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Fire departments prepare for Fire Prevention Week
This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and local fire departments are working to promote fire safety by holding open houses. The week was set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and is part of October Fire Prevention Month. The NFPA proclaimed the week’s theme to be preventing kitchen fires. According to the NFPA, the kitchen is the leading area of origin for house fires with most kitchen fire...
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CHARR convention and auction in Kodiak raised $24,000 for Pioneers
Alaska CHARR, the Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association, held its annual convention in Kodiak last week and raised more than $24,000 for the Pioneers of Alaska at a charity auction. Alaska CHARR has eight affiliates including Kodiak, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, the Kenai Peninsula and Sitka. Its convention rotates each year to a different location. The last time the CHARR convention was...
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NPFMC demands action on tendering
The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is acting to fix a hole in the new federal fisheries observer program. On Thursday, the council asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to amend its observer program by stepping up observation of tendering vessels. In initial reports, the council was told that the new observer program does not effectively monitor fishing vessels that deliver to at-sea tenders inst...
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Flowers fade, but weeds don't
When fishermen hang up their nets in late summer, skippers and crew members glance at each other, silently saying, “Okay, season’s over.” In late fall, gardeners do the same thing: When the last flower fades, many growers put their trowels away and murmur, “Okay, season’s over.” Not so fast. To everything there is a season, and there’s weeding to be done. A few years ago I asked Blythe Brown what more can done in ...
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Government shutdown could stall crab season
Kodiak’s waterfront is bedecked with hundreds of “7 by’s” as boats stack their pots and gear up for the big crab fisheries in the Bering Sea. The Bristol Bay red king crab season is set to open on October 15, with a harvest of 8.6 million pounds, similar to last year. A reopened Tanner crab fishery will produce a three million pound catch; the numbers for Bering Sea snow crab, Alaska’s largest crab fishery, will b...
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Prep football: Week 8 scores
Thursday West Anchorage 23, South Anchorage 0 Friday Palmer 26, Wasilla 20 Houston 18, Homer 6 Juneau 57, Thunder Mt. 0 North Pole 24, Lathrop 13 Saturday Bartlett 32, Chugiak 9 East Anchorage 34, Eagle River 8 Service 42, Dimond 7 Soldotna 58, Kenai 10 Kodiak 61, Skyview 0 Monroe 37, Nikiski 27 Eielson 41, Voznesenka 14 Colony 41, West Valley 12
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Trident to buy Kodiak Plaza complex
Trident Seafoods is planning to buy the Kodiak Plaza complex in downtown Kodiak. The complex, located at 305 Center Street, is within two blocks of Trident’s Star of Kodiak plant on Marine Way. Trident Seafoods spokesperson Joe Plesha told the Daily Mirror that Trident has not finalized its purchase. “They are in the process of acquiring that place,” he said. “It’s not final yet. I think it’s going to be relativel...
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Thomet eyes back-to-back titles
Levi Thomet is approaching Saturday’s state championship cross country meet as just another race. For Thomet, it will be. The talented Kodiak High School junior has won 10 consecutive races on Alaska soil and should turn the 5-kilometer Bartlett Trail course into one giant victory lap. In six 5K races this season, Thomet has won by an average of 38.5 seconds. His best time (15 minutes, 40 seconds) is 25.8 seconds ...
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Kodiak, Skyview to meet for final time on gridiron
Over the years, Kodiak and Skyview have staged some good battles on the gridiron. The two schools will face each other for the last time at 2 p.m. Saturday in a Northern Lights Conference regular-season finale. After this school year, Skyview High School in Soldotna will close to become a middle school. Its students will go to Soldotna High School. Kodiak doesn’t want Skyview to have a happy ending. “We are hoping...
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Prep picks: Final week of season
The final week of the high school football season is upon us. So far, the season hasn’t been much of a challenge. Last week’s 7-1 record raises my season total to 53-6 (.898). The only game I misfired on was Ketchikan’s victory over Thunder Mountain. This week’s schedule features several games that could go either way, and two conference titles are up for grabs. It should be interesting. Week 8: Barrow (3-3) at Va...
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