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KHS football preview: Opening against Chugiak
Kodiak drew a tough opponent to open against — the Chugiak Mustangs. The two teams will collide for the first time on the gridiron at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Mustangs of the Cook Inlet Conference qualified for the large school playoffs last season. “We got to prepare the best we can,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “No matter what the outcome might be, win or lose, we give it everythin...
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Kids show off their horse skills at 4-H competition
On Thursday, 15 kids participated in the 41st 4-H Horse Show at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. The kids had a lot of chances to show their stuff. The morning began with English riding and the classes included equitation, how the rider looks on the horse; pleasure, which is based more on the way the horse looks; bareback; and finally patterns, where the rider has to memorize and then execute a pattern while riding. The sh...
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Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing
Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Senator Lisa Murkowski helped break ground for a new Coast Guard Base Kodiak housing facility on Thursday. Vice Admiral Charles Ray, the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Captain Jeffrey Westling, the commander of Coast Guard Base Kodiak and Lars Wagner, the housing project manager, joined in shoveling the dirt. Admir...
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Pigskin picks is back for another season
The high school football season in Alaska sneaked up on me this year — that may be because the American Legion baseball season just ended a few weeks ago. The start of the season means its time for my weekly pigskin picks column — a tradition that is going on for nearly seven years. Each week I will pick a winner in every game involving a medium or small school squad. As usual, I’m going to try to hit a .900 winni...
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Past vs. present at Alumni Run
Kodiak High School’s annual Alumni Run cross country meet is tonight at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The girls race begins at 6 p.m., followed by the boys race at 6:45 p.m. The event, which started in 1999, pits Kodiak’s current crop of runners against Kodiak’s former runners. Last year, Trevor Dunbar, now a professional runner for Nike, won the boys race in 16 minutes, 4 seconds — five seconds ahead of...
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Haines’ re-election petition approved
Two-term Kodiak City Council member Terry Haines’ petition to stand for re-election has been accepted, according to a Thursday announcement from city clerk Debra Marlar. So far Haines is the only candidate to declare in the race for the two open city seats. Council member Randall Bishop’s term also ends in October. The deadline to file for a place on the Oct. 7 ballot is 4:30 p.m. today. In the race for Kodiak Isl...
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Parks and Recreation schedule: Aug. 15-Aug. 22
Aug. 15 – Aug. 22 Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Aug. 15 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Lap 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug....
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Stuart Lutton tourney returns
The Stuart Lutton Golf Tournament is back. The tournament didn’t happen in 2012, but returns this weekend at the Bear Valley Golf Course. This is a 36-hole tournament that features four divisions — men’s championship, first and second flights and a women’s division. This is the 13th edition of the tournament. The first round of 18 begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, while the final round is 8 a.m. Sunday. The tournament is...
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Playbook: Aug. 15
Friday, Aug. 15 Cross country: Kodiak High School Alumni Run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 6 p.m.; boys, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 Football: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 2 p.m.
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MMA event hits Kodiak on Saturday
Growing up in Kodiak, Jaron Steele and Sean Costello would ride their bikes to the local video store to rent tapes of old Ultimate Fighting Championships. “We would watch five movies a day with 10 fights on it,” Steele said. “I just loved how competitive they were and what it took.” On Saturday, Steele gets to relive his childhood, only he will be inside the cage instead of in front of a television watching his id...
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