Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Trail upgrades coming this summer
Work will be taking place on two Kodiak trails this summer in an effort to improve access and make them safer. The Island Lake Trail and Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trail will see improvements this summer. Island Trails Network is working on the improvements, which is paid for with a $200,000 state grant. “They’ve been out and have done their initial stock take of the trail and got some good plans,” said Neil Hor...
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SHOOTING FOR STATE: Kodiak enters conference tournament as No. 1 seed
Last year’s heartbreaking regional loss to Colony still lingers in the minds of mostly everybody involved with the Kodiak High School baseball program. Up four runs and five outs away from clinching a berth to the state tournament, the Bears committed a heap of errors and watched the Knights score 11 runs to ride off to state with a 15-10 victory. “We almost get reminded of it everyday,” senior Brandan Pickett sai...
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Protesting Navy's enhanced training plans
To the Editor, I am writing to encourage everyone’s support and participation in a Kodiak Protest Flotilla, at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30, rafted-up facing Pier 2. More details soon. Big boats and small, and people on foot, are invited to show their opposition to the U.S. Navy’s enhanced training plans set to begin June 15 in the Gulf of Alaska. Make a banner. Make a sign. Tell your neighbors. Protect our resources ...
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Thomet vying for mile invite
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet needs your vote. The star distance runner is vying with 14 other runners to fill the final spot in the elite Adidas Dream boys mile that is being held on June 13 in New York City. Milesplit.com is running a vote for who deserves to be the final entry into the field. The 13 other spots have already been filled — five qualified by winning a race qualifier while eight were given an at-large bid b...
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Kodiak soccer nets accolades
In a season of firsts, Kodiak’s soccer program snagged its first all-Northern Lights Conference players. Juniors Omar Beltran and Jose Cortez earned second-team accolades, while Daniel Beltran was an honorable mention. Omar Beltran netted two goals and two assists for the Kodiak boys, while Cortez tallied three goals and three assists. Two of Cortez’s goals came in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Nikiski. He h...
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Playbook: May 28
Thursday, May 28 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Houston at the Southcentral Conference Championsips at Bumpus Ball Fields in Wasilla, 1 p.m. Friday, May 29 Baseball: Kodiak at the Southcentral Conference Championships at Houston High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at East Addition Park. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the 4A state championships at Dimond High School. Field events, 9 a.m.; run...
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Charles “Bud” Cassidy
Charles “Bud” Cassidy passed away of natural causes at home on May 9, 2015. He was born December 23, 1924 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Charles A. and Ernestine Cassidy. Like a lot of young men at the time he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific during WWII and went on to serve in the Korean War. During his 22 years of service he was stationed on seven different naval vessels that travelled through ma...
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The Blessing of the Fleet, a service traditionally held on Memorial Day, honors those lost at sea and asks for protection for those who continue to brave its harsh waters. An Orthodox service is sung, followed by the sprinkling of holy water on each passing vessel. The last vessel blessed is given the wreath from Sunday’s Fishermen’s Memorial Service, with ribbons bearing the names of the past year’s lost fisherme...
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Crab Festival races: Saltonstall overcomes health issues
Nearly four hours after finishing the sweat-induced Pasaghsak to Kodiak bike ride, Richard Saltonstall joked that the secret to his success was because he could not feel his right leg. He probably wasn’t alone. But he more than likely was the only competitor in the 27-person field who tore his hamstring five months before Sunday’s race that highlighted a potpourri of Crab Festival athletic events. Saltonstall crui...
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Writing class pitches inner voice
“Find your writing voice, or get your money back” the online writing class ad read. It was one year ago, and I had been casually scanning for distance-writing courses that could fit my schedule. My first thought upon reading this sales pitch was “I didn’t know I had or have a writing voice. Did I ever have one? What did it sound like? “Perhaps I saw  glimmers of my writing voice, but it was a very shy voice, which...
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