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Coast Guard double murder trial to begin Monday
The trial of James Michael Wells, charged in the tragic double homicide of two fellow Coast Guard colleagues in 2012, begins next week, with a number of government witnesses, Wells’ wife’s blue SUV, a missing murder weapon, the integrity of the government’s witnesses, and a fateful flat tire is expected to take a prominent role in the case. The prosecution has said that it will not seek the death penalty against W...
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Evacuation run/walk is Saturday
Kodiakans will get an opportunity to follow the evacuation route that was used during the Good Friday Earthquake on Saturday. A run/walk will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak building downtown and finishes at the Kodiak Public Library. The course will follow the same evacuation route that people used to reach high ground in 1964. “It will be fun, but also show the se...
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Chamber to end economic development service to governments
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will end its annual contracts to provide economic development service to local governments on April 30. The chamber sent a letter earlier this month to the Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak invoking the contracts’ early termination clauses, rather than continue to the June 30 end. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said the chamber board decided on the change at its March 17 ...
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Kodiak named one of the healthiest communities in Alaska
Kodiak is among the healthiest communities in Alaska, according to a County Health Rankings report released Tuesday. The fifth annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute listed Juneau and Sitka as the other healthiest places in the state. Western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the study. “Alaska’s data are br...
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Parks and Rec: March 28
EARTH DAY TRIATHLON The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and ...
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Rock Island Rollers prepare for Saturday bout
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The Rock Island Rollers first bout of 2014 is Saturday. The Kodiak roller derby team is splitting into two teams, the Xtratuffs and the Fireweed Honeys, and scrimmaging each other starting at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. A vendor village in the middle school auditorium also begins at 5 p.m., while Island Style Entertainment will provide the music. The bout is divi...
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Kodiak hoops squads to be honored Saturday
A basketball extravaganza will take place Saturday at Kodiak High School. First, the Kodiak Rotary Club is sponsoring a “Meet the Team” event at 2:30 p.m. The event will give Kodiak residents a chance to celebrate the KHS girls and boys basketball seasons. The girls finished perfect with a 27-0 record and captured the program’s first state title since 1981, while the boys finished tied for seventh with a 16-11 mar...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 28
Tuesday, March 25 • At 1:27 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 7:28 a.m., a driver on Von Scheele Way was given a verbal warning for speeding. • At 12:53 p.m., a correction officer requested assistance with an unruly inmate. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer was unable to locate a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:08 p.m., a male that passed out in the gazebo in St. Paul Harbor was taken to the hospita...
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Kodiak baseball begins season with blue/gold game
The Kodiak High School baseball team’s unofficial start to the season is Saturday. The annual blue/gold game begins at 1 p.m. at Baranof Field. The game is scheduled to go a full nine innings – two innings more than a regulation high school game. “I got to get some kids on the mound; I don’t want to short change any of them,” second-year Kodiak coach James Arnold said. Varsity pitchers will be throwing to varsity ...
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What did we learn from Exxon Valdez oil spill?
To the Editor, As we reflect on the recent 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, I wonder what we take away as lessons learned from this event. Following the spill, collectively Alaska’s and the federal government’s resources were totally unprepared to contain the spill, which resulted in massive ecosystem losses from which Alaska likely will not recover in our lifetimes, if ever. And, as a result, vesse...
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