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Winning king 'hit like a ton of bricks'

...environmental science, business, American Indian Studies, performing arts and more. The derby tends to raise between $24,500 and $28,000 annually, Spring King Derby coordinator Leslie Isturis told the Juneau Empire earlier this year.
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Say hello to spring kings

...King Salmon Derby kicked off this morning at 12:01 a.m.Last year CCTHITA's Spring King Derby coordinator, Leslie Isturis, told the Empire she was hoping to increase participation. It looks like that was successful, she said. In 2014...
Spring Kings looking to catch fishermen the derby, said Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's Spring King Derby coordinator Leslie Isturis. The year before, it was around 700, and the year before that, around 850. She attributes the drop in participation...
Nick Mow wins Spring King Salmon Derby

...king on May 10, said Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's Spring King Derby coordinator Leslie Isturis. The salmon was weighed in at 12:15 p.m. that day at DeHart's Auke Bay Store.This is the 18th year CCTHITA...
Fishing Family on the Rock

...the rock" at False Outer Point in north Douglas, competing for the winning fish in the Spring King Salmon Derby. Leslie Isturis, who organizes the derby, said running it is part of her job description for the Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program...
Spring King Salmon Derby kicks off today

...year's Spring King Salmon Derby, which starts today and closes at 9 p.m. on May 31. According to derby coordinator Leslie Isturis, who has worked with the derby for more than a decade, the spring derby averages about 800 participants, give or...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Funds raised are used to provide Native scholarships. The derby starts Saturday and runs through May 31, said Leslie Isturis, higher education secretary for the council. ``It's ship to shore,'' she said, meaning kings can be caught...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...realized he reeled in the king before buying a derby ticket. "He purchased the ticket after he caught the fish," said Leslie Isturis, the derby coordinator. "At this point he is disqualified." The Empire was not able to locate Johnston for comment...
Tipping the fish scales

...bigger fish in the tournament. Wally Frank Jr.'s 2005 37.95-pound winner was caught there. Derby coordinator Leslie Isturis said a lot of the fish come from Outer Point. "Except for the occasional fluke." One of those flukes came in 2004...
Longtime resident leading annual spring derby with a 33.7-pound king salmon

...competitors. "Stay home until after the derby," he said, laughing, "and give me a chance." Derby coordinator Leslie Isturis said she has heard of several anglers with possible top-contending kings, including a 37-pounder and a 42-pounder...


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