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Law-enforcement officials, health organizations talk about dangers of meth and heroin
Representatives from the Kodiak Police Department and local health organizations told a crowd about identifying drug paraphernalia and signs of drug use. A local detective with the Kodiak Police Department, who requested anonymity, said meth and heroin are, by far, the two most common drugs in Kodiak. He also said Kodiak has become a hub for drug distribution in the area. It’s not as easy to identify users as some...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak residents get an avalanche of tips on safety
Being aware of surroundings and keeping an eye out for red flags are the top two things to do when heading into avalanche country. That was the takeaway from a class on avalanche safety held on Saturday with a packed room at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Kodiak Island Search and Rescue helped bring down Nick D’Alessio, an Alaska Avalanche School instructor, to teach the class. At the beginnin...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the snow?
While snow has pelted much of the rest of the United States, Kodiak and the rest of Alaska has seen warmer temperatures and little snow. Alaska’s relatively warm temperatures compared to other areas cold and snow is pretty normal, according to Craig Eckert, the local National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration station manager. It’s a weather pattern that comes with a warm high-pressure ridge that’s currently a...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Affidavit: Stabbing suspect said he ‘could kill’ victim
Before a fatal stabbing Sunday, a Kodiak man charged with manslaughter said he “could kill” the victim, according to a police affidavit. Teila Tofelogo, 44, faces manslaughter and assault charges in the case that left Dennis Fathke, 59, dead. The affidavit by Sgt. Tim Putney of the Kodiak Police Department states Tofelogo said he and Fathke joked about Tofelogo’s “ninja moves” with a 12-inch curved knife. “The def...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedy this weekend
It will be “a good night for laughs” in Kodiak on Saturday. That’s how Mike Amberg is advertising his comedy show this weekend. Mike Amberg told the Mirror he moved to Kodiak last year, and this will be his first show in Kodiak, but if all goes well, he’ll hopefully do more. He’s worked as a clown at children’s hospitals, and he worked in a circus as a clown for two seasons. Amber describes the show as “an evening...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truck catches fire downtown
If you think the truck that caught fire Wednesday on Shelikof Street is part of a drill for firefighters, think again. The owner, who did not want to be identified, said he started his 1985 Ford F250 and left it to warm up as he made a phone call while in the Pacific Seafoods employee parking lot. He turned around three minutes later to see smoke coming out of the engine and flames slithering from under the hood. ...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pier 1 construction rescheduled
Construction on Kodiak’s Pier 1 has been temporarily suspended to allow the state to get a marine mammal permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service, according to a statement from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Construction should resume next fall and be completed by summer 2016. “The work stoppage was necessary to ensure that state ferry service to Kodiak will not be disrupted by an...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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School Board gets high school update
The Kodiak Island School District Board of Education received a Kodiak High School renovation project update and revised part of the district’s bylaws at Monday’s regular meeting. The district’s director of facilities, Greg Hecker, gave an update on the progress of the Kodiak High School renovation. Hecker said there has been lots of finishing work in the school. He said the project reached a milestone this week w...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernard: No criminal intent in fatal stabbing
Lucien Bernard believes there was no criminal intent involved when a Kodiak man with a history of criminal charges ended up fatally stabbing another with a 12-inch curved knife. Bernard, a disabled Vietnam War veteran who has lived in Kodiak for 20 years, said the two men were part of the Second Chance for Men, a local program to celebrate and promote recovery. In an interview with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Bernard...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Captain charged with DUI after grounding incident
The 134-foot freight landing craft Polar Bear is moored at a downtown Kodiak pier and its captain charged with driving under the influence after a Sunday grounding incident. Edward Dyer, 50, has also been charged with reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault, according to a news release from the Kodiak Police Department. Dyer was not onboard when the Polar Bear ran aground again Monday afternoon about a mil...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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