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PKIMC downsizes business office
Two billing jobs at the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center will move to Washington state this April as part of a system-wide centralization of Providence’s billing office. The jobs, which include answering patients questions about medical bills, are moving to the Seattle area to reduce costs through increased efficiency, said Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center spokeswoman Karen Leatherman. “It’s really j...
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Business Spotlight: A Balanced Approach keeps people fit
Ten years ago A Balanced Approach owner Zoya Saltonstall wanted an indoor cycling group. Saltonstall, who grew up in Kodiak, was back on the island working as a physical therapist and missed spinning, a hobby she’d picked up in school at the gym of Ithaca College in New York. “When I came back here (to Kodiak) I said ‘gosh, there’s no cycling classes,”’ she said. “I really like group fitness. It’s just people moti...
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Landowner closes access to Burton Beach
A Narrow Cape landowner is getting tougher on trespassers on a patch of property at the end of Kodiak’s longest road. The owner cites repeated problems with people driving on wet ground, leaving gates open and littering as the reason for the new policy to no longer tolerate people passing through to Burton Beach. Burton Beach remains accessible by parking on State of Alaska land a few hundred yards away at Barry L...
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Wandersee reaches 1,000 career points in 50-33 win
Hannah Wandersee etched her name in the Kodiak basketball history book on Monday evening. Kodiak’s senior scored her 1,000th career point in a 50-33 Northern Lights Conference victory over Colony inside an electric Kodiak High School gymnasium. Wandersee entered the contest two points shy of the milestone and joined the 1,000-point club just seven seconds into the game on an inside bucket on a pass from Megan Pyle...
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Alumni update: Kodiak represented at track meet in Seattle
A handful of former Kodiak track and field stars reunited at the indoor Husky Classic at Dempsey Arena in Seattle over the weekend. Leading the pack was University of Oregon senior Trevor Dunbar. In his second race this indoor season, Dunbar finished third in Saturday’s 3,000-meter invite with a time of 7 minutes, 53.13 seconds, a time that should qualify him for the NCAA Championships. Dunbar’s 3,000-meter time i...
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Kodiak helicopter crew makes third Cold Bay medevac this week
A Coast Guard helicopter that’s been stationed in Cold Bay for the crab season has been busy lately. For the third time in a week, a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea requested help from the Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk that’s forward-stationed in Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release. The most recent call was from the 650-foot catcher-processer the Ocean Phoenix Sunday morning, where a 30-year-old man on...
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There is still time to save the Chiniak "countryside"
To the editor: It is a supreme irony that the cutting down of a single spruce tree on White Sands Beach at the end of the Monashka Bay Road should warrant a significant space in the Feb. 14, 2014 edition of the KDM. The paper quoted the Kodiak Island Borough as characterizing the incident as vandalism subject to a $1,000 fine and further stating that “it ruins the countryside and beaches for nature lovers.” At the...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Knock around guns
I grew up in the Southwest in an era when every truck had a gun in a window rack and every saddle had a gun boot. No one locked doors on their houses or trucks, and no one worried much about losing a gun or anything else to thieves. Guns, especially rifles, were a part of everyday life and unremarkable to see or carry. Most had open sights rather than scopes, and they wore scuffs and dings testifying to decades of...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 18
• Jude Fisher Ackerman was born at 2:15 a.m. Feb. 7, 2014 to Michelle Franquelin and Auguste Ackerman He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak and Hawaii and now live in Kodiak. His mother works at the Kodiak Island Borough School District and his father is a fisherman. Also welcoming him to the family is Coleson. Proud grandparents are Misako Franquelin ...
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Bear tracks found in Island Lake neighborhood
After a brief hiatus, a winter bear or winter bears seem to be active in the Island Lake neighborhood again. Earlier this winter there were several reports of bears active on the outskirts of Kodiak, but since late January reports of bear activity dropped to zero, according to Nathan Svoboda, area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That changed early last week when several people report...
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