Author Archives: Joel Marshall

NOAA Marks 1964 Tsunami Anniversary With Tsunami Preparedness Week

Maggie Wall/KMXT Today (March 27) is the anniversary of the 1964 Tsunami that destroyed many of Alaska’s coastal communities, including Kodiak’s downtown area. This week is being set aside as Tsunami Preparedness Week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to remind fishermen and coastal residents to decide beforehand what to do when an earthquake and tsumani strikes. Traditionally, people ... Read More »

Longtime Kodiak Fisherman Gives a Brief History of Harbormaster Building

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Maggie Wall/KMXT The history of Kodiak’s Harbormaster Building and its rebuilding following the 1964 Earthquake and Tsunami touches on interesting aspects of Kodiak’s fisheries. If you recall KMXT had a story yesterday (Monday) about the Kodiak City Council granting approval to spend $150,000 for the final portion of building renovations, which include a shower facility for fishermen. We mentioned the ... Read More »

Processor Fined for Pollution in Kodiak Waters

Maggie Wall/KMXT A Washington processing company that owns a Kodiak-based vessel was sentenced in federal court to pay $50,000 in fines after the vessel illegally discharged raw sewage into Chiniak Bay and St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak. In addition, the primary operator of the F/V Pacific Producer was sentenced to a $10,000 fine. Both the operator and the company will ... Read More »

Preservation Group Says Coastal Military Training May Harm Salmon Habitat

Maggie Wall/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is being asked to sign on with a number of other coastal communities in opposing the proposed Navy and Military training known as Northern Edge. Emily Stolarcyk of the Eyak Preservation Council will be in town to present the assembly with more information about the trainings and possible impacts on salmon. Stolarcyk says ... Read More »

New Crab Fest Logo Features Iconic Fishing Staple

Maggie Wall/KMXT ComFish Alaska begins next week and it is a harbinger of another classic Kodiak event—the Kodiak Crab Festival. What do the two have in common besides fish? Well, ComFish presents the first opportunity to purchase new Crab Festival clothing and other merchandise. Stephanie DeLaGarza is Community Relations Director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. She says a previous ... Read More »

Kodiak Resident Checks in from the Iditarod

Maggie Wall/KMXT If you have ever seen the beginning of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, you know how excited and energetic the dogs can be. But when the teams hit the hay and bed down at checkpoints, a hush falls over the camp. Kodiak’s Susan Reid was in Fairbanks for this year’s start and later in Nenana where she ... Read More »

Congress Defends Coast Guard

Maggie Wall/KMXT Congress didn’t take lightly a proposed $1 billion budget cut for the guard which was unveiled last week. And while any budget figures this early in the process are likely to see many changes along the way, signers to a letter supporting the Coast Guard didn’t waste time in making sure budget writers know just how important the ... Read More »

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