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FISH FACTOR: Cleaner Kenai boaters get discounts
Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su Valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so. A pilot program launched this spring is an offshoot of Cook Inletkeeper’s Clean Boating program that began in the Valley five years ago. “It all started with oil and gas pollution in Big Lake,” said Heather Leba, director of the group’s Clean Boating Discount program.” ...
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Museum seeks volunteers
The Baranov Museum is seeking a few good volunteers. The museum will hold a training event Saturday for anyone with an interest in being a volunteer or docent. The event is geared toward “anyone who’s interested in volunteering but hasn’t quite worked up maybe the courage to ask us about it, and also for those people who’ve expressed an interest but feel like they’re unprepared,” said Tiffany Brunson, the museum’s...
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Advisory Panel talks alt. 3
Thursday, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel began talking Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch, a hot topic recently. NPFMC has three alternatives, four including the always included “no action,” and staff members discussed alternative three, fishing cooperatives with allocated prohibited species catch One of seemingly the more confusing elements for the AP was the dependency process. Under alt...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 10
May 31 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 27-year-old Kodiak man who was sport fishing in the waters of the upper Buskin River without a valid sport fishing license. The man was issued a $210.00 citation for the violation.  June 2 At 4:09 a.m., the United States Coast Guard was notified of a structure fire at the Parks Cannery, operated as the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures lodge, in Uyak Bay on Kodiak I...
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In the Courts: June 10
Russell T. Armand pleaded guilty to forgery of legal documents. He was sentenced to jail 365 days with 365 suspended. He is on probation three years. Amy Ferrer pleaded guilty to DUI with a child and assault in the fourth degree. She is sentenced to 180 days jail with 180 days suspended on one count and 360 days jail with 300 suspended on the other count. She is on probation three years. Amy Ferrer pleaded guilty ...
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Counting down top prep stories of season
Whew. I finally found time to clean my desk. Another high school sports season closed last week, marking an end to 10 months of notes, food wrappers and dog hair — thanks Gizmo and Pepper Jack — on the Daily Mirror sports desk. It’s the annual end-of-the-season-toss-everything-in-the-trash ritual. Rinse and repeat every June. The clean desk shocked coworkers and rumors swirled that I was leaving. Sorry. You get me...
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TAPESTRY: Cracker Jack rings started 50-year marriage
In this unstable era of frequent divorces, casual hook-ups and mass confusion over the roles of husband and wife, 50 years of marriage is an achievement. When they exchanged wedding vows on June 11, 1966, in a small Baptist church in Ballard, Washington, Vern and Betty Wood knew that they were being bound for life. “I told myself that she was going to be the woman I was going to marry,” said Vern. Betty has some f...
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Grantham finalist for ArtPlace fund
Kodiakan Anjuli Grantham is a finalist for ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund, according to a Tuesday announcement from ArtPlace. The program is considering 80 projects for a total of $10.5 million. ArtPlace reviewed 1,361 applications. Grantham proposed working with a multidisciplinary team of artists and community partners to reconsider a portion of Kodiak as an industrial arts district t...
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Post 17 begins fourth American Legion season
Editor’s Note: Mirror writer Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. Don’t use the adjective “young” to describe the Kodiak Post 17 American Legion baseball team. The coaching staff doesn’t want to hear it. With only one rising senior on the 14-person roster, the coaches still expect the team to compete when the two-month season gets started today against Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Fie...
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Alutiiq Museum buys 11 paintings
With a $10,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation the Alutiiq Museum has purchased painting by two Alaskan artists, according to a release from the museum. They are “St. Katherine of Karluk,” an oil on canvas by Linda Infante Lyons of Anchorage, and “Kodiak Wildflower Suite,” by Cathy Lee Cordy of Kodiak, a series of paintings featuring Kodiak’s flowering plants. Both purchases are recent creations by Native artis...
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