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2012 State Transportation Project Fund Support
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages the Kodiak community to vote “YES” on the 2012 State Transportation Project Fund Proposition. The proposition is a State of Alaska General Obligation bond for $453.5 million and will be on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. The bond package contains funds for transportation projects around the state, including the $15 million in funding needed to complete the rep...
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak needs to catch Mat-Su Valley in recycling
To the Editor: We dump 33 tons of garbage per day in Kodiak. If we can't reduce the amount of trash we generate, then we need to change our mindset about recycling. Reducing the amount of trash we generate is best, and reusing items is a great idea, but out of what is left after that large part is recyclable. Somehow, in Kodiak, we just don't measure up the recent numbers that compared our recycling to the recycli...
Oct 30, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks you booster club for supporting sports
To the Editor: In my many years on this island and in this town I have learned Kodiak is unique in more ways than most of us can fathom. Our diversity and proximity has shaped us into a one of a kind community. One under-appreciated entity that has been relatively taken for granted through the years is the High School Booster Club. There are so many people involved in the success of this organization that naming t...
Oct 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote 'yes' on statewide bond issue
Letter to the Editor: I am writing to urge Kodiak Island voters to vote yes on the Alaska statewide bond issue on Nov. 6. This bond issue includes $15 million for the replacement of Pier 3 for the City of Kodiak. Pier 3 is our economic connection to the rest of the world where all of our groceries and freight comes in and our export goods including all of our fish, goes out. Pier 3 was built in 1972 and has served...
Oct 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Vote 'yes' for General Obligation bond
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is a major election day, not only for national and state issues and candidates, but also for a critical transportation infrastructure General Obligation (GO) bond for the State of Alaska. The Alaska legislature voted to place this bond measure before the people of Alaska as a way to pay for much needed maintenance, replacements, and repairs on important pieces of infrastructure statewide. Projects ...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disappointed in KDM's use of photo of dead bear
To the Editor: Kodiak brown bears are part of the culture of this island. I was disappointed to see a picture of the bear killed in Tuesday's edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, hanging upside down from a forklift. It was done in very poor taste. A decent photo could have been used, or if one wasn't available, none would have been better. I do understand there are times when a bear may have to be killed in defense...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brown bears deserve more respect
To the Editor: I was very sorry to hear about the DLP (Defense of Life and Property) bear incident on Otmeloi Way last weekend but even more disappointed to see the photo you chose to accompany the article. Brown bears are the icon of our island and deserve more respect than that. Perhaps a more appropriate photo might have been one of a simple electric fence that people could buy and install around their poultry ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Follow your heart when voting
To the editor: Obama and Hillary Clinton have been negotiating three or four treaties with the United Nations. One was about global gun control, but our Senate would not ratify it; they are trying to pass it in another way. One was about the sea act giving foreign nations the royalties from our oil wells in the ocean. Don't know where the United Nations will be in charge of redistribution of our wealth. To all the...
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educate children on gun safety
To the Editor: On Sunday, Oct. 21, my husband took my two young sons to Cliff Point to walk around and explore. Around 30 minutes after arriving, my 7-year-old son found a loaded handgun. Thank goodness, my husband has been diligent about gun safety and began teaching our children at a very young age to never touch a gun for any reason. I would like to remind the community that a gun is not something you lose … it...
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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C.G. murder has become another Kodiak cold case
It's been six long agonizing months since the horrific events that took place on April 12. We still have no answers. The FBI is still mum. We know no more now than we did before. Has it come to a dead end or a fork in the road? It's become another cold case in Kodiak, which is very sad and pathetic. It appears that the FBI is clueless and has been outfoxed. I, for one, am frustrated, angry, and mad. I want peace a...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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