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Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak

Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.

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. Download Audio
February 26, 2014

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. Download Audio
December 11, 2013
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. Download Audio
December 2, 2013

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

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

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
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
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

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
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

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
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

M/V Tustumena Delayed Indefinitely

The ferry Tustumena’s return to service has been delayed yet again, this time at least until the fall. Download Audio
July 26, 2013

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

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. Download Audio
July 18, 2013

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. Download Audio
July 16, 2013

Kodiak Woman Injured in Danger Bay Shooting Incident

The Alaska State Troopers are reporting a woman at Danger Bay on Afognak Island suffered a gunshot wound to her lower left leg on Sunday. The unidentified 43-year-old Kodiak woman is an employee of Evergreen Timber.
July 10, 2013
Historic Cutter Storis on the Auction Block

Historic Cutter Storis on the Auction Block

The historic Coast Guard Cutter Storis, which spent most of its post-World War II career sailing Alaska waters, is on the auction block. Alaska’s Congressional delegation had managed to stave off disposal since its 2007 decommissioning, but the federal government has decided it is time to move on. Download Audiop
June 17, 2013

Kodiak Rock Slide Stops Traffic For Two Hours

Rocks began sliding off Pillar Mountain between Piers 2 and 3 Monday afternoon, possibly driven by steady rain and winds gusting to 45 mph. Rezanof Drive West was closed for about two hours at midday, according to Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sharon Barrett.
June 4, 2013

Ailing Bering Sea Fisherman Medevaced by Coast Guard

A Kodiak-based Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted a 52-year-old man from the fishing vessel Katie Ann yesterday afternoon. He was reportedly suffering from symptoms of internal bleeding.
April 26, 2013