Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Teeing Off: This news week is for the dogs
What a zany news week in Kodiak. In my eight years here, I don’t recall a week quite like this. A stabbing a block away from the Daily Mirror office, a captain drunk at the wheel of a boat that was grounded not just once, but twice, and a person in Chiniak who mistook oil fuel for water and blew up a banya. The topper of the week goes to the unveiling of Kodiak’s underwear bandit. All the ladies in Kodiak can brea...
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Affidavit: Stabbing suspect said he ‘could kill’ victim
Before a fatal stabbing Sunday, a Kodiak man charged with manslaughter said he “could kill” the victim, according to a police affidavit. Teila Tofelogo, 44, faces manslaughter and assault charges in the case that left Dennis Fathke, 59, dead. The affidavit by Sgt. Tim Putney of the Kodiak Police Department states Tofelogo said he and Fathke joked about Tofelogo’s “ninja moves” with a 12-inch curved knife. “The def...
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Amazing Nature: Sustainable fisheries factor in ‘happiness index’
This semester, I am both teacher and student. I signed up for an online class from UAS titled “Local and Global sustainability.” It makes me view the issues of our times and my own actions from a different angle. First off we discussed at length how a sustainability approach integrates the five domains of Environment, Economy, Socio-cultural, Policy, and Technology. If you were to change your approach to how to ma...
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Frontier Baptist Church hosts ‘Gathering’
Quiet neighborhoods in old Kodiak on Sunday morning meant that the residents were in church – not in bed. After church, they enjoyed a Sunday dinner, often with guests, napped, visited, took a ride and by six o’clock, they grabbed their Bibles and headed back to sanctuary for Sunday evening services. By mid-week the faithful were in church again for refreshment and rejuvenation. Their minds and hearts were challen...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 21
November 4 • At 2:46 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 3 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 3:04 a.m., police conducted a security check on Benny Benson Drive searching for a missing adult. • At 4:02 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way searching for a missing adult. • At 4:15 a.m., police asked a man to leave Marine Way. He did so. • Around 4:28 a.m., pol...
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Jonathan Hammon
Our loving son, brother, and friend, Jonathan Reuben Hammon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. He was born Aug. 30, 1970 in Hildale, Utah, to Lloyd Hunter Hammon and Charlotte Ann Thornton Hammon. He is survived by many brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his father Lloyd and brother, Nathan. Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. in the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George...
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ESS volleyball team enjoys success in third season
As Karluk’s one-man volleyball team, David Reft spends a lot of time in front of a wall. He bounces a ball off a wall. He sets a ball off a wall. He bumps a ball off a wall. It is easy to understand his excitement when he leaves Karluk — a town of about 37 residents, 88 miles southwest of Kodiak city — to join the rest of his teammates on Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools mix-6 volleyball team. His teammates also co...
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In the Courts: Nov. 21
Rachelle Abbott pleaded guilty to minor in possession or consumption of alcohol. Abbott was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and fined $1,000 ($500 suspended) and had her license revoked for six months and ordered to complete 96 hours of community work service and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol screening and placed on probation for one year. Troy D Childers pleaded guilty to attempted...
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Comedy this weekend
It will be “a good night for laughs” in Kodiak on Saturday. That’s how Mike Amberg is advertising his comedy show this weekend. Mike Amberg told the Mirror he moved to Kodiak last year, and this will be his first show in Kodiak, but if all goes well, he’ll hopefully do more. He’s worked as a clown at children’s hospitals, and he worked in a circus as a clown for two seasons. Amber describes the show as “an evening...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nuniaq — Old Harbor
Nuniaq Old Harbor Nuniarmiuq-qaa ellpet? Are you an Old Harbor person? The community of Old Harbor (Nuniaq) has its origins in the era of Russian conquest. In 1784, Russian traders massacred several hundred Alutiiq men, women, and children at Refuge Rock, a tiny island off the eastern coast of Sitkalidak Island. In Alutiiq, this sacred place is known as Awa’uq: to become numb. To many it represents a dramatic turn...
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