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Leader of the Kodiak Island Drummers charged with sex abuse
Kodiak resident Michael J Daquioag, 56, was arraigned Thursday on charges of sex abuse of a minor, exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. Daquioag is the leader of the Kodiak Island Drummers and is listed as a teaching artists in the Kodiak Island Borough School District “Artists in Schools” program as stated on the KIBSD website. According to a court document, a bail hearing will be held tod...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 3
Thursday, Feb. 27 • At 12:54 p.m., a male was arrested for driving under the influence on Shelikof Street. • At 6:02 a.m., multiple callers reported rocks on W. Rezanof Drive damaging their vehicles. Officers removed the rocks from the roadway. • At 7:22 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle went into a ditch on Von Scheele/Selief. The driver was cited for no proof of insurance and stayed for a tow truck. • At 8:42 a....
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Garden Gate: Spring is getting closer
I don’t know of any other regions in the U.S. where day length is such a big deal as in Alaska. “Wow, we’re gaining almost 5 minutes a day,” is a comment you’re much more likely to hear in a grocery store line in Kodiak more than say, in Alabama. Nonetheless, the first day of spring is so close you can taste it. A swing around the garden tells me that plants can taste it, too. Daffodils shoots and rhubarb are push...
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Capitol Report: March 3
Hello from Juneau. The halfway point of the 2014 session is rapidly approaching and the Capitol has been abuzz with activity of late. There are more busy days in sight as both legislative bodies continue work on numerous bills and resolutions, including the Fiscal Year 2015 operating and capital budgets. The Senate Education Committee, which I chair, has been focusing on the governor’s omnibus education bill, SB 1...
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C.G. medevacs man from Dutch Harbor
A Coast Guard helicopter deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley assisted a 40-year-old mariner near Dutch Harbor Saturday. A Kodiak-deployed MH-65 Dolphin medevaced the man from the 559-foot bulk carrier Ken Ei 100 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man suffered from abdominal distress and was flown to Cold Bay and then taken to Anchorage for further care. Contact the Daily Mi...
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Another earthquake near Larsen Bay
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was occurred Friday afternoon 44 miles south of Larsen Bay, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 3:59 p.m. and was 8.6 miles below the surface. There were no immediate reports of damage. Last week, a 4.4 earthquake was reported 41 miles west southwest of Larsen Bay. Contact the Daily Mirror newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Fish Factor: Changes are occuring in seawater
Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, US policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean. Any kid’s chemistry set will show that big changes are occurring in seawater throughout the world. As the oceans absorb more carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning outputs (primarily coal), it increases acidity to a point where shellfish can’t survive. It is r...
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Kodiak sets rainfall record
The Emerald Isle got a bit soggy on Wednesday. Kodiak broke a 46-year-old rainfall record for Feb. 26 with 2.51 inches, making it the ninth-wettest single February day in Kodiak history, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 1.17 inches of rain in 1968 and the wettest day in February occurred Feb. 25, 1947 with 4.53 inches of rain. Kodiak has had 6.48 inches of rain this month — half o...
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Kodiak looks to end skid against Wasilla
Kodiak’s girls basketball team puts its undefeated season on the line today and Saturday against Northern Lights Conference rival Wasilla. Top-ranked Kodiak has started the season with a program-best 20 consecutive victories. The Bears are 8-0 in the NLC and have already clinched the top seed for the conference championships that begins next Thursday at Colony High School. Wasilla is fourth in the NLC with a 4-4 r...
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Kodiak boys vying for NLC's top seed
Kodiak holds its own fate in clinching the boys regular-season Northern Lights Conference basketball title. The equation is simple: Sweep Wasilla. “This is huge for us,” Anderson said. “We went from 1-9 the first year I coached the program to hopefully in the fourth year winning the region crown.” Kodiak enters the 7 p.m. game today at Wasilla with a 6-2 conference record (13-8 overall). The two teams finish the s...
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