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FISH FACTOR: ASMI looking at possible effect of Brexit
The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union, dubbed “Brexit,” has turned seafood trading on its head. For 43 years the UK has been a major part of the 28-country EU, and what the pullout means for longstanding business arrangements is anyone’s guess. Last year the UK imported over $90 million of Alaska seafood. “It’s still speculative, but anything that has a negative effect on currency values relativ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Brave cold, brush, insects in prep for deer
Newcomers to Kodiak find this hard to believe. Our deer season opens in just three weeks, on Aug. 1. Heck, the opener even sneaks up on old-timers. But it gets better. The season is open somewhere on the island for the following five months, all the way through Dec. 31. Of course, the road system isn’t open so long, with the general season closing Oct. 31. But even without climbing on a boat or plane, there are mu...
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Pasagshak closure
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued the following announcements on Thursday. Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday the Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Pasagshak River drainage is 3,000 fish. As of June 29, the weir count was 373 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, the department is projecting that the escapement ...
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Missile Defense returns to launch complex
Alaska Aerospace Corp. and the Missile Defense Agency have sealed the deal on a contract worth up to $80.4 million over six years. On Thursday, MDA announced it had awarded a sole source contract to AAC to support flight tests for the U.S. Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System. According to manufacturer Lockheed Martin’s website, THAAD is an anti-ballistic weapons system that uses a direct hit to inter...
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A steep, grueling sidetrip on way to Boise
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For his last race in Alaska before leaving for college, Michael Parnell picked a whooper. The recently-graduated Kodiak High School standout runner is competing in the state’s iconic Fourth of July race, the Mount Marathon Race in Seward. Parnell is entered in the junior division race, which is half of the adult’s 3.1-mile, 3,022-foot elevation journey. “It definitely will be the r...
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Local food co-op explored
Someday soon, shoppers could have another option for groceries – one with local products and community ownership. “I think the ultimate goal is a full-service grocery store that has a focus on purchasing locally-grown produce and locally-caught seafood,” said Tyler Kornelis, one of the co-chairs of the initiative. “It would have to be supplemented from off island and outside Alaska as well. We would have to purcha...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week July 1, 2016
TRipiitsaaq Brick TRipiitsaalitaallriit qikumek. They used to make bricks out of clay. Brick making was one of the industries Russian traders established in Alaska to provide essential supplies to colonies far from European supplies. Russian colonists used bricks to build stoves and ovens, and although some bricks were imported to Alaska, it was more economical to make these heavy building materials in Alaska. The...
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Police Blotter July 1, 2016
May 10 At 12:26 a.m., police cited a driver in the 200 block of East Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 1:05 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1200 block of Mill Bay Road for an unilluminated license plate. At 1:26 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 400 block of Thorsheim Street. At 4:03 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 500 block of Shelikof Street. At 6:19 a.m., police atte...
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Post 17 takes Eagle River to extra innings
A spirited rally came up short for Post 17 on Wednesday. Kodiak rallied from a 10-run deficit to take a lead into the ninth inning, but ended up losing 20-19 in 10 innings to Eagle River in an American Legion baseball game at Loretta French Field in Chugiak. In a game that lasted four hours, the two National Division teams combined for 39 runs and 40 hits — 26 for the Wolves and 14 for the Bears. Mitchell Kane and...
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State still rolling over for Big Oil
To the editor: Is Alaska a third world country? I watched a program on how the Congo is ripped off by big multinational mining companies — legally done, in deals made between the multinationals and the government officials. I was reminded of ex-Gov. Parnell’s long, shrill battle to put SB21 in place, replacing Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) taxation, under which the Alaskan coffers grew in step with the...
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