Latest Kodiak News

Test rocket crashes and explodes on Alaska's Kodiak Island

Sep. 14, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There were no injuries when a test rocket fired by an aerospace company crashed and exploded on a hillside on an Alaska island, officials said. The rocket operated by Astra from the nearby Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska crashed on Kodiak Island Friday, The Anchorage Daily News...

Alaska villagers use vehicles to light runway for medevac

Aug. 31, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a remote Alaska village scrambled just before midnight to help save the life of a child, jumping into their vehicles to light up a pitch-black runway as a medical transport plane circled overhead. People were running around in pajamas to help out, said Ida Nelson, who...

Troopers: Kodiak man reports being mauled by bear

Aug. 3, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old Kodiak man said he was mauled by a bear while running on a mountain trail over the weekend, Alaska State Troopers said. The troopers, in an online post, said the man, identified as Donald Zimmerman, contacted local police around 11:35 a.m. Sunday. He was met by...

Alaska spaceport plans rocket launch after virus slowdown

Jul. 28, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A rocket will be sent into space from Alaska next week with more launches later after the launch schedule was delayed because of the coronavirus. The Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak has scheduled its commercial rocket launch for between Aug. 2 and Aug. 7, depending on weather...

Headlights from a line of cars shine at dusk as people evacuate the Spit in Homer, Alaska, following a powerful earthquake in the Aleutian Islands that prompted a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area of the state, and the tsunami warning was later canceled. (Pat Williams Russell via AP)

Powerful quake shakes Alaska towns, creates small tsunami

Jul. 22, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast shook sparsely populated coastal communities late Tuesday and prompted some residents to briefly flee to higher ground because of tsunami fears. There were no immediate reports of damage in the Alaska Peninsula and the...