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High school project puts socks on the homeless
Tasked to do a high school project, Jonni Myers was stumped on what to do. Advice from her teacher pushed the Kodiak High School senior in the right direction. “She told me to choose something that was important to me,” Myers said. Since Myers’ mother works at the Brother Francis Shelter, she decided to do a sock drive for the homeless. “She taught me a lot about homeless people and what they go through,” Myers sa...
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Contractor decision on Pier 3 could be made next week
An outside consultant in charge of the city’s rebuild of Pier 3 has narrowed the field of potential construction contractors down to three companies, with hopes of project completion next year. “Pacific Pile, American Construction Company, and Manson Construction Company are the three that we are negotiating with,” project manager Roe Sturgulewski told the Daily Mirror. “We’re discussing some of the scope elements...
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Coast Guard searches for overboard mariner
A mariner reportedly fell overboard in the Bering Sea Wednesday morning. According to a Coast Guard release, the mariner fell overboard from the fishing vessel Seeker 10 miles northwest of Unimak Island. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deployed to Cold Bay and several good Samaritan vessels were searching for the mariner Wednesday afternoon, while the Cutter Alex Haley was en route to assist. The weath...
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North Pacific Seafoods pleads guilty of dumping ammonia
North Pacific Seafoods pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Anchorage on Tuesday to a charge of illegal dumping of ammonia into the Kodiak city sewer. The Seattle, Wash-based corporation was sentenced to three years of probation and $205,000 in criminal penalties, $55,000 to be given to the City of Kodiak for hazardous waste response training and equipment for sewer and fire department employees. Chief United Sta...
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Kodiak man caught with 34.2 grams of heroin
A Kodiak man is accused of possessing 34.2 grams of tar heroin. Casey Eads, 39, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Sunday for one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance. Second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance is a class A felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a $500,000 fine. According to court documents, the Alaska State Troopers were notified from the Kodiak Poli...
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Mayor Branson attends SWAMC
The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC), a nonprofit regional economic development organization for Southwest Alaska, held its annual economic summit March 5-7 in Anchorage. SWAMC was formed in 1988 out of the common interests of the region encompassing the Aleutians East Borough, the Aleutians West census area, the Bristol Bay Borough, the Dillingham census area, the Kodiak Island Borough and the Lake &...
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Daquioag's preliminary hearing postponed
A preliminary hearing for Michael J. Daquioag Monday was continued until March 27 at 2:30 p.m. due to the state’s need to collect evidence and information concerning the case, according to Daquioag’s attorney Andrew Ott. About nine people showed up to attend the hearing and Daquioag appeared in good spirits by waving to people in the courtroom before the hearing commenced. Daquioag, 56, is charged with sex abuse o...
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Evidentiary hearing for Coast Guard murders
An evidentiary hearing took place Monday in Anchorage, regarding the case of a Kodiak man accused of shooting two co-workers to death at a remote communications outpost near Kodiak in April 2012. James Michael Wells, 62, was arrested on Feb. 15, 2013 and charged with the deaths of Coast Guard Electronics Technician 1st Class James A. Hopkins, 41, and civilian employee Richard W. Belisle, 51. Wells was charged with...
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Nonprofit to help people with their taxes
The Alaska Business Development Center, a nonprofit corporation that provides business consultation and tax services to rural Alaskan communities, is once again offering its Volunteer Tax and Loan Program to Kodiak residents through March 15. The program is also in Akhiok today and Wednesday. The volunteers were at the Kodiak Senior Center Monday and will be at the Baptist Mission Food Bank for the rest of the wee...
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St. Mary's teaches kids about science
St. Mary’s Catholic School students recently took part in an educational science fair last week that was the focus of two months worth of preparation by all grades. With the help of Kodiak College professor, Dr. Gil Bane, grades 2-8 were able to conduct experiments and demonstrations based directly off scientific method procedures, and grades pre-kindergarten through second joining together to do group projects, a...
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