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We need leadership that stands up for fisheries
To the editor: I fish commercially in Cook Inlet to support my family, and I know people from across the state who do the same. That’s why I was so disappointed in Dan Sullivan when he ran the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan routinely put the interests of outside corporations above the interests of Alaskans. For example, he has boasted about a ruling he made that found a Cook Inlet salmon stream w...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jim Wells is guilty — end of story
To the editor, Jim Wells is guilty as sin, end of story. He knew exactly what he was doing and why. He had all his T’s crossed and I’s dotted until he went to court in Anchorage. The jury found him guilty and rightfully so. Justice has been served. End of story. Sarah L. Thayer
Jun 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Has the code of etiquette changed?
To the editor: I have recently attended three events at which the Coast Guard color guard participated. I was left wondering if the Code of Etiquette for respect of our flag has been changed or abandoned. Two of these events were indoors and no one around me had their hand over their heart as the colors passed by. At the Crab Festival parade, I saw no men or boys remove their hats and no women or children paused f...
Jun 02, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears are not brazen
To the editor: This is in response to yet another bear story appearing in the paper. In a prior story, entitled “Brazen Bear Reappears,” the article cited someone who called the police because a bear was getting into their garbage. What a shock…a bear getting into unsecured garbage. These bears are not brazen. They are habituated. What’s brazen are the humans who refuse to be responsible with their garbage. I have...
Jun 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leisnoi needs to do its homework
To the editor: In the KDM interview with Leisnoi management on May 23, 2014, in response to a question about the use of the herbicide “Roundup”, Leisnoi representative Von Veeh stated that, “They call it Roundup but its glyphosate.” Glyphosate is the active ingredient of Roundup and Monsanto held its patent until that patent expired in 2000. Roundup is glyphosate and glyphosate is Roundup when manufactured by Mons...
May 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clear-cutting wrong path for Kodiak
To the editor, I am writing in response to the interview with Leisnoi’s top officials. I returned to Kodiak last summer to salmon seine after a three-year hiatus. I was devastated to see the clear-cut logging taking place. Chiniak still has a chance to avoid the resource degradation that has permanently marred the Pacific Northwest. Salmon streams here are pitiful compared to what they were, and the once-forested ...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thoughtless actions could start a fire
To the editor:   Recently, there has been numerous brush fires popping up throughout the state and I am concerned for Kodiak. I have observed many people throwing cigarettes out of their vehicles while driving down the road and I wonder if they have given thought to how their actions may start a fire contributing to the loss of a house, business or personal property. With the start of summer activities, we all nee...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where does this leave Leisnoi shareholders?
Dear Editor, I was 18 years old when the ANCSA was passed. I am now 61 years old and most of the original shareholders have passed on. There are still opportunities for the Board of Leisnoi to provide something for the use and benefit of each shareholder besides the devastation of and clear-cutting of Chiniak. Our Annual Shareholder report tells us that there is no further money to be distributed in order to maint...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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carelessness causing brush fires
To the editor:   Recently, there has been numerous brush fires popping up throughout the state and I am concerned for Kodiak. I have observed many people throwing cigarettes out of their vehicles while driving down the road and I wonder if they have given thought to how their actions may start a fire contributing to the loss of a house, business or personal property. With Memorial Day weekend coming up and the sta...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough taxes chasing away families
To the editor, Some of us are aware of the incredible spending that goes on here in Kodiak. Referencing the luxury boat tours and trespassing in Wednesday's Mirror — we are seeing the same thing going on locally as well. But we are debtors to the borough and the city. They pretty much think they can do as they wish. In this case I define “debtor” as someone who has not had a mortgage payment in decades but is now ...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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