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Rescue Update

Erik Wander/KMXT Four technicians, stranded on the 2,800-foot peak of Sheratin Mountain, 10 miles west of Kodiak City, were rescued early this (Tuesday) morning. Rescuers arrived with warm clothing, food and shelter and then led the men down the mountain to safety. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more. Read More »

Ferry Board Recommends Increased Southwest Service

Anne Hillman/KUCB The state’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board is recommending increased ferry service to southwest Alaska from Kodiak to Unalaska. Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference leaders met with the board on Monday, and urged the board to increase service to the region from once to twice a month during the summer. Read More »

Selendang Ayu Anniversary

Anne Hillman/KUCB Monday marked the fourth anniversary of the Selendang Ayu shipping accident in the Aleutian Islands. Six crew members died while being rescued when a Coast Guard helicopter crashed after the 738-foot freighter went ashore and spilled 60-thousand tons of soybeans and over 340-thousand gallons of heavy fuel oil. But what has been done to increase shipping safety in ... Read More »

Four Men Rescued from Sharatin

Erik Wander/KMXT It took a helicopter flight to the lower elevations of Sheratin Mountain and a hike after that, but early this morning, a rescue party of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue members, coordinated by the Alaska State Troopers, rescued four technicians that had been stranded on the 2800-foot peak ten miles west of Kodiak City. The rescuers arrived with ... Read More »

Greenpeace Says Pollock Harvest Too High

Anne Hillman/KUCB and Jay Barrett/KMXT As the North Pacific Fishery Management Council kicks off its meetings in Anchorage today, Greenpeace is trying to build awareness over what it sees as danger to the state’s most lucrative fishery. Anne Hillman has more: Read More »

Dunbar Optimistic heading to Nationals

Erik Wander/KMXT Kodiak High School senior Trevor Dunbar earned his first ticket to the national high school cross country championships by placing third Saturday in the Foot Locker Western Region Cross Country Championships in Walnut, California. Dunbar becomes only the second Alaskan high school boy to make it to nationals and only the fourth Alaskan runner overall. KMXT’s Erik Wander ... Read More »

Four Stranded atop Sharatin

Jay Barrett/KMXT Four men are trapped atop Sharatin Mountain on Kodiak Island, pinned down by high winds and blizzard conditions. As of this afternoon, weather conditions were preventing a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Kodiak from responding. Petty Officer Walter Shinn said winds are gusting to 50 miles per hour, and visibility on the mountain is too low for ... Read More »

Ferry Board meeting over Southwest Issues

Ed Shoenfeld/CoastAlaska The ferry system’s oversight panel is heading north to consider problems out west. The Marine Transportation Advisory Board will meet today at the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage. It’s the group’s first-ever meeting in Alaska’s largest city. Ferry system chief Jim Beedle says the board will hear from the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference. The regional economic-development group is unhappy ... Read More »

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