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No estimate on when Kulluk will be moved
Survey crews have completed their work aboard and beneath the Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig Kulluk, but there is still no estimate on when the wayward rig might move from Kiliuda Bay. With Tanner crab season set to open Tuesday, focus has shifted to ensuring recovery of the formerly grounded rig won’t interfere with fishing, said spokeswoman Rochelle Touchard. While the rig is in a portion of Kiliuda closed t...
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Kodiak man dies in Philippines hotel fire
A Kodiak man is dead after a fire ripped through a hotel in the Philippines early Friday morning. According to news accounts, James Brighenti was one of seven people who died in a fire that consumed the Dryden Hotel Subic in an entertainment district near the former American military base at Subic Bay. Olongapo City’s chief fire investigator, Jose Borlagdatan, told the New York Times that Brighenti’s identity was ...
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Kodiak has best commute in United States
A new analysis of data collected during a 2011 U.S. Census Bureau survey has found Kodiak has the best commute of any city in the United States. G. Scott Thomas, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based blogger for bizjournals.com, broke down the data collected by the Census Bureau and found 73.5 percent of Kodiak residents have a commute of 14 minutes or less between work and home. Pierre, S.D. was the No. 2 city on the census list...
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Clarky Awards: And the winner is ...
It’s time for the seventh installment of the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s Clarky Awards. The award — named after the Daily Mirror’s lone sports writer — is to honor Kodiak’s athletic community over the past year. Some people even call the award a career booster: Just ask former winners Trevor Dunbar, Jimmy Eggemeyer and Laura Griffing. This year’s awards column, just like last year’s, got pushed back to January because o...
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Man accused of stealing gun
A Kodiak man accused of stealing a handgun was arrested after he allegedly posted photos of himself with the gun on Facebook. Johnny Ray Cortez Jr., 26, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Wednesday on one charge of second-degree theft, a class C felony. According to court documents, the gun’s owner was out of town in Anchorage from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, and he found his handgun missing when he returned. The...
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Woman sentenced in Trident embezzlement scheme
A Kodiak woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for her role in a scheme that embezzled almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods. On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that Jaime Fathke, 29, was sentenced for two counts of wire fraud. Fathke cashed three fraudulent Trident checks totaling $30,000. Fathke was one of five people facing charges. Isairis Wolfe, Jeremy Smith, both from Kodiak, Va...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls stay perfect with 47-42 win over Lathrop
Kodiak’s girls emerged from a wild fourth quarter with a 47-42 win over Lathrop Thursday evening at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament in Fairbanks.  The win keeps Kodiak perfect on the season at 6-0, while it is Lathrop’s first loss in five games.  Juniors Jerica Nelson and Hannah Wandersee led the way with 14 points apiece. Wandersee also played outstanding defense on Lathrop’s promising freshman Ruthy Heb...
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Prep hoops: KHS boys hold off West Valley
Kodiak’s free throw shooting trumped West Valley’s 3-point accuracy Thursday evening on the first day of the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament in Fairbanks.  Kodiak’s boys canned 33 of their 46 free throws to overpower West Valley 74-62 at Lathrop High School.  “We got a lot of good penetration on them and we were able to get to the line,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “This is a huge win, especially on the...
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Parks and Rec: Jan. 11-Jan. 18
Jan. 11 – Jan. 18 Baranoff Ice Rink Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a...
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Another Day in Paradise: Holiness in the shadow of grace
I am one of those people who read one book at a time. It probably has something to do with my attention span. If I try to read more than one at a time, I usually end up weaving a twisted thread from one into the other, until eventually, it’s more like reading one book. My mind may finally get its full grasp on the storyline, but the line that it grasps is usually a convoluted amalgam of both that may or may not re...
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