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One for the books


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John Buness holds up the 31.1 pound fish that won him the fourth and final weekly prize in Wrangell's King Salmon Derby. All wrapped up, the competition's award night is set for this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Nolan Center, where over $30,000 in cash and prizes will be distributed. The year was one for the books, with the winning fish weighing in at over 64 pounds – the largest in 43 years and the first one over 60 pounds since 1986. The winner, Washington resident Gary Smart, has opted to donate back his $6,000 prize money. Bumped down the line, the sizable pot will go instead to teenag...

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