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Midday Report – January 29, 2024

Pete Kaiser celebrates his eighth Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race victory with his dogs in Bethel, Alaska on January 28th, 2024.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Congresswoman Mary Peltola was in Alaska to kick off her reelection campaign. Lawmakers are considering a measure that would tighten residency requirements for Alaska hunting and fishing licenses. And mushers pushed through 30-below temperatures to finish the 45th running of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. Pete Kaiser celebrates his eighth Kuskokwim …

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From the farmers market to the marketplace, the Bearfoot Bakery opens downtown storefront

The Bearfoot Bakery was one of the first Kodiak businesses to announce it would set up shop in the downtown mall. The owners had a soft opening last month and business is picking up for the local venture.  “We’re trying to get all of our pastries out, bagels, donuts, scones, cinnamon rolls, croissants, but generally we’ve got a couple dozen …

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GCI to work on fiber-optic connectivity in Chignik & Larsen Bays this spring, then Port Lions and other island communities

Construction on high speed internet infrastructure is expected to begin in the Kodiak Island communities of Larsen Bay and Port Lions this year, as GCI prepares to set up fiber internet around the island and Alaska Peninsula. GCI’s AU-Aleutians Fiber Project has two phases. The first involves connecting four Aleutian communities along with Chignik Bay and Kodiak’s Larsen Bay to …

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Midday Report – January 26, 2024

On today’s Midday Report with host Brian Venua: Law enforcement is cracking down on drugs, including on at least one person in Kodiak. The archipelago’s delegation introduced a slew of bills for the session already. And Governor Mike Dunleavy introduced 12 executive orders, increasing the total number signed in the state by about 10%. Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a …

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Kodiak Police and Fire chiefs urge City Council to address housing issues, help solve staffing deficit

Kodiak’s first responders are struggling, with a dozen vacant positions between both the fire and police departments. Both the fire and police chiefs say a lack of affordable housing options in the city has exacerbated the shortage. Tim Putney is the Kodiak police chief and has been with the department for over 20 years. In a joint letter with the …

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Kodiak delegation pushes bills to support fisheries and establish a state pension

The Alaska Legislative Session started Jan. 16 and Kodiak’s delegation has already introduced a slew of bills on the floor.  According to the Alaska Beacon, Representative Louise Stutes has three bills in the house as well as one house concurrent resolution so far.  HB 18 would have the state help create nonprofit regional fishing cooperatives with the goal to develop …

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Midday Report – January 25, 2024

The village of Newtok

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:  The war in Ukraine has resulted in the loss of Russian input to an international Arctic monitoring project. The leadership of the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. is advocating for the creation of a new 3% city sales tax. And the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is calling on Congress to streamline federal …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 25 January 2024

actory Trawlers like the F/T Alaska Ocean, pictured here in Dutch Harbor in 2023, harvest Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea and process it onboard, producing fillets, surimi and fish oil all aboard the ship.

This week on The Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines:  Theo Greenly’s extensive interview with Wesley Loy about the pollock TAC for KUCB, and Davis Hovey’s report on the end of the Kodiak Tanner crab season from KMXT.   Factory Trawlers like the F/T Alaska Ocean, pictured here in Dutch Harbor in 2023, harvest Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea …

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