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Special Olympics torch run Saturday
The Alaska Law Enforcement Pledge Drive and Torch Run is Saturday. The 5K run/walk begins at the downtown Well’s Fargo at 10 a.m. All proceeds from the run go to Kodiak’s Special Olympics program. The run ends at Kodiak High School, where lunch will be provided. KIRA drive The Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a membership drive Saturday at the raceway from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact the Daily Mirror sport...
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Borough assembly to decide school funding tonight
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will consider approving $400,000 in extra money for Kodiak schools tonight. The money represents the difference between $10.65 million, the amount the school district has asked for, and $10.25 million, the amount the borough contributed last year. The $10.65 million is the maximum allowable contribution under state law, and school district officials have said that without the add...
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Kodiak petitioners try to roll back oil tax cut
In a gala ceremony on Tuesday in Anchorage, Gov. Sean Parnell will put his signature on Senate Bill 21, cutting Alaska’s oil taxes. In Kodiak, Jake Jacobson and Mike Sirofchuk are hoping that a few signatures taken in much less prominent places will erase Parnell’s approval. The pair are among a handful of local volunteers collecting signatures for a campaign to overturn the oil tax cut. If the campaign can garner...
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Prep softball: Kodiak bids farewell to Pyle
Kodiak’s Leila Pyle is more than a softball player. She is a Girl Scout, an artist and a valedictorian of the class of 2013. “She is just involved in so many things and is a very well-rounded, mature, independent young lady,” Kodiak softball coach Sam Catt said. Pyle’s commitments beyond softball are forcing her to end her playing career early. She will put on Kodiak’s blue and gold uniform for the final time this...
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Starr a force on the diamond
Seth Starr will always remember his first varsity baseball game for Kodiak High. In last year’s season opener against Kenai, Starr was ejected for plowing into the catcher on a force play at the plate in the first inning. “That was just a big mistake and a misunderstanding on my part, but I learned from it,” Starr said. Kodiak head coach Rick Langfitt took the blame for Starr’s varsity baseball introduction. He sa...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 16
Tuesday, May 14 • At 12:52 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 10:16 a.m., a man received a citation for failure to provide proof of insurance. • At 10:38 a.m., a caller reported items were taken from the building. It is under investigation. • At 11:05 a.m., a man was concerned about possible drug-related traffic. Patrol was advised. • At 11:25, a caller reported a vehicle heading toward town w...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 16
Sunday, May 4 At 7:40 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 42-year-old Kodiak man who was sport fishing on Buskin Lake. Investigation revealed the man was sport fishing with more than one line at a time. He was issued a citation with bail set at $100. Wednesday, May 8 Around 6 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a 54-year-old Kodiak man three citations for providing a false statement on his Alaska Departme...
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Obama's gun control agenda must be stopped
To the Editor: Obama took a trip to Mexico two weeks ago. While there, he put all the blame on U.S. gun dealers, saying 90 percent of the guns recovered came from gun dealers on the border. That’s a lie. Read on. The black market in Mexico is a virtual arms bazaar, with fragmentation grenades from South Korea, AK-47s from China and shoulder-fired rocket launchers from Spain and Russia. The Russian Mafia groups Pod...
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Achievers: May 16
• Charlene Rose B. Navales graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 5 with a bachelor of business administration in accounting. Navales graduated from Kodiak High School in 2006. Her parents are Frederick P. Navales and Amalia B. Navales, and she is engaged to Jefferson T. Nidoy. • Karl Shick, an undecided major at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, was recognized during the school’s honors day last we...
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Kodiak man accused of possessing meth and marijuana
A Kodiak man is facing a felony drug charge for allegedly possessing marijuana and methamphetamine. Johnny Cortez Jr., 26, faces one count of fourth-degree drugs misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class C felony. He also faces misdemeanor counts of sixth-degree drugs misconduct, not having vehicle insurance and driving with a suspended license. According to court documents, an officer observed Cortez d...
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