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Births: April 9
• Ariella Katie Howell was born at 3:20 a.m., March 10, 2013, to Derrek and Hope Howell. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Howell was born at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Her parents are originally from Ouzinkie and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at Kodiak Area Native Association. Also welcoming her to the family are Cameron and Averyana Howell. Proud grandparents...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Is that halibut mushy?
Have you ever heard of “mushy” halibut? More importantly, have you ever caught them? I had been reading and hearing about mushy halibut for a number of years, especially in reports from around Seward and Homer. Frankly I wondered what all the fuss was about. Then, year before last, I caught one locally. Oh. Now I understand. But one fish two years ago? What’s the big deal, right? The big deal is that we caught a l...
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April art walk
The Frame Shop, Northern Exposure Gallery, Harborside Fly-By, Kodiak Arts Council, Baranov Museum and Alutiiq Museum were all stops on the Arts Council's first Friday art walk, on April 5.
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Kulich-Off results
The Alutiiq Museum received seven submissions in the Kulich-Off. The five judges performed blind taste tests and chose the winners: 1. Jolene Eluska of Kodiak. Grand prize, one Kodiak-Anchorage round-trip ticket on Era 2. Miles/Wolkoff/Madrid girls of Kodiak. Second-place prize, a petroglyph leather bag by Lazy M Leather. 3. Damian Madrid (5 years old) of Kodiak. Third-place prize, Easter gift basket from Norman's...
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Play ball!
Kodiak High School’s Aaron Polasky pitches to teammate Austin Frick during the blue/gold game Saturday at Baranof Field. The varsity beat the junior varsity 12-5. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Military cancels 2013 Alaska exercise
Military officials have canceled this year’s Northern Edge exercise, a massive biennial training event that involves thousands of U.S. personnel from several branches of the armed forces, because of federal budget difficulties, according to a Friday announcement from the Alaska Command. Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, in Anchorage, have in past years been the main operating bases for th...
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Garden Gate: Q&A Part 3
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen’s spring gardening Q&A continues with Part 3 this week. For parts one and two, see the April 1 and March 25 issues of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Q: The calendar says it’s spring, but after last weekend’s snowfall, winter is not over. My perennials are starting to poke through the soil. What can I do to protect them? A. Snow is not the enemy; freezes (not frost) without snow cover, are. Fro...
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Hatchery planners talk about 2013 season
Pillar Creek Hatchery will likely have two new release sites for sockeye smolt this year. The Kodiak regional planning team, which includes biologists, hatchery managers and fishermen, met in March to create and discuss local hatchery plans. Members approved three permit alteration requests to allow an increase in the amount of smolt released at Telrod Cove, and approved requests for socket smolt to be released in...
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Capitol Report: April 8
Hello again from Juneau. With the legislatives session slated to adjourn this coming Sunday, the Capitol building is an active place. As you probably know, the governor’s bill to cut oil taxes, which I voted against, is now in the House finance committee after passing out of the House resources committee last week, and there is much speculation that the bill either will not make it to the floor for a vote by April...
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Pick. Click. Give. totals break records
The final Pick. Click. Give. numbers, announced Tuesday show that Kodiak residents pledged $42,275 to their favorite local nonprofits. The Pick. Click. Give. program allows Alaskans to donate money from their Permanent Fund dividend and has become an effective way for nonprofits around the state to raise money. The amount pledged statewide has increased each year since the program began in 2009. As of the last rep...
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