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Sen. Stevens Takes Education Committee Chairmanship


Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature Kayla Desroches/KMXT In a shuffle of re-assigned positions, Sen. Gary Stevens will now take up the chairmanship of the Senate Education Committee. Recently, Republican Sen. Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla left the Senate Majority in protest of the direction the budget was going in and, as a result, lost seats on two committees. …

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Tusty Skips Port Lions and Ouzinkie Due To Storm Warning


The people of two small Kodiak Island Borough communities won’t see ferry service today. That’s because of the storm coming through. Due to the heavy weather forecast of seas over 20-feet for Southcentral waters tonight and tomorrow morning, the Alaska State ferry Tustumena will be skipping its calls to Port Lions and Ouzinkie. The Tusty made it to Kodiak early …

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Crew Safe as Homer Seiner Remains Capsized Off Alaska Peninsula

Four crewmembers escaped safely when their fishing boat rolled over near the Alaska Peninsula on Friday. “So just before 8 p.m. this past Friday, our district watch standers received an EPIRB alert of a 41-foot fishing vessel, Carmelina, located approximately 35 nautical miles west of Kodiak Island,” said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker in Kodiak. “The vessel had …

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State Ferry Tustumena to be Out Over Five Months

Jay Barrett/KMXT The State of Alaska released its winter ferry schedule on Friday, and there will be some significant changes to service to and from Kodiak because the ferry Tustumena will be out of service for nearly six months. In the meantime, as Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow in Juneau explains, the ferry Kennicott will try to pick up the …

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