Recent News

Burch On His Feet and Back to Work

Erik Wander/KMXT A long time Kodiak fisherman is back in town after weeks in an Anchorage hospital and is recovering well from a benign brain tumor. Originally from Montana, 72-year-old Al Burch is a commercial fisherman and executive director of the Alaska Whitefish Trawlers’ Association. At the end of August this year, after suffering two attacks, doctors discovered that Burch …

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Austerman’s Lead Grows – Lundquist Concedes

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska Division of Elections released an updated vote count this (Tuesday) afternoon, that included all outstanding votes for District 36, which includes the Kodiak Island Borough and parts of the Lake and Peninsula Borough. With 6,036 votes now counted, Republican Alan Austerman has increased his lead by eight votes over Democrat Andy Lundquist since the last update …

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Distance and Weather Adds Factor of Difficulty to Rescue

Jay Barrett/KMXT The United States Coast Guard launched two aircraft from Air Station Kodiak this (Tuesday) morning to conduct an evacuation from a cargo ship approximately 200 miles south of Adak, or about 1,000 miles from here. A 51-year-old crewman is reported to have suffered a stroke aboard the Marshall Islands-flagged ship. The Coast Guard received a phone call Monday …

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Base Recycling Contract Changes Hands

Jay Barrett/KMXT As of this week, the United States Coast Guard base in Kodiak has a new contractor for its recycling program. Nick’s Auto and Salvage of Bell’s Flats started serving the base on Monday. Threshold Recycling had held the contract.

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Coach Carman Says Season Was A Success

Erik Wander/KMXT In their first trip to the 4A State volleyball tournament in nine years, the Kodiak Bears’ season came to an abrupt end Friday with a four-game loss to Juneau-Douglas. Despite the early exit from the state tournament and disappointing end to the season, Kodiak head coach Rick Carman said he saw a lot of positives in both the …

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