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State Trooper Report: Jan. 10
Monday, Jan. 7 The Ouzinkie village public safety officer received a report of an assault in Ouzinkie. Investigation revealed a 22-year-old woman assaulted a family member. The woman was placed under arrest for fourth-degree-assault and transported to the Kodiak jail where she was held with no bail pending arraignment. Wednesday, Jan. 9 At 5:42 a.m., Alaska State Troopers investigated an expected natural home deat...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 10
Monday, Jan. 7 • At 12:46 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:49 a.m., a caller reported three men threatened to hurt her. Officers made their presence known with no issues, and advised her to call if she needs an escort when she leaves. • At 8:04 a.m., a woman requested officer presence so she could retrieve her cell phone. • At 9:46 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Rezanof Drive. • At...
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Achievers: Jan. 10
Matthew Chavarria of Kodiak has been listed on the fall 2012 dean’s list at the University of Portland. Chavarria, a sophomore chemistry major, had at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
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Arts council brings Canadian blues singer to Kodiak
By NICOLE KLAUSS Mirror Writer Kodiakans can hear the music of an award-winning “blue-collar blues” singer-songwriter live this Saturday night. Canadian artist Matt Anderson will perform at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center at 7 p.m. Anderson is the first singer on the Kodiak Arts Council's performing arts series for 2013, and he will be performing solo. Two other performers on the 2013 series schedule are also ...
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Guest Opinion: Shell should be commended
Royal Dutch Shell deserves to be commended and congratulated for its handling of the aftermath of the Kulluk grounding. I am very impressed with them because they do listen and they do care, something that can’t always be said about companies of their size. Shell is also safety oriented. After observing their handling of this situation, I’m convinced that safety and protection of the environment is on top the list...
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Stage and Screen: Epiphanies aren't only religious anymore
A new genre of film has appeared on my radar screen — the “epiphany flick.” While these films have been around for a long time, epiphany flick has not been a term that I have used to describe a film that examines an allegorical experience which transforms a person from one philosophical, religious or political position to another. That all changed with “Promised Land” (2012). I have used the patronizing term “chic...
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Where is all the snow?
Last winter, Kodiak was buried in snow. This winter, flakes are few and far between at sea level. According to the National Weather Service office in Kodiak, there is more than a 67-inch difference in the snowfall when comparing last year’s piles to this year’s flakes. “This year we haven’t broken any records or come close to any type of record,” said Cameron Betts of the weather service. Kodiak had 27.7 inches of...
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School bus pulled from ditch
The First Student school bus that rolled into a ditch on Chiniak Highway on Monday has been recovered, and the cause of the incident is under investigation. When the bus rolled around 4:30 p.m., the only person on board was the driver, who was wearing his seatbelt and only suffered from a minor cut on his head. The driver had completely finished his route and was returning to Kodiak with the bus. “No children were...
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Applications accepted for two big fisheries boards
Nominations are being sought to fill openings on two of the boards most important to fisheries management in Alaska. On the same day the International Pacific Halibut Commission reopened its application process, state board of fish member Bill Brown resigned with almost a year and a half remaining in his term. Brown told KTOO-FM in Juneau that “personal reasons” and “personalities” played into his decision but dec...
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Kodiak boys aim to win first tournament
Kodiak gets one final chance to win a regular-season tournament when it begins play at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament today. The Bears finished second at both the Al Howard/Powerade Tournament and the Joe Floyd Tournament. This is Kodiak’s final regular-season tournament. Kodiak will see all three Mid-Alaska Conference teams during the next three days in Fairbanks. The Bears play West Valley today at 4:3...
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