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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: More Exxon Valdez payments should be arriving soon; processors claim – once again – that they have the capacity to handle the Bristol Bay sockeye run; and 50-years of state fisheries management. < ![endif]--> < ![endif]--> We had help from KCAW ‘s Robert Woolsey in Sitka, Fish Radio ‘s Laine Welch in Kodiak, KFSK ‘s Joe ... Read More »

NTSB Closes In on Crash Cause

Erik Wander/KMXT It appears an improperly installed thumb latch on a luggage panel and a missing guard are to blame for a door that swung open on a chartered Servant Air flight from Kodiak last year. The plane subsequently went into a nosedive and crashed into the bay just off the end of the runway. This, according to a National ... Read More »

Kodiak Guardsman Spends 25 Years at Sea

Erik Wander/KMXT A Coast Guardsman stationed in Kodiak received the Coast Guard’s newest honor during an informal ceremony in Kodiak when he was named "Master Cutterman." While many members of the Coast Guard wear the cutterman’s insignia, which represents five years of sea service, the title of master cutterman is awarded to those having served more than 20 years at ... Read More »

Council Hears Cruise Ship Report

Erik Wander/KMXT At the Kodiak City Council regular meeting on Thursday evening, the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau presented a report on the recently completed cruise ship public forum held in October. The brief presentation took place during the "citizens to be heard" portion of the meeting. Read More »

Peterson Students Do Battle – With Books

Erik Wander/KMXT Two teams from Peterson Elementary School in Kodiak are going to the state competition for the Battle of the Books. Peterson Elementary Principal Beth Kohl and Chris Hicks, a teacher there, presented the results of the most recent battle of the books competition at the Kodiak Island Borough School District meeting on Monday evening. Kohl said students were ... Read More »

‘Biomass Bag’ Idea Finalist in Marketplace Competition

Erik Wander/KMXT Thirty finalists from across Alaska have been selected to advance to the next round of the fourth Alaska Marketplace competition, where they will vie for a portion of the nearly 300-thousand dollars in award money for business and other projects. And one Kodiak resident is among the finalists. Read More »

Ouzinkie Airport on Stimulus List

Jay Barrett/KMXT < ![endif]--> < ![endif]--> The economic stimulus package that passed congress includes several items for spending in Alaska, and one of the largest for the state appears to be a new airport and connecting road in Ouzinkie, on Spruce Island, just north of Kodiak City. Alaska Republican Representative Don Young voted against the bill, as did Republican Senator ... Read More »

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