Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
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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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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