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Bennett, Walton earn all-conference nods
Kodiak baseball’s string of winning three straight Southcentral Conference South Division most valuable player awards was snapped, but the Bears did have a pair of players get recognized for their play this season. Sam Bennett and Shaun Walton earned all-conference honors, which were announced Saturday at the regional tournament in Kenai. Bennett, a senior, was placed on the first team. He led Kodiak in batting av...
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Juneau Update: Holding out on oil tax credits
Hello from Juneau! The Legislature is on Day 129 of what was supposed to be a 90-day session. You may be wondering what is taking so long. In addition to finalizing the operating and capital budgets, the governor’s special session agenda includes the major legislation that creates his fiscal plan for eliminating the $3 billion deficit by 2019. There’s also a handful of additional bills held over from the regular s...
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Baseball, softball wrap up seasons
The 2015-2016 high school sports season will conclude this weekend with the baseball and softball state tournaments. The baseball tournament, which features eight teams, begins today at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Defending champion Chugiak, the Cook Inlet Conference winner, opens against Monroe Catholic, the runner-up in the Mid-Alaska Conference, at 7 p.m. Southcentral Conference champion Wasilla begins play a...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 2
May 25 At approximately 10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a residence. Investigation revealed a Samsung 3 III 10-inch tablet had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this case, they are encouraged to contact the AST at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. May 26 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 33-year-old Kodiak man while he was fishi...
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Rescue swimmers take survival suit race
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The 37th edition of the Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race was one for the ages. Justin Monk, Keola Marfil, Dave Burns and Jon Kreske won the event Saturday in St. Paul Harbor with a time of 1 minute, 23 seconds, just .02 seconds faster than the runner-up team of Cole Christiansen, Celeste Beck-Goodell, Parry Nelson and Axl LeVan. Teams had to run 50 yards, put on survival suits and swim 50 y...
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Coney Island competition debuts at Crab Festival
Twenty minutes before the start of Kodiak’s inaugural hot dog eating contest, Ryan Connor channeled his inner Joey Chestnut. He massaged his jaws, rubbed his belly and bounced up and down. His competitors were busy talking on phones and mingling with the crowd assembled outside the Mecca. You could say Connor was getting in the zone, just like Chestnut was when he downed a world-record 69 hot dogs and buns during ...
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Stewart withdraws assembly application
Jeffrey Stewart has withdrawn from consideration for appointment to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, leaving two candidates for the vacancy left by the resignation of Mel Stephens. In a Tuesday letter to the borough clerk’s office dated, Stewart wrote that since he applied, “Events have transpired that may require my being absent from Kodiak on an unscheduled basis such that my attendance at regular borough mee...
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Zimmerman, Fried tackle Pillar
Compared to her normal training sessions, running up and down Pillar Mountain was a breeze for Sue Zimmerman. In only her third attempt at the mountain that overlooks Kodiak city, the 35-year-old mother of two won her first Pillar Mountain Run women’s title in a cool 1 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds on a chamber of commerce Sunday afternoon. “I have never been strong doing the uphill, and this is the strongest that ...
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Blood drive sets record
The Kodiak community came out in force for the Annual Kodiak Blood Drive during Crab Festival, shattering the record set at last year’s event. According to Blood Bank of Alaska community coordinator Troy Palmer, 233 people registered to give blood this year, including 110 new donors. Not all who register are deemed able to donate, but 171 units were collected. While the BBA records date back only to 2006, Palmer s...
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Alaska Science Forum: ‘Moose flies’ drink up juicy mammal meals
While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most bothered his party. “With the failure of a little breeze and the overcasting of the sky, the weather grows oppressively sultry and a swarm of horse-flies, or moose-flies as they are called in these parts, makes appearance ...
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