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Midday Report – January 11, 2024

An example of an Arctic fungi, the Arctic basidiomycete.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The tundra village of Nunapitchuk sits on top of a high concentration of permafrost, and it’s melting. The Anchorage Assembly decided Tuesday night that the name of Alaska’s late Congressman should be attached to the city’s port after all. And melting permafrost is bringing decay and fungus to the North. An example …

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KIBSD begins budget talks for next school year

The Kodiak Island Borough School District [KIBSD] could face a deficit of millions of dollars this year without an increase in state education funding.  Cyndy Mika is the district’s superintendent. She said they’re still putting together priorities for a first draft of a budget for the 2024-2025 school year.  “This way of doing it, where everything’s up in the air, …

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Invasive crayfish at Buskin Lake here to stay for the long run based on Sun’aq biologist report


Kodiak Island’s invasive crayfish population has reached levels that make it too difficult to completely eradicate. That’s according to a biologist running a program to remove signal crayfish from Buskin Lake. Daniel Smith is the biologist with the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. He says signal crayfish were first observed in the Buskin River more than two decades ago in 2002, …

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Trident Seafoods confirms it will participate in Tanner crab and pollock A seasons

Updated Jan. 10, 2023.  Trident Seafoods will participate in Kodiak’s upcoming Tanner crab fishery, which starts Monday. That’s despite the company announcement last month that it will sell its Kodiak processing plant and that they would operate “a significantly scaled-back winter season.” At the time of Trident’s announcement, officials would not confirm which marine species the Kodiak facility would buy …

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Midday Report – January 09, 2024

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Attorneys delivered oral arguments yesterday in a perjury case for a retired Homer judge. An Anchorage home invasion last night led to a shootout that left a father and child wounded. And Chugach Electric says there’s been an excessive number of power outages this winter in the communities of Cooper Landing and …

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Midday Report – January 08, 2024

A bull moose.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Sixteen-year-old Emily Robinson won the Knik 200 Sled Dog Race yesterday. A tame moose that escaped from a wildlife center during moose season has returned. And a federal judge has ruled that a civil rights case against the City of Fairbanks can proceed to trial. A bull moose.

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Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approves Capital Improvement Project priorities

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved its capital improvement project priorities list at its meeting last night (Thurs, Jan. 4).  The St. Herman Harbor Infrastructure Replacement project tops the list, and the borough is asking for an estimated $5 million from the state going into the 2024 legislative session. St. Herman Harbor is owned by the City of Kodiak, and …

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