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It could be said that Rob Wurm is the epitome of the successful Alaska fisherman. He came to Kodiak as a young man, worked his tail off as a crewman on big boats, proving that hard work and determination can go a long way. Just when he was about ready to capitalize on a lucrative king crab fishery, the bottom fell out. He shook off his disappointment and fished cod and halibut as a long-liner. Wurm eventually part...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 14
Oct. 29 • At 1:10 a.m., police asked a man to leave the Mill Bay Road area. He did so. • At 1:15 a.m., police arrested a driver on Shelikof Street on suspicion of driving with a revoked license. • At 4:50 a.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle theft on Hemlock Street. It was a case of mistaken identity. There was no crime. • At 7:22 a.m., police arrested a man in the Bartel Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area for a ...
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In the Courts: Nov. 14
Thomas Reed pleaded no contest to theft in the fourth degree. Reed was sentenced to 90 days in jail (85 suspended) and fined $500 ($550 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. Jorge Garcia pleaded guilty to open container of alcoholic beverage. Garcia was sentenced to four days in jail. Daniel Gallivan pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Gallivan was sentenced to 10 days in jail. Daniel Ga...
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Kodiak runners off to Idaho
Kodiak was the best boys cross country team in the state this season, now it will see how it stacks up against Lower 48 squads. The Bears are running at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Saturday in Boise, Idaho, a star-studded race that brings the best talent together from Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Hawaii and Alaska. This is the first time Kodiak has been to this race since the Trevor Dunbar-le...
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KHS spikers forfeit state opener
Kodiak’s volleyball team was on the Sterling Highway when its opening-round state match against South Anchorage was supposed to start at the American Airlines Center in Anchorage. It was not the kind of opening the Bears were looking for in their fourth-straight trip to the state championships. Kodiak, the Northern Lights Conference runner-up, forfeited its opener to South. Coach Amy Willis knew it was going to ta...
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Rain is not a dog’s best friend
I have to clear Gizmo’s name right off the bat. Contrary to popular belief, the pup is not the underwear bandit. As much as he likes to steal and hide stuff around the Clarkston house, I have yet to find a stash of women’s panties under his covers. Now to something of more importance. When I got home from work late Wednesday evening, I had to play therapist to Gizmo. Yes, I’ve stayed at a Holiday Inn. I left the t...
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Local results: Nov. 14
Boys Little Dribblers Nov. 6 Brechan 30, Ruff & Reddy 18 (fifth- and sixth-grade) Dylan Morzo 18 points, Colt Hubert 6, Elijah Calderon 4 and Aidan Nolan 2 for Brechan. Joren Valdez 8 points, Lucas Ellsworth 6 and Justin Brewer 4 for Ruff and Reddy. Ballerz 28, Brechan 22 Thamdee Kantawit 12 points, Darryl Recustodio 8, AJ Arevalo 6 and John Saliva 2 for Ballerz. Dylan Morzo 17 points, Elijah Calderon 4 and Keolee...
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Pier 1 project delayed at least a year
The project to replace Kodiak’s Pier 1 has been delayed for at least a year following permitting issues regarding sea lion safety, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said at Thursday’s city council meeting. “It’s a terrible setback,” Kniaziowski said. Although the project is on city property, the project is the State of Alaska Department of Transportation’s, Kniaziowski said, and the city had no responsibility for acq...
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Driver dies after vehicle tumbles into ravine in Kodiak
A person driving a passenger van died Thursday when his vehicle fell into a ravine on Pillar Mountain Road in Kodiak, police said. Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said she could not identify the driver pending notification of his or her next of kin. Asked if investigators believe that slippery road conditions could have triggered the accident, Wallace said, “We don’t believe that’s a factor.” The last fatal car ...
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Denali disaster author to sign books
A former Kodiak resident is returning to the Emerald Isle on Friday to sign his book about a 1967 mountaineering disaster on Denali. Andy Hall, a former Daily Mirror reporter and editor, wrote “Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak,” about a 12-man crew that tackled the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, commonly referred to as Denali. A terrible storm rolled in, is...
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