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Jun 06 2014
Providence Looks to Technology for Health Education PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 June 2014

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           According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 68,000 people are living with diabetes in Alaska. Much of the state is home to rural communities, so having a diabetes specialist, even in places like Kodiak, isn’t always possible. That’s why some hospitals and care clinics are turning to technology to provide health services, like diabetes education.
           Here in Kodiak, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center recently started offering telehealth diabetes education through a clinic in Oregon. KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs has more on the program, and how it works.

 
Jun 06 2014
Fugleberg Named College Director PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 June 2014

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           Kodiak College has a new director. University of Alaska’s Chancellor, Tom Case, announced earlier this week that Alan Fugleberg  was chosen from a group of nationwide finalists for the position. He was the only local candidate to make the top three, and has been serving as the college’s assistant director for academic affairs at the college since 2011, as well as working as an assistant professor.
            Fugleberg holds a Master’s in public administration from the University of Montana, where he worked before coming to Kodiak.
            He replaces Barbara Bolson, who served as the director of Kodiak College for more than eight years. A press release from the University of Alaska Anchorage said Bolson will retire on June 30 and Fugleberg began his work as the new director this week.

 
Jun 05 2014
ITN Calls on Kodiak to Clean Up Beaches PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2014

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           The second annual Kodiak Coast Walk is set for this weekend. The event, sponsored by Kodiak Island Trails Network, or ITN, provides bags to folks wanting to clean up some of the island’s 81 beaches along the road system. Items are then delivered to ITN, who will sort and store the marine debris, which isn’t accepted at the landfill.
           To get an understanding of what kind of debris folks will be picking up on beaches this weekend, KMXT sent reporter Brianna Gibbs to clean up the Buskin Beach with ITN’s Director of Marine Programs, Tom Pogson.
           The two spent less than 30 minutes cleaning 40 feet of beach at the Buskin River earlier this week, which resulted in roughly 35 pounds of debris. It was a small glimpse of what’s out there on Kodiak’s beaches, and folks can help with clean up efforts during the second annual Coast Walk this weekend.
           People can pick up bags between 8 a.m. and noon in the parking lot of the Little School of Dance on Saturday and Sunday. There they can also look at a map of Kodiak beaches and sign up for where they’d like to go, that way there isn’t any overlap. Then, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. full bags can be dropped off at Pier II in the fenced area north of the Horizon office.
           There will also be a Coast Walk kickoff barbecue at the Fort Abercrombie State Park group shelter on Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. It is a potluck, so bring a dish to share. Bags and maps will be provided there.

 
Jun 05 2014
The Alaska Fisheries Report With Brianna Gibbs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2014

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           From KMXT in Kodiak, this is the Alaska Fisheries Report. I’m Brianna Gibbs. Coming up this week, $9.6 million in fishery disaster funds are going to the Y-K region, Congressman Don Young looks to give subsistence fishermen a voice on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and Bethel’s test fishery starts up early. All that and a proposed Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan, coming up, on the Alaska Fisheries Report.    

 
Jun 05 2014
Woman Sent to Anchorage After Being Struck by Car PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2014

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           A Kodiak woman was transported to Anchorage on Monday for treatment of injuries sustained when she was hit by a car on Mill Bay Road.
           According to a press release from the Kodiak Police Department witnesses say 67-year-old Julia Wiley was waiting to cross Mill Bay from the corner of Thorshiem Street. Wiley crossed when a vehicle stopped to allow her but was then struck by an oncoming Jeep, driven by 18-year-old Blake Still.
           Wiley was transported to Anchorage with a broken leg and multiple fractures to her hips.
           The release said Still was issued citations for driving without insurance and failure to exercise due care to avoid a collision. His mother, Elizabeth Still, was in the vehicle when the accident occurred and was cited for having an open container of alcohol.
           Police say an investigation determined that neither alcohol or speed was a factor in the incident.

 
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