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State Budget Okay Despite Falling Crude Prices

Jay Barrett/KMXT When the Alaska Legislature set the current budget early this year, the price of oil was sky-high and heading higher. Alaska crude peaked at nearly 150-dollars per barrel in July. The budget was put together assuming a price of 85-dollars per barrel, but Juneau Senator Kim Elton said last week that the price of a barrel of oil ... Read More »

Man Jumps Off Western Dock

Casey Kelly/KMXT Emergency crews responded to the dock at Western Alaska Fisheries in Kodiak this afternoon (Thursday), after a man stripped naked and jumped into the water. Lieutenant David Billings with the Kodiak Fire Department says the 911 call came in around 3:15. He says the man apparently jumped in and then climbed onto one of the crossbeams below the ... Read More »

Berkowitz Visits Kodiak

Jay Barrett/KMXT Ethan Berkowitz made another swing through Kodiak this week, speaking before the Rotary and holding a town hall meeting with fishermen. He came by the KMXT studios yesterday afternoon and chatted with Jay Barrett. Berkowitz faces incumbent Representative Don Young in the November 4th General Election. Read More »

Katmai Update – Search Continues For Two Crewmembers

Anne Hillman/KUCB – Casey Kelly/KMXT Five people are now confirmed dead in the sinking of the 93-foot Katmai, a Kodiak-based catcher-processor that went missing west of Adak early Wednesday with 11 on board. Two crewmembers are still missing, and are believed to be wearing survival suits but may not have been in a life raft. The Coast Guard rescued four ... Read More »

Katmai Update – Four Survivors Found

Anne Hillman/KUCB, Jay Barrett/KMXT A 92-foot cod fishing and processing vessel is missing in the Aleutian Islands. The Katmai, which is homeported in Kodiak, was in Amchitka Pass, west of Adak, when it disappeared. As of 5 p.m., four survivors have been found and rescued, and the bodies of two more of the 11 crewmen have been recovered. None of ... Read More »

Kodiak Fishing Boat ‘Katmai’ Missing Off Adak

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Coast Guard is searching for 11fishermen from the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Katmai after responding to an emergency beacon detected approximately 100 miles west of Adak. The Coast Guard recieved an EPIRB signal at 1:08 a.m. today. The Coast Guard launched two C-130 long range surveillance aircrafts from Air Station Kodiak as well as an HH-60 Jayhawk. The ... Read More »

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