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Man accused of dousing another with gasoline
A Kodiak man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly pouring gasoline on another man. Judge Steve Cole arraigned Darin Wolfe, 47, on Thursday on one count of first-degree attempted murder, an unclassified felony punishable by up to 99 years in jail. Wolfe is also facing one count of attempted first-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, police received a call from the victim a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 3
Monday, Dec. 30 • At 2:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Selief Lane. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 5:41 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Larch Street. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 12:41 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle was swerving all over the road. Officers found the vehicle. The driver was negative for DUI. • At 7:20 p.m., a caller repor...
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Parks and Rec: Jan.3-Jan.9
Jan. 3 - Jan. 9 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 3 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 1 - 3 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eveni...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Head
Nasquq - Head Nasquqa allrani anq’rtaartuq. - My head sometimes hurts. Covering the head is an important part of staying warm in cold, wet, or windy conditions, like those found on Kodiak. Alutiiq people designed a great variety of hats to protect their heads and retain heat. Unlike the skin clothing of far northern Alaska, Alutiiq parkas did not include a hood. People wore long robes with a short, loose-fitting, ...
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KEA board nominations open
Three seats on the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors are up for election this year. According to a release from KEA, people interested in applying for one of the seats may pick up a nominating packet at KEA’s Marine Way offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To run for office, a candidate must be a KEA member. The KEA board of directors consists of nine elected members on three-year...
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Amazing Nature: Animals find home through unfamiliar territory
On Christmas Day I took my dog for what I had planned to be a nice walk at the park. I have trained and practiced with her a lot, and now she is what a friend of mine called a “part-time-good-dog,” which means she listens perfectly — most of the time. She has the ability to step behind a tree and disappear, leaving me to call and whistle and wonder where she went in the span of time it takes me to blink a snowflak...
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Kodiak nonprofits look for PFD donations
*An earlier version of this story did not list Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, which was omitted by Pick. Click. Give. The Providence Alaska Foundation has been added to the list for Kodiak as well. To report an error or request a correction, email editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or call 512-2622. As Alaskans begin filling out their Permanent Fund dividend applications this year, local nonprofits are hoping ...
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ASMI tries to keep seafood from becoming collateral damage in radiation scares
Alaska salmon are safe to eat. Some days, the problem is convincing a buyer that’s true. In 2011, after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and ruptured the containment of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a wave of concern reached Alaska. Would radiation affect Alaska seafood? How much? When? Those concerns ebbed as it became clear the danger was overblown. Now, a surge of inflammatory articles h...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 3
Art Walk tonight The Kodiak Arts Council will hold its First Friday Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Stops include Harborside Fly-By, The Frame Shop and Stringbeadz. Galley Tables storytelling Galley Tables is a live storytelling event that features seven people sharing seven-minute stories based on a unique theme. This month's theme is close calls, stories of near death experiences and brushes with fame, fortune, a...
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In the Courts: Jan. 3
Dismissals One count of fourth-degree assault against Arthur Gamash, 51, was dismissed Dec. 26. Assault Richard Rozelle, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail (150 days suspended). Rozelle will be on probation for three years.
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