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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 »

City To Re-Bid Police Station Project

Casey Kelly/KMXT 0 < ![endif]--> The long and often contentious attempt to replace Kodiak’s aging police station and jail encountered another hurdle recently. The city’s deadline to submit bids on the construction project was October 10th. But when city officials went to open the bids, there was only one, from Alutiiq Management Services. Read More »

Student’s Note Locks Down Schools

Jay Barrett/KMXT The public buildings on Borough Hill were locked down for about a half hour Tuesday afternoon after a threatening note was found in the middle school just before 2 p.m. Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said police and school officials investigated and found that a male student left the note, which made vague threats towards the school and ... Read More »

A Century On This Earth


Florence Welch, seated, is surrounded by friends and family at her 100th birthday celebration Saturday. (Jay Barrett photo) Jay Barrett/KMXT There is a very special birthday in Kodiak today. Florence Welch, who’s lived on the island since 1947, turns 100 years old. Jay Barrett has more. Read More »

Odell Bids Farewell To School Board

Casey Kelly/KMXT 0 < ![endif]--> With the results of the October 7th municipal election now official, the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education on Monday welcomed one new member, and swore in two members who were re-elected. Read More »

Coast Guard Assists Drifting Equinox

Casey Kelly/KMXT The Coast Guard cutter Spar is assisting a disabled fishing vessel that lost power about 270 miles southeast of Kodiak over the weekend. The crew of the 58-foot Equinox, a Petersburg-based longliner, reported early Sunday morning that the vessel’s engine had lost power. The Spar reached the Equinox at about 1:30 a.m. Monday (today) to tow the vessel ... Read More »

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