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Federal move to block oil drilling another ‘major insult’ to Alaska
To the Editor, Alaska Senate Majority leaders are responding to another federal assault on Alaska’s rights as a state after President Barack Obama announced he will move to block development in 9.8 million acres within the Beaufort and Chukchi seas as part of a new five-year oil and gas leasing program. The president’s latest move to shelve even more our resources shows his indifference and ignorance about the Sta...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against the anti-Agenda 21 conspiracy in Kodiak
During the several weeks prior to the Jan. 12 meeting of the Borough planning and zoning commission, there were numerous letters written to the local paper. The common theme — the code update project was an “insult” to the community because it was derived from Agenda 21. The anti-Agenda 21 conspiracists are wrong. Here’s why. Agenda 21 is a planning document that was meant to help local communities worldwide with ...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zoning commission must listen to all residents
Dear Editor As much as I appreciate Neal Cooper’s attention to his civic duty (Letters to the Editor; Jan. 21), there are a few items I think require correcting. The Planning and Zoning Commission is established in the Kodiak Island Borough Code Chapter 2.105 and its members are appointed by the mayor (not elected, as Mr. Cooper says). Its responsibilities (too numerous to mention here) are outlined in Chapter 2.1...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Levels of halibut bycatch unacceptable
Halibut is on the table, but unfortunately not for dinner. Halibut bycatch is a topic of heated discussion at meetings of both the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (the council) in coming weeks. The IPHC meets in Vancouver British Columbia from Jan. 27-30, and will set the catch limits in the directed halibut fisheries in Alaska and British Columbia. ...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware of China-made dog treats
Oso and Moby were brothers/littermates; were 11 1/2 years old, white Alaskan huskies. They were our kids, our family. Healthy, happy boys who were much loved. The story that unfolds is a bad dream-turned-nightmare. The heartache, pain, numbness, and emptiness is still unbearable. The healing will be a very long process. In the dark early hours of last Tuesday, Jan. 13, my husband saw the dead body of Oso. He had l...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Show your pride by flying a flag
Dear Editor: I am asking my fellow citizens to fly the flag in support of the efforts to achieve Indefinite postponement of the proposed Borough Code Revision, Title 16, 17 &18. Please fly Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, and mighty Symbol of our land. Fly her proudly and with proper decorum. Wear a flag pin or carry a Veterans Day Flag. Dress in Red, White and Blue. If ever there was an issue regarding your righ...
Jan 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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We are Kodiak
Lately I have spent every minute I can at the borough meetings. Others as well are watching. The common question is what does it take to get our representatives to represent the will of the Kodiak People? I really don't have an answer. Several months ago, one on the work board asked that I not share their name that they were a part of the code plan. Now I know why! One from Ouzinkie identified himself as one invol...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build code that works for Kodiak
It seems we all can agree that the new proposed codes are overreaching and oppressive and if implemented will suffocate our community and our way of life. There is one portion that I have only heard comment on by only one person: subsistence. It is my understanding that if we go from rural to urban we will lose all our subsistence rights. Just the threat of this should have every person in this community speaking ...
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mistaken about Schmitt
I recently withdrew myself from consideration for the City of Kodiak seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission, stating that I felt incumbent Alan Schmitt was listening to the people and doing a good job. City Mayor Pat Bransom asked Alan if he would represent the city’s position on issues and he responded that he would. During the recent Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing on the Code revision, it was ...
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska breweries rising to the top of competition
Alaskans like to work hard and play hard — and sometimes there is a market waiting to be tapped where the two overlap. Case in point, Alaska’s thriving small brewing scene: a great example of Alaskan small business success. One of the little known facts about our state’s economic picture is that we currently have 22 licensed breweries making high-quality craft beer, from Sitka to Silver Gulch and I understand ther...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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