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In the Courts: May 24
Dismissals Two counts of third-degree assault against Teila Tofelogo, 43, were dismissed May 10. Eight counts of fraudulent use of an access device and one count of criminal impersonation against Karen Young, 47, were dismissed. Theft Jason Ray, 38, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (80 days suspended), and will be on probation for three years. Stalking Karen Young, 47, plea...
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Island Flavor: Picnics on Alaska Airlines. Shortest. Column. Ever?
I was thinking about Snoopy when I ordered it. I’m trusting that at least some of my readers remember Snoopy, the World War I Flying Ace and head beagle in the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles Schulz. The Flying Ace was only one of the fantasy identities of Charlie Brown’s dog. Snoopy imagined himself in several other roles. He was Joe Cool. Or a vulture. Or, in his darkest moments, a lawyer. I always loved ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: May 24
May 16 Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crewmembers terminated the voyage of a recreational boat fishing in Carroll Inlet after discovering safety and fishing violations on the vessel May 16. The Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat - Small crew safely escorted the 20-foot boat, with two people aboard, to Mountain Point near Ketchikan. During an at-sea boarding, the station crew discovered life jackets missing, an...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 24
Monday, May 20 • At 12:16 a.m., a cab driver reported his two passengers, a man and woman, were fighting inside the cab and he needed assistance. Both parties were gone when officers arrived. • At 12:34 a.m., a man received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 1:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Powell Avenue. • At 1:55 a.m., a caller reported a man stole her cellphone. As she was speaking with an of...
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Amazing Nature: Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high mark
Four hundred parts per million of carbon dioxide! On May 10, the news went out that for the first time in history, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric observatory on Mauna Loa in Hawaii reached 400 parts per million. According to the NOAA website reporting this historic event, before the start of the industrial revolution these concentrations used to fluctuate be...
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Tapestry: Departing priest sets record straight on rumor of school closing
Father Joe Classen, pastor of the St. Mary’s parish, wants to set the record straight. Contrary to local chatter, Kodiak’s Catholic school is not closing its doors. Classen, who will be stepping down as pastor and taking a leave of absence from ministry, said rumors have been flying around town regarding an imminent closing. “There has been a lot of talk, misinformation and negativity and we’re trying to combat th...
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Capitol Report: May 24
Hello from Kodiak. Returning home after session this year, my wife Rita and I were greeted with great spring weather, a few rain showers, but this is Alaska and it is needed and we continue to wait for warm weather and great fishing. So far it has been a busy interim; I have had the pleasure of visiting some of my new district. In April both Rita and I were warmly welcomed in the Bristol Bay Borough for the Naknek...
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Another Day in Paradise: An Unexpected Provision
It was another typical Kodiak morning. The temperature was cool and comfortable. The dogs and I began our morning walk as usual. We walked down to the corner by Spruce Haven and dropped back to walk along the beach and enjoy the low tide. The usual birds were working their way along the tide pools, the eagles were lined up along the runout from Potato Patch Lake, thanking Fish and Game for fingerlings they plant t...
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Prep baseball: Kodiak reaches SCC final
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer A 90-minute delay didn’t slow down Kodiak in its Southcentral Conference Championships semifinal baseball game Thursday evening. The Bears earned a spot in today’s championship game with a 9-2 victory over Homer at Wasilla High School. The game got a late start when Colony outlasted Kenai 10-6 in 12 innings in the first semifinal. Top-seeds Kodiak (9-3) and Colony play for the conf...
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Kodiak softball earns split with Homer
Kodiak earned its biggest win in Sam Catt’s three years as head coach Thursday night in Homer. After dropping the first Northern Lights Conference game, 7-3, to Homer, the Bears’ softball team rebounded with an impressive 10-3 win that kept Kodiak’s state chances alive. Kodiak moves to 4-2 in the NLC, 10-8 overall. The Bears need to win their final four conference games to earn their first small-school state tourn...
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