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Midday Report – April 22, 2024

On today’s Midday Report with host Brian Venua: Closely following the arrival of Kodiak’s first cruise ship of the season, the second ship which is called the Seven Seas Explorer, will arrive on Tuesday. KUCB reports on a local food program the Tribe of Unalaska is launching that will help food security in the community. And KBBI’s Jamie Diep breaks …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 18 April 2024

Sullivan came to Kodiak to give his talk at ComFish in person. (Brian Venua/KMXT)

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KUCB’s Theo Greenly reports on the clamor over chum bycatch, and on Peter Pan’s mic drop, plus both Senator Sullivan and Commissioner Vincent-Lang have markets on their minds, stories by Brian Venua of KMXT. Sullivan came to Kodiak to give his talk at ComFish in person. (Brian Venua/KMXT)  

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Midday Report – April 19, 2024

Cruise ship at Pier Two in Kodiak.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:  Kodiak will see its first cruise ship of the 2024 season on Saturday. Alaska’s Senators blast decisions expected from the Biden administration to block resource development in the Arctic. And the Alaskan Independence Party has held its first statewide convention in Fairbanks since 2008. The Westerdam in Kodiak.

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National patriotic society to host state conference in Kodiak

This year’s conference for the Alaska chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be held in Kodiak. That’s a national society for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the American Revolution. The annual statewide conference rotates between five different cities, where the organization’s chapters are located. It hasn’t been hosted on the island …

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Midday Report – April 18, 2024

Human footprints at study site in White Sands National Park. National Park Service

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: There is a flood watch in effect in Kodiak. The Alaska Senate rolled out its first crack at the state’s operating budget on Wednesday. And a set of 20,000-year-old fossilized human footprints has had a big impact on archaeologists in Alaska. Human footprints at study site in White Sands National Park.National Park …

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Kodiak Emergency Operations Center issues Flood Warning

The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued a Flood Warning for Kodiak this morning. The EOC announced on Facebook: “Due to heavy rainfall, there is increased potential for landslides in the Kodiak area. The City & Borough are advising residents to stay vigilant in observing damage or dangerous slide activity and to report hazards to the Kodiak Police Department. City …

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Popular superhero movies fuel lucrative hobby for Kodiak comic collectors

On a Friday in March, the Kodiak Public Library was filled with people perusing video game and movie merchandise during Fan Con, the town’s popular annual culture convention. Some folks sold earrings or stuffed toys but Guy Bartleson’s table was full of comic books.  Guy Bartleson holding two of his most valuable books, the first apearances of Iron Man and …

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City Council decides to rely on staff in interim rather than extending city manager’s contract

Kodiak’s City Council decided not to extend City Manager Mike Tvenge’s contract at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 11. Tvenge will retire at the end of this month on April 30 and the City of Kodiak plans to rely on current staff in the interim until a new manager is hired. Council members were expected to postpone voting on …

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