When Joanna McFarlin was 18 or 19 years old, she was studying to be a teacher.
The U.S. Army will launch a rocket from Kodiak’s spaceport for its third hypersonic test flight from the island. The flight comes six years after a previous Army flight test flight from Kodiak ended in an explosion.
Kodiak changed its pandemic alert status from red to yellow today as the island sees its third consecutive day with no COVID-related hospitalizations and the number of daily positive cases continues to drop.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month. The city and borough of Kodiak are marking the month to shed light on the prevalence of the issue on Kodiak Island and around the country.
The Alaska State Legislature convenes on Monday with plenty to hash out. The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out millions of dollars in revenue this year, and has triggered a drop in oil prices that has hit state coffers hard.
Volunteer firefighters at Bayside Fire Station will be getting higher stipends after Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Fire Protection Area 1 Committee both voted to give them more money.
The Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a plan to clean up lead-contaminated land in Swampy Acres. The area is owned by Natives of Kodiak Inc., which plans to develop the site for residential use.
Two local clinics have administered a little over 200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kodiak to people over the age of 65 and healthcare workers in the third tier of Phase 1a. People of that age range are the only members of the general public allowed to get the jab as of now, while the thi…
Fourteen days after Thanksgiving, Kodiak recorded its single highest day of active COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. At least 311 people were sick with the virus on Dec. 10.
Although the federal Gulf of Alaska pollock season opens on Jan. 20, fishermen have decided to stand down for two weeks in the hopes of harvesting higher-quality fish and roe later in the season.
Months after it first applied, the city of Larsen Bay will finally get to rezone a piece of property at the edge of town after the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted narrowly to approve the move at last week’s meeting.
Housing cooperatives and nonprofit organizations could be eligible for a new round of federal Paycheck Protection Program funding, which reopens this week for new borrowers and some existing PPP borrowers.
The Kodiak Emergency Services Organization announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. This followed three new cases on Friday, the lowest daily number reported since Nov. 23.
Kodiak schools will return in person on Monday. Classes have been online since Nov. 19, when school district leadership decided to close buildings to students following a flurry of positive COVID-19 cases in students and teachers.
Police are looking for suspects after receiving reports last week of burglary attempts on several boats at St. Paul Harbor and Near Island.
The Alaska Aerospace Corp. has released the final draft of its 10-year plan for developing Kodiak's Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska, including an assessment of potential environmental impacts as launch activity increases in the coming years.
Tuesday’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting was only a work session, where the group doesn’t vote on anything. But there was a discussion about potential alternate revenue sources to property taxes on the agenda, a memo that’s been circulated and updated for years since it was compiled …
Nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kodiak, the Emergency Operation Center reported on Wednesday. This brings the island’s active case count to 58.
Dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic was among the city of Kodiak’s main concerns in 2020, and it’s an issue that will not magically disappear with the coming of the new year.
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the United States’ only heavy icebreaker, arrived in Dutch Harbor on Tuesday for a logistics stop. It’s the first time the ship has docked in Dutch Harbor since 2013.
Court officials on Monday deferred setting a trial date for Matthew Bowe, who was charged in the 2016 fatal shooting of a man on a fishing vessel in Kodiak’s St. Herman Harbor.
The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The new positive tests mean there are 54 known active cases in Kodiak. Two people are currently hospitalized.
Alaskans over the age of 65 will be able to get COVID-19 vaccinations starting on Jan. 11, after the Department of Health and Social Services announced a change to the state’s vaccine distribution plan on Monday.
The U.S. Navy is seeking public review for an environmental impact statement for its Northern Edge training exercise. The upcoming training exercise is likely to be held in 2021 in the Gulf of Alaska.
Pretty much everyone on the planet was looking forward to the end of 2020, but Kodiak couple Dyonne Bartleson and Beau Mann had something extra to celebrate when they gave birth to their first child on New Year’s Day — the island’s first birth of 2021.
It’s been a long calendar year for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. From going remote last spring, to spending the summer months planning for the fall semester, to going back to classes in person and then finishing the semester online, it’s been a whirlwind.
Kodiakans flooded to Mill Bay Beach on New Year’s Day to race into the chilly waters for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Plungers were greeted with temperatures hovering in the 30s — a far cry from last year’s event that was held in single-digit temperatures. Still, this year’s plungers didn’t…
Fisheries in Kodiak and the Gulf of Alaska had their ups and downs last year. Many uncertainties remain as the pandemic continues into the new year, but bright spots include additional federal COVID-19 relief for fishermen, the opening of previously closed fisheries and discussions about re-…
A Kodiak man was arrested last week after allegedly opening fire on two people outside an RV. The victims were taken to the emergency room to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Benny Daquilanea was a pillar of Kodiak’s seafood processing industry and Filipino community. On Dec. 18, at the age of 73, he died from complications related to COVID-19.
Brother Francis Shelter recently provided 91 Kodiak families with housing relief after the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to give the shelter another slice of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act money.
The Coast Guard has collected 500 gallons of oily water mixture from Womens Bay after Coast Guard Cutter SPAR leaked hydraulic oil into the water on Saturday morning.
When Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center went into surge mode at the end of November, many medical specialists were required to change their roles to help care for the growing number of COVID patients.
Kodiak’s fishing fleets will head out to catch Pacific cod and rockfish starting on Jan. 1. Pacific cod harvest limits in state waters — which extend out to 3 miles from the coast — have increased since last year, while the rockfish harvest limits remain the same.
A survey by the Department of Health and Social Services revealed a number of insights into what Alaskans think about COVID-19, what they’ve done in response, how they view the government’s response and more.