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Discover Kodiak contest to pull community into its promotions
Aspiring photographers have another opportunity to get their work noticed in travel literature through Discover Kodiak’s annual photo contest, beginning now. Winners get into Discover Kodiak’s visitors’ guide and other online materials and some cash prizes. Photos for the contest, which runs through September 5, should have one common theme: Kodiak. “We’re looking for photo submissions of 25 photos per disk per pe...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soil and Water offers hoop house help
Hoop houses can grow a huge variety of plants all year round and, thanks to a program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture facilitated by the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, hoop house builders can get reimbursed. The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District is offering Wednesday first-come, first-served informational sessions about hoop houses, also known as high tunnels. The walk-in time is fr...
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Aquamarine Café has “soft opening” downtown
For Konstantinos Macheras, the opening of the Aquamarine Café, Kodiak’s newest eatery, marks his 12th establishment in 43 years in the business – and the conclusion of a year and a half of toil. “It took us a lot of hard work and a lot of frustrations, but we got it finished and we’re very happy to be opening for business today,” Macheras told the Mirror Thursday. The café makes another potential hot spot in Kodia...
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local student designs bus stop for Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 626 member Todd Hailey Jr. needed an Eagle Scout project. So he designed a bus stop. “I looked around and asked my troop leaders if they had ideas and someone said the Lions Club needed a bus stop to be built,” Hailey said. The service project is one of the steps to becoming an Eagle Scout, along with earning at least 21 merit badges and serving in a leadership role in the troop, according to the N...
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Visitors get tips on gardens, photos and background blurs
Local photographer and gardener Marion Owen gets calls all the time from people wanting to see her work, so she converted part of her house into a gallery and started offering tours called “Gardens and Gallery.” “I had a lot of people say we want to see your work, and just sending them to a website was kind of boring,” Owen said. On Thursday, Owen gave a tour to the Lefebvre family, who were visiting from Nome and...
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City Council’s Saravia keeps eye on Ukraine
Gabriel Saravia may be known for his four terms on the Kodiak City Council or for arranging appreciation t-shirts and pullovers for the canneries workers. Now, Saravia, operations manager for Westward Seafoods, may be establishing a reputation for taking holidays in hectic places. Before he took trips to Cyprus and witnessed first hand strife between the Greek and Turks on the island. More recently, he has made se...
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Two rivers closed to king sport and subsistence fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Wildlife Service have closed the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers to sport and subsistence fishing for kings, due to low escapement numbers. The current number of kings, also known as chinooks that have passed through the Ayakulik weir is 365, and 297 have passed through the Karluk weir, according to statements from ADF&G and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The esca...
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Fisheries work group to discuss bycatch, lake fertilization
The upcoming Kodiak Fisheries Work Group will update members on the Karluk Lake fertilization project and analysis and discussion of gulf trawl bycatch management motions. The meeting will be at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 25, in the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly chambers. The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council adopted the three motions for bycatch management in their most recent meeting on April 14. Th...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum hosts indoor “campout”
Alisha Drabek uses a mixture of old and new activities to keep the stream of authentic Alutiiq culture and knowledge flowing through the present day. “We play a mix of traditional games and modern, Alutiicized games and have fun practicing the language and introducing ourselves,” Alisha Drabek, Alutiiq Museum’s executive director told the Mirror at its second annual campout — a language and cultural Alutiiq immers...
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Murkowski writes letter of support for Karluk Lake enrichment
Senator Lisa Murkowski supports the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association’s push for enriching nutrients in Karluk Lake. Murkowski wrote a letter to Alaska’s Fish and Wildlife Service saying, “Approval of the application will help move this fishery restoration project another step closer toward achieving the ultimate goal of bringing adult sockeye salmon back into the Karluk Lake system.” On the southwestern sid...
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