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Fishers face shorter fall season on top of lower prices for salmon

Kodiak fishermen are disappointed by yet another setback to this year’s salmon season. Trident Seafoods announced over the weekend that they will pay just 20 cents per pound for chums – that’s less than half of last year’s price per pound – and will stop buying salmon altogether from most of the state starting in September.  Boats docked in Kodiak’s …

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Midday Report August 07, 2023

The remnants of a destroyed house beside a pair of condo buildings on Riverside Drive that were left hanging over the Mendenhall River by an unprecedented glacial outburst flood on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 in Juneau, Alaska. (Mikko Wilson/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A glacial outburst flood eroded the banks of the Mendenhall River on Saturday evening, undermining some homes and sending at least one into the river. Hot, dry, windy weekend weather expanded wildfires around the Interior leading to hazardous air quality. And surfers in the Turnagain Arm catch the longest wave in the …

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South end trails on Near Island receive major improvements

Crews and volunteers have added several improvements to the trails on the south end of Near Island.  Travis Cooper is the executive director of Island Trails Network, which helps the city of Kodiak maintain hiking trails. One of their big projects this summer is to keep Near Island’s south-end trails usable. Island Trails Network Executive Director Travis Cooper peruses trails …

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Kodiak joins online public health dashboard

Kodiak is now part of an online initiative to make public health data across the country more accessible to local communities.  Kodiak is the second city in Alaska to join the City Health Dashboard (Brian Venua/KMXT) The City Health Dashboard was created by New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine, and includes everything from rates of diabetes to broadband connectivity. …

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