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Man accused of dousing another with gasoline
A Kodiak man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly pouring gasoline on another man. Judge Steve Cole arraigned Darin Wolfe, 47, on Thursday on one count of first-degree attempted murder, an unclassified felony punishable by up to 99 years in jail. Wolfe is also facing one count of attempted first-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, police received a call from the victim a...
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KEA board nominations open
Three seats on the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors are up for election this year. According to a release from KEA, people interested in applying for one of the seats may pick up a nominating packet at KEA’s Marine Way offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To run for office, a candidate must be a KEA member. The KEA board of directors consists of nine elected members on three-year...
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Kodiak nonprofits look for PFD donations
*An earlier version of this story did not list Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, which was omitted by Pick. Click. Give. The Providence Alaska Foundation has been added to the list for Kodiak as well. To report an error or request a correction, email editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or call 512-2622. As Alaskans begin filling out their Permanent Fund dividend applications this year, local nonprofits are hoping ...
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ASMI tries to keep seafood from becoming collateral damage in radiation scares
Alaska salmon are safe to eat. Some days, the problem is convincing a buyer that’s true. In 2011, after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and ruptured the containment of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a wave of concern reached Alaska. Would radiation affect Alaska seafood? How much? When? Those concerns ebbed as it became clear the danger was overblown. Now, a surge of inflammatory articles h...
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Aleutian Homes project enters eighth year of hidden progress
Open the tap in your kitchen and you’ll the results of a project rarely visible to city residents. This summer, the city of Kodiak will begin the eighth year of the Aleutian Homes Water and Sewer Replacement Project, an ambitious effort to replace all water, sewer and storm drain conduits in Kodiak’s most densely populated neighborhood. The project, which will need more than a decade before all is said and done, s...
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2013 was highlighted by ocean news
The biggest story of the year happened on the first day of the year, but there was more than enough news in 2013 to fill the pages of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. As we look ahead to 2014, we’re looking back at 2013 and highlighting the stories that grabbed our attention — and, we hope, yours as well. Here are the top 10 stories of 2013, as chosen by the newsroom of the Daily Mirror: Kulluk washes up When the oil plat...
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Predictions for 2014
Last year, the Daily Mirror predicted more construction, a break in the Coast Guard murders and big changes in Alaska fisheries. Those all came true in 2013, so we’re back to offer a few humble projections for 2014: • Fewer salmon. After a banner year in 2013, Kodiak’s salmon harvest will fall to average-below average levels. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has predicted a return to normal year, but we’re o...
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Education, project funding are Kodiak’s top questions
The Kodiak Legislative Information Office held an open house on Monday to give community members an opportunity to talk to Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens about the upcoming January legislative session. Those who attended expressed concerns about a range of issues including education and projects that need funding. Tina Fairbanks, acting director of the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, was on han...
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Fishery council tackles gap in observer coverage
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is taking steps to close a hole in the new federal fisheries observer program. This month, the council agreed there is a problem with how the system addresses fish delivered to tenders afloat in the Gulf of Alaska. In a motion, the council unanimously agreed, “the definition of a fishing trip and the ability of catcher vessels to deliver to tenders introduces a potentia...
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2013 was deadliest year since 1997 in Alaska aviation
When Tyler Polum swam away from his sunken plane at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park this summer, he was the victim of grim luck. Polum and his passenger were unhurt. Thirty-five others died in Alaska aircraft accidents this year, according to statistics kept by the National Transportation Safety Board. That’s the most in a year since 1997, when 51 people died. According to the NTSB, there were 89 aircraft a...
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