Commercial Fishing Vessel Captures Rocket Launch Failure
Commercial fisherman skisorama was on his fishing vessel Dues Payer in Kodiak, Alaska, late in the evening on August 25, when he documented what he alleges was a failed rocket launch. The Alaska Dispatch News reported the following day that the rocket exploded in the sky seconds after it was launch.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Judge orders restitution in Coast Guard shootings
This July 2, 2011, photo provided by the Coast Guard shows Richard Belisle, second from left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, second from right, with Jim Wells, left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Beauford as they help erect a communications antenna on Shemya Island, Alaska. Wells was sentenced Tuesday to four life terms for the shooting deaths of Hopkins and Belisle, two co-workers at a Kodiak Island communication station in 2012.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
When the president came to dinner: FDR in Alaska
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks at a lunch with about 160 servicemen from the Army, Navy, Marines and Seabees, August 3, 1944, at the Naval Operating Base Adak. In August 1944, with a year of hard fighting left until the end of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt visited Alaska as part of a three-week journey to the Pacific, the only trip he ever made here.
Longer cruises the good and bad
For most people, in the USA at least, a week long cruise, or even a shorter three to five night cruise is what is considered the ideal getaway. Longer cruises two weeks or longer are considered either an extreme luxury or just something for retired people.
Search underway for missing kayaker near Kasilof River
The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Alaska National Guard are searching for Leif Osmar, 38, after he was reported missing on Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard press release issued Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a call from the father of the missing man, who reported that he may have taken his blue kayak out but had not returned after an unusually long period of time.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Capital City Weekly
Fish Factor: Sullivan skips fisheries debate in Kodiak
"Surprised and disappointed" was the reaction of Senator Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this year that Sullivan has declined to participate in the Chamber of Commerce event that has been an election year tradition since 1990.
Anchorage Daily News
AK Beat: Russia erecting military base on Wrangel Island
New Russian military bases going up on Wrangel Island: Russia has started constructing new military bases on Wrangel Island northwest of Alaska and on Cape Schmidt on Russia's Arctic coast with two sets of 34 prefabricated modules, The Moscow Times reported Monday, quoting a spokesman for the Defense Ministry. Island and Cape Schmidt, block-modules have been unloaded for the construction of military camps.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
NOAA: Alaska Ferry likely killed humpback whale near Kodiak
A medical examination has concluded that the female humpback whale found dead off the shores of Kodiak in July was killed by a ship strike, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "But we can't rule out the possibility that it was a different vessel," she said.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Laine Welch: Sullivan will miss Kodiak fisheries debate
"Surprised and disappointed" was the reaction by Sen. Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this year that Sullivan has declined to participate in the Chamber of Commerce event that has been an election year tradition since 1990.
Navy to present environmental analysis in Kodiak
The U.S. Navy plans to host an open house in Kodiak Monday to discuss a draft supplemental environmental impact statement on military training in the Gulf of Alaska. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the meeting is set to take place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday at the Kodiak Elks Lodge.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Despite Risks, Shell Still Wants to Drill in the Arctic Ocean
On August 28, Shell Oil Co. filed its exploration plan to drill offshore oil and gas wells in the U.S. Arctic's Chukchi Sea with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management .
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Seward City News
Memorial Service for William G. "Jerry" Blair
William G. "Jerry" Blair, 81, of Seward, Alaska passed away on August 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Gubernatorial candidates talk fish at debate
The three major Alaska gubernatorial candidates focused on fish at a debate in Kodiak.
5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You
The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015.
"Chinook salmon, Yukon Delta NWR."
Since 1990 Kodiak has hosted fisheries debates for candidates vying both for Alaska governor and U.S. Congress.
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Pinks, sockeyes drive commercial catch well past forecast
Alaska's commercial salmon catch continues to climb, with an estimated 143.9 million caught statewide through Aug. 26 according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Talk of Closing Kodiak Launch Is Premature, Exec Says
In the aftermath of yesterday morning's rocket explosion at the Kodiak Launch Complex, calls for the facility's closure have resumed.
US Military Blows Up Hypersonic Weapon After Failed Test Launch
The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday , only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.
Experimental US hypersonic weapon explodes four seconds after test launch in Alaska
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