KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The owners and former operator of an Alaska hunting lodge have been ordered to pay nearly $8 million for an oil spill cleanup, a report said.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Two dead gray whales have been found in Alaska, raising the whale death toll in the state so far this year to seven, officials said.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city's first recreational marijuana retail store has opened for business, a report said.
High Rise in Kodiak held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday before it...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says an empty boat that launched a search east of Whittier had drifted away from its owner and was not the result of anyone overboard.
AKHIOK, Alaska (AP) — Eighteen-year-old Denise Kalmakoff sat in front of her makeup mirror with her hand on her chin and sighed. She had less than two hours before her high school graduation would...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska senator has written to the U.S. trade representative asking for Alaska fish species to be removed from a list of goods facing tariffs, a report...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A third gray whale has been found dead in Alaska.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a gray whale was spotted Tuesday on Kodiak...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man found his missing friend dead during a bear hunting trip on Alaska's Kodiak Island, but said Friday he and another hunting friend initially thought the man had...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on man found dead during Alaska bear hunting trip (all times local):
A man who found his missing friend dead during a bear hunting trip on...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's seafood industry is exploring strategies to reduce damage from the Trump administration's trade dispute with China, officials said.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Many are familiar with uninvited guests unexpectedly crashing at the house, but an eagle took such a scenario to new heights in Kodiak.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Following a site survey in February, two firms contracted by the city of Kodiak have recommended that all 21 of the tsunami warning sirens on the road system be replaced with...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native corporation has settled a civil lawsuit filed by a former employee who says the corporation abused a federal program, according to court...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Nine Coast Guard service members face criminal drug charges in Alaska stemming from an internal investigation, according to charging documents.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Officials say the Baranov Museum in Kodiak will have a new name once an extensive renovation of its permanent exhibit space is complete.
Kodiak native starts in Hollywood visual effects
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Next time you watch a movie or a television show, pay special attention to the credits. You might just see a former Kodiak athletic star's name scroll by.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a southern Alaska community have voiced environmental concerns over a planned military exercise.
Residents of Kodiak met with U.S. Navy and Air Force...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Chinese tariffs are forcing Alaska's seafood industry to look for markets beyond the Asian giant, according to an industry marketing organization.
Effort fails to limit non-resident bear hunting permits
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Board of Game has voted against proposed changes to bear hunting regulations, including a measure to reserve at least 90 percent of Kodiak brown bear permits for...
Kodiak man dives into scallop fishery
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — With regards to scallops, Tom Minio could accurately be described as erudite.
On Thursday afternoon, Minio sat in the galley of his vessel, the Provider, explaining...
Kodiak city councilman charged with assault counts
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A Kodiak city councilman is free on bail after he was charged last week with six counts of felony assault, including assault with a weapon.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska island about 5 miles (8 kilometers) off the coast of Kodiak has been permanently designated for conservation after the Great Land Trust reached an agreement with...
12 Coast Guard members face charges in Alaska drug probe
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has initiated criminal proceedings against 12 service members following an investigation into possible drug activity on Alaska's Kodiak Island.
Coast Guard dismisses 4 in Kodiak for illicit drug activity
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Four Coast Guardsmen investigated for illicit drug activity in Kodiak have been kicked out of the service.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports two people were dismissed...
7 dead whales reported on Kodiak Island in 2018
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Seven dead whales washed ashore on Kodiak Island in 2018, according to officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Kodiak chiropractor withdrawn from state board after arrest
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Kodiak chiropractor charged with three felonies has been withdrawn from consideration for a state board.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy in January nominated 45-year-old Christopher Twiford for a seat on the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board.
Twiford was arraigned Tuesday in Kodiak on three counts of felony assault. He's also charged with misdemeanor assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated. He did not respond to requests for comment Thursday.
Kodiak police arrest chiropractor appointed to state board
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A Kodiak chiropractor appointed last month to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board by Gov. Mike Dunleavy has been charged with multiple felonies.
Christopher Twiford, 45, was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of felony assault, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported . He's also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.
Alaska biologist report increased sighting of mink in Kodiak
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Sightings of mink are increasing around Kodiak, Alaska wildlife biologists said of the animal — a species not native to the area.
The first sighting was several years ago, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported .
Kodiak students step back in time at Fort Abercrombie
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A group of Peterson Elementary third-graders glimpsed snapshots of World War II history on Kodiak Island when they visited the Kodiak Military Museum at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on a crisp, clear Jan. 25 morning.
Led by third-grade teacher John Malloy and armed with iPads to document their trip, the large platoon of students explored the now-empty and weather-worn bunkers and buildings on the trails around Miller Point.
Coast Guardsman dies near Dutch Harbor; cause unknown
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Federal and local authorities are investigating the death of a Coast Guardsman at an Aleutian Islands port.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports 19-year-old Seaman Ethan Kelch was found on the west side of Amaknak Island near Dutch Harbor.
Kelch was from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and was assigned to the cutter Munro. The vessel's home port is Kodiak.
Crab fisherman fined for fishing after season closed
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A Kodiak crab fisherman convicted of fishing during a closed season was handed a hefty penalty.
Alaska State Troopers say 47-year-old Raleigh Eager was fined $25,000 and ordered to forfeit 156 Dungeness crab pots.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Nov. 2, 2017, pulled and inspected 156 commercial crab pots belonging to the fishing vessel Silver Fox and operated by Eager.
Amazon starts collecting sales tax from Alaska residents
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Amazon has started charging for city sales taxes on certain products in Alaska following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that struck down a previous online tax standard.
The Latest: Names released of those onboard missing plane
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on missing medical flight in Alaska (all times local):
Guardian Flight, which operated the medical airplane that went missing in Alaska, has released the names of those onboard.
The pilot is 63-year-old Patrick Coyle, the flight nurse is 30-year-old Stacie Rae Morse, and the flight paramedic is 43-year-old Margaret Langston Allen. The company statement says all are based in Juneau.
Kodiak officials debate replacement of city warning sirens
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Kodiak officials are calling for an assessment of the city's siren system.
Sirens that warn of tsunamis are part of the island city's emergency preparation services.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the city's 12 sirens were installed in the 1980s and '90s.
Space company plans satellite launch from Alaska spaceport
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Arizona-based space technology company is planning to launch a microsatellite later this year at the spaceport on Alaska's Kodiak Island.
Kodiak officials say some city tsunami sirens not working
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Kodiak officials say nearly half of the city's aging tsunami warning sirens are not working.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports city manager Mike Tvenge made the disclosure this week at a City Council work session.
Five of the city's 12 sirens are inoperable, including one near the harbor master's office.
Kodiak-made horror short based on Native legend
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — After wrapping up a month-long shoot, a budding filmmaker is putting the finishing touches on a movie short produced on the Emerald Isle.
Cameron Currin, a Coast Guard member by day and film director in his free time, said his film "Kushtaka" is inspired by a Tlingit legendary creature of the same name, which translates as Land-Otter Man. The film is also adapted from "The Strangest Story Ever Told," a story written by Harry Colp.
Kodiak farm thrives growing Christmas trees from Lower 48
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Many of the tree species commonly sold as Christmas trees do not naturally grow in Alaska, so a farm in Kodiak has developed a business growing thousands of trees brought in from the Lower 48 states.
Todd Dorman told Alaska's Energy Desk that his father saw a niche in the market for a Christmas tree farm in Alaska.
Fisherman: Waterway closures for spaceport disrupt fishing
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The closures of waterways during launches at the spaceport on Kodiak Island are disrupting commercial fishing operations, fishermen claim.
Kodiak district to put to use shuttered school buildings
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — District officials are planning to put to use the buildings that housed two Kodiak Island schools that were shut down because of low enrollment.
Alaska spaceport plans new building as demand increases
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Aerospace Corporation plans to construct a temporary building to support launch operations at the spaceport on Kodiak Island.
Alaska Marine Highway System takes step to replace old ferry
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Marine Highway System has taken the first step in the process of finding a shipyard to build a ferry to replace an aging vessel serving southwest Alaska.
Witnesses recall powerful shaking of Alaska quake
New trial date set for man convicted in Coast Guard killings
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A new trial date has been set for an Alaska man convicted in the 2012 killings of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station in Alaska.
US Senate passes funding bill authorizing Kodiak land swap
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that includes a provision authorizing a land exchange in Alaska between the federal government and a private owner.
Wildlife officials consider killing nuisance bears in Kodiak
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials are considering killing nuisance bears in Kodiak if they don't go into hibernation soon.
Space company plans first Kodiak launch
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.
The company based in Tucson, Arizona, informed the Federal Communications Commission of its plans, which aims to test its Vector-R rocket by April 2019, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Tuesday.
Alaska village residents: Lack of housing hurts community
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A shortage of family housing in a village on Kodiak Island is having a snowball effect on the community, according to residents.
People in Larsen Bay say the lack of available homes in the village of 85 people makes it difficult to attract more families.