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Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak

Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.

There’s No Free Beer After All

Perhaps it was too good to be true. Or perhaps the state frowns on this sort of thing. Whatever the case, the free beer promotion on Era Alaskaflights has been modified, and no longer includes free beer. Under the old promotion the first sample of Denali Brewing Company’s “Single Engine Red,” was free, but each additional 6-ounce glass cost $3. The new promotion charges a dollar for the first one and each additional glass.

June 19, 2012 - 5:14 pm

FV Scandia Goes Down – Dog Left Aboard Rescued

The fishing vessel that partially sunk Sunday afternoon in the Shelikof Strait has gone to the bottom. A Coast Guard spokesman in Kodiak reports the Scandia went down in Uyak Bay about 1:47 this morning as it was being towed by the Good Samaritan vessel Hazel Lorraine.

June 18, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Grounded Landing Craft near Kodiak will Float Soon

The U.S. Army Reserve is preparing to move the landing craft Monterrey, which  has spent all week aground near Kodiak. The vessel struck a rock and started taking on water late last week. It could be gone by noon tomorrow. Major Annmarie Daneker says extra… Read More

June 14, 2012 - 6:22 pm

DEC: No Harm to Wildlife Seen in Wake of Monterrey Spill

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has revised downward the amount of diesel fuel spilled from the U.S. Army Reserve landing craft Monterrey, which was intentionally grounded late Friday night after hitting a charted rock, just off shore of downtown Kodiak.

June 11, 2012 - 5:23 pm

NPFMC Reduced Halibut Bycatch Nearly 700,000 Pounds

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted Friday to reduce halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska by 15 percent, the maximum amount under consideration during its meeting here in Kodiak. The cuts to the trawl and longline fleets will be phased in over three years. The reduction passed on a 10-1 vote, with Dave Benson of Washington State dissenting.

June 11, 2012 - 5:21 pm
The crew of the US Army Reserve landing craft Monterrey grounded the vessel after it reportedly struck a submerged rock late Friday night, which led to significant hull damage and spilling of about 15,000 gallons of fuel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

15,000 Gallons of Fuel Leak from Army Reserve Vessel

Oil spill specialists from the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Army and Alaska Chadux Corporation worked all weekend to contain and clean up an estimated 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from a U.S. Army Reserve landing craft that hit Humpback Rock just offshore of Kodiak City late Friday night.

June 11, 2012 - 11:22 am

Police ID Body Found in Near Island Channel

The body of a 64-year-old Kodiak man was found just outside the mouth of Saint Herman Harbor late this (Friday) morning. Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said the body didn’t appear to have been in the water very long.

June 8, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Murkowski’s ‘Frankenfish’ Amendment Fails

A vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate today turned back an amendment by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski to require a comprehensive study before genetically-engineered salmon can be sold to consumers.

May 24, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Fairbanks Man Fine After Bear Attack On Kodiak Island

A 48-year-old Fairbanks man hunting on Kodiak Island got a lot closer to a brown bear than he planned on Saturday. Rodd Moretz was attacked by one bear after he had just shot a different bear and was approaching the spot where it fell. Fish and Game bear expert Larry Van Daele said it was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

April 30, 2012 - 5:22 pm
The two vehicles the FBI is seeking in connection to the killing of two men at ComSta Kodiak last week. Photo FBI

FBI Looking for Two Cars in Connection to ComSta Killings

KTUU television is reporting the FBI is looking for information about two vehicles that may belong to individuals involved in the shooting deaths of two men at ComSta Kodiak last week.

April 20, 2012 - 5:56 pm
FBI Investigating ComSta Kodiak Shootings As Double Homicide

FBI Investigating ComSta Kodiak Shootings As Double Homicide

The FBI has confirmed that they are investigating the deaths of two Coast Guard employees yesterday morning in Kodiak as a double-homicide. Bureau spokesman Eric Gonzales did not identify a suspect, who is still at large.

April 13, 2012 - 12:20 pm
Two Dead In ComSta Kodiak Shooting

Two Dead In ComSta Kodiak Shooting

Two Coast Guard members assigned to Communications Station Kodiak were found dead Thursday morning, the victims of gunshot wounds. The Coast Guard is not releasing many details, and the FBI is now investigating the deaths.

April 12, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Two Confirmed Dead in Coast Guard Communications Station Shooting

Two Coast Guardsmen at the Kodiak Base Communications Station are confirmed dead after a shooting there this morning. Base Support Unit Captain Jesse Moore says the suspect in the shooting may still be at large, and he advises all Kodiak residents to keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

April 12, 2012 - 11:58 am

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, the summer salmon harvest could be 25 percent less than last year, increased processor capacity is in the future for the Aleutians, and Atka mackerel are pretty tasty, but are they always nutritious?

KSKA: Friday, 1/24 at 2:30pm

February 24, 2012 - 8:30 am

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, halibut is the fish du jour; there is already some fallout from Alaska salmon packers pulling out of the MSC certification program, and don’t ever try to pass of your dog salmon as a king.

KSKA: Friday, 2/3 at 2:30pm

February 3, 2012 - 3:37 pm

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, plenty of news from the Fish Board meeting last week in Petersburg, and on the other side of the Gulf, snow crab is on hold because of advancing sea ice, which is also causing problems for the Pollock A-Season fishermen.

KSKA: Friday, 1/27 at 2:30pm

January 27, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Kodiak Bear Still Awake, Active at Night

A bear that lives in Kodiak appears to have insomnia. When most other bruins are curled up in their dens, tracks of one adult male have been spotted numerous times during the last week in the fresh snow.

January 25, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Many Alaska Salmon Packers Pull Out of MSC Certification Program

Seventy-five percent of Alaska’s salmon packers have decided to pull out of the Marine Stewardship Council’s fisheries certification program when the current agreement expires at the end of October.

January 18, 2012 - 5:33 pm

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, some fishermen in Cordova may have lost their boats to the unnatural dump of snow there; a new factory long-liner will be built in-state, and the dilemma of bycatch.

January 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, ASMI changes its slogan in Japan AND looks to South America as a potential customer; IFQs were one of the topics of the recent Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, and a seasoned skipper writes a book of advice for greenhorns looking to break into Alaska fisheries.

KSKA: Friday, 1/6 at 2:30pm

January 6, 2012 - 8:30 am