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New manager takes over Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Bo Sloan experienced the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge as a hunter before he became its boss. After he was selected for a bear hunt, he spent eight days hunting and fishing in early May. “My first introduction to Kodiak was as Bo Sloan, a private citizen on a bear hunt,” he said. “I came here as a hunter and fisherman before I came here as an employee.” Although he didn’t get a bear, he received a visitor-level ...
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Man accused of breaking window and possessing meth
A Kodiak man is facing felony charges from two separate incidents after he allegedly broke a window and was found in possession of meth. Joseph Riego-DeDios, 59, faces one count of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Both are felonies. According to court documents, on May 5 the Kodiak Police Department received a call from a woman who reported someone...
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Tapestry: Hardens see ministry as spiritual parenting
When Rony Harden, Sr., pastor of Abba Father Christian Fellowship, is asked where he met his wife, he gives a simple, startling answer. “In prison.” As the inquirer catches his breath, Harden explains that he and Cynthia, who became Mrs. Harden, were officers for the Department of Corrections in Washington, D.C. Today the Hardens are joint pastors of a church founded in January 2012. Through counseling, mentoring ...
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Safe Routes to School aims to encourage kids to walk or bike to school
To the Editor: We appreciate that the Daily Mirror brought attention to the recently completed Kodiak Safe Routes to School plan, which addresses how to make our community more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. However, the article published on June 6 misrepresented Safe Routes to School by implying that the primary focus is to address childhood obesity in Kodiak. The author of the article also made a poor choice o...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 7
Saturday, June 1 • At 8:49 a.m., the village public safety officer in Port Lions reported there was a gunshot victim at the village clinic. The 19-year-old man had a gunshot wound in his left foot. He was medically evacuated to Kodiak by a local air carrier. The initial investigation revealed the shooting was accidental and self-inflicted, and occurred between 1-3 a.m. Alcohol was a factor in the incident, and the...
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Coast Guard Blotter: June 7
June 3 A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova from Kodiak medevaced a cruise ship passenger near Prince William Sound. The crew safely hoisted the 53-year-old man, who was suffering from gastrointestinal distress, and transported him to Cordova to meet emergency medical personnel for further transport to Anchorage from commercial medevac services. Coast Guard 17t...
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In the Courts: June 7
Dismissals • A charge of third-degree assault against Jamshid Hudaykulov, 24, was dismissed April 19. • A charge of second-degree criminal trespass against Dennis Fathke, 58, was dismissed April 23. • A charge of second-degree criminal trespass against Gabriel Feliciano, 30, was dismissed May 3. • Charges of second-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree use of a controlled substance against Disa Robison, 43, we...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Son-in-law
Nengauwaq : Son-in-law Gui nengauwangq’rtua. : I have a son–in-law. Alutiiqs use the term nengau’aq in a variety of ways. In some communities, it specifically means a son-in-law: the man who married your daughter. In others, the word is a general term for any man related by marriage. Whatever they are called, Alutiiq men know that when they marry an Alutiiq woman, they marry her family. The extended family is extr...
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TV show causes mermaid frenzy
Mermaids, dragons and mystic monsters — they all inspire our fantasies. Who has not looked upon the ocean and wondered what might live in its depths that we don’t know about. Who has never stood looking out at the crests of waves, a sudden splash, or a dark shape quickly moving away under water and wondered what it was that we saw but could not quite put a name to? Lucky are those who have felt the excitement of s...
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Another Day in Paradise: Bearing our pains
As we have been moving boxes and furniture around, the old aches and pains reappear. Bruises that run up and down my arms, my back, shoulders and knees remind me that I’m not 18 anymore. I have increased my daily portion of anti-inflammatory and aspirin and have moaned greatly. I have been reminded twice this week that I have nothing to complain about. As we continue this packing experience, our dogs continue to b...
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