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Mariner Safe After Vessel Loses Power, Goes Aground

Sailing vessel Lieveling went aground near Cape Puget, between Seward and Chenega, Alaska, Nov. 28, 2016. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported the mariner to Seward. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Sailing vessel Lieveling went aground near Cape Puget, between Seward and Chenega, Alaska, Nov. 28, 2016. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported the mariner to Seward. U.S. Coast Guard photo. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a mariner after his sail boat grounded between Seward and Chenega Monday. The 47-foot Lieveling lost ... Read More »

Athlete Brings Back Gold From Special Olympics Unified Sports Bowling State Championships

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT One local athlete recently returned victorious from a bowling competition in Anchorage. Chris Kavanaugh, who’s been participating in Special Olympics since he was a little kid, won 2 gold medals and a silver medal at the Special Olympics Unified Sports Bowling State Championships. In an interview with KMXT, Kavanaugh gave some insight into how he reached his peak ... Read More »

Assembly to Vote on Conservation Easements for Termination Point and Long Island

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is on the cusp of deciding whether it will agree to hold conservation easements to Termination Point and Long Island. The contracts would restrict development and otherwise protect the natural resources on the two Lesnoi-owned properties. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council together with the Great Lands Trust have come before the ... Read More »

Cargo Crewman Injured in Heavy Seas, Hoisted by USCG

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew Medevac’d an injured mariner off the cargo vessel Tianjin Pioneer approximately 97 miles north of Adak, Alaska, Saturday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the 21-year-old man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Adak. He was then transported to Anchorage for medical care by an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew. ... Read More »

Stutes Solidifies Reelection With Absentee Advantage

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On Wednesday, the Alaska Division of Elections made its final count of outstanding ballots from the November 8th General Election. About 700 more absentee and nearly 200 question ballots were added to the House District 32 totals, but they did not change the results – Representative Louise Stutes of Kodiak has been reelected. After last Friday’s (Nov. 18) count, the ... Read More »

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager Retires

Anne Marie LaRosa. Photo by Lisa Hupp

Anne Marie LaRosa. Photo by Lisa Hupp Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager Anne Marie LaRosa is exchanging one island for another and retiring to Hawaii. She has an extensive background working for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, and spent three years as manager at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. She ... Read More »

Kodiak Fisheries Work Group Considers Role in Gulf of Alaska

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Kayla Desroches/KMXT At its regular meeting this week, the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group consulted its fisheries analyst, Heather McCarty, about what effect it could have in the North Pacific Fishery Management Council process. Assemblyman Larry LeDoux said he wanted to know how the work group could make a difference instead of playing a reactionary role. Based on McCarty’s feedback, members ... Read More »

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