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Fireworks legal for next week
If you’ve been itching to light a few fountains or rockets, now is the time to do it. Fireworks are legal in the Kodiak Island Borough through Jan. 1. Under Kodiak Island Borough code, using fireworks is legal without a permit from Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day and during one month in the summer (June 15 to July 15). Fireworks must be used outside city limits. While fireworks are allowed for the next week, Baysid...
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Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III
Philip Joseph “Casey” Twohy III, 57 of Kodiak passed away unexpectedly to Type 1 diabetes on Nov. 29, 2013. Casey was born in California on Feb. 17, 1956. He spent his childhood growing up in Spain and Oregon. Casey had always dreamed that one day he would become a commercial fisherman, so at age 17 he packed his bags and headed to Alaska to pursue that dream. Casey was one of the pioneers of the industry and thri...
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Tapestery: Kodiak fisherman recounts close encounter with death
James McCarthy didn’t know if he was dead or alive. He had to ask. On March 15, about five o’clock in the evening, McCarthy, his brother and skipper Peter McCarthy and crewman Makado (Mack) Odlin were hauling in the last pollock load of the day on the trawler Stella. The boat was six to eight miles off the Alaska Peninsula as the crew pulled in its net, winding it around the reel at the stern of the boat. As McCar...
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In the Courts: Dec. 27
Dismissals • Two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against David Valley, 28, were dismissed Dec. 20. Drugs misconduct David Valley, 28, pleaded guilty to third-degree drugs misconduct, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison (36 months suspended), and was fined $15,000 ($15,000 suspended). Valley will be on probation for five years. Assault • Leonard Acker, 31, pleaded no contest to one co...
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Wedding announcement: Santos and Schauff
Annelise Delos Santos and Clayton Schauff of Anchorage will wed at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Delos Santos and Schauff are Kodiak High School graduates who now attend school in Anchorage — Delos Santos at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Schauff at Alaska Pacific University. Matthew Kimmel will serve as best man and Christina Roe will serve as maid of honor, with Matt Kimmel o...
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Study: 18 percent of Kodiak is military
Eighteen percent of Kodiak’s population is employed by the military or a military dependent, according to a new study by the Alaska Department of Labor. The study, reported in this month’s issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, identifies the Kodiak Island Borough as the No. 3 borough in Alaska in terms of military employment. Just under 23 percent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough is military, while 21.9 per...
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NLC power rankings: Kodiak girls debut on top
The Northern Lights Conference basketball power rankings was such a big hit last season that the Daily Mirror sports department is bringing it back for a second season. The first full week of the high school season concluded Saturday, and it appears both Kodiak squads should have a good run through the six-team NLC — more on that later. The stat of the week doesn’t come from a player on an NLC team; that honor goe...
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Local Results: Dec. 26
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Monday, Dec. 23 Francisco Taxi 56, Associated Island Brokers 50 Germain Jimenez 23, Darren Luzano 16, Melvin Javier 8, Nicolas Kionasala 5 and Lourenz Francisco 4 points for Francisco Taxi. Leo Pastor 21, Marco Pastor 6, Jerry Sevilla 6, Amir Arevalo 6, Eric Alas 5, Hector Acosta 3 and Alfie Arevalo 3 points for Associated Island Brokers. Island Espresso 68, St. Herman’s...
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'Love locks' decorate Kodiak bridge
They're locks of love, inspiration and memories. Take a stroll down the sidewalk atop Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge, and you too might feel inspired looking at the padlocks known as “love locks” that sporadically decorate the safety fence. Similar to the “love locks” on the famous Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge in Paris, more than 30 locks decorate Kodiak’s only major bridge. The idea is simple: couples write thei...
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Stage and Screen: A butler and a slave — two must-see films
A Butler and a Slave – Two must-see films “The Butler” (2013) and “12 Years a Slave” (2013) are powerful films that recount two remarkable and powerful stories. “The Butler” presents a compelling rendition of the life of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) from the 1920s through present day. Gaines works as a White House butler from the Eisenhower administration through the election of President Barak Obama and serves ...
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