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Economic hurdles may keep youths from fishing careers
Economic hurdles may keep youth from fishing careers By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer In the course of conducting a decade of interviews in Alaska fishing communities, Courtney Carothers has often heard people refer to the "graying of the fleet" as it seems like fewer young people consider commercial fishing careers. "I think the general perception is there's a huge economic hurdle," she said. The question of how the ...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor youth star in PSA commercial
Old Harbor youth just shot a short film, “When I’m an Elder,” a public service announcement speaking out against domestic violence and sexual assault. The youth partnered with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to “create a better world for this and future generations,” a statement issued from the Old Harbor tribal administration said....
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Death notice: Harold "Ray" Sargent Jr.
On May 20, 2014 at 4:39 p.m. we lost our beloved brother Harold "Ray" Sargent Jr. The family plans a memorial service in early December. He will be buried, with his parents, at sea. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Webster and Kathy Nesbaum for coming to our home.
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Val Jean Benton
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Val Jean Benton, (81) passed from this world into the arms of Christ in the late morning of Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her home in Kodiak Alaska. Val was born on Aug. 4, 1932 in Harrisville, Pa., to Earl W. and Mary-Chambers Snyder. Val Jean grew up in Harrisville, Pa., the third of seven children. After high school she attended Slippery Rock State University, graduating with a...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vera Kelly-Krautter Shugak
Vera Kelly-Krautter Shugak, 83, passed away on May 18, 2014, with her eldest son Don at her side. She left behind her children Don Shugak, Toby Shugak, Mildred Aposik, Connie VanWingerden, Katherine Chuckwuk, Ruth Alm, Senafont Jr. Shugak, Rebecca Jensen, Rachel Shugak and the family of her youngest deceased son, Mark Shugak, and a plethora of grand and great-grandchildren! Vera lived a full life with her deceased...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin’ the diamond
Aaron Polasky is waiting for the perfect occasion to serenade his baseball teammates. The question is, when? “If we win state, maybe I will play them a song,” Kodiak’s senior third baseman said. If that happens, Kodiak coach James Arnold already knows what song he is going to request — the hallelujah Christmas song. It will be Christmas in June for the Kodiak baseball team — a state title accompanied with a victor...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dry May causing capacity concerns for Monashka pump work shutdown
A dry May could put strains on city water capacity if water usage levels continue to be as high as they have been, the public works department warned the Kodiak City Council on May 20 Mark Kozak, the city’s public works director, told a council work session that above-average levels of water usage would strain Pillar Creek, the city’s secondary reservoir with the imminent work shutdown of Monashka Bay pump house h...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fair weather expected for CrabFest
Kodiak’s CrabFest will likely be greeted with fair skies, highs in the 50s, some clouds, low winds and few chances of rain. The official forecast calls for partly cloudy skies most days, with highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s at night. “I don’t see any rain. The closest thing we get to rain is Friday afternoon the southern half of the island has a chance of showers. It’s halfway decent weather,” said Craig Eckert,...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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City discusses possible sewer rate increase
A water and sewer expert proposed an across-the-board sewer rate increase for Kodiak City residents. Kurt Playstead, a water and sewer economist for C2HM Hill, told a Kodiak City Council work session on May 20 that a steady stream of rate increases totaling “roughly” 5 percent per year “with a little bit bigger bump in one year” would keep up with rising expenses and debt service levels. Kodiak ratepayers have not...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival Art Show opens Friday
The volunteer team behind the annual Crab Festival Art Show never knows what they have to put on exhibit until the evening before the big opening. "We usually have a variety of art from carving to quilting and everything in between," local artist Antoinette Walker said. "It's really exciting." The show opens Friday with a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kodiak Inn Harbor Room, featuring hors d'oeuvres and ...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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