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Walton walks off Dimond
A strike away from the game being tied at the end of regulation, Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton made sure extra innings wasn’t needed. The right-hander blasted a walk-off double to right field that scored Seth Rockenbach and gave Post 17 its first American Legion baseball victory of the season, a 10-9 win over Dimond Post 21 in a nonleague contest Sunday at Baranof Field. The winning moment was needed after the loc...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough considers handing nonprofit decisions to local foundation
After a couple years of trying different methods of administering nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is looking into anew tactic – handing the process over to the Kodiak Community Foundation. Borough manager Michael Powers said staff has not yet met with the foundation to discuss it, they plan to meet this week, but has exchanged emails and phone calls. He also said the foundation doesn’t have a...
Jun 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to raise water rates
The Kodiak City Council voted to raise water rates for some commercial and industrial customers after a water rate study indicated that current rates would not allow for future capital improvements. The study found “rate increases or adjustments to the projected costs will be necessary” to generate the needed revenue for the expected $32.2 million for capital projects through fiscal year 2021. These projects inclu...
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Williamson picks up win on last lap
Jessie Juhlin was ready to grab his second main event victory of the season when disaster struck. His No. 17 hobby stock car spun coming out of Turn 4, just 20 yards from the finish line of the 25-lap race Saturday at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Jeremy Williamson swooped in for the win, his first on the 1/4-mile gravel oval. He celebrated with a beer shower while standing on the hood of his No. 21 car. “I lucked in...
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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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GARDEN GATE: Recipes for homemade insect, slug sprays
Last week I talked about using Epsom salts in a liquid form to spray on, or water, ailing plants. In the garden Epsom salts provide plants with magnesium (Mg), which helps with seed germination, strengthen cell walls and ultimately boost flower production and fruiting, as in tomato formation. Published with the column was a photo of spray bottles arranged on the greenhouse windowsill: kelp spray, willow water, pep...
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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...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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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