Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Jim Wells is guilty — end of story
To the editor, Jim Wells is guilty as sin, end of story. He knew exactly what he was doing and why. He had all his T’s crossed and I’s dotted until he went to court in Anchorage. The jury found him guilty and rightfully so. Justice has been served. End of story. Sarah L. Thayer
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Public Safety Blotter: June 6
May 23, 2014 • At 12:39 a.m., a loose dog was impounded on Larch Street. • Around 2:18 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:32 a.m., a man left West Marine Way when police asked. • At 2:57 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 9:12 a.m., police gave a verbal warning to a driver on Von Scheele Way who had not stopped at a stop sign. • At 9:47 a.m., police received a report about a loos...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: NaRaciik (S) – Boat Captain
NaRiaciik (N); NaRaciik (S) – Boat Captain Kugyasigtaangama naRaciyutaallianga. – When I was fishing (seining), I used to be a captain. The Alutiiq word for boat captain, naRiaciikor naRaciik, comes from Russian. It includes a small capital R to indicate an “r“ sound, as in the English word run. While this sound is common in English and Russian words, it is absent in Alutiiq. Despite the recent origins of the word...
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Cindy Harrington
On May 27 we lost Cindy Harrington, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. Her time with us was full of love and far too short. She was blessed in family—both her family of blood and the extended family of dear friends she built with her husband of 39 years, Bill Harrington, and their children, Erin and Brendan. Bill and Cindy met and started their married life together in Orleans. Cindy defied convent...
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Kodiak fishers get ready for salmon
On Wednesday morning, St. Paul Harbor was full of boats and fishers getting ready for the upcoming salmon season. It opened Thursday at 5 p.m., but on Wednesday, the boats were still preparing to leave while their crews finished projects. Seines were hoisted in the air through power blocks or spread over the docks as crewmembers repaired the rips in the seine left over from last year’s season. Greasy heads and han...
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Caregivers learn about dementia
Caregivers learned all about dementia as part of the annual Caregivers Conference at the Kodiak Senior Center on Thursday. Dementia is a complicated disease, said speaker Lisa Wawrzonek, the education director at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Some types of dementia are fast acting while others are slow. The different types, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s and stroke-related also have different ch...
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Youth program mixes fun and seriousness
It’s risky business, getting into the minds of middle school kids who like things sticky, messy and a little gross at times. The adult leaders who guide them have to be willing to do silly things, sing nutty songs, goof-off on stage and be right amongst the kids in their gooey, edgy, at times, silly activities. All the while they must maintain a sobriety that strikes an eternal cord in the child’s soul. It’s a bal...
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State Trooper Report: June 6
May 25 At approximately 7:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a single motorcycle collision on Rezanof Drive near Abercrombie Drive. Subsequent investigation revealed that Leo Robichaud, 36 year old of Kodiak, had been operating a 1996 BMW Motorcycle recklessly in the area before colliding with a large lighted construction sign and the guard rail. It was also discovered that Robichaud was operating...
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Finwhales and Humpbacks feeding in Kodiak
There are those days in Kodiak, where there is no place in the world I would rather be. This spring had many great and beautiful days; I could feel the sunshine on my face and the beach is never more than 10 minutes away. Last week, however, took the crown for experiences that make up for any number of cold and glum days in the office. When the cruise ship was in on Tuesday, I was out for a wildlife tour to tell t...
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Run for Rescue on Saturday
The third Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Moldova and Tajikistan from slave labor and...
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