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Teshekpuk Lake Observatory a special place
TESHEKPUK LAKE -- Suspended in glass on the oil stove, the coffee leans south, as if the giant lake has a gravitational pull. Though Ben Jones has leveled this cabin before, he sees a useful function in the current slope, caused by thawed permafrost. Any snow blown in during the long winter will drain through the door when the warm air comes, he figures. Jones sees most coffee pots as half full, I have observed. T...
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KHS soccer splits at Nikiski
Kodiak High School’s boys soccer club finally took the pitch against another high school team Tuesday. The Bears fell to Nikiski’s varsity squad, 2-1, and beat the Bulldogs’ junior varsity, 9-2, at Nikiski High School. “They were ready to go,” Kodiak coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “We had a little nerves going into it, but all those things go away with more experience and more games.” Kodiak’s tied the game at 1 whe...
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Water work at Spruce Cape on May 1
The City of Kodiak Public Works Department said in a statement that it will be working on the water distribution system at the north end of Spruce Cape on May 1, from 8:00 a.m. till approximately 5:30 p.m. It does not expect any water outage for residential areas adjacent to the Navy Training Site, although water may turn a brownish color. “This will be a temporary condition and the water system will be restored o...
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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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