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Air Station Crew Tracks Down Crashed Missionaries

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. ... Read More »

Dance Group Comes to Kodiak

Members of Versa-Style Dance Company. Courtesy of Versa-Style

Members of Versa-Style Dance Company. Courtesy of Versa-Style Kayla Desroches/KMXT A hip-hop group that taps into teen talent in Los Angeles will showcase their art here in Kodiak. Co-founder and co-artistic director of Versa-Style dance company, Leigh Foaad, is traveling with the adult dancers on their Alaska tour. He explains the Versa-Style crew grew out of his work with co-founder, ... Read More »

Search and Rescue Advises Caution When Walking Lakes

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT Temperatures around Kodiak dropped for a while, but have recently risen again, and lakes may not be as hockey-ready as they once were. That means people need to exercise caution before they venture onto seemingly frozen bodies of water. Dicky Saltonstall is a member of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue and says there are pretty strong sheets of ... Read More »

Salvation Army Stands Ready in Kodiak

Majors Dave and Lola Davis. Salvation Army photo

Majors Dave and Lola Davis. Salvation Army photo Right about now, on the tail end of a cold snap with holiday bills coming due and taxes around the corner, many families on the edge might find themselves struggling financially. At last week’s Kodiak City Council meeting, Major Dave Davis reminded the community that the Salvation Army can help. “The Salvation ... Read More »

Missile Agency Seeks Comments on Environmental Impacts

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Kodiak residents could see military missiles launch from Narrow Cape at an unprecedented rate, starting as early as late summer, according to an article published Wednesday (Jan. 25) in the trade publication “Inside Defense.” Kodiak Island has not seen a missile launch attempt since an Army rocket exploded on liftoff in 2014. On January 13 the Missile Defense Agency published ... Read More »

Public Speaks on What They Want in a Superintendent

Public speaks with members of the Board of Education at community forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Public speaks with members of the Board of Education at community forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District is on the search for a new superintendent to replace Stewart McDonald, who’s set to move on this summer. As part of that process, the Board of Education hosted a community forum Thursday to hear what the public ... Read More »

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman North of Cold Bay

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Coast Guard medevac’d a man from a vessel 60 nautical miles north of Cold Bay Thursday afternoon. A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel American Dynasty was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis, and watchstanders sent a rescue team from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak to the location. Once there, the Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted and transported ... Read More »

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