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Letter: Hill good for school board, homeowners
To the editor: Elect Julie Cain Hill for school board. I have known Julie for over 35 years as a loyal family friend, wonderful mother of three (all graduates of Kodiak High), a 44-year resident of Kodiak and homeowner. In particular, as a previous school board member myself, I knew Julie as a 34-year school teacher, now retired, who was specially dedicated to her school children, those children’s parents and the ...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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KDM EDITORIAL: Prop 1 sides engage with a flourish
In any contested election campaign we expect the opposing sides to use spin, rhetorical flourishes and selective detail, even when the charge of outright falsification doesn’t apply. The sides on city Proposition 1, asking voters whether to allow city workers the right to unionize, both have added some flourishes that merit a good look from a neutral, literal perspective. On the side of a yes vote, Teamsters Local...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Community can talk about curriculum
This past week Kodiak High School announced the time and date for an upcoming town hall meeting titled “Community Voice.” The purpose of this meeting is to sound out our community’s views on what additional subjects could be taught in the seventh- to 12th-grade curriculum and any recommendations as to how existing courses can be improved. Also, there are to be opportunities for the public to actively participate i...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encore! to faculty recital
To the editor: Bravo! Walter Muelling’s efforts in organizing a musical recital of KIBSD music faculty members was a true delight for many of us in the community. We are thankful for the opportunity to attend an event of such excellent quality and appreciate this gift immensely. It would be heartwarming to have his idea of a yearly faculty recital become a tradition in Kodiak. Dorothy Holm
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes’ pink salmon relief plan will hurt Alaskans
To the editor: I strongly oppose Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal, which includes a 2016 loan payment pardon for state-funded fishermen and a federal disaster declaration. Her interference in private business will affect the movement of salmon permits. In my opinion Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal is a disaster for the fishing industry and all hardworking Alaskans. Renee Darrenkamp
Sep 12, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retired teacher right choice for school board
To the editor: At this moment in time I highly commend any citizen who chooses to take their time and energy to run for a public office. Here in Kodiak we have three women who are running for one school board position. I commend each one. My vote will be cast on Oct. 4 for Julie Cain Hill, a highly respected Kodiak resident of 44 years. Julie arrived in Kodiak a young single teacher, married, and raised three Kodi...
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Making omelets without breaking law
This past week my wife and I traveled to Seattle, where I met with a dietitian at the University of Washington Medical Center. During this meeting the subject of eggs as part of one’s diet came up. Eggs received a divergent evaluation from this adviser. I learned the nutritional value of an egg depends, in part, on the hen’s environment (whether a local farm or commercial feed lot), the health of the animal, and t...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: All nonprofits worthy, but funds short
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting produced mixed results, at least insofar as two major issues were concerned. The first of these was the assembly’s nonprofit organization funding for 2017 that slashed 40 percent off the previous year’s funding. Nonprofit funding has been discussed at assembly meetings over the last two or three months, and given the current budget squeeze at both the state and borough...
Aug 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locals, guests make KNWR fete success
To the editor: I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all of the people, over 500 of you, who helped us celebrate Kodiak Refuge’s 75th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 20. We were blessed with a sunny day and the help of many local partners and cooperators. A special thanks to our guest speakers, who shared their stories of wildlife and the Refuge with all of us. Judge Roy Madsen, with the help of Larry Van Daele...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: The end of wealth as worth
What I took away from Thursday’s borough assembly meeting is that our second-class borough form of government is not working well, nor is it likely to without significant overhaul. This despite having some very competent and caring assembly members, so having the wrong people on the assembly is not the problem. The problem is that the world is changing, in fact, at its most rapid pace in the history of the world. ...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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