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Man accused of dousing another with gasoline
A Kodiak man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly pouring gasoline on another man. Judge Steve Cole arraigned Darin Wolfe, 47, on Thursday on one count of first-degree attempted murder, an unclassified felony punishable by up to 99 years in jail. Wolfe is also facing one count of attempted first-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, police received a call from the victim a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 3
Monday, Dec. 30 • At 2:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Selief Lane. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 5:41 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Larch Street. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 12:41 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle was swerving all over the road. Officers found the vehicle. The driver was negative for DUI. • At 7:20 p.m., a caller repor...
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Parks and Rec: Jan.3-Jan.9
Jan. 3 - Jan. 9 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 3 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 1 - 3 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eveni...
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Religion: Daria Safronova-Simeonoff discovers church culture in Kodiak
It was suppressed for more than 70 years in her homeland, but when Daria Safronova-Simeonoff came to Kodiak Island, she discovered the Russian Orthodox culture that had been denied her. Simeonoff, the Church Slavonic language and Russian church history instructor and archivist at St. Herman’s Seminary and instructor of Russian at the Kodiak College, said the people of Kodiak Island never lost the faith preached to...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Head
Nasquq - Head Nasquqa allrani anq’rtaartuq. - My head sometimes hurts. Covering the head is an important part of staying warm in cold, wet, or windy conditions, like those found on Kodiak. Alutiiq people designed a great variety of hats to protect their heads and retain heat. Unlike the skin clothing of far northern Alaska, Alutiiq parkas did not include a hood. People wore long robes with a short, loose-fitting, ...
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Duane LeVan
Duane K. LeVan died Dec. 28, 2013, after a short stay at Seward Providence Medical and Care Center. He was 87 years old. He was born at Valley City, N.D. Many in Seward knew his father, Ken LeVan and mother, Annabelle LeVan. He was in the Navy during World War II, serving on LST 458 in the south Pacific. He came to Seward in 1946 after an honorable discharge to be with his parents. Kenneth LeVan, his father, worke...
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KEA board nominations open
Three seats on the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors are up for election this year. According to a release from KEA, people interested in applying for one of the seats may pick up a nominating packet at KEA’s Marine Way offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To run for office, a candidate must be a KEA member. The KEA board of directors consists of nine elected members on three-year...
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ASMI tries to keep seafood from becoming collateral damage in radiation scares
Alaska salmon are safe to eat. Some days, the problem is convincing a buyer that’s true. In 2011, after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and ruptured the containment of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a wave of concern reached Alaska. Would radiation affect Alaska seafood? How much? When? Those concerns ebbed as it became clear the danger was overblown. Now, a surge of inflammatory articles h...
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Playbook: Jan. 3
Friday, Jan. 3 Boys basketball: Unalakleet vs. Soldotna, 4:45 p.m.; Kodiak vs. Bristol Bay, 8:15 p.m. at the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Girls basketball: Sitka vs. Dimond, 3 p.m.; Kodiak vs. West Valley, 6:30 p.m. at the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Saturday, Jan. 4 Boys basketball: Bristol Bay vs. Unalakl...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 3
Art Walk tonight The Kodiak Arts Council will hold its First Friday Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Stops include Harborside Fly-By, The Frame Shop and Stringbeadz. Galley Tables storytelling Galley Tables is a live storytelling event that features seven people sharing seven-minute stories based on a unique theme. This month's theme is close calls, stories of near death experiences and brushes with fame, fortune, a...
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