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Around Kodiak: Dec. 27
The Kodiak Legislative Information Office will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday with Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens to hear the concerns of constituents before the 2014 session of the Alaska Legislature. The Kodiak Audubon Society is sponsoring a Christmas Bird Count Saturday. To sign up to participate in the count, contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087. Kodiak Volleyball Club is holdi...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Ice Skate
Kungkiq; Kankiiq - Ice Skate Cuumi kungkirtaallianga unuk nangpiarluku iraluwakan. - Before, I used to ice skate all night sometimes when the moon was out. By December, many of Kodiak’s small ponds frozen strong enough to support ice skaters. Alutiiq Elders recall the joy of skating. As youths, many had homemade ice skates made from evaporated milk cans. Flatten the cans, tie them to your shoes, and away you go, s...
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Kodiak sees flu as season spikes in Alaska
The flu has arrived in Kodiak as influenza season spikes across Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that flu cases in the state didn’t rise above 20 until the first week of December. In the last few weeks, that number has risen dramatically. According to the Alaska Department of Epidemiology, there have been 177 reports of influenza in December, up from 47 cases in November. Most flu cases go unreporte...
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Fireworks legal for next week
If you’ve been itching to light a few fountains or rockets, now is the time to do it. Fireworks are legal in the Kodiak Island Borough through Jan. 1. Under Kodiak Island Borough code, using fireworks is legal without a permit from Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day and during one month in the summer (June 15 to July 15). Fireworks must be used outside city limits. While fireworks are allowed for the next week, Baysid...
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Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III
Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III, 57 of Kodiak passed away unexpectedly to Type 1 diabetes on Nov. 29, 2013. Casey was born in California on Feb. 17, 1956. He spent his childhood growing up in Spain and Oregon. Casey had always dreamed that one day he would become a commercial fisherman, so at age 17 he packed his bags and headed to Alaska to pursue that dream. Casey was one of the pioneers of the industry and thri...
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Tapestery: Kodiak fisherman recounts close encounter with death
James McCarthy didn’t know if he was dead or alive. He had to ask. On March 15, about five o’clock in the evening, McCarthy, his brother and skipper Peter McCarthy and crewman Makado (Mack) Odlin were hauling in the last pollock load of the day on the trawler Stella. The boat was six to eight miles off the Alaska Peninsula as the crew pulled in its net, winding it around the reel at the stern of the boat. As McCar...
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In the Courts: Dec. 27
Dismissals • Two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against David Valley, 28, were dismissed Dec. 20. Drugs misconduct David Valley, 28, pleaded guilty to third-degree drugs misconduct, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison (36 months suspended), and was fined $15,000 ($15,000 suspended). Valley will be on probation for five years. Assault • Leonard Acker, 31, pleaded no contest to one co...
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Wedding announcement: Santos and Schauff
Annelise Delos Santos and Clayton Schauff of Anchorage will wed at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Delos Santos and Schauff are Kodiak High School graduates who now attend school in Anchorage — Delos Santos at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Schauff at Alaska Pacific University. Matthew Kimmel will serve as best man and Christina Roe will serve as maid of honor, with Matt Kimmel o...
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Study: 18 percent of Kodiak is military
Eighteen percent of Kodiak’s population is employed by the military or a military dependent, according to a new study by the Alaska Department of Labor. The study, reported in this month’s issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, identifies the Kodiak Island Borough as the No. 3 borough in Alaska in terms of military employment. Just under 23 percent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough is military, while 21.9 per...
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NLC power rankings: Kodiak girls debut on top
The Northern Lights Conference basketball power rankings was such a big hit last season that the Daily Mirror sports department is bringing it back for a second season. The first full week of the high school season concluded Saturday, and it appears both Kodiak squads should have a good run through the six-team NLC — more on that later. The stat of the week doesn’t come from a player on an NLC team; that honor goe...
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