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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 genera...
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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 ...
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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 start...
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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. Pub...
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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 ...
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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 allocate...
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Counting down top prep stories of season
Whew. I finally found time to clean my desk. Another high school sports season closed last week, marking an end to 10 months of notes, food wrappers and dog hair — thanks Gizmo and Pepper Jack — on the Daily Mirror sports desk. It’s the annual end-of-the-season-toss-everything-in-the-trash ritual...
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TAPESTRY: Cracker Jack rings started 50-year marriage
In this unstable era of frequent divorces, casual hook-ups and mass confusion over the roles of husband and wife, 50 years of marriage is an achievement. When they exchanged wedding vows on June 11, 1966, in a small Baptist church in Ballard, Washington, Vern and Betty Wood knew that they were be...
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