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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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Kodiak rains on Putney's coaching debut
Kodiak Island welcomed back a baseball legend the only way it knew how to with wind, rain and toe-numbing coldness. The conditions made Mark Putney’s debut as Homer’s head coach a memorable one, but for all the wrong reasons. Behind a pitching gem from Jakob Arnold and a three-hit performance from Austin Frick, Kodiak handed Homer a 17-0 four-inning Southcentral Conference loss Friday at a rain-soaked Baranof Fiel...
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Assembly Considers New Waste Collections Center
Recycling and reuse topped the Borough Assembly’s agenda on Thursday with planning for a possible centralized waste management facility hitting a “critical juncture.” Nick Szabo, head of the Borough’s Solid Waste Advisory Board, requested the Assembly’s input in developing plans to build a centralized recycling, reuse, and solid waste disposal facility. “We’ve been meeting for several months to develop the design ...
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Reuters veteran takes over newsroom
The Kodiak Daily Mirror has a new editor with the appointment of Peter J. Mladineo to head the local paper’s newsroom. Mladineo’s academic background includes an undergraduate history degree from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from Rider University. His journalism experience began with a weekly newspaper in his native New Jersey. He lived in Vilnius, Lithuania, and wrote for the Baltic...
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