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Outdoor Kodiak: Early bird catches the biggest Dollies
When the calendar page turns to May, it’s time to turn your eye to Kodiak rivers. Any time now the Dolly Varden will begin their migration to the sea from their winter home in lakes. The timing varies a little from one year to the next, but sooner or later their slender silver forms and hungry mouths will materialize. Sure, you could wait until others find the fish, then head out for a sure thing. But there’s a ve...
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Kodiak College hosts first of three director finalists
Kodiak College’s search for a new director to replace outgoing Barbara Bolson got a taste of Texas on Monday when candidate Lee “Rusty” Waller visited faculty, staff, and students. Beaming enthusiasm, indigenous interest, and Texas charm as he greeted students, faculty, and staff on Monday, Waller seeks as one of three finalists to succeed Bolson, installed in 2006. Waller currently serves as program coordinator f...
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City ups Monashka pump house loan
The City Council asked for an additional $3.5 million in loans to afford the upgrade of the city’s Monashka Bay Pump House, the main water supply for the city that’s in dire need of repair. Mark Kozak, the city’s public works director, told the Mirror the city had submitted an additional loan request to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation through the Alaska Drinking Water Loan Fund to increase the ...
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Earth Day Triathlon deadline is Thursday
The last day to register for the Earth Day Triathlon is Thursday. The triathlon, a Kodiak staple since 1985, is comprised of a 1-kilometer swim at the Kodiak Community Pool (22 laps), a 5-kilometer run and a 20-kilometer bike ride. The race begins at 10 a.m. Run begins and ends at the pool, while the bike ride starts at the pool and goes to Pillar Creek and finishes at Woody Way Field. Last year, Sawyer Olson, 14,...
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Alumni update: Dunbar wins Heart Run
Miles Dunbar joined his father, Marcus, on the list of Heart Run winners Saturday in Anchorage. Miles, 25, won the 36th edition of the Heart Run — the biggest 5-kilometer race in the state — in Anchorage with a time of 14 minutes, 59.9 seconds. Miles’ winning time is just the 14th under 15 minutes in the history of the race — six of those times belong to Marcus, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Marcus is a 1...
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Playbook: April 29
Tuesday, April 29 Boys soccer: Kodiak vs. Nikiski at Nikiski, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Houston at Houston, 6 p.m.
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Kodiak track washes away Seward High
An hour before Friday’s track meet against Seward, Kodiak’s Levi Fried called teammate Levi Thomet and asked him to scrounge up a pair of goggles. The conditions outside were perfect — tornado-like gusts and pelting rain — to recreate a past Kodiak sports moment. The current Kodiak duo donned the goggles during their 1,600-meter race, just like Cory Pena did in similar conditions in a home meet against Bartlett in...
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Wells guilty of murdering two at Coast Guard
A jury’s guilty verdict in the double homicide of Jim Wells in Kodiak was deemed a “long road to justice,” in which the murderer’s guilt ultimately convicted him, a probable life sentence awaits, and a community begins the process of closure. A federal jury of 12 in Anchorage took six hours to convict James Michael Wells, 62, on six counts of killing two of his co-workers James Hopkins and Richard Belisle at the C...
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First home soccer games canceled
Kodiak High School’s first home soccer match will have to wait.  The club was supposed to make its home debut Saturday against Skyview, but both the boys and girls matches were canceled because the opposing team did not arrive on the island.  Skyview was supposed to arrive on the ferry Kennicott Saturday morning. A delay of the ferry in Whittier forced a late arrival into Kodiak and the cancellation of the matches...
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Skate fans grind council
A long roster of citizens appeared at the Kodiak City Council’s regular meeting Thursday to speak on behalf of the skate park in Baranof Park. Sporting goods store owner and skating advocate Jeremiah Gardener led the charge, describing backers’ frustrated attempts to get approval for donated labor to make improvements. The city turned down the offer due to liability concerns, and a current plan calls for $130,000 ...
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