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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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Old Harbor resident fires handgun at man
An Old Harbor resident was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges stemming from a shooting that took place in Old Harbor Saturday, Feb. 15. Shaun Pestrikoff, 35, was charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon after firing a handgun at a fellow Old Harbor resident that had just arrived at his house. Alaska State Trooper records show the victim, a 25-year-old male, had go...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 10
Thursday, March 6 • At 12:38 a.m., a driver was cited for no proof of insurance on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:05 a.m. a driver was given a warning for speeding and having a tail light out on W. Rezanof Drive. • Around 1:20 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:07 a.m., officers checked on a suspicious vehicle on Mill Bay Road. • At 5:31 a.m., a driver was given a warning for speeding on Shelikof St. • ...
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Father, son face assault charges
A Kodiak man was arrested Friday night for assaulting two officers who were responding to an incident that involved the man’s son. Alaska State Troopers reported that William Yovino Sr., 58, and William Yovino Jr., 31, were taken to the Kodiak Jail and face multiple charges. According to the trooper report, both troopers sustained injuries and were treated and released from the Providence Kodiak Island Hospital em...
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Feels Like Jupiter to perform benefit concert
The Kodiak High School National Honors Society has always been about helping the less fortunate in the community. But when you pair that type of generosity with good music, the possibilities seem to come from all directions. A benefit concert for the Kodiak Baptist Mission Food Bank will be held at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8. The benefit will showcase local high school rock band Fe...
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Police have suspect in downtown beating case
Leads in the recent case of a man found beaten in Kodiak have led police to a suspect, according to Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace. Kodiak resident Steven West, 53, was found by a passer-by in the 400 block of Marine Way late Saturday, Feb. 22. West’s injuries were severe enough he had to be transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Wallace said the investigation is ongoing and the name of t...
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Arts Council auction is Saturday
The Kodiak Arts Council will hold its annual arts and adventure auction at 6 p..m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center, featuring an outcry and silent auction. This year’s theme is “Carnivale” and is the council’s 24th year holding the auction. KAC director Katie Oliver said the theme always sets the tone of the event and is what makes it special to Kodiak residents. “The theme really drives the core a...
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Library association elects new board members
The Kodiak Public Library Association elected four new members to its board of directors during its annual meeting, Wednesday at the library. The new board members are Barbara Anthony, Jan Chatto, Michelle Griffin and Chastity Starrett. They take the places of departing board members Sara Harrington, Patty Holmes, Astrid Rose and Erin Harrington. In her report to the association, library director Katie Baxter high...
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