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Alaska cases reported in salmonella outbreak, none in Kodiak
Alaska has reported 14 cases of salmonella illnesses tied to an outbreak linked to chicken sold by Foster Farms. No illnesses have been reported in Kodiak. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert to inform people about the new salmonella strain that has caused illnesses in 18 states. As of Monday, 278...
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Kodiak’s 5-5 in playoff games
On Saturday, Kodiak’s football team will play its 11th playoff game in program history. The school’s first varsity season was 2003, and in 2006 the Bears made their first playoff appearance. Kodiak has reached the small-schools state championship game three years in a row since 2006. The Bears lost all three games to Soldotna. Overall, Kodiak is 5-5 in postseason play. Below are recaps of Kodiak’s postseason games...
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Island Flavor: Big Al’s serves up great eats in Kodiak
Forget about Obamacare, or federal budgets, or government shouting. If you really want to get political, just say who makes the best pizza. Because there's a huge chunk of the population with no informed judgment on what happens in Washington. Not so with pizza. Opinions about pizza are like belly buttons. Everybody has one. And if you think I'm going to open myself to scandal by publicly casting my vote for Kodia...
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Thomet puts streak on the line in Oregon
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet breezed through every cross country race this season in Alaska. Now, he will attempt to keep his season-long, seven-meet winning streak alive in Oregon. The junior is running in Saturday’s varsity boys elite race at the George Fox Cross Country Classic at Willamette Mission State Park in Gervais, Ore. The 5-kilometer run begins at 3 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. “Regardless of what the course is,...
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Prep picks: Too many teams get invited to the postseason
High school football playoffs are here. But is it really the playoffs when you have teams like Ketchikan and Houston rewarded for being well under .500? That is my gripe with high school football in Alaska. The 31 schools that have football are divided into three classifications — small, medium and large. This is the third season with three classifications. With three classifications, you have teams getting into t...
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Playbook: Oct. 11
Friday, Oct. 11 Tennis: Kodiak at the state championships at the Alaska Clubs in Anchorage, 8 a.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at the Lady Grizzly Volleyball Invitational at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Football: Kodiak vs. Kenai in a medium-school quarterfinal playoff game at Kenai, 3:30 p.m. Running: KMXT Run the Rock at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Marathon, 8 a.m.; half-marathon an...
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Election turnout reaches 17 percent
Fewer than one in five borough residents cast ballots in this month’s municipal election, according to final figures released Wednesday afternoon. City and borough clerks finished tallying absentee and questioned ballots from the Oct. 1 election on Wednesday, but the extra ballots failed to lift turnout above 17 percent. Within city limits, turnout was even lower, as only 15.5 percent of Kodiak’s registered voters...
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Tusty's return could be slowed by shutdown
The ferry Tustumena is in the water, but the ongoing federal government shutdown could keep it from returning to Kodiak service on schedule. Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said work on the Tustumena is all but finished, but the US Coast Guard must grant its permission before the ship begins operating again. The Coast Guard’s permission will come after the Tustumena passes computerized...
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Kodiak swimmer heating up in final year
As a sophomore, Sam Kirchenschlager used swimming as an excuse to hang out with his friends. His afterschool hangout still exists, but as a Kodiak High senior, the swimming is what keeps him coming back to the pool. What got his competitive juices flowing was last year’s sixth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the regional meet. He came into this season with a drive to get better. “Compared to other yea...
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Kodiak-Kenai game set for 3:30 p.m.
Kodiak’s medium-schools quarterfinal football playoff game at Kenai will begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Kenai earned home-field advantage by claiming the runner-up spot in the Northern Lights Conference with a 4-1 record. Kodiak earned the third seed with a 3-2 mark. The Bears’ only losses were to NLC champion Soldotna and Kenai. The latter was a one-point loss at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Defending medium-schools ...
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