Recent News

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 »

Dunbar Chooses University of Portland

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Oregonian newspaper is reporting that Kodiak High School senior Trevor Dunbar has selected the University of Portland as his college of choice this fall. Dunbar, the three-time defending state cross-country champion was considering several top running schools, including others in Oregon. The Portland Pilots finished seventh in last year’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. Oregonian writer Doug Binder ... Read More »

ADFG Tests Kodiak Deer for CWD

Erik Wander/KMXT Each year the Alaska Department of Fish and Game asks deer hunters to donate the heads of their catch so they can be tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. The disease is not prevalent in Alaska, but it is a problem the lower 48. Fish and Game is currently conducting a testing program to monitor for the possible appearance ... Read More »

A Windfall After the Storm

Jay Barrett/KMXT Dozens of spruce trees were blown over on Friday during a day-long northwesterly windstorm. Several trees, from Mill Bay Road to Otmeloi fell into transmission lines, causing scattered and sometimes repeated power outages for some residents. Quite possibly the most popular man in town right now is tree surgeon Dennis Symmons, who has been busy since Friday morning. ... Read More »

Air Station Kodiak Crew Medevacs Three From Tanker

Jay Barrett/KMXT Three injured Indian men aboard a Chinese-flagged chemical tanker were successfully medevac’d this (Monday) afternoon by an Air Station Kodiak Coast Guard helicopter crew about 80 miles south of Adak. The MH-60 Jayhawk and an HC-130 Hercules left Kodiak on Sunday night after receiving a request for a medevac at 4:15 p.m. Meanwhile, the tanker Bum Chin altered ... Read More »

City Library Unveils Merlin

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak public library recently received a unique device to help those with impaired sight read books and periodicals better. But head librarian Joe D’Elia says the Merlin desktop video magnifier has a wider range of uses. Read More »

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