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Kodiak College selects Alan Fugleberg as director
Alan Fugleberg, Kodiak College’s new director, aims to add curriculum for the local fishing industry, sharpening the university’s vision, tightening spending without staff reductions and dialoguing with the community. University of Alaska’s Chancellor Tom Case announced Fugleberg’s selection for director of Kodiak College, part of the University of Alaska Anchorage. He started his job this week to replace Barbara ...
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Caregivers learn about dementia
Caregivers learned all about dementia as part of the annual Caregivers Conference at the Kodiak Senior Center on Thursday. Dementia is a complicated disease, said speaker Lisa Wawrzonek, the education director at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Some types of dementia are fast acting while others are slow. The different types, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s and stroke-related also have different ch...
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Freon leak kills Kodiak crewmember
A crewmember on the F/V Alpine Cove died early Wednesday morning from a leak of the refrigerant Freon. Police identified the man as 30-year-old Cody Cecil of Everett, Washington. He was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center along with another man, 56-year-old Francis Rutten of Snohomish, Washington. “Rutten is currently being treated for exposure to Freon,” a Kodiak Police Department press release said....
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Students to give improvisational performance
This weekend, Kodiak students will be showing off their improvisational skills as part of the Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’Arts program. The performance is the culmination of “Improvise This!,” a week long acting camp for fifth through eighth grade students. The students practiced an hour and a half each day for the past week. They learned storytelling and improvisational acting techniques through games, exercises an...
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Hospital offering diabetes videoconferencing help
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is now offering Telehealth Diabetes Education services through its specialty clinic. This program is for someone who has diabetes and wants education on meal planning, medication management or managing diabetes. In the program, the person will videoconference with a certified diabetes educator located in Oregon. It’s similar to Skype or Facetime, except the connection is enc...
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Pedestrian struck by car on Mill Bay
A pedestrian was hit by a car on Monday while crossing Mill Bay Road, although speed nor alcohol was a factor in the collision. The Kodiak Police Department reported that 67-year-old Julia Wiley was struck by a motor vehicle on Mill Bay Road. “Information provided by witnesses revealed Wiley was standing on the corner of Thorshiem and Mill Bay Road waiting to cross the roadway. A vehicle stopped to allow Wiley to ...
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Funding for fisheries management in 2015 funding bill
Senator Lisa Murkowski has helped obtain funding for fisheries management in the 2015 funding bill from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, according to a press release from Murkowski’s office. The funding will support the Pacific Salmon Commission, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the North Pacific Council. Some of the specific issues addressed include electr...
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Coast Guard reports slew of recent distress cases
In the last week, five recreational boaters have found themselves in trouble in Alaska waters, including a mayday from Sitkinak Island, southeast of Kodiak Island, the Coast Guard reported on Monday. The Coast Guard launched a C-130 Hercules plane to search for the Sitkinak mayday, said Petty Officer Third Class and spokesman Jonathon Klingenberg. The Coast Guard did not find the vessel, and the case was suspended...
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King derby in full swing, leader at 49.5 pounds
Fourteen salmon have been entered into the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators King Salmon Derby, and the winner is likely still out there swimming. Local Kevin Cawley caught the largest king so far, which weighs in at 49.5 pounds and 44 inches long. The second largest is 44 inches long with no weight given, caught by Patrick Jacobsen from Port Angeles, Washington. KACO president Dave Jacobs thinks a bigge...
Jun 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fundraiser gives Tanana troopers local color, honor
Patrons donated some $5,000 for the families Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich, gunned down by an assailant in Tanana, at the Elks Club on Sunday night. The event was organized by chef Joel Chenet, with help from the Elks lodge, St. Innocent’s Academy, and Alaska State Troopers. At the “First Salmon of the Year” dinner, which Chenet has put on for 12 years, Chenet’s creative touches ga...
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