Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Pigskin picks is back for another season
The high school football season in Alaska sneaked up on me this year — that may be because the American Legion baseball season just ended a few weeks ago. The start of the season means its time for my weekly pigskin picks column — a tradition that is going on for nearly seven years. Each week I will pick a winner in every game involving a medium or small school squad. As usual, I’m going to try to hit a .900 winni...
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Parks and Recreation schedule: Aug. 15-Aug. 22
Aug. 15 – Aug. 22 Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Aug. 15 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Lap 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug....
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Past vs. present at Alumni Run
Kodiak High School’s annual Alumni Run cross country meet is tonight at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The girls race begins at 6 p.m., followed by the boys race at 6:45 p.m. The event, which started in 1999, pits Kodiak’s current crop of runners against Kodiak’s former runners. Last year, Trevor Dunbar, now a professional runner for Nike, won the boys race in 16 minutes, 4 seconds — five seconds ahead of...
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Stuart Lutton tourney returns
The Stuart Lutton Golf Tournament is back. The tournament didn’t happen in 2012, but returns this weekend at the Bear Valley Golf Course. This is a 36-hole tournament that features four divisions — men’s championship, first and second flights and a women’s division. This is the 13th edition of the tournament. The first round of 18 begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, while the final round is 8 a.m. Sunday. The tournament is...
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Playbook: Aug. 15
Friday, Aug. 15 Cross country: Kodiak High School Alumni Run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 6 p.m.; boys, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 Football: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 2 p.m.
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Haines’ re-election petition approved
Two-term Kodiak City Council member Terry Haines’ petition to stand for re-election has been accepted, according to a Thursday announcement from city clerk Debra Marlar. So far Haines is the only candidate to declare in the race for the two open city seats. Council member Randall Bishop’s term also ends in October. The deadline to file for a place on the Oct. 7 ballot is 4:30 p.m. today. In the race for Kodiak Isl...
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MMA event hits Kodiak on Saturday
Growing up in Kodiak, Jaron Steele and Sean Costello would ride their bikes to the local video store to rent tapes of old Ultimate Fighting Championships. “We would watch five movies a day with 10 fights on it,” Steele said. “I just loved how competitive they were and what it took.” On Saturday, Steele gets to relive his childhood, only he will be inside the cage instead of in front of a television watching his id...
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Treadwell is the best choice
To the Editor, On Tuesday I am voting for Mead Treadwell and you should as well. Of the three candidates in the Republican primary I believe Mead Treadwell is far and away the most qualified, knowledgeable and able candidate. I have known Mead for nearly 30 years and have been impressed with his wide range of knowledge and experience in Alaskan matters. Mead has worked extensively in private industry and understan...
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Austerman wrong on Stutes facts
To the Editor, At Tuesday night’s candidate’s forum Carol Austerman misrepresented the facts when she accused Louise Stutes of having sued the Borough shortly after being elected to the Assembly, which action Ms. Austerman then went on to equate with a lack of fiscal responsibility on Ms. Stutes’ part, supposedly because the lawsuit cost the Borough a good deal in legal fees and costs. Ms. Austerman is flatly wron...
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Repeal the resource giveaway
To the Editor, Regarding Prop 1, vote yes to repeal the resource giveaway! Big oil has spent millions of dollars trying to hoodwink the citizens by their propaganda. I remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill as though it was yesterday and I remember all too well how the citizens of Alaska were treated. Big oil was negligent and dragged out their responsibility to the citizens for damages for decades and now they want ...
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