Investigators claimed Wells faked an alibi James Michael Wells was arraigned in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage on Tuesday for the 2012 murders of Coast Guardsmen Richard Belisle and James “Jim” Hopkins.
The affidavit, written by FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Oberlander and released Tuesday, says Wells carefully planned the murders and faked an alibi by claiming he had a flat tire. The document suggests his motive for the murders stemmed from problems a...
Fortaliza sets bench press record Jurey Fortaliza powered his way to a new KMXT/Kodiak Athletic Club Bench Press Competition record Saturday at Kodiak High School.
Fortaliza pressed his body weight (165 pounds) 29 times to win the event and break Kalani Coyle’s record of 28 set last year.
Adelia Myrick captured the women’s half-bodyweight category by muscling 70 pounds up 55 times.
Luis Mendez took the men’s half body weight category with 82 rep...
NLC power rankings: Top spots claimed for NLC tourney Things are getting interesting with only two regular-season weeks remaining in the high school basketball season.
The top two spots in both the boys and girls sides of the Northern Lights Conference have already been clinched, but the third through fifth spots are all up for grabs.
Wasilla’s girls and Colony’s boys remain the top teams in this week’s Kodiak Daily Mirror’s NLC power rankings.
1. Wasilla (...
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Austerman gives an update on House activities The House Finance subcommittees are continuing to review the operating budget and we are all working diligently to reduce its growth. Subcommittees have until March 1 to make their recommendations. The House Finance committee will then adopt a draft budget bill and take public testimony, after which we will review and/or adopt amendments before moving the budget to the full House around March 13.
New UA survey tries to figure what training new fishermen need A new survey from the University of Alaska is asking fishermen to pick their replacements.
Four new surveys, conducted as part of the Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative, are asking employers what skills the next generation of fishermen should learn while still in school.
“We’re asking … what are these jobs, and what are the areas where the greatest needs for training or internships or apprenticeships,” sai...
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Coast Guard rescues boater on swamped skiff A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak rescued a boater whose skiff swamped near Port Graham on Monday.
Around 9:35 p.m., a good Samaritan notified the Coast Guard in Anchorage that the boater’s 12-foot skiff was swamped and the man needed help. The man reportedly left Seldovia to go fishing earlier in the day.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed from Kodiak and rescued the man just before midnigh...
Guardian Landing offers new housing option Newcomers to Kodiak often struggle with finding short-term housing or places to stay while on vacation or temporary job assignments — Guardian Landing hopes to solve that problem.
Guardian Landing is housed in a 5-bedroom home with a unique setup. The house has rooms to rent, but it’s not quite a bed and breakfast. Residents can rent one bedroom in the home, or multiple bedrooms, either for a few nights or a few m...
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Alaska Science Forum: Southeast residents show savvy after large earthquake Around midnight on Jan. 4, Kathleen Brandt felt an earthquake at her home in Sitka. As framed pictures trembled and fell from the walls, she started counting.
“I got to 22 seconds before the shaking stopped,” Brandt said. The 45-year resident of this historic Southeast community told her earthquake story following a recent community presentation there by Natalia Ruppert. Ruppert is a seismologist with the Geophysi...
Middle Bay saved of sewage sludge For once, the Kodiak City Council was applauded as it discussed sewage sludge.
Months of intense and sometimes caustic debate concluded during a community meeting Monday night as the city council agreed that Middle Bay will not be the site of a proposed sludge composting plant.
After two and a half hours of testimony, the council directed the city to pursue a deal with the Kodiak Island Borough in order to instead...
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Talon Lindquist, Hughes shine at Great Alaska Open The Kodiak Kingfishers swim team produced the top boy and girl point scorers at the 2013 Senior Region Great Alaska Open in Kenai.
Ila Hughes won four individual events and was the girls top scorer during the three-day meet that concluded Sunday. Hughes’ teammate Tahna Lindquist won five events and was second overall.
Talon Lindquist won three events and was the top boys point-scorer.
On the girls side, Hughes w...