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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 »

Chicago Chefs Visit Kodiak

Mary Donaldson/KMXT Chicago’s premier seafood wholesaler, The Plitt Company, offered a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Kodiak Island for two of the Windy City’s chefs who prepare wild Alaskan salmon at their restaurants. The chefs arrived on the island last week with the Plitt Company’s marketing director. Mary Donaldson has more. Read More »

Stevens Eyes Top Post

Jay Barrett/KMXT With the announcement a week ago by Senate President Lyda Green that she will not seek re-election, there has been talk that Kodiak’s Gary Stevens might become the new leader of the Senate Majority. Reached during a break in the AGIA hearings in Anchorage, he says he has considered the possibility. Read More »

Two Men Medevac’d from F/V Ocean Peace

Mary Donaldson/KMXT The U.S. Coast Guard received a request to medevac a 35-year old male that was reportedly suffering from chest pains onboard the 200-foot fishing vessel Ocean Peace, located 60 miles west of Goodnews Bay. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter was launched from Air Station Kodiak at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, and arrived at the vessel at ... Read More »

Low Key Anticipation For Exxon Ruling

Casey Kelly/KMXT Another day passed Thursday (today) in which the U-S Supreme Court issued a number of decisions, but still no verdict in the Exxon Valdez oil spill punitive damages case. A decision is expected sometime next week, but as KMXT’s Casey Kelly reports, fishermen in Kodiak say life will go on no matter what the high court decides. Read More »

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