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Drug dealers penetrate Kodiak
It’s a scene not often seen in Kodiak: Federal agents and deputized law-enforcement officers, guns drawn, surround a home on Hemlock Street before an entry team with loaded firearms rushes into the living room, kicks open a locked bedroom door and places three men in handcuffs. Saturday morning, Feb. 7, was the homeowner’s birthday. She was cooking, preparing for well-wishers. Her 4-year-old daughter was in the li...
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In the Courts: Feb. 20
Karen R Wimmersberg pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in the second degree. Wimmersberg was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
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Terrence Dwayne Moore
Terrence Dwayne Moore, 34, died on Feb. 16, 2015, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. A memorial service will be held in Anchorage on Saturday Feb. 21. A second service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Kodiak Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1514 Mission Road in Kodiak. Terrence was born on April 27, 1980, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. He attended Chester Valley Elementary, Romig Middle ...
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Community events: Feb. 20
Send items for inclusion in the Community Calendar to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today 6 p.m. — “Forrest Gump” at Kodiak Public Library Sunday, Feb. 22 2 p.m. — Pianist Scott Withrow, Kodiak Public Library. Monday, Feb. 23 6 p.m. — Presentation about the Kitchen Gardeners Series, Kodiak community gardens and farmers market, at the Kodiak Public Libr...
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 20-27
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Feb. 20 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 - 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 Lap/Aerobics 1:30 - 3 p.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Masters Swim 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 Family 2 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 20
Jan. 18 At 12:20 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Marine Way. A man was taken into protective custody. At 6:45 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespassing on Center Avenue. A man was banned from the area. At 12:07 p.m., police responded to an assault on Mill Bay Road. It was verbal only. At 12:45 p.m., police arrested a man on Mill Bay Road on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and cited him...
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Don't get too wild about wildlife: Many species in Kodiak not natives
Ubiquitous mammals on Kodiak Island include bear, deer and mountain goats, but only one of those is native to Kodiak. Of all the mammals on Kodiak Island, only about one-third are native, according to Fish and Wildlife Service biologist McCrea Cobb who spoke about introduced wildlife during the first History Speaks lecture organized by the Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum on Wednesday. Some of the earl...
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CHOREOGRAPHED FUN: Player introductions have become entertainment
Salutes. Fist pumps. Elbow bumps. Handshakes. Foot taps. Those are just some of the gestures that basketball players make during pregame introductions, a part of the game that has become choreographed entertainment. The time is gone when a simple a handshake did the job. Now players use the moments before the tip to display their personality in a variety of ways. “I’m not sure what it all means,” Kodiak boys coach...
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Eating Kodiak shellfish 'risky,' PSP specialist warns
Kodiak shellfish have some of the highest levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Alaska. Rules of thumb such as don’t eat shellfish in months containing the letter “r” can supposedly help determine if shellfish is safe to eat, but for PSP researcher Julie Matweyou, the issue is not so simple. Shellfish feed on dinoflagellates, which can contain saxitoxin. That saxitoxin then accumulates in the shellfish and ca...
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Have a hip and holy Lent
Remember back in the good ol’ days, when men were men, and priests were men, and even God was scared? You could count on people sitting in the same pews every week, everyone in America was Christian, and prayer in schools wasn’t just expected, but mandatory. Back then, people knew they were sinners, so everyone went to church, and everyone tithed, and everyone gave up chocolate and drinking for Lent. Or do you rem...
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