Latest Kodiak News

Alaska residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island

Oct. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska residents were warned to be aware of Kodiak bears after multiple sightings and encounters were reported near residential areas, wildlife authorities said. Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed at least three bears could be recognized as frequent visitors to areas inside Kodiak...

Man dies in crash of ATVs in Kodiak Island village

Oct. 10, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A man from a village on the west side of Kodiak Island died in an all-terrain vehicle crash. Alaska State Troopers say 26-year-old Pete Muller of Larsen Bay died. Troopers just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday received a report that two ATVs had crashed at Larsen Bay. Larsen was injured....

Israeli filmmaker documents fishing experience

Sep. 14, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The local seining industry is the star of a short video produced by Yonatan Belik, an Israeli filmmaker and traveler who spent the summer working as a skiffman in Kodiak. The video, titled "Why I came to Alaska," has garnered more than 17,000 views since it was posted on Belik's...

Alaska ferry system to stop winter service to Kodiak Island

Sep. 7, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska ferry system has released a new schedule that stops service to and from Kodiak Island in the winter, officials said. The Alaska Marine Highway System announced the schedule Thursday, but it does not list ferry operations between Jan. 11 to April 24, The Kodiak Daily Mirror...

Alaska museum to hold native remains until returned to tribe

Sep. 6, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska museum has received dozens of ancestral human remains to hold until they can be returned to their native tribe, officials said. Alutiiq Museum has taken delivery of 38 ancestral human remains discovered near two bays southeast of Kodiak Island, The Kodiak Daily Mirror...

More ATV drivers head to Alaska salmon spawning area

Aug. 29, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — All-terrain vehicle drivers are increasingly heading to a critical Alaska salmon spawning area and face the threat of being fined, wildlife officials said. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has warned residents and visitors who have been illegally driving motorized vehicles...

Alaska's Kenai Peninsula experiencing drought conditions

Aug. 22, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Kenai Peninsula has gone without rain for more than three weeks, although experts believe some precipitation could arrive this weekend, a report said. Kenai and the central peninsula have not received a measurable amount of rain since July, The Peninsula Clarion reported...