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In the courts: March 15
Dismissals • A charge of first-degree harassment against Michael Beck, 47, was dismissed March 6. • A charge of second-degree theft against Larry Birtcher, 59, was dismissed March 11. • A charge of third-degree assault against Aaron Hedrick, 25, was dismissed March 11. • A charge of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against Luis Orosco, 42, was dismissed March 12. Assault • Basil Larionoff, ...
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H20 visa is a mistake
Each day, the email accounts here at the Kodiak Daily Mirror receive one or two messages praising a new accomplishment of Alaska’s fishing industry. Those messages might be a new boat launch, record production or record earnings for fishermen. If those emails were your only source of news about the fishing industry, you’d think Alaska was in a rising tide of fisheries success. Last week, we received an email from ...
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Special Olympics strikes gold
Snowshoers Jackie Malutin and Julia Wiley and Kodiak’s floor hockey team earned gold medals at the 2013 Special Olympics Alaska Winter games that concluded Sunday. Malutin won two golds in the 200-meter and 400-meter snowshoeing races in her division and added a fourth in the 100, while Wiley took first in the 25 and 100 meter races and was fourth in the 50. The floor hockey team — Derrick Blondin, David Bradbury ...
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No new applicants for Kodiak Electric Association
The same hands will stay steady on the wheel of the Kodiak Electric Association. Nomination forms for election to the board of directors of Kodiak’s electrical cooperative were due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, and only incumbents Linda Freed, Jay Johnston and Gordon Gould will be on the ballot this year. Three members of the 10-person board are up for re-election in any given year. Terms last for three years apiece, excep...
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Local results: March 15
Kodiak Island Dart Association Wednesday, March. 6 Flying Tacos 14, Coyote Pak 1; Oo Chuks 13, Villains 2; Rondy II 11, Bar Pros 4; Darty Minds 9, River Rats 6; 3 in a Bed 8, Dart’in Divas 7; Banditos 10, Elders 5; Dart Vaders 11, Nightflights 4; Ah-Shucks 13, Shark Attack 2. High tons: Paddy O’Donnell 140, John Wolfen 135, Craig Eckert 131, Ken Cameron 126, Mark Wardell 125, John Toliver 125, Geoff Spalinger 125,...
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Congress begins debate on reauthorization of top fisheries law
On the day before he celebrated his 40th year in Congress, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) threw his weight behind reauthorization of the nation’s top fisheries law. The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the cornerstone of federal fisheries law, but it must be renewed every 10 years. The last renewal was in 2006, and given the glacial pace of Congress, debate must begin early in order to prevent a calamitous pothole in fishing in...
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Wells trial delayed until 2014
The trial of James Wells, the man accused of murdering Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James “Jim” Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, has been postponed until 2014. In a Wednesday morning hearing, U.S. District Court judge Ralph R. Beistline pushed the trial, originally scheduled for April, to the week of Feb. 17, 2014. Wells appeared in custody at the hearing. Federal prosecutor Dani...
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Close games define Kodiak boys season
Hours after ending their season, Kodiak’s boys watched Palmer cut down the nets after winning their first Northern Lights Conference basketball title in nine years. Kodiak coach David Anderson wanted to send a message to his returning players. “I said, ‘Don’t forget this feeling, guys,’” he said. “You have the opportunities, and that is an opportunity you want to be a part of.” Kodiak didn’t reach the championship...
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New bill would consolidate Alaska's guiding industry
Bear hunting is big business in Kodiak, but a proposed state law would mean big changes for guided hunting on state land. House Bill 158, now before the Alaska House of Representatives’ resources committee, would chop the state into small districts and establish firm caps on the number of guides allowed to work in each district. The strictly regulated program would be managed by the Alaska Department of Natural Re...
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Pebble Mine dam failure would be an Exxon Valdez on land
Pebble Mine backers admit their project poses risk, including a catastrophic seismic event that would rupture the dams holding mine waste – resulting in a witches’ brew of toxins descending into the world’s most productive salmon ecosystem. To prevent it, mine promoters pledge the utmost engineering standards. The Pebble Partnership has funded costly geologic research showing that “the big one” is unlikely near Pe...
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