The number of preschool students that qualify with special needs in Kodiak has increased 350% in the past four years, according to Kim Saunders, assistant director of Special Services in the Kodiak Island Borough School District.
Eric Andersen will assume the role of principal at Kodiak Middle School this fall. With 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher in grades K-6, and three years as the principal of Eagle’s View Elementary School in Unalaska under his belt, Andersen is excited to begin his role in Kodiak.
This year, Kodiak High School will offer new technical classes, which will include cosmetology, fire science and metal arts. Among the new courses is a Certified Nurse Assistant training, which will give high school students the opportunity to gain real-world experience as CNAs, providing ba…
East Elementary School welcomes a new principal this school year: Angie Hietala, a Minnesota native and mother of three, who has a passion for empowering teachers to push the limits of what they think they know.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew forward-deployed to Cordova medevaced a 33-year-old man from fishing vessel Kelly Ann in Prince William Sound, Wednesday.
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Kodiak Police Department, is launching its first Venture-Thru-Vehicles event Saturday, giving residents a chance to explore the city’s vehicles: large trucks, food trucks, and emergency and construction vehicles.
A Kodiak woman was charged with four felonies after allegedly breaking into a local home and stealing a dog, a pair of Spy brand sunglasses, a pistol and $200 worth of makeup.
In order to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, Kodiak residents must be registered to vote by Sept. 1. But Kodiakans will have plenty of opportunities to register before the deadline, according to Lauri Wilson, Region I elections supervisor with the Alaska Division of Elections.
When Kodiak residents Courtney Ann and Colin Spencer found out they were expecting a child, it was one of the happiest days of their lives. But when their son Percival was born just 22 weeks and two days into the pregnancy, it was one of the scariest.
Roger Wicker, a Republican senator from Mississippi, toured Air Station Kodiak with Vice Commandant Admiral Charles Ray this week, viewing Coast Guard assets such as the HH-65 helicopter and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, according to an email from the senator’s office.
The latest addition to the Alutiiq Museum gallery is a display of paintings featuring Kodiak landscapes. “Nunat—Lands,” which opened Tuesday, features three paintings of coastal views as interpreted by three artists, according to a news release from the museum.
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge has inaugurated Wilderpeople, a biweekly storytelling series, giving Kodiak residents the opportunity to share stories “for and about those who embrace our connection to nature and journey into the wild.”
Pink salmon populations are strong, despite high temperatures and the long dry spell, said Todd Anderson, Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant area biologist.
Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) expressed concern over Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s decision to veto significant funds from House Bill 2001 on Monday. Though the bill reinstates many programs previously cut by Dunleavy, Stevens said he is still worried about the effects of the $220 million in budget re…
The Alaska State Troopers and the Coast Guard rescued a woman who was injured on Saltery Cove Trail in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday, Fire Chief James Mullican said.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed into law House Bill 2001, the final piece of the fiscal year 2020 budget, Monday. In a 10-minute video, Dunleavy addressed the PFD and budget vetoes.
The city of Kodiak is urging residents to reduce water usage because the potential for a shortage continues to increase following record high temperatures and a dry summer, according to a Monday city news release.
Alaska’s Emerald Isle is the backdrop of a Michigan-based great-grandmother’s first book: a children’s story about a Coast Guard family and the unwavering friendship between the family’s daughter and her toy Kodiak bear.
Two candidates have put their names forward for the Kodiak Island Borough mayor’s seat, and three candidates have stepped forward for two seats available on the borough assembly.
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly confirmed Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer’s appointments to the Consolidation Committee, which will investigate the possibility of consolidating the borough with the city of Kodiak into a single government unit. The committee will consist of nine members, includin…
Last week, 40 people gathered on Cape Alitak to do something that hasn’t been done there in decades: build a traditional Alutiiq kayak. Once common on Kodiak Island, these sea vessels are now more easily located in museums. But with the help of campers from the Akhiok Kids Camp, the traditio…
Lorevic Banaga, 53, of Kodiak, was issued a citation by Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Aug. 9 after he was previously observed shooting from the highway to take a deer in the Pasagshak area. Bail was set at $320.
From the Koyukuk River, to the Kuskokwim, to Norton Sound, to Bristol Bay’s Igushik River, unusually warm temperatures across Alaska this summer led to die-offs of unspawned chum, sockeye, and pink salmon. Warm waters also sometimes this summer acted as a “thermal block” — essentially a wall…
A Kodiak man faces two felony charges after driving a vehicle with a revoked driver’s license, failing to have a car insurance policy, and carrying a firearm despite prior felony convictions.
Renowned author Pam Houston traveled to Kodiak Monday to read an excerpt from her new book in front of a packed audience at the Kodiak Public Library, and leading a writing workshop Tuesday.
Thanks to a partnership between Kodiak fish processors, the Coast Guard and SeaShare, 24,000 pounds of halibut were delivered on Monday to alleviate hunger in Alaska Native villages. The delivery was made using an HC-130J Coast Guard aircraft, which made stops in Nome and Kotzebue, providing…
With only one day left in the declaration of candidacy period for upcoming municipal elections, there are no candidates for Kodiak Island Borough Mayor, and numerous other positions remain without candidates, including a seat on the school board.
To meet operational and capital improvement needs, the city of Kodiak began its plan to increase sewer rates over the next five years. The increase went into effect Aug. 1.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy and University of Alaska leaders announced an agreement Tuesday to implement a $70 million cut to the university system over a three-year period. The agreement replaces the governor’s original intention to cut $136 million in state funding to the UA system in the course o…
A Kodiak man was charged with burglary and theft after he was allegedly seen Tuesday entering an empty house on Spruce Haven Drive while the residents were away fishing, according to court documents.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed capital bill SB2002 into law on Thursday, restoring more than $100 million to the state budget. However, the governor also vetoed more than $34 million in line items, cutting funds to homeless services and addiction treatment, among other programs.
Senate Bill 2002, signed into law on Thursday, refunded the Power Cost Equalization program that subsidizes Alaska rural energy costs for thousands of Alaskans. PCE funds were previously swept into the budget reserve.
The Kodiak City Council voted unanimously to authorize 19 nonprofits to receive grant funding and in-kind contributions for fiscal year 2020, helping some of these organizations stay afloat despite the state’s recent budget cuts.
More than 100 pilgrims ventured to Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island to mark the 49th Annual St. Herman of Alaska Pilgrimage on Friday. Walking up the small wooden chapel where St. Herman lived and prayed, countless footsteps were muffled by thick beds of moss while a canopy of spruce trees arc…
The unusually dry weather and high temperatures hitting Kodiak could mean danger for spawning salmon this fishing season, according to scientists and fisheries specialists.
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously approved a new liquor license last month for a business called The Hangar to operate at a new building constructed at 1633 Airport Way.