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Around Kodiak: Oct. 11
• KMXT’s annual Run the Rock marathon starts on Near Island at 8 a.m. Saturday. All other races begin and finish at the golf course at 10 a.m. and noon. Call 486-3181 for more information. • St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church and the Kodiak Society for Creative Anachronism is holding a newcomers feast from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be exhibitions of medieval combat, arts and crafts, cooking and s...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Hammer
Mulut’uuk; Murut’uuk - Hammer Allrani mulut’uuq atu’akamgu aigaqa mulut’uurtaaqa. - Sometimes when I use the hammer I hit my hand. Before the availability of iron tools, Alutiiq people fashioned hammers from hard stones. They collected greywacke and granite cobbles from Kodiak beaches for help with chipping, pounding, and splitting jobs. Small hand-sized stones with pitted sides and ends illustrate the use of hamm...
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Amazing Nature: Awareness day for octopus and squid
This Monday I heard a report on the local radio station about International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. At first, my reaction was “tri- what awareness day?” As such radio programs educate the ignorant (like me), it went on to explain that Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare, incurable and extremely painful disease that affects the nerves in the face. I probably would have forgotten about it had I not been infor...
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Religion: Summer camp volunteers feel kinship with monk and people of Ouzinkie
Members of an Orthodox Christian Mission Center team that visited Kodiak this summer felt a kinship with the saintly monk who evangelized the island more than two centuries ago. Before the team left, they also felt a bond with the people they came to serve. The Michigan team organized a weeklong church camp in Ouzinkie. In order to gain a spiritual perspective on their work, they first visited the site where the m...
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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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