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Skate fans grind council
A long roster of citizens appeared at the Kodiak City Council’s regular meeting Thursday to speak on behalf of the skate park in Baranof Park. Sporting goods store owner and skating advocate Jeremiah Gardener led the charge, describing backers’ frustrated attempts to get approval for donated labor to make improvements. The city turned down the offer due to liability concerns, and a current plan calls for $130,000 ...
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Kodiak rains on Putney's coaching debut
Kodiak Island welcomed back a baseball legend the only way it knew how to with wind, rain and toe-numbing coldness. The conditions made Mark Putney’s debut as Homer’s head coach a memorable one, but for all the wrong reasons. Behind a pitching gem from Jakob Arnold and a three-hit performance from Austin Frick, Kodiak handed Homer a 17-0 four-inning Southcentral Conference loss Friday at a rain-soaked Baranof Fiel...
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Assembly Considers New Waste Collections Center
Recycling and reuse topped the Borough Assembly’s agenda on Thursday with planning for a possible centralized waste management facility hitting a “critical juncture.” Nick Szabo, head of the Borough’s Solid Waste Advisory Board, requested the Assembly’s input in developing plans to build a centralized recycling, reuse, and solid waste disposal facility. “We’ve been meeting for several months to develop the design ...
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Reuters veteran takes over newsroom
The Kodiak Daily Mirror has a new editor with the appointment of Peter J. Mladineo to head the local paper’s newsroom. Mladineo’s academic background includes an undergraduate history degree from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from Rider University. His journalism experience began with a weekly newspaper in his native New Jersey. He lived in Vilnius, Lithuania, and wrote for the Baltic...
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Garden Gate: Ready for planting in May
Ah, the gray whales have arrived to our shores, the salmonberries are budding out, and the eagles and crows are busy building nests. It must be spring. The weather, however, continues to taunt us with rain squalls, but since we’ve passed the 15-hour threshold for length of daylight per day we must be on the home stretch. And there is much to do before planting outside. For many gardeners, the traditional planting-...
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Roe herring and 10-step programs
Kodiak’s roe herring fishery began on April 15 with little notice and rumors of fire sale prices. The fleet of 22 seiners was down a bit; they are competing for a harvest of 5,800 short tons, similar to the past five years. No gillnetters had signed up for the herring fishery. Test fishing from the east side of the island were showing nice roe counts, said James Jackson, herring manager at Alaska Department of Fis...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 25
Friday, April 18 • At around 2 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 3:14 a.m., an officer issued a no camping advisement on Marine Way. The campers left upon request. • At 7:19 p.m., a male turned himself in and was arrested for failing to appear. • At 9:05 a.m., an officer issued a no camping advisement on W. Marine Way. The campers left upon request. • At 9:19 a.m., a caller requested a welfare che...
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Update - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski comments after Wells verdict.
A federal jury in Alaska found James Michael Wells, 62, guilty of killing two of his co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island. “He was found guilty on all counts for murdering both Mr. Belisle and Mr. Hopkins,” U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said. The jury began deliberating Thursday in the case of the tragic murder in 2012 of 41-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, Wells’ super...
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Jury convicts - Update: Deborah Hopkins comments on verdict
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal jury in Alaska on Friday convicted a man of murder in the shooting deaths of two of his co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island. James Wells, 62, was charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle. Wells, a man with thinning gray hair and a long white beard, d...
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Jury reaches verdict in Coast Guard murder trial
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal jury in Alaska has reached a verdict in the case of a man accused of killing two of his co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island. The jury began deliberating Thursday in the case of 62-year-old James Wells. He is charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of 41-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, Wells supervisor, and 51-year-old civilian Richard B...
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