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St. Paul Harbor boat launch ramp to be fully renovated with funds from Dept. of Fish & Game and City of Kodiak

Kodiak’s City Council and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game are partnering to repair the St. Paul Harbor Boat Launch Ramp in downtown Kodiak. The council formally authorized the cooperative agreement last week during its regular meeting on Thursday, March 28. According to city documents, the City of Kodiak and Fish & Game have been working together since 2021 …

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Midday Report – April 02, 2024

Federal researchers indicate the gray whale population along the West Coast is showing signs of recovery five years after hundreds washed up dead on beaches from Alaska to Mexico.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Federal researchers indicate the gray whale population along the West Coast is showing signs of recovery . Bristol Bay communities are struggling with numerous overdoses as tens of thousands of lethal doses of opioids flow into the region. And work is scheduled to resume this month on a bridge that will cross …

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Kodiak voters to decide if next city manager will have to live within city limits or not

Kodiak voters will decide if the next city manager will be able to live outside of the city, within 12 road miles. The proposed requirement change will be on the ballot for qualified voters at the upcoming election on Oct. 1. Currently, city code requires Kodiak’s city manager to reside within city limits. But during last week’s City Council meeting, …

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KEA’s Board of Directors approve utility provider’s first rate hike in three decades, takes effect April 1

Electric rates in Kodiak will increase by 12.5% starting April 1. That’s after the Kodiak Electric Association’s Board of Directors approved the utility provider’s first rate hike in 30 years at their meeting last week on March 28. That means the average resident will see a monthly bill later this month that costs about $12 more, according to the local …

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Midday Report – April 01, 2024

ACEP research engineer Jack Schmid, left, and research professional Paul Duvoy help position the Oceana river turbine suspended from a barge during testing in the Tanana River near Nenana conducted in 2016 by ACEP's Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Democratic Congresswoman Mary Peltola frequently votes against her party. Federal officials have approved most of Alaska’s four-year statewide transportation improvement program, or STIP.  And University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers will partner with Galena residents on a Yukon River hydroelectric project.     ACEP research engineer Jack Schmid, left, and research professional Paul …

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Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska announces road closures ahead of the weekend

Fossil Beach, at the southern end of Kodiak Island road system, will be closed Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, from 5-10 p.m. The Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska at Narrow Cape announced the road closure March 28.  After that initial announcement, PSCA released an update on the evening of March 29 stating Fossil Beach would be open on Saturday, …

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Thousands of stranded herring expected to be left in the water during Kodiak’s sac roe fishery, fishers call for change

Kodiak’s herring sac roe fishery opens April 1 at 9:00 a.m. with another year of massive harvest levels. But because of continued market problems, few local fishermen are expected to participate and a surplus of fish could be left in the water. This year’s guideline harvest level is more than 8,000 tons for Kodiak’s sac roe herring fishery. James Jackson …

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NOAA invests $1.5 million into researching harmful algal blooms in Kodiak

There’s a new partnership to monitor Kodiak Island beaches for harmful algal blooms, which spread marine toxins like Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Academic, federal, and tribal entities are working to better understand which waters are most susceptible to the toxins.   The project’s partners held a presentation about what they hope to find on Near Island in a building owned by …

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