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Parks and Rec - July 6, 2012
June 29-July 6 ADVISORY BOARD The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board monthly meeting is scheduled for noon Tuesday, July 17, in the Baranof Park office. The agenda is as follows: 1. Roll Call; 2. Public Testimony on Non-Agenda Items; 3. Approval of Agenda; 4. Approval of Meeting Minutes; 5. Discussion Items; 6. Director’s Report; 7. Board Comments; 8. Adjournment. Bob Harding of D.A. Hogan Inc., the project manag...
Jul 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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UAA coach heads to Kodiak
University of Alaska Anchorage boys basketball coach Rusty Osborne will be in Kodiak this weekend. The veteran Seawolves coach is putting on a free three-day clinic that begins Friday at Kodiak High School. The clinic is open to Kodiak High School boys. Friday and Saturday begins at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday begins at 10 a.m. Osborne’s visit was set up by KHS boys basketball coach David Anderson, a former Seawolves pla...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mortenson first on Fourth; Horn takes women’s field
Curtis Mortenson and Jordan Fogle went stride for stride through the first half of Thursday’s July Fourth 10K Run and Walk. The second half of the race was owned by Mortenson, a Kodiak High School running star from the past. Mortenson broke away from Fogle by Boy Scout Lake to earn his second Independence Day victory in 36 minutes, 21 seconds — 13 seconds faster than his first victory in 1999. “I started feeling a...
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Eco Challenge registration begins
Todd Smith has been on the job since December, but his first test as athletic director for the Coast Guard’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation department is organizing Kodiak’s most daunting race. The Eco Challenge is a day-long mystery adventure around Kodiak, organized by the Coast Guard. Registration for the Aug. 18 race opened Sunday and runs through July 27. “There is a lot involved with it,” Smith said. “It ...
Jul 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle keeps rolling
Kodiak’s Brandon Mahle earned his second victory for the Post 20 Twins Saturday in Kenai. Mahle, a rising Kodiak High School senior, pitched seven innings in the Twins 14-6 thumping of Eagle River in an American Legion baseball game. Mahle struck out two as the righty earned his second consecutive victory for the Kenai-based team. The Twins (8-2 league, 14-6 overall) are in fourth place in the 11-team league behin...
Jul 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fun run kicks off Fourth of July
Seward might have the famed Mount Marathon race, but Kodiak is not to be outdone on the Fourth of July. The July Fourth 10K Run and Walk begins 10 a.m. outside the entrance to the Coast Guard base and ends in the Food for Less parking lot. Kodiak Parks and Recreation director Ian Fulp said Monday the race started in 1980. However, race results were not printing in the Kodiak Daily Mirror until 1987. Fulp said a ca...
Jul 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seahawks entertain Kodiak youth
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Josh Portis pointed one direction; Dustin Swearingin went another direction.  The two laughed and smiled. Swearingin corrected his path, scrambled to his right and fired a bullet into the waiting hands of Seattle defensive line coach Todd Wash.  “That’s how it’s done,” Portis said to Swearingin as he finished the drill.  Swearingin wasn’t awestruck by learning from an NFL player; the 1...
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Dunbar places 11th, misses Olympic team
On the final lap of Trevor Dunbar’s biggest race, he morphed into a fan. Ahead of him as he ran around the Hayward Field track in Eugene, Ore., stars Galen Rupp and Bernard Lagat were staging an epic battle for the 5,000-meter title at Thursday’s US Olympic Trials. “I transformed more into a spectator and a fan and started watching the video board and watching the finishing kick instead of focusing on my race,” Du...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hikers experience trails and meditation as part of Yoga Mountain
Veronica Costa-Bolton’s voice was as calming as the cloudless sky above her and the waveless water behind her. The only movement found was from the 16 people scattered along a Near Island beach following Costa-Bolton’s relaxing tai chi instructions. A few trail strollers stopped briefly and watched the meditation on the rocky beach, then went on with their hike. This scene went on for more than 30 minutes and happ...
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Kodiakans in Mayor’s Marathon
Kodiak High School teacher Lindsey Glenn led a Kodiak contingent of runners at last Saturday’s Mayor’s Marathon and half-marathon in Anchorage. Glenn finished the marathon in 5 hours, 1 minute, 32 seconds to place 196th in the women’s division. Renee Sullivan was 205th (5:03:10) and Heather Lewis was 215th (5:08:40). Karly Gundersen placed 252nd in the women’s division of the half-marathon in 2:09:30. Alma Canete-...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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