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Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III
Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III, 57 of Kodiak passed away unexpectedly to Type 1 diabetes on Nov. 29, 2013. Casey was born in California on Feb. 17, 1956. He spent his childhood growing up in Spain and Oregon. Casey had always dreamed that one day he would become a commercial fisherman, so at age 17 he packed his bags and headed to Alaska to pursue that dream. Casey was one of the pioneers of the industry and thri...
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Tapestery: Kodiak fisherman recounts close encounter with death
James McCarthy didn’t know if he was dead or alive. He had to ask. On March 15, about five o’clock in the evening, McCarthy, his brother and skipper Peter McCarthy and crewman Makado (Mack) Odlin were hauling in the last pollock load of the day on the trawler Stella. The boat was six to eight miles off the Alaska Peninsula as the crew pulled in its net, winding it around the reel at the stern of the boat. As McCar...
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Fireworks legal for next week
If you’ve been itching to light a few fountains or rockets, now is the time to do it. Fireworks are legal in the Kodiak Island Borough through Jan. 1. Under Kodiak Island Borough code, using fireworks is legal without a permit from Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day and during one month in the summer (June 15 to July 15). Fireworks must be used outside city limits. While fireworks are allowed for the next week, Baysid...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 27-Jan.3
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 AQUATICS Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least four years old to participate. They will be held Thursday through Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 26 through Jan. 4. All classes are full. Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Dec. 27 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. ...
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House Bill 77 is not acceptable
To the Editor: In the Alaska legislature there is now a bill so sinister that, were it to be enacted, it would lead to massive disenfranchisement of rural Alaska and a way of life. This is House Bill 77 (HB 77). What it does is substantively to remove the Alaska public, legislature and judiciary from the decision-making process as regards the notification, sale, disposal and other allocation of Alaska’s lands, wat...
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Top sports moments of 2013
From volleyball to basketball and swimming to running, Kodiak High School had a banner 2013 sports year. With only a few days left in the year, it is time to reflect on the past 12 months. I’ve narrowed down the lengthy list of sports moments to the top 10 — it wasn’t easy; there were many worthy moments that I left off (send your complaints to sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.) Some memorable moments that did not mak...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 27
Christmas Bird Count The Kodiak Audubon Society is holding the second week of the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. To sign up for the count, contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087. Volleyball bake sale Kodiak Volleyball Club is holding a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Safeway. Talk government The Kodiak Legislative Information Office will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday with Rep. Ala...
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Wedding announcement: Santos and Schauff
Annelise Delos Santos and Clayton Schauff of Anchorage will wed at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Delos Santos and Schauff are Kodiak High School graduates who now attend school in Anchorage — Delos Santos at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Schauff at Alaska Pacific University. Matthew Kimmel will serve as best man and Christina Roe will serve as maid of honor, with Matt Kimmel o...
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Thomet drops in final rankings
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet dropped out of the top 30 in the final high school cross country national rankings of the season. The junior finishes the season 37th in the nation on dyestat.com, which released its final list on Dec. 19. Thomet fell nine spots after finishing 16th at the Foot Locker National Championships two weeks ago in San Diego, Calif. Grant Fisher, who won the Foot Locker race, finished as the top runne...
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Man injures knee in shooting
A 33-year-old Kodiak man shot himself in the knee with a stolen .44-magnum pistol while allegedly drinking and driving Dec. 19. The name of the man has not been released, pending charges. According to an Alaska State Troopers press release, on Dec. 20, the Kodiak Police Department notified troopers of a possible shooting that occurred the night before. The troopers’ investigation revealed a 33-year-old Kodiak man ...
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