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Staff Trio Mark End of Summer with Klondike Trail of 98 International Road Relay Run

Team Picture

Lt. Ken Hoff (far right) stands for a team picture (The Metcalfes) prior to the Klondike Relay

Sherrie Daigle running the Klondike

Sherrie Daigle runs the 8th Stage, on the Klondike Highway in Yukon, Canada

Klondike starting line

Starting line of the Klondike Road Relay in Skagway, Alaska

Three Department of Corrections employees participated Sept. 6-7 in the annual Klondike Trail of 98 International Road relay, 110 miles from the starting line in downtown Skagway to the finish line in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon. Interestingly, all three DOC runners participated in the same leg: 12.4-mile Stage 8 (Emerald Lake). LCCC Lt. Ken Hoff completed the stage in 2:20.22 while Criminal Justice Planner Sherrie Daigle finished the stage in 2:21.34. Micro/Network Specialist Philip Rosen marked a time of 1:36.05 and finished 11th overall for the stage.

Goose Creek Correctional Center Earns BUILDINGS Magazine’s ABBY Award

ABBY Award

The Department of Corrections is proud to announce that BUILDINGS magazine has selected the Goose Creek Correction Center as a 2013 ABBY Award winner. The project, which earned a Merit Award (2nd) for New Construction, exemplifies innovative performance standards in commercial building design and operation. Now in its 8th year, the America’s Best Buildings of the Year (ABBY) Awards highlight projects that set a new benchmark for facility managers to emulate. Goose Creek Correctional Center is part of an elite group of nine buildings that will be showcased in the magazine’s October 2013 issue. Submitted profiles were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the latest innovations in areas such as energy efficiency, sustainability, forward-looking design, purposeful renovation, and streamlined management. “Goose Creek demonstrates how smart building controls and software can streamline energy efficiency, sustainability, and O&M practices,” says Jennie Morton, associate editor for BUILDINGS magazine.