony violations of the Lacey Act.

November 13, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Joe Bundrant Named Trident CEO by Father

Trident Seafoods founder and chairman Chuck Bundrant has appointed his son as the company’s new CEO. The appointment of Joe Bundrant had been expected, and became effective Monday.

November 5, 2013 - 11:20 am

NOAA Fisheries Releases US Landing Figures

U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of seafood in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion. That averages out across all fisheries to about 53-cents per pound. Those figures were released by NOAA Fisheries on Wednesday.

October 30, 2013 - 10:27 am
Options for Saving Storis Dwindle

Options for Saving Storis Dwindle

The retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis, which spent 50 years stationed in Kodiak, is now in Mexican waters, on its way to an Ensenada scrap yard.

October 30, 2013 - 10:26 am
Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving Cutter

Storis Supporters See Ray of Hope in Saving Cutter

Fans of the retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis have been holding their collective breath all weekend, hoping there might be a way to prevent the scrapping of the ship in Mexico.

October 28, 2013 - 10:43 am

F/V Western Venture Crew Rescued After Fire At Sea

Five crewmen from a burning fishing vessel in the western Aleutian Chain are safe after being rescued by a nearby good Samaritan.

October 21, 2013 - 9:55 am
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Archive Project Complete, Now Online

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Archive Project Complete, Now Online

The State of Alaska has completed a two-year project archiving documents from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and its legal aftermath.

October 16, 2013 - 11:56 am

Kodiak’s Men of Steel Premieres

Friday the latest reality television show set in Alaska premiered. It’s about welders. That’s right – shipyard welders in Kodiak. “Alaska Men of Steel” is running on the Discovery Channel.

September 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm
Kodiak Basketball Coach Scores New Job at Western Michigan

Kodiak Basketball Coach Scores New Job at Western Michigan

The 2013 Alaska high school basketball coach of the year has found a new job. Stephanie Smiley, who spent two years at the helm of the Kodiak Lady Bears, was announced Wednesday as the director of operations for the Western Michigan University Broncos women’s basketball team.

August 9, 2013 - 10:17 am

M/V Tustumena Delayed Indefinitely

The ferry Tustumena’s return to service has been delayed yet again, this time at least until the fall.

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July 26, 2013 - 4:27 pm

Day of Swimming Ends Tragically in Death of 14-Year-Old Boy

A 14-year-old Kodiak boy drowned in Lake Gertrude at Fort Abercrombie on Tuesday night. The Alaska State Troopers report Rex Matautia was swimming with friends around 8 p.m. when he began struggling and slipping underwater. The other boys attempted to save him, but couldn’t hang on.

July 24, 2013 - 10:58 am

Teenage Kodiak Shooting Victim Dies Of Wounds

The 16-year-old Kodiak boy shot who was shot by another teen on Sunday evening has died in Anchorage. Kodiak Police Department Lieutenant Ray Ellis said the boy succumbed to his injuries Wednesday. Ellis declined to release the name of the victim, citing his age.

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July 18, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Dunbar Sets Alaska Mile Mark At 3:59.06

Kodiak High School graduate Trevor Dunbar did something Monday night in Portland that no other Alaskan – not even his father – had ever accomplished: He ran a mile under four minutes. His time of 3-minutes 59.06-seconds came in the Portland Roughrider Twilight Meet.

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July 16, 2013 - 5:26 pm