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									                              In the Loop



Bringing the Aleutians East Borough, the AEB School District and Eastern Aleutian Tribes
together by sharing common goals.




    False Pass Wind Storm Causes Extensive Damage

A destructive storm sweeping through much
of Alaska caused extensive damage in False
Pass earlier this month, (April 6, 2011)
including 100 mile-per-hour winds that
collapsed buildings and blew part of a the roof
off of one home.

According to False Pass City Clerk Chris
Emrich, the public safety building roof was
partially blown off and the medical clinic
windows were blown out. The doors to the
ambulance bay were also halfway ripped off.
Siding was torn off of the village public safety Hurricane-force winds destroyed the roof of the Peter
                                                    Pan Seafoods powerhouse where the generator is
                                                    stored. Photo by Kenneth Parker.

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officer’s house. The wind flipped a 4-wheel vehicle over (used by the medical clinic staff) and
pushed it about 30 feet down the road. Windows were blown out in several homes and in the
housing duplex used by clinic staff. Some
buildings completely collapsed, including older
vacant houses.

At about 2 p.m. on April 6, 2011, half of the roof
was blown off of Siri Jonsson’s double-wide
trailer home where she, her 65-year-old disabled
mother, Lorraine, and three nephews are living.
Her 10 year-old and two 16 year-old nephews
were at school when it happened.

“My mother was home by herself. She heard all
of the noise from the storm,” said Jonsson. “The
VPSO told me that part of my roof had blown off.
                                                           The wind tossed the medical clinic’s Yamaha Rhino ATV on its
“I saw her roof fly across the road in a big 20 X          side. Photo by Kenneth Parker.

20 chunk of metal,” said VPSO Kenneth Parker. “It was just flying through the sky like a kite. I
don’t mean to sound comical,” but when I saw the roof go, I thought of the Wizard of Oz
                                                                        movie,” said Parker.
                                                                        “It was just… wow! I
                                                                        had only seen things
                                                                        like that on TV as a
                                                                        kid.”

                                                                                       “I ran home from
                                                                                       work,” said Jonsson.
                                                                                       “As I got here, it
                                                                                       started        raining.
                                                                                       There’s a big gap in
                                                                                       the roof where the
                                                                                       house     is     joined
                                                                                       together. There was
                                                                                       rain throughout my
                                                                                       house, from one end
                                                                                       to the other.”

                                                                                       Jonsson said the first
This vacant home, belonging to Stanley Christiansen of Seattle, was destroyed by the
                                                                                       thing she did was
wind storm. Photo by Kenneth Parker.
                                                                                       turn     off      the



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electricity. Then she ran back to the school where she works as a teacher’s aide, and asked the
principal to help her get her mother into the car.

“After we got to the school, which is about 100 yards away, we saw pieces of the roof flying
away,” said Jonsson. “I thought, really? What else could happen? Pieces of my roof are all over
                                                              town.”

                                                                    Jonsson and her family sought
                                                                    temporary shelter at the school
                                                                    that night. Right now, her house
                                                                    is                     unlivable.
                                                                    “A lot of the houses here are
                                                                    double-wide trailers, so they
                                                                    were really rocking,” said False
                                                                    Pass School Principal Ward
                                                                    Walker. “Even the well-built
                                                                    school here was shaking. We had
                                                                    55-gallon drums, crates and sheet
                                                                    metal blowing throughout the
                                                                    village.”

                                                                    Ruth Hoblet and her two
 The storm ripped the metal roof in several places on this vacant
                                                                    grandsons (ages 7 and 12) were
 home, owned by Raymond Kochuten. Photo by Kenneth Parker.
                                                                    worried about what damage the
storm might cause, so they also spent the night at the school.

“It was just me and my two grandsons at home. I really didn’t want to stay here by myself with
two young boys. It blew for so long and so hard. I just didn’t want things to come through my
window and have to run out in the dark with the boys,”
she said.

Ruth’s husband, False Pass Mayor Tom Hoblet, was
away from home, traveling in a friend’s fishing boat
during the storm, heading to Cold Bay to pick up boat
engine parts. He had planned to work on his boat
afterward in King Cove. He left King Cove around
noon yesterday. According to Ruth, it was nice weather
going to Cold Bay. But traveling back to King Cove
was another story. For several hours, she didn’t hear
from her husband.

“I couldn’t do anything,” she said. “He was out of cell A steam bath belonging to former False Pass Mayor
range. He knows what he’s doing. But I was just a tad John Nichols, was shoved onto its side by the storm.

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worried because I couldn’t get in touch with my oldest son, who was in King Cove to see what
time he (Tom Hoblet) left or where he was. So I just had to sit and wait,” she said.

“We were all really worried about him,”
said Walker. “He had quite a ride.”

“He called me last night after he got to
King Cove. It was good,” she said,
relieved.

Hoblet says her home made it through
the storm unscathed. But it was a
different story for everything outside
around of her house.

“It    completely        flattened     my
smokehouse. One of our skiffs was
turned sideways and the other is The storm blew an antenna over, which hit the front steps of
completely upside down. It blew my this vacant home in False Pass. Photo by Kenneth Parker.
steam house right off its foundation.”

False Pass residents were hoping the worst was over. Nevertheless, warnings and advisories were
                                                                      in effect the following
                                                                      day for much of the state.
                                                                      NOAA predicted winds
                                                                      of 70 mph in False Pass,
                                                                      tapering off to 65 mph in
                                                                      the evening.

                                                                               “Everything      can     be
                                                                               rebuilt,” said Parker. “It’s
                                                                               the people here that are
                                                                               most important.”

                                                                               “My family is my
                                                                               number one priority,”
                                                                               said Jonsson. “Things
                                                                               that you acquire over
                                                                               your      lifetime    are
 The wind ripped the metal roofing from the home where Siri Jonsson, her       material. We’ll figure it
 mother, Lorraine, and three nephews live. Photo by Kenneth Parker.           all out as we go. I’m just
looking on the bright side. We’re all safe.”



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                             False Pass To Get Funding
                             for Harbor Utility Project

False Pass residents are eagerly awaiting funding for the City’s harbor utility project. The Denali
Commission recently announced the award of $996,461 for this project. Borough Grants
Assistant Anne Bailey submitted the grant last fall. In addition, the state’s Community
Development Block Grant will add another $400,000 to the project. Bailey submitted that grant
last December.

“I’m thrilled to have played a role in securing the funds for the City’s harbor utility project,” said
Bailey. “Now the City will
be able to have a fully
functional harbor that will
benefit the entire community
and fishermen in the
region.”

The project will include the
extension       of     upland
electrical, potable water and
fire protection service to the Two grants, totaling nearly $1.4 million, will fund the City’s harbor utility
False Pass Boat Harbor for project.
economic development and
safety. This will include an underground electrical and water main extension. These utilities will
                                           be extended to and installed on the floating docks. It
                                           will also include the installation of life rings, ladders,
                                           and fire extinguishers on the floating docks. The
                                           electrical and lighting improvements will provide
                                           electrical service pedestals for the boats and low-level
                                           lighting throughout the harbor. There will be potable
                                           water distribution to all floats and hose bibs for each
                                           slip. Two all-season potable water connections will be
                                           provided to allow wintertime water at the harbor. A

The Borough is hopeful the project will reach   fire hydrant will be located near the top of the
completion during the Fall of 2011.             gangway and a dry stand pipe fire suppression system



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will be installed on the floats.

The AEB is waiting for the release of funds from both sources but is prepared to begin the
project as soon as possible. The Borough is hopeful the project will reach completion during the
Fall of 2011.




              Akutan Harbor Project Pushes Forward

The Akutan Harbor Project is once again kicking into high gear, just as the warmer weather
arrives. To date, the contractor, Knik Construction Co. Inc., arrived on site to resume work on
the project on March 1, 2011. To date, crews have removed approximately 300,000 cubic yards
of material and disposed of it in the upland disposal site.

This summer, Knik Construction plans to finish the excavation of the harbor basin and provide
the filter and slope protection rock to the harbor slopes. The breakwater will be completed next
season.




     The outside of the perimeter road will be the upland disposal area and the inside will be the harbor.


                                     Photos by Jamie
                                     Hopmeier, Knik
                                     Construction’s Quality
                                     Control Manager.
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  These images give a sense of the size of the harbor project. The overview is looking to the east
  towards the City of Akutan and the Trident Seafoods plant. The outside of the perimeter road
  will be the upland disposal area and the inside will be harbor. The road allows for material to
  move around the site in the haul trucks. These roads continue to play a critical role in the
  progress that has been made this year.




The northwest overburden disposal area, located in the background, is partially hidden behind the hillside. The area
shown in the foreground will be one of the two dredge spoils areas.




                        EAT Increases Security Measures
                        in Clinics After Recent Break-ins

                        Organization Also Renews Commitment
                      to Reduce Substance Abuse in Communities

                                       Submitted by Eastern Aleutian Tribes



  Recent break-ins into the PickPoint machine at the Sand Point Community Health Center not
  only prompted EAT to strengthen security measures in its clinics, but also to renew the
  organization’s emphasis on the need to reduce substance abuse throughout the communities.

  The events also triggered a statewide method of narcotic reviews and control at the ANMC
  pharmacy and encouraged the manufacturer of the pharmaceutical dispensing system to develop



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stronger mechanisms to prevent tampering or another break-in of their equipment at other sites
nationwide.

On March 10, 2011, during a routine medication count, the mid-level nurse practitioner at the
clinic discovered a discrepancy in the prescription narcotic count. She called local law
enforcement and Police Chief Joe Shoemaker began to investigate. Thirty minutes after the
inconsistency was discovered, EAT's Information Technology director, Edgar Smith, was on a
plane to Sand Point to assist in the investigation.

Working closely with the IT team and clinic staff, Shoemaker uncovered a timeline when the
drugs may have been taken. While reviewing security tapes, he was able to identify the suspect.
Twelve hours later with search warrant in hand, officers found empty prescription drug packages
and empty vials in the suspect’s home. They arrested the resident who admitted to entering the
clinic illegally and stealing drugs on three separate occasions last month.

EAT plans to add additional electronic card locks
to further strengthen security of medications in
the machines. Since the medicine is dispensed
through the tele-pharmacy of the Alaska Native
Medical Center, pharmacy leadership was also
involved in reviewing the policies surrounding
narcotic control and safety. The Drug
Enforcement Administration District Field office
in Seattle was also involved in reviewing the
events, learning more about the automated
pharmaceutical dispensing systems, and the
ensuing felony charges. DEA continues its
strong commitment to reducing crimes related to
illegal use of narcotic prescription drugs in
Alaska and in the Aleutians.

“These incidents are a manifestation of the
growing substance abuse problem in our
communities,” noted Tara Ferguson, Director of
Quality Improvement/Quality Management for
EAT.     Two of three objectives under the
Programs Goal in EAT’s Five-Year Strategic
Plan deal with substance abuse with the ultimate
aim to form a Community Task Force to address EAT plans to add additional electronic card locks to
substance abuse at all sites.                    further strengthen security of medications in the
                                                     machines. Photo courtesy: Eastern Aleutian Tribes.




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              EAT Promotes Gary Williams to Director
                  of Behavioral Health Services
                               Submitted by Eastern Aleutian Tribes


After serving initially as a therapist at the King Cove Community Health Center and a brief stint
as interim director, Gary Williams has been promoted to the permanent position of Director of
Behavioral Health Services, guiding the effort of his behavioral health staff to improve the
emotional well-being of residents in EAT communities.

The Behavioral Health Services Program includes prevention, early intervention, case
management, aftercare and follow-up for individuals and families impacted by a variety of
behavioral health issues, including addiction/substance abuse and mental health problems. He
has an important role to play in fulfilling the objectives of the Programs goal in EAT’s Five-Year
Strategic Plan, which includes promoting behavioral health services and working to reduce
substance abuse throughout the region.


After spending more than 20 years in restaurant and retail management in Florida, Gary decided
it was time for change, and
embarked on a completely different
career path. After earning a
Bachelors of Science degree in
psychology, he focused on substance
abuse/dependence          treatment,
working in residential programs,
intensive outpatient programs and
community-based programs as a
counselor and clinical supervisor.
He became a Certified Addictions
Professional in 2001. In 2004, he Gary Williams has been promoted to the permanent position of
received his Master’s degree from Director of Behavioral Health Services. Photo courtesy: Eastern
Nova Southeastern University in Aleutian Tribes.
Florida in Psychology/Clinical Counseling and Education, and went on to attain the credential as
a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

He maintained a small private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina and spent two years in the

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Blue Ridge Mountains where he first worked with Native American populations. He has earned
credentials in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical
Abuse Specialist.

Gary harbored a lingering desire to go to Alaska. So in 2010, he decided to make yet another
dramatic change. He joined EAT in September 2010, is based at the King Cove Community
Health Center where he became interim director and received his Licensed Professional
Counselor and Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor credentials in Alaska.

In announcing Gary’s appointment to the permanent position, Executive Director Michael
Christensen noted that Gary has proven his dedication and commitment to the highest quality
patient service in his brief time with EAT. He has a broad range of leadership experience, and is
highly regarded as a professional with extensive clinical expertise and experience.




                  EAT Names Carolyn Royce Snapp
                   as Director of Clinical Services
                      Submitted by Michael Christenson, EAT Executive Director


Carolyn Royce Snapp, Physician Assistant, has been named Director of Clinical Services for
Eastern Aleutian Tribes. She is a certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on
Certification of Physician Assistants and is a licensed physician assistant in Alaska and
Tennessee. She has also been a licensed
Paramedic in Tennessee since 1988.

As Director of Clinical Services, Royce
oversees EAT’s patient service initiatives
and consults with physicians with whom
EAT collaborates and works to provide a
range of clinical services, including primary
care, pre-natal care, emergency services,
chronic condition monitoring and complete
health reviews and annual physicals.

"Royce Snapp is an excellent choice for this
                                              Carolyn Royce Snapp has been named Director of Clinical
position,  combining      the     experience,
                                              Services for Eastern Aleutian Tribes. Photo courtesy:
knowledge and leadership skills to ensure the Eastern Aleutian Tribes.

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highest level of patient care," said Michael Christensen, Executive Director of Eastern Aleutian
Tribes. "She is ideally qualified to lead EAT’s patient-focused approach to total healthcare
services that harnesses advanced technology to provide excellent care for patients.”

Snapp, who received her medical training from Nova Southeastern University, is an expert on
emergency medicine, wellness and health. She completed one year of clinical training as a
Physician Assistant at various medical centers in Florida including surgical training, orthopedics,
family and internal medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics and emergency medicine. She also received
her Master’s degree in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University.

Royce completed a research Practicum on Disaster Preparedness of Greene County Tennessee,
which included an analysis of hazards in the region, a survey of preparedness of the county
residents and development of a program to teach residents how to prepare for disasters.

Royce was a pioneer in Emergency Medical Services in the late 80’s, becoming one of the first
female Paramedics in Eastern Tennessee, and the first female to be hired as a Paramedic for her
home counties’ advanced life support ambulance service, where she worked for 10 years before
returning to school to become a Physician Assistant.

Snapp is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Royce loves the out
outdoors and is an avid fly fisherman, hunter, nature photographer and sea kayaker. She is an
avid speaker regarding emergency medicine and advocates for patient safety in everything she
does.

To date, she has visited EAT clinic sites at Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, False Pass, Sand Point and
King Cove. Visits are planned in the next two months to Adak, Akutan and Whittier. Her home
base will be the Cold Bay clinic, which is the medevac transfer hub for the region for patients
being sent to Anchorage. Her first patient was an infant needing emergency care in Anchorage.
Due to high winds, the patient had to be transported by the United States Coast Guard.

“I love being in the Aleutians and working with the people here”, said Snapp, who has already
begun working to improve communications between patients, providers and the medical center
in Anchorage. “I can’t imagine being in a better place, working with better people anywhere on
earth”, she said.




                    Sand Point School To Hold
                 Anti-tobacco Health Fair May 17th

  Young people from Fighting Against Teen Smoking (F.A.T.S.) are joining thousands of kids


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across the country who are taking part in Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative that makes kids
                                          leaders in the effort to stop youth tobacco use. As part
                                          of the Kick Butts Day celebration, Sand Point School
                                         F.A.T.S. students are holding an anti-tobacco health fair
                                                               at their school.


                                          Throughout the year, young advocates take part in a
                                          variety of activities to protect kids from tobacco,
                                          including working with elected officials to develop
                                          policies that reduce youth tobacco use, exposure to
                                          secondhand smoke and educating their peers about
                                          tobacco companies’ deceptive marketing practices.

“We want to teach kids that tobacco companies are trying to get them addicted, and we want
them to realize how big of an impact smoking has on you for the rest of your life,” said Elizabeth
Turner, 17, chairperson of the F.A.T.S. group. “There’s nothing cool about bad breath, smelly
clothes and tobacco-stained teeth.”

The events will cater specifically to kids in grades 5 - 12, but younger kids and adults are
welcome to join. The group will create an anti-tobacco message on the chain link fence by the
school, and multiple tables will be set up to teach about the dangers of smoking. Give-aways and
prizes will be announced throughout the day. On May 17th, elementary, middle and high school
students across the country are organizing Kick Butts Day events to fight youth tobacco use.
Young people will participate in a variety of Kick Butts Day activities such as marching to state
capitals, holding rallies and meeting with elected officials. In 2010, thousands of kids carried out
1,000 events. We expect this number to increase in
2011.

“Kids are a powerful part of the solution to reducing
youth tobacco use,” said Matthew L. Myers, president
of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which
coordinates Kick Butts Day. “For Kick Butts Day 2011,
kids are sending two important messages: they want the
tobacco industry to stop targeting them with advertising
and they want elected leaders at all levels to do more to
protect them from tobacco.”

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than
400,000 people every year. Every day, more than 4,000 kids try their first cigarettes. Another
1,000 kids become addicted smokers. One-third of that group will die prematurely as a result.



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The Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is one of the largest non-
governmental education and advocacy initiatives ever undertaken to decrease youth tobacco use
in the United States. Tobacco-Free Kids strives to build a healthier future for our children by
reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

For more information about the Kick Butts Day event at the Sand Point School, or within the
Aleutians East Borough School District, contact George Cromer III at the Sand Point School,
(907) 383-2393 or email gcromer@aebsd.org for more information. For more information on the
national initiative , visit the Kick Butts Day website .




       King Cove School congratulates the 2010-2011
          Inductees to the National Honor Society
                           Submitted by Tim Coray, King Cove School




                                                            Congratulations to Shaelyn Walker,
                                                            Glennora Dushkin, Kaitlyn Love,
                                                            Dalton Uttecht-Gould, Devan Mack,
                                                            Mark Newton, Dannielle Carlson,
                                                            Bianca Kirkland, and Ruth Roatch!

                                                            This year's induction ceremony took
                                                            place on Friday, April 8th, 2011.




                    Region I Band Festival Update
                           Submitted by Tim Coray, King Cove School




King Cove students Dustin, Kailee, Ethan, and Peyton have finished their work at Alaska's
Region I Band Festival at Dillingham with a bang! They represented the school and district
proudly and added a much-appreciated variety to the usual attending schools. Throughout the
event, we made music and friendships with approximately 140 others talented and enthusiastic

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student musicians from Dillingham, Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, and Tuntuntuliak.

A "chop buster," the festival consisted of three days of back-to-back rehearsals and
performances. Averaging six hours of practice per day, students' abilities were stretched as they
were exposed to a variety of musical possibilities. Attendees worked under the direction of Dale
Tumey, an expert conductor with decades of experience leading Alaska's musical youth. When
not rehearsing en masse, attendees broke into sectionals, smaller group practice sessions for
similar instruments. Seven professionals, flown in from throughout the United States, worked
with students in these small groups and gave students one-on-one instruction on their
instruments.

Saturday evening marked the festival finale, culminating in performances from the mass and
honor bands, as well as from the festival choir. The groups performed a variety of pieces: among
others, patriotic, classical, classical medleys, jazz, and mambo. Community members from
Dillingham and surrounding areas showed their appreciation for the performances with a
resounding ovation.


The festival was not all work, however. Students had plenty of time for games, socializing,
impromptu jam sessions and dancing with their statewide counterparts. Pictures will be
forthcoming. (The students might contend that the real finale was the thumpin' dance that
followed the performance Saturday night. There are no wallflowers when a bunch of musical
students throw a dance.)

Ricky Lind, Dillingham City SD music teacher and this year's gracious festival organizer,
generously welcomed our students. He encourages us to attend the festival next year with the
same enthusiasm, and to bring with us soloists and ensembles who can show off the excellent
talents of King Cove's musicians during the solo and ensemble adjudication sessions.

We would like to thank many people who made this opportunity possible for our students.
Among them: those who worked feverishly on our reservations and travel arrangements, Lorna
Miller whose research and tireless work with the KCS band put this possibility on our radar, and
Ricky Lind and his entire family who worked throughout the event to keep us comfortable, well
fed, and well organized. Especially, our attendees would like to thank the myriad donors who
generously contributed the funds that enabled us to attend. The combined generosity of many
has made an unparalleled and indelible impression on our students.


Bravo, King Cove musicians!




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                                          AMLJIA Safety Meeting:
                                           Spruce Up For Spring

Why should we pay attention to housekeeping at work?


                                      Effective housekeeping can eliminate some workplace
                                      hazards and help get a job done safely and properly. Poor
                                      housekeeping can frequently contribute to accidents by
                                      hiding hazards that cause injuries. If the sight of paper,
                                      debris, clutter and spills is accepted as normal, then other
                                      more serious health and safety hazards may be taken for
                                      granted.


                                     Housekeeping is not just cleanliness. It includes keeping
                                     work areas neat and orderly; maintaining halls and floors
                                     free of slip and trip hazards; and removing of waste
materials (e.g., paper, cardboard) and other fire hazards from work areas. It also requires paying
attention to important details such as the layout of the whole workplace, aisle marking, the
adequacy of storage facilities and maintenance. Good housekeeping is also a basic part of
accident and fire prevention.
Effective housekeeping is an ongoing operation: it is not a hit-and-miss cleanup done
occasionally. Periodic “panic” cleanups are costly and ineffective in reducing accidents.


What is the purpose of workplace housekeeping?
Poor housekeeping can be a cause of accidents, such as:

       Tripping over loose objects on floors, stairs and platforms

       Being hit by falling objects

       Slipping on greasy, wet or dirty surfaces

       Striking against projecting, poorly stacked items or misplaced material

       Cutting, puncturing or tearing the skin of hands or other parts of the body on projecting
       nails, wire or steel strapping


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To avoid these hazards, a workplace must “maintain” order throughout a workday. Although this
effort requires a great deal of management and planning, the benefits are many.

What are some benefits of good housekeeping practices?

Effective housekeeping results in:


       Reduced handling to ease the flow of
       materials

       Fewer tripping and slipping accidents
       in clutter-free and spill-free work
       areas

       Decreased fire hazards

       Lower worker exposures to hazardous
       substances (e.g. dusts, vapors)

       Better control of tools and materials,
       including inventory and supplies

       More efficient equipment cleanup and
       maintenance

       Better hygienic conditions leading to improved health

       More effective use of space

       Reduced property damage by improving preventative maintenance

       Less janitorial work

       Improved morale

       Improved productivity (tools and materials will be easy to find)


Here are some housekeeping tips that will help you keep your work area safe:


       Immediately clean up anything on the floor that creates a slip hazard: water, grease,
       paper, dust or other debris. (Get assistance if needed or required.)

       Keep walkways clear of boxes and other obstructions.

       Close cabinets used for storage when not in use.



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       Never block fire exits or fire equipment.

       Make sure stacked materials do not
       impede vision.

       Don’t store items in or on electrical panels
       or control boxes.

       Pick up and store tools in their proper
       location immediately after use.

       Keep ventilation systems clear of dust and
       debris and stored materials.

       Make sure receptacles for waste and debris
       are conveniently located.

       Remove combustible waste often to
       minimize the fire hazard.

       Set a good example for other employees
       by maintaining good housekeeping in your
       work area.




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Visit the links below for the adult and youth applications.

Adult Application
Youth Application


2011 Culture Camp - Flyer




                  TelAlaska Scholarship Application
                      Deadline is April 29, 2011

TelAlaska’s Interior Telephone Company is awarding a scholarship to students living in and
                               attending school in their serving areas. The deadline for all
                               TelAlaska scholarship applications is 5 p.m., April 29, 2011.
                               TelAlaska will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating
                               high school senior in the Interior Telephone Company serving
                               area.

                                  Interested and eligible students should download the 2011
                                  scholarship application at www.telalaska.com. Please send
                                  applications and all required information to the Anchorage
                                  office by 5 p.m., April 29, 2011.



TelAlaska Scholarship Program
Attn: Heather Morinitti
201 E. 56th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99518
Fax: (907) 550-1562



TelAlaska is a statewide, full-service telecommunications provider whose roots were established
in rural Alaska more than 40 years ago. The company provides local and long distance telephone
service; advanced data services; dial-up, DSL, and cable modem Internet service; cable
television; and wireless Internet services. Headquartered in Anchorage, TelAlaska companies
also have customer service and operations sites in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Seward, and Nome


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and agents in more than a dozen other rural communities. For more information, visit
www.telalaska.com.




              Job Opening: APICDA Vessels Inc.

Tender Skipper for the F/V Night Rider:

                                      APICDA Vessels Inc. (AVI) is advertising for a
                                      skipper to tender the F/V Night Rider for the salmon
                                      season in Area M (False Pass and Nelson Lagoon).
                                      Skipper will transport vessel from Homer to False
                                      Pass in May and tender until the close of the
                                      salmon season in September. Pay is based per
                                      day during the season and skipper is required to
                                      sign a season contract. This vessel delivers fish to
                                      Bering Pacific Seafoods located in False Pass.




Requirements:

-Applicant must hold a current USCG OUVP License or greater

-Minimum two years experience fishing or tendering salmon in Alaska

-Comply with pre-employment and random drug testing policy

-Application Deadline: open until filled

Submit application with cover letter. Include a minimum of three references.

Applications available at www.apicda.com or by calling APICDA directly 1-888-927-
4232




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Fax cover letter, application and references to (907) 646-7741 or email
ldelgado@apicda.com




                     Job Opening: Camp Cook

                                   This position is located in Nelson Lagoon, Alaska and
                                   will cook for 4 - 6 salmon sport fish clients and crew at
                                   the remote river camp site. Trips are approximately 3
                                   days long at the camp site and 1 - 2 days in town
                                   preparing for the next trip. Applicants must have 2
                                   years previous cooking experience, valid Alaska Food
Worker Card, excellent time management skills, willing to work in remote locations,
excellent customer service skills, motivated, organized and a self-starter.



       Duties include:

       Preparing a hot breakfast, bag lunch and hot dinner each night at the camp.
       A menu guide will be provided for this position.
       Prepping food for camp while in town
       Assisting guides in preparing gear and food for trips to camp
       Being part of the team that ensures clients enjoy their stay with Aleutian
       Adventures!


Position begins mid-June until mid -September.

Rate of Pay is: $2,500 per month DOE plus tips

Transportation to and from work site and lodging is provided.

www.aleutianadventures.com

For more information or to submit an application, please contact Human resources via
email at ldelgado@apicda.com




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Click on the link below to download a larger PFD version of the 2011-2012 AEBSD School
Calendar.

AEBSD School Calendar 2011 - 2012




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