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Trident Seafoods to sell Kodiak processing plant

Trident Seafoods, one of the biggest seafood processors in the country, announced on Dec. 12 that it’s selling a third of its Alaska plants. Four of Trident’s processing plants in Alaska are now for sale – in Kodiak, Ketchikan, Petersburg, and False Pass. The company also announced a significantly scaled-back winter season for their year-round plant in Kodiak. The historic …

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Midday Report December 12, 2023

Residents sing and carry a banner depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe outside of St. Paul Catholic Church in Juneau on Dec. 10, 2023. (Clarise Larson/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Hispanic community in Juneau celebrates the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The National Weather Service has issued high wind and flood watches for Southeast Alaska communities from Juneau down to Ketchikan. And Manh Choh ore trucks are being allowed across the Chena River bridge in Fairbanks, despite an earlier …

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Midday Report December 11, 2023

Little Diomede, a village in the Bering Strait, is only accessible by aircraft during the winter. (File/KNOM)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Governor Mike Dunleavy has issued a disaster declaration for Little Diomede. The southern half of the village of Quinhagak has been without power since Friday. And Alaska State Troopers responded to a plane crash near Anchor Point on Friday. Little Diomede, a village in the Bering Strait, is only accessible by aircraft …

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Fin Whale found dead near Kodiak

A fin whale washed up in the Pasagshak State Recreation Area, near the end of Kodiak Island’s road system, late last month. It’s unclear how it died, but the whale was in remarkably poor health.  Fin whales are the second largest whale species in the world after blue whales and are usually pretty rare around Kodiak.  The fin whale washed …

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Kodiak dog tests positive for canine distemper

A dog at the Kodiak Animal Shelter tested positive for canine distemper, a potentially fatal virus for dogs. Jean Thurman, the shelter’s manager, said in a call that to the best of their knowledge, this is the first time a dog in Kodiak has tested positive for distemper.  The Kodiak Animal Shelter has several kennels for animals. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Thurman …

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