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Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak

Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.

One Dead, One Missing, Two Safe After FV Advantage Sinks

The Coast Guard has been searching all night for one crew member still missing after a fishing boat sank south of Kodiak. An automated distress signal from the 58-foot Advantage was picked up just after midnight 50 miles southeast of Kodiak city. Three crewmen were rescued and are being treated for hypothermia.

August 31, 2012

Coast Guard Catches Up To Illegal Fishing Vessel Across The Pacific

The high-seas driftnetter the U.S. Coast Guard chased across the North Pacific Ocean has been turned over to Chinese Fishery Law Enforcement.

August 14, 2012

Pitbull’s Kodiak Appearance Likely Before End Of Month

Walmart has made it official – Kodiak has won a visit from Miami singer Pitbull, and he may be coming here in less than two weeks.

July 17, 2012

Stretch Kick Propels Dunbar to 5K Finals

A Kodiak runner is one step – make that five kilometers – away from the Olympic Games in London this summer. Trevor Dunbar, a three-time All-American sophomore at the University of Oregon took third in his 5-K heat at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials last night in Eugene.

June 26, 2012

USAV Monterrey Towed To Seward

The U.S. Army vessel Monterrey left Kodiak for Seward yesterday. Army Reserve Major Annemarie Daneker says the 174-foot landing craft is now under the supervision of the Naval Sea Systems Command, and all but two of the Monterrey’s crew have flown home.

June 25, 2012

Dunbar Going For Gold In Eugene

A Kodiak High School alum will be vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team tonight. Trevor Dunbar, an all-American sophomore at the University of Oregon, will compete in the 5,000 meter preliminary this evening.

June 25, 2012

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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
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
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
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

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

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