News

Crewman Missing from Crabber Seabrook

Anne Hillman/KUCB The Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell overboard from a crab boat this morning. The 40-year-old crew member was tangled in a line while setting a crab pot from the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Seabrooke at about 10 a.m. The boat was fishing for tanner crab about 22 miles northwest of Cold Bay. Coast Guard Petty ... Read More »

Koniag Buys Oil Field Equipment Manufacturer

Jay Barrett/KMXT A subsidiary of Kodiak’s regional Native Corporation has purchased an Anchorage company which builds control systems for the Alaska oil industry and other heavy duty applications. Koniag Development Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koniag Incorporated, purchased Dowland-Bach for an undisclosed sum. Koniag President and CEO Will Anderson says the acquisition will allow Koniag to expand in-state. Read More »

CHARR New Year’s Eve Cab Program Results in No DUI Arrests

Erik Wander/KMXT For the third year in a row the New Year’s holiday resulted in no drunk driving or DUI arrests in Kodiak, according to the Kodiak Police Department. The Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association, or CHARR, once again provided free cab rides on New Year’s Eve. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Salvage Plans Underway After Grounding of F/V American Way

Jay Barrett/KMXT Two men from Chignik, Jim Brewer and Jay Kingsley, intentionally grounded the 38-foot fishing vessel "American Way" on Aghiyuk Island Sunday afternoon after their engine failed and the ship began to ice up. They were on their way from Kodiak to Chignik. Aghiyuk Island is about 200 miles southwest of Kodiak and 60 miles east of Chignik. The ... Read More »

Kennicott Bangs Up Pier Two

Jay Barrett/KMXT The State of Alaska could be getting a 20-thousand dollar repair bill from the city of Kodiak soon, after the ferry Kennicott damaged the fenders on Pier Two while trying to depart in high winds two weeks ago. Deputy Harbor Master Lon White said the wind was coming at just the right direction to pin the 382-foot ferry ... Read More »

Dunbar Discusses U of Portland Choice

Erik Wander/KMXT Kodiak High School senior Trevor Dunbar has chosen to attend the University of Portland this fall on a full-scholarship. Dunbar chose the Pilots after weighing a number of offers from larger colleges. In October Dunbar set a course record at the Adidas Cross Country Classic in Portland and came in second in the Foot Locker National Championships. KMXT’s ... Read More »

Jock of The Rock

This week on Jock of the Rock, the Nuts of the Roundtable discuss Trevor Dunbar selecting the Univeristy of Portland to run at in the fall, college football bowls and the first round of NFL playoffs. Read More »

Austerman Prepares Return to Juneau

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak’s Alan Austerman will be heading back to Juneau in a couple weeks, and will be treading on familiar ground. The life-long Kodiak resident will be returning to the Alaska Legislature, where he once served as a state representative and state senator. He also spent four years in the capital as Governor Frank Murkowski’s fisheries advisor. He won ... Read More »

Quake Rattles Early Kodiak Risers

Erik Wander/KMXT A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck 45 miles Northeast of Kodiak City this morning. However, the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer says the quake, which occurred at 5:17 a.m. was not strong enough to generate a tsunami. Guy Urban is a scientist and senior watch stander with the warning center. He said the quake was moderate and not ... Read More »

Cold Weather Prep

Erik Wander/KMXT With winter weather and colder than normal temperatures hitting the usually mild Kodiak, experts agree there are a few simple rules to follow when it comes to fire safety, automobiles and caring for pets as Alaskans brace for the cold. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

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