Fisheries subcommittee moves closer to taking position on individual boat accountability The room was packed as the Kodiak city and borough fisheries subcommittee met with industry leaders during a Monday morning meeting.
The subcommittee is working to address an agenda item on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October agenda.
NPFMC plans to take up a fishery management structure that would hold individual boats, rather than fishery sectors — trawlers, jiggers or seiners — for their behav...
Medical students find Kodiak a friendly classroom On Thursday, medical student Jacqueline Pels played tourist.
She boarded a flight to Fraser Fish Pass and, with the sun shining, snapped photos of bears and bounding salmon.
During the trip, one particular salmon caught her eye. It leaped again and again, repeatedly bashing itself against the fish pass in an attempt to leap upstream. Eventually, it knocked itself out, and floated back downstream.
It came to rest o...
Coast Guard woman plucks woman after ATV accident at Saltery Cove The Coast Guard medevaced a 65-year-old woman who sustained injuries during an ATV accident in Saltery Cove Thursday morning.
“We got a report that a woman aboard an ATV had suffered an accident resulting in injuries,” Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley said. “We were contacted to see if we could get her to medical care.”
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Kodiak responded to the scene, and transpo...
Air Station Kodiak gets first female commanding officer as old CO retires Capt. William Deal, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, retired from 28 years of service with the Coast Guard during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 3 on Friday.
He was relieved by Capt. Melissa Rivera, who arrived from Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico.
Deal commanded the Kodiak Air Station for three years, and played a key role in establishing the Coast Guard operations base in Barrow...
Getting to know: Capt. Melissa Rivera Capt. Melissa Rivera has returned to Kodiak to serve as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Air Station, and she’s glad to be back.
“We loved it here,” she said. “It feels like coming home.”
This will be Rivera’s third Alaska tour. From 2000 to 2003, she served in Kodiak, and from 2007 to 2010 she served in Sitka. During her last Kodiak tour, she served as standardization officer and flight examiner. In 2002...
Relay for Life gets ready for starting line Correction: The original version of this story misstated the ages of Wilma and Jan Finlay. The error has been corrected.
Kodiak’s Relay for Life is normally a fun affair, dotted with moments of solemnity.
On Sunday, the local relay committee put more of the former emotion on display as it held the annual survivors’ luncheon, an event intended to recognize survivors of cancer.
Eating at the same table were the...
Kodiak salmon season still following preseason projections As the Kodiak salmon fishery begins its shift toward pink salmon, numbers released Saturday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show returns so far on target with preseason projections.
By Saturday, Kodiak-area fishermen had caught 2.73 million salmon. That figure includes 1.5 million sockeye, 755,000 pink salmon and 460,000 chum salmon.
Before the season opened June 9, Fish and Game forecast 2.7 million soc...
Homer has slight lead in halibut landings this year With just over half the 2012 halibut quota for the central Gulf of Alaska landed, Kodiak and Homer are running neck and neck for the title of “Halibut Capital of the World.”
While Homer proclaims itself the halibut capital on signs at city limits, last year Kodiak landed 5.8 million pounds of the whitefish, compared to 5.6 million pounds for Homer.
This year, with 55 percent of the 11.9 million-pound allocation in...
Pitbull sets July 30 date with Kodiak The date has been set: Miami entertainer and rapper Pitbull will visit Kodiak on July 30.
The visit fulfills a promise to abide by the terms of a Walmart contest virally hijacked online to send the internationally known artist to the Walmart with the most Facebook “likes.”
Some Kodiak fans may be disappointed, however, as his itinerary does not include a concert — merely a series of promotional appearances.
New sculptures go up outside Kodiak Community Pool The otter, wearing his swim trunks, waited patiently outside the doors of the Kodiak Community Pool.
After all, you're not going anywhere quickly when you're made of bronze.
On Thursday, a team of four — Pat Garley Jeanne Young, Ben Young and Bruce Bush — worked in the warm sun outside the pool's front entrance, setting up a new art exhibit.
The exhibit shows three juvenile Kodiak animals (bear, otter and seal) pr...