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Cost of health care and substance abuse top Kodiak health problems
Health care costs and substance abuse have been identified as two top priorities for Kodiak, based on the results of a community health survey conducted by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Providence conducted the survey, formally known as the “community health needs assessment,” in June, and more than 700 residents responded. Providence has been conducting surveys every five years to gauge the health of t...
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Kodiak College financially stable, director says
The state of Alaska plans to take a hard line when it comes to funding for higher education, but Kodiak College director Barbara Bolson said she is optimistic about the future of Kodiak’s center for higher learning. “If we keep building programs that students want and industry needs, the students will keep coming,” she said Monday by phone from Anchorage. Last week, the Anchorage Daily News reported that the Unive...
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search group expands to 30 as weather improves near Akhiok
Thirty volunteer searchers are combing the hills and beaches near Akhiok, but no additional sign of a missing Akhiok man has been found. According to Alaska State Troopers, 20-year-old Brandon Phillips was last seen about 6:20 p.m. Saturday when he left Akhiok on an ATV, possibly on a hunting trip. When Phillips failed to return by 10:30 p.m., village public safety officer Speridon Simeonoff organized a search and...
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Three win awards at AFN
Three people with Kodiak ties were honored for their contributions to the Native community at last week’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks. Raissa Boskofsky of Port Lions received the Lu Young Youth Leadership Award that recognizes high school or college women for their leadership qualities. Boskofsky was involved with Port Lions’ school athletics and was an active community volunteer teaching ...
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Legislators to tour Kodiak schools
Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman will visit Kodiak schools on Friday as part of the statewide Legislators in Schools event. National Education Association-Alaska started the event in 2003 as a way to give Alaska lawmakers a glimpse into schools before a legislative session. The event was held in 2003 and in 2005 but hasn’t been held in the past eight years. NEA-Alaska is an organization of teachers, staff...
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Search under way for Akhiok man
Alaska State Troopers, the US Coast Guard and local volunteers are combing the hills of southwest Kodiak Island for a missing Akhiok man. According to the troopers, 20-year-old Brandon Phillips was last seen about 6:20 p.m. Saturday when he left Akhiok on an ATV, possibly on a hunting trip. When Phillips failed to return by 10:30 p.m., village public safety officer Speridon Simeonoff organized a search and called ...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman starts diaper bank
A Kodiak woman has started a diaper bank to help low-income families in Kodiak. Emily Arnick, an employee with Kodiak Area Native Association’s Cama’i Home Visiting Program, came up with the idea for the diaper bank after doing some research on problems that affect low-income families in Kodiak and nationally. “I read an article that said — it came out in July — diaper need creates stress and ultimately affects a ...
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Hypothermia specialist taught in Kodiak
Local search and rescue volunteers had the opportunity last week to learn about cold-water hypothermia from a California doctor who specializes in hypothermia research. Dr. Thomas Nuckton, a critical care physician from San Francisco, traveled to Kodiak to participate in a weeklong national search and rescue certification course, SARTECH II, with members of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue. The course taught the ba...
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Weather expected to stay wet
A storm bringing warm, wet weather from the central Pacific near the Hawaiian Islands has dampened Kodiak, and more is on the serving platter this week. No records have been set thus far as the National Weather Service predicts a seasonably wet week through the Kodiak archipelago. As of 6:15 p.m. Sunday, 8.36 inches of rain had been recorded at Benny Benson State Airport, more than an inch above normal to that poi...
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Popular haunted house returns
As Halloween approaches, Coast Guardsmen at the communication station are putting their scariest faces on for Haunted COMMSTA. Haunted COMMSTA, a haunted house held in the basement of the communication station on Anton Larsen Road, will return on Saturday to give Kodiak residents a frightful experience. Haunted COMMSTA was not held in 2012 because of the tragedy that occurred at the communication station that year...
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