Dylan Simard, KMXT - Kodiak
Coast Guard finds serious defect in popular survival suit
The suits are Imperial Immersion Suits manufactured by Survitec Group, a safety equipment manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. They are one of only a handful of companies approved by the Coast Guard to make survival suits for use in the United States.
A small community of Spruce Island monks is getting a new chapel
The chapel is nearing completion and should be finished sometime in the fall of this year.
Kodiak borough schools switch to remote learning amid coronavirus spike
5% of the Kodiak Island Borough’s population is known to presently have COVID, using the data from the latest census in 2020.
COVID surge in Kodiak is taking a toll on schools, high school moves online
“As an example, in one of our schools on Monday morning, we were missing a principal, the secretaries, the nurse, the day custodian and the cook,” says the superintendent.
It’s official: The Tustumena state ferry is finally being replaced
Per state law, the new ferry will be named for an Alaska glacier, with the name selected through an essay contest for Alaska students.
A new proposed kelp farm off Kodiak is part of growing trend
The kelp would likely be for sale to an in-state buyer, who would process the kelp and sell it in different seafood products.
Astra successfully launches experimental rocket from Kodiak
The 40-foot rocket lifted off shortly after 9 p.m. shooting more than 300 miles upward into the night sky.
Pilot dies in Kodiak plane crash
Federal investigators are heading to Kodiak after a small plane crashed Sunday afternoon shortly after takeoff.
Puppy found alive on beach after fishing boat capsizes near Kodiak Island
When the fishing boat capsized, Grace, an 8-month-old puppy, jumped into the freezing water and was presumed lost. But a day later, the Coast Guard found her. She seemed a bit shocked, but she was alive.
This new program aims to create a new generation of Alutiiq teachers
The Alutiiq language has lost four speakers in the last year. Tribal leaders say that's a huge loss: Out of the 30 remaining speakers, there are just a handful of people left who are able to teach Alutiiq. That's where the Sun’aq tribe’s new master-apprentice language program comes in.
Kodiak monk arrested for sexual abuse of a child
The state Department of Law says Evan P. Nicolai turned himself in to the Kodiak Police Department and reported he had sexually abused an 8-year-old child.
Coast Guard encountered Chinese warships in the Aleutians in August
The Coast Guard encountered a flotilla of Chinese warships 46 miles off the Aleutian Islands at the end of August, inside of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.
Watch: In August, scientists saw rare right whales twice in Alaska waters
Biologist Jessica Crance witnessed both sightings personally, and is among a handful of living people who have seen one of this population of right whales up close since the species was devastated by commercial whaling.
Investigation into Scandies Rose sinking points to ice accumulation
The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the Scandies Rose sinking has found no fault with the captain or crew but pointed to inaccurate vessel stability instructions that could have led to dangerous ice accumulation.
Kodiak remembers 101-year-old woman determined to vote
Margaret Hall of Kodiak wanted very badly to vote this year. She first saw the voting process up close in Minneapolis, Minnesota.