Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Thomet, Pillans win titles on Day 1 of state meet
Kodiak snagged a pair of state titles on the opening day of the 4A state track and field championships Friday at Dimond High. Senior Levi Thomet set a new state standard in the boys 3,200-meter run, while junior Kordell Pillans topped the discus field. Thomet lead wire-to-wire in winning the 3,200 in 9 minutes, 9.41 seconds, breaking Jake Parsean's 2008 state record of 9:11.00. The mark was well off of Thomet's pe...
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Fishermen, tribal groups to unite behind flotilla protesting Navy exercises
Commercial fishermen and tribal groups are joining forces as they began preparations for a protest flotilla aimed at drawing attention to the Navy’s training exercises planned in the Gulf of Alaska. The protest, scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Saturday near Pier 2 in Kodiak, will also help increase the public’s level of awareness that the military drills are being planned in the critical habitat of breeding and ...
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Strong earthquake rattles Kodiak residents
A strong earthquake shook Kodiak and a remote region about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage Thursday evening. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. “Holy cow! I’ve never felt anything like that — it freaked me out,” said Kodiak resident Maria Hiner through Facebook. “It shook my whole house,” said Melissa Aylestock. “Have never felt one so strong before.” The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado sai...
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Gauna to step into the cage in local MMA event
When Steven Gauna started training with local mixed martial art fighters, he never anticipated getting in the cage. But, that is exactly where he will be Saturday night. Gauna, a former Kodiak High School wrestling and running star, will be bouting Ryan Gabor in one of the seven fights that make up the Havoc MMA Fights at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the first match starting at 8 p.m. ...
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CHASING HISTORY: Thomet eyes state records
At 6-foot-1, Keith Osowski towers over Levi Thomet. There is no question that Osowski would school Thomet on the basketball court. But, when it comes to running it is Thomet that is doing the schooling. “My stride is two times longer than his, but he still goes faster,” Osowski jokingly said. Thomet has proven that size doesn’t matter when it comes to running, as the 5-foot-7, 132-pound Kodiak senior is about to w...
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Baranov Museum to record history of Kodiak’s West Side
During the next few months, the Baranov Museum will be documenting Kodiak’s history on the west side of the island through its new project, West Side Stories. The museum’s curator of collections, Anjuli Grantham, will travel throughout the West Side of the island with a photographer during summer to document the lives of the setnetters who live and work there. The idea for the project came from Grantham, who spent...
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Kodiak baseball stays alive in regional tournament
Kodiak’s baseball team used a late-inning rally to stay alive in the Southcentral Conference Championships. The Bears scored a pair of runs in the sixth inning to pull off a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Kenai Friday at Bumpus Fields in Wasilla. Kodiak (14-10) advances to play either Colony or Palmer in another loser-out contest at 10 a.m. Saturday at Houston High School. The winner of that game slides into a ...
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Kodiak baseball falls in semifinals
A disastrous third inning washed away Kodiak’s chances of claiming its first Southcentral Conference baseball title since 2011. Soldotna scored five runs on three errors, two hit batters and one walk in the third inning and rolled past Kodiak 11-4 in a semifinal game Thursday evening at Houston High School. Kodiak (13-10) opened the tournament earlier in the day with a 16-2 thumping of Houston. The Bears may not b...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Dining with an enemy named Nettles
A few years ago while I was living in Washington I read that nettles are edible. It seemed so wrong. If you know anything about nettles then you probably know that they sting like hell. And my hatred runs deep. I've been on the wrong end of a nettle leaf more than a few times thanks to my affinity for wearing shorts all summer as I gallivant around the forest. Everything in my experience taught me to skirt nettles...
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Kodiak boys favored for title
Kodiak’s boys track and field team will be vying for its third title since 2007 when the 4A state championships begin today at Dimond High School. And there is a good shot that when the dust settles Saturday evening that the Bears will be standing atop the podium. On paper, Kodiak is the overwhelming favorites over Kenai, Dimond and West Valley, which isn’t a surprise for those who have followed the team this seas...
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