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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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Around Kodiak: May 16
The Kodiak Public Library Association board of directors meets at 5 p.m. Thursday in the craft room of the A. Holmes Johnson Public Library. All are welcome to attend. The Kodiak Island Borough assembly meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the borough building on Mill Bay Road.
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Stage and Screen: 'The Sapphires' — A Gem
Feel-good movies are frequently sappy and transparent — even those “ripped from the headlines.” Fictional feel-good flicks can be trial by ordeal. “The Sapphires” (2012) is the real thing; a film which chronicles the success of four aboriginal family members from Australia. The setting is an aboriginal reserve in Australia during the late 1960s. The timing is critical — the Vietnam War is raging and American troop...
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Kodiak's burger is third-most expensive in country
Juneau is not a cheap place to live. The price of gasoline has shot up since the beginning of May, and the affordability of housing in Alaska’s capital city has always been a hot-button issue. But one website is positing a new way to look at the cost of living. And by that measure, Juneau is the most expensive city in the United States — if you have a hankering for fast food. Juneau clocks in as the city with the ...
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Kodiak Middle School puts on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Kodiak residents are in for a sweet treat this weekend as the Kodiak Middle School drama club puts on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The curtain for the show goes up at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. The show follows the classic storyline in which five kids and their guardians win a chance to go to Willy Wonka’s secretive chocolate factory. KMS drama coach Jar...
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Johnson, Olson win bowling tourney
The bowling duo of Tommy Johnson and Josh Olson won the season-ending Top 20 Tournament at Tropic Lanes on May 5. Johnson and Olson outdueled 10 teams to pick up a prize of $637.76. Tyler Steele and Stefan Macahilas placed second, while Bryan Larson and Philip Obas were third. Obas and Macahilas each rolled a 300 game during the tournament, while Johnson picked up a 299. Contact the Daily Mirror sports department ...
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Swimmers shine in sprints
Four Kodiak Kingfishers were the top swimmers in their age groups at the Southcentral Sprint Championships held May 4. Alison Narog (girls 8 and under), Max Cook (Boys 8 and under), Devon Cummiskey (girls 10 and under) and Marina Cummiskey (girls 13 and 14) all were the high-point swimmers in their divisions. Contact the Daily Mirror sports department at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Playbook: May 16
Thursday, May 16 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer, noon, and Houston, 5 p.m., at Baranof Field. Softball: Kodiak vs. Houston, 4 p.m., and Eagle River, 5:45 p.m., at East Addition Park. Track: Kodiak and Port Lions at the state championships at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 9 a.m.
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Ferry fares to rise after state budget cuts
Taking the ferry will soon get a little more expensive. On Tuesday, Alaska Marine Highway System leaders told the state’s public advisory board that the ferry system will end discount programs and consider raising rates in response to a trimmed operating budget approved by the Alaska Legislature this year. “We are actively looking at our tariff system; we feel it is not a fair and equitable system in a lot of area...
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Kulluk hearing scheduled for Monday in Anchorage
The public will get its first glimpse into the Kulluk investigation on Monday — but Kodiak residents are out of luck if they want to listen in. The Coast Guard will hold a formal marine casualty investigation hearing at noon Monday at Anchorage’s Loussac Library. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley said the meeting will not be broadcast, and no one is permitted to bring a recorder into the h...
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