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Providence switches to new medical records system
Starting in mid-February, all new records at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center will be electronic. The change isn’t just in Kodiak; Providence is switching to the Epic digital records system in five states: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. "It's better for the patient," said Kris Long, informatics analyst for PKIMC. "They have a unified medical record at every Providence facility. A person...
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EPA fines at-sea processors
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a deal with Aleutian Spray Fisheries, United States Seafoods and Ocean Peace Inc. to settle Clean Water Act violations aboard four at-sea processors. The violations included inspection failures and incorrectly discharging fish waste. The violations occurred between 2007 and 2011, and the processors were collectively fined almost $210,000. Aleutian Spray Fisheries, ow...
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Salmon excluders to be tested in Gulf trawl fishery
King salmon may soon be excluded from one of Kodiak’s major commercial fisheries — and that’s a good thing. On Wednesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced plans by Gauvin and Associates to test king salmon excluders in the central Gulf of Alaska pollock trawl fishery. Fishermen for years have complained about king salmon caught in the nets of pollock fishermen, and if approved, Wednesday’s plan woul...
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Big sentence for False Pass rape case
A 31-year-old commercial fishermen will spend the next 56 years in jail after being sentenced in Kodiak superior court. Jason Downard was sentenced last week after a Kodiak jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting, beating and strangling a woman in False Pass. The news was first reported by KUCB-FM in Unalaska. The guilty verdict was returned last November, but Downard’s sentencing was repeatedly delayed. Dela...
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Winter weather doesn't slow down Black Friday shoppers
Black Friday shoppers in Kodiak endured cold, wind and snow in order to score deals on Christmas gifts and winter gear. A line of people wrapped around Mack's Sport Shop in the Friday morning dark as people waited for the store to open its doors at 7 a.m. John Wolfen and Adam Spencer were the first people in line. The two men arrived outside the store at 4:30 a.m. on Friday and came prepared. They brought breakfas...
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KHS wrestling adjusts to new 98-pound class
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For a second straight season, Alaska prep wrestlers are adjusting to a new weight class. Alaska has joined a handful of states and added a 98-pound weight class for the 2012-2013 high school season. Last year, the National Federation of High School Wrestling reconstructed the weight classes, which included shifting the 103-pound class to 106 pounds. “The majority of the coaches wan...
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Garden Gate: How to keep care of Christmas cacti
As the days turn cold and we shuffle closer to the holiday season, our attention shifts toward indoor activities. So it’s no surprise that after a summer hiatus, houseplants receive more attention and I, in turn, am privy to grocery aisle comments like, “Why does my Christmas cactus look so bad?” or “Why do the flower buds form and then drop off?” Christmas cacti are the subject of frequent debates among gardeners...
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Fish Factor: Seafood industry keeps plenty employed
The graying of the fleet continues in Alaska as fewer young folks obtain permits for various fisheries. Data from 2011 show that 45 percent of all Alaska permit holders were between the ages 45 and 60, with an average age of 47. That was roughly twice as many permit holders as there were between the ages of 30 and 44. Crews were much younger, averaging around 21 years old. There also was a higher incidence of crew...
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Woman caught stealing cart filled with food
A Kodiak woman hungry for Thanksgiving has been accused of attempting to run out of Safeway with a cart filled with more than $500 of items. Tiffany Brown, 22, faces one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in jail. According to court documents, the incident occurred Wednesday when Brown allegedly loaded a grocery cart full of merchandise and left the store without paying ...
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Care center’s estimated cost skyrockets
The price tag for a new hospital expansion has skyrocketed since major discussions began earlier this year, and federal Medicaid rules are to blame. New estimates provided by the Kodiak Island Borough indicate a 22-bed nursing home — officially called a long-term care facility — could cost as much as $20 million. That amount is almost double the amount analyzed in an April feasibility study, which determined an $1...
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