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Casey Kelly And Mike Murray On The Exxon Ruling

Casey Kelly/KMXT Mike Murray/KMXT KMXT Fisheries Reporter Casey Kelly and Morning Edition Host Mike Murray discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling limiting the amount of punitive damages Exxon Mobil must pay for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill on the KMXT Morning Report. For a link to a PDF file of the written decision click here, and check out SCOTUSblog ... Read More »

Supreme Court Reduces Exxon Valdez Damages

Casey Kelly/KMXT The United States Supreme Court this morning reduced the amount of punitive damages Exxon Mobil must pay for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Instead of the 2.5 billion dollars that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the company should pay in 2006, the high court set the amount at 507.5 million dollars–equal to the compensatory ... Read More »

Scooters Make A Comeback

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Some vehicle manufacturers in the Lower-48 are shutting down factories that had been producing thousands of SUV’s before gas prices rose markedly. Kodiak residents are also taking new steps to ease their pocketbooks from the rising cost of fuel. Mary Donaldson has this report. Read More »

Rauwolf Joins School Board

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New School Board member Peggy Rauwolf is sworn in Monday night at the board’s regular meeting. Rauwolf replaces Peggy Tuttle, who resigned last month after her husband was transferred out of state by the Coast Guard. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KMXT). Casey Kelly/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District has seen its fair share of transition in the last year, and ... Read More »

Kennicott Diversion Will Not Affect Kodiak Service

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska Marine Highway System announced late last week that the ferry Kennicott will be diverted from its usual route for 10 days in July to replace the ailing ferry Columbia on its run to and from Bellingham, Washington. The Columbia needs to go out of service for repairs to its number one generator. As a result, the ... Read More »

Cruiseship Brings Former Residents Back After 40 Years

Jay Barrett/KMXT When the cruise ship Tahitian Princess pulled into port Friday morning, some of its passengers felt like they were stepping back in time. One of them was Nancy Kaiser who was a young Navy wife living at Lake Louise from 1963 to 1965. She talked with KMXT’s Jay Barrett about what it was like in Kodiak on Good ... Read More »

Tourism Industry Notices Weaker King Salmon Returns

Casey Kelly/KMXT The weak start to this year’s salmon season caused fishery mangers to put commercial, sport and subsistence fishing restrictions on another Kodiak river last week. This time it was the Ayakulik River, where only about 500 king salmon had passed the weir as of last Friday. KMXT’s Casey Kelly takes a look at how the late start to ... Read More »

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