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Kodiak boys begin defense of track title today
Kodiak’s boys begin the defense of their state track and field title at the 4A state championships today at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Coach Marcus Dunbar knows it is not going to be an easy task to repeat as host-school Dimond is favored to steal the trophy away from the Bears. Dunbar said Dimond, the Cook Inlet Conference champion, is loaded with sprinters, jumpers and good relay teams. “Something is going...
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Softball battles for NLC title
Kodiak has a chance to clinch its first Northern Lights Conference title since 2009 this weekend on its home field. The Bears host defending NLC champion Homer in a big four-game series beginning today at East Addition Park. Today starts with a conference game at 1 p.m., which is followed by a nonconference game at 5 p.m. Saturday’s conference game is at noon, while the nonconference game is at 4 p.m. Kodiak is 5-...
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Playbook: May 23
Friday, May 23 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Baranof Field, 1 p.m. Kodiak vs. Colony at Baranof Field, 5 p.m,. Softball: Kodiak vs. Homer at East Addition Park. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 1 and 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the state track and field championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, noon; varsity, 4 p.m. Softbal...
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Wrangler National Patriot Tour to Kodiak base
USO and American300 are scheduled to visit Coast Guard Base Kodiak Saturday to honor and salute America’s service members during Memorial Day week. The tour features world champion cowboy Kaycee Feild, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association world champion and Hall of Fame member Anne Ellett, former Miss Rodeo America and Miss Wrangler National Patriot 2011-2014 Maegan Ridley, Nashville country music singer and songwr...
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Economic hurdles may keep youths from fishing careers
Economic hurdles may keep youth from fishing careers By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer In the course of conducting a decade of interviews in Alaska fishing communities, Courtney Carothers has often heard people refer to the "graying of the fleet" as it seems like fewer young people consider commercial fishing careers. "I think the general perception is there's a huge economic hurdle," she said. The question of how the ...
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Old Harbor youth star in PSA commercial
Old Harbor youth just shot a short film, “When I’m an Elder,” a public service announcement speaking out against domestic violence and sexual assault. The youth partnered with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to “create a better world for this and future generations,” a statement issued from the Old Harbor tribal administration said....
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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City discusses possible sewer rate increase
A water and sewer expert proposed an across-the-board sewer rate increase for Kodiak City residents. Kurt Playstead, a water and sewer economist for C2HM Hill, told a Kodiak City Council work session on May 20 that a steady stream of rate increases totaling “roughly” 5 percent per year “with a little bit bigger bump in one year” would keep up with rising expenses and debt service levels. Kodiak ratepayers have not...
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Dry May causing capacity concerns for Monashka pump work shutdown
A dry May could put strains on city water capacity if water usage levels continue to be as high as they have been, the public works department warned the Kodiak City Council on May 20 Mark Kozak, the city’s public works director, told a council work session that above-average levels of water usage would strain Pillar Creek, the city’s secondary reservoir with the imminent work shutdown of Monashka Bay pump house h...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival Art Show opens Friday
The volunteer team behind the annual Crab Festival Art Show never knows what they have to put on exhibit until the evening before the big opening. "We usually have a variety of art from carving to quilting and everything in between," local artist Antoinette Walker said. "It's really exciting." The show opens Friday with a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kodiak Inn Harbor Room, featuring hors d'oeuvres and ...
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Fair weather expected for CrabFest
Kodiak’s CrabFest will likely be greeted with fair skies, highs in the 50s, some clouds, low winds and few chances of rain. The official forecast calls for partly cloudy skies most days, with highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s at night. “I don’t see any rain. The closest thing we get to rain is Friday afternoon the southern half of the island has a chance of showers. It’s halfway decent weather,” said Craig Eckert,...
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