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Fight Aboard F/V Kilokak Requires Medevac

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fight aboard a fishing boat in Izhut Bay this (Wednesday) morning that left two men injured – one bad enough that he needed to be flown out for treatment. Izhut Bay is off the southeast coast of Afognak Island. A Coast Guard helicopter arrived on the scene just before 10 a.m. ... Read More »

Pilgrim Assaulted, Robbed on Spruce Island

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Forty-eight-year-old Zbigniew Zdzieszynski, (zuh-BIG-nyehv zuh-jeh-SHIN-ski) a Polish man, was making a pilgrimage to the Saint Herman Holy Site on Spruce Island last weekend when he was robbed and assaulted by three Russians. Zdzieszynski was stranded at Pestrikoff beach on Spruce Island, when Dustin Fraser and his skipper Dean Wilson discovered him while they were checking their gill nets ... Read More »

Summer Fun Activities

Mary Donaldson/KMXT School is out, so now what are you going to do to entertain your child this summer? Around Kodiak, there are plenty of fun and safe activities to keep kids busy and out of trouble. Mary Donaldson has more. Read More »

Lundquist Wants End To ‘Good Old Boy’ Politics

Jay Barrett/KMXT The filing period for candidates interested in running for the Alaska Legislature closed last week with three Kodiak men seeking to replace Representative Gabrielle LeDoux in House District 36. They are Republican Allan Austerman and Democrats Andy Lundquist and Dave Kaplan. Today we begin a series of interviews with the candidates, starting with Andy Lundquist. Lundquist has lived ... Read More »

NPFMC Wraps Up Kodiak Meeting

Casey Kelly/KMXT The North Pacific Fishery Management Council wrapped up its weeklong meeting in Kodiak Tuesday. The last day consisted mostly of setting the agendas for upcoming meetings and tasking council staff with producing reports on various topics. The council also said goodbye to one member who will be leaving due to term limits. And they did it all with ... Read More »

Fish Council Takes Baby Steps On GOA Groundfish

Casey Kelly/KMXT Although a comprehensive rationalized limited entry program for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska is off the table at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the council continues to work on incremental steps that would limit the amount and scope of fishing effort. Two items in particular were on the table during this week’s council meeting in Kodiak. ... Read More »

Oh, Rats!

Mary Donaldson/KMXT A workshop on applying integrated pest management to control rats on the Kodiak waterfront will be taking place this week. It is a part of an effort to minimize invasive rats in communities around the state. Mary Donaldson has more. Read More »

Noon NPFMC Update

Jay Barrett/KMXT , Casey Kelly/KMXT Casey Kelly phoned into the KMXT Midday Report to talk with Jay Barrett about the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s progress in their meetings at the Kodiak Inn. Read More »

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