Kirsten Dobroth, KMXT - Kodiak
Dunleavy, Peltola request disaster funds for Bering Sea crab fisheries
Gov. Mike Dunleavy sought expedited disaster designations to compensate fishermen in the closed 2022 Bering Sea snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab fisheries.
Bering Sea king and snow crab seasons canceled amid population declines
For the first time ever, the Bering Sea snow crab fishery will not open for the upcoming season. The Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will also be closed for a second year in a row.
Commercial space industry counts on Kodiak launches, but some locals are a no-go
Kodiak’s Pacific Spaceport Complex could be a chance for Alaska to get in on the commercial space industry's ground floor — but it has to overcome some local opposition.
Kodiak’s St. Paul Preschool is closing, adding to island’s childcare shortage
St. Paul Preschool administrators say they can’t find a new director to keep the school open.
Challengers fillet Dunleavy’s fish policies at Kodiak debate
Gov. Mike Dunleavy didn't attend Monday's debate. The two gubernatorial candidates who did attend, Les Gara and former Gov. Bill Walker, took aim at his policies.
Kodiak investigators seize $656K in fentanyl, heroin, meth bust
Two people were arrested in Kodiak, with 11,457 blue fentanyl pills, 3.15 pounds of crystal meth, 89 grams of tar heroin, five handguns and $58,722 in cash confiscated.
Kodiak police find rainbow fentanyl pills amid increase in overdoses
Kodiak public health and law enforcement officials are sounding the alarm over a recently arrived wave of fentanyl — including a new form called rainbow fentanyl.
Sen. Sullivan announces legislation targeting illegal foreign fishing operations during Kodiak visit
The FISH Act directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to compile a list of foreign vessels that have engaged in unsanctioned fishing and ban them from U.S. ports.
NOAA publishes blueprint for mariculture research in Alaska
According to NOAA, 82 kelp farms – and additional 24 permits pending approval – are currently in operation in the state, mostly in Southeast Alaska and in the waters off Kodiak Island.
Researchers hope Kodiak’s ‘Bat Week’ will help answer some questions about the animals’ lives in Alaska
“Our biggest question and what we wanted to know is: Where (do) these bats go during winter and what do they do when we’re not seeing them?" said Natalie Velez-Suarez.
Remains of Alutiiq girl taken from Kodiak more than 100 years ago will return to Old Harbor
According to records, Anastasia Ashouwak was taken from an orphanage on Woody Island in the Kodiak Archipelago and sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School after her mother died in 1901.
Remains of Alutiiq people returned to Kodiak after decades-long process
The remains of the four buried recently in Kodiak were too old to be identified, but there’s a sense that they’re finally home, the executive director of the Alutiiq Museum said.
Alaska air carriers are feeling the pinch of nationwide pilot shortage
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics points to nearly 150,000 vacant pilot positions that will need to be filled over the next decade.
Body of missing 7-year-old boy found on Kodiak’s Pillar Mountain
Troopers said there were no obvious signs of foul play identified at the scene and the investigation into the boy’s death is ongoing.
Search continues for 7-year-old Kodiak boy
Sawyer Cipolla was reported missing last Saturday afternoon.
Nearly a thousand volunteers join the ongoing search for missing 7-year-old boy in Kodiak
Sawyer Cipolla went missing Saturday afternoon.
Most paralytic shellfish poisoning cases were among Alaska Natives, but state lacks data for subsistence foods
Cases on Kodiak comprised 25% of statewide incidents of the illness. Areas in Southeast Alaska — like Juneau, Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island — also recorded high case rates.
Alaska lawmakers applaud Biden administration ban on Russian seafood imports
The ban on Russian seafood imports is part of a series of escalating sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
Stories from Gulf of Alaska fishermen are headed to the Library of Congress
This year’s contributions include stories from mail carriers in Appalachia and health care workers in the Hudson River Valley. Seldovia fisherman Josh Wisniewski’s recordings will be the first from Alaska.
Winter means hibernation for some — but not all — of Kodiak’s bears
By late November and into early December, they head into their dens for hibernation — but not all of them. About 30% of the Kodiak male bear population don’t den at all, according to a state biologist.