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Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak

Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Cause Of FV Katmai Sinking Likely To Remain A Mystery

A brand new fishing vessel headed for Alaska to join the Kodiak fleet in 1972 never reached its destination, and its fate has been a mystery for over 40 years. That is, until it was discovered sitting on the sea floor under 9,000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico.

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April 2, 2013
Kodiak-Bound Vessel Lost 41 Years Ago Found

Kodiak-Bound Vessel Lost 41 Years Ago Found

In February 1972 a Kodiak-bound fishing boat out of Mobile, Alabama, disappeared without a trace, taking all hands with it. Now, 41 years later, the Coast Guard announced that the fishing vessel Katmai has been found.

April 1, 2013

Koniag Inc. Head Steps Down

There’s been a major shake-up at the top of Koniag Incorporated, the regional Native Corporation for the Kodiak Islands area. In a release Tuesday, it was announced that Will Anderson has agreed to step down as the president and chief executive officer, positions he has held for the past seven years.

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March 26, 2013

Kulluk Dislodged and Underway for Kiliuda Bay

At about 10:10 p.m. last night, the Royal Dutch Shell drilling vessel Kulluk was refloated from Sitkalidak Island, where it has sat for a week. The rig went aground after breaking its tow in a severe storm and washed ashore on New Year’s Eve.

January 7, 2013

Shell VP Denies State Property Tax Prompted December Departure

Last night (Thursday) Royal Dutch Shell’s vice president for Alaska and two Coast Guard commanders updated the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on the response to the grounding of the floating drill rig Kulluk. It was the first public briefing made in Kodiak since the rig went hard aground on Sitkalidak Island in a New Year’s Eve storm.

January 4, 2013
2 More Teams Assess Kulluk Drilling Rig

2 More Teams Assess Kulluk Drilling Rig

Two more assessment teams were put on the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk today (Thursday) to continue determining the extent of damage caused by its grounding on New Year’s Eve near Kodiak Island. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard says it should be able to balance its role in the recovery efforts with its responsibility to assure safety in winter fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.

January 3, 2013