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BIKE SAFETY: Sitka Community Hospital health educator Patrick Williams shows students at Baranof Elementary School how to adjust a bike helmet during a May 22 presentation at the school. The Sitka Community Hospital Injury Prevention program teamed up with the Sitka School District’s Live-Well Program to distribute 150 bike helmets to local elementary school students in an effort to reduce head trauma rates in Sitka. Organizers said Sitka’s unintentional injury rate is one of the highest in the state, 20 points higher than the state average. (Daily Sitka Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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BIKE GIVEN – Mt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge members Bill Bandy, left, and Ken Creamer, right, present third-grader Harlee Nelson, age 9, with her mother, Shana Colburn, a new bicycle recently at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School. The Masons are giving a bicycle to one student in each third grade class at the school. Third-grade teachers are selecting the recipients based on students’ behavior in class and display of good citizenship. Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop donates a lock and helmet to the winner. (Daily Sitka Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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WORK HONORED: Sitka Health Summit Coalition members Ellen Daly, left, and Penny Lehmann, both Sitka Public Health Nurses, present Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition coordinator Charles Bingham with a certificate on May 22 honoring him for his volunteer work coordinating a variety of events during National Bike Month in May. Charles helped compile information for Sitka’s initial application to be a Bicycle Friendly Community in 2008 (bronze award as Alaska’s first BFC), and wrote the renewal application in 2012 (bronze award). He also wrote the Bicycle Friendly Business application for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Sitka Campus in 2011 (bronze award). (Sitka Health Summit Photo by Angela McGraw)

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BIKE GIVEN – Mt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge members Bill Bandy, left, and Tom Brown present third-grader Charlotte Unruh-Cooley (with her parents Seth and Erin Cooley) a new bicycle recently at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School. The Masons are giving a bicycle to one student in each third grade class at the school. Third-grade teachers are selecting the recipients based on students’ behavior in class and display of good citizenship. Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop donates a lock and helmet to the winner. (Photo Submitted to the Daily Sitka Sentinel)

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RODEO WORK – Ryan Kauffman, right, tunes-up a bicycle for Kira Davis, left, during Sitka Rotary Club’s annual Sitka Bike Rodeo Saturday, May 3, at the U.S. Coast Guard-Air Station Sitka. Hundreds of children and their parents turned out for the event that also included bicycle registrations by Sitka Police, obstacle courses and hot dogs. The club also gave away 40 bicycle helmets to participants. (Daily Sitka Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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BIKE GIVEN – Mt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge members Jack Ozment, left, and Bill Bandy present third-grader Chad Kushin-Edenshaw a new bicycle recently in Stephanie Peterson’s Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School class. The Masons are giving a bicycle to one student in each third grade class at the school. Third-grade teachers are selecting the recipients based on students’ behavior in class and display of good citizenship. Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop donates a lock and helmet to the winner. (Daily Sitka Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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