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The Eco Challenge will not take place this year
One of Kodiak Island’s most grueling races — the Eco Challenge — got nixed this summer. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation sponsored event, sent competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt across the island. The race — that was opened to members of the Coast Guard and civilians — had been a staple in Kodiak since 2002. “We just don’t have the staff right now due to budget cuts and hir...
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KMXT introduces new event
KMXT-FM and the Kodiak Island Racing Association are filling the Eco Challenge void by organizing the inaugural Kodiak Bear Crawl on June 28 at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile race where competitors will have to navigate eight hurdles. Organizer Merissa Koller-Williams said it is a mix between a Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder races, which are both popular events in the Lower 48. “It seems l...
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Post 17 begins tough road trip
Kodiak Post 17 begins the first of three road trips this season at 6:30 p.m. tonight against East Anchorage. The four-day swing to the Mainland features five games — four of them conference counting. Kodiak finishes the trip with Bartlett (3:30 p.m. Saturday), Palmer (12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday) and Service (6:30 p.m. Monday). Saturday’s game against is Bartlett is the only non-league game, while the first game ag...
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Aquamarine Café has “soft opening” downtown
For Konstantinos Macheras, the opening of the Aquamarine Café, Kodiak’s newest eatery, marks his 12th establishment in 43 years in the business – and the conclusion of a year and a half of toil. “It took us a lot of hard work and a lot of frustrations, but we got it finished and we’re very happy to be opening for business today,” Macheras told the Mirror Thursday. The café makes another potential hot spot in Kodia...
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Local student designs bus stop for Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 626 member Todd Hailey Jr. needed an Eagle Scout project. So he designed a bus stop. “I looked around and asked my troop leaders if they had ideas and someone said the Lions Club needed a bus stop to be built,” Hailey said. The service project is one of the steps to becoming an Eagle Scout, along with earning at least 21 merit badges and serving in a leadership role in the troop, according to the N...
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Visitors get tips on gardens, photos and background blurs
Local photographer and gardener Marion Owen gets calls all the time from people wanting to see her work, so she converted part of her house into a gallery and started offering tours called “Gardens and Gallery.” “I had a lot of people say we want to see your work, and just sending them to a website was kind of boring,” Owen said. On Thursday, Owen gave a tour to the Lefebvre family, who were visiting from Nome and...
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City Council’s Saravia keeps eye on Ukraine
Gabriel Saravia may be known for his four terms on the Kodiak City Council or for arranging appreciation t-shirts and pullovers for the canneries workers. Now, Saravia, operations manager for Westward Seafoods, may be establishing a reputation for taking holidays in hectic places. Before he took trips to Cyprus and witnessed first hand strife between the Greek and Turks on the island. More recently, he has made se...
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In the Courts: June 20
Darin T. Wolfe pleaded guilty and was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree. Wolfe was sentenced to 44 months in jail (36 suspended.) Ronnette Alexanderoff pleaded guilty to two charges of assault in the fourth degree. Alexanderoff was sentenced to 360 days in jail (315 suspended) and five years of probation and must complete a substance abuse evaluation after being released from jail. Nikki Jo Campb...
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America’s Veterans deserve support every day, and Alaska is a great model
My recent message to colleagues on the Senate floor was blunt: You’re either for veterans, or you’re against them. It’s not enough to just make political speeches on Memorial Day or issue solemn statements on the anniversary of D-Day. You also must support our veterans every day of the year, by voting to expand their access to health care, by allocating more dollars to hire doctors, by doing all we can to reduce w...
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Judgment coming, warns visiting missionary Tim Zello
BY MIKE ROSTAD America, a nation that once sent Christian missionaries to evangelize the ends of the earth, stands in danger of God’s judgment, warned Rev. Tim Zello, guest speaker at the Kodiak Assembly of God Church on Crab Festival Sunday. Rev. Zello accompanied Republican U.S. senatorial hopeful Joe Miller to Kodiak. He is a volunteer on his campaign, still in primary phases now. “It’s time to suffer,” Zello s...
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