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Letter to the Editor: Kudos to gas price investigators
Thank you on gas prices! Can you believe they, the politicians, are finally, and I repeat finally, going to investigate gas and diesel prices in Alaska? Amazing! What’s been all the holdup? The governor sure isn’t doing it. He lobbies for the oil companies. We in Alaska have some good Alaskan politicians that are teed off like everybody else is. Just remember, we are all using Alaskan oil to make fuel, not Arab oi...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City surplus sale mismanaged
To the Editor: I have two complaints in regard to Friday’s city surplus auction. The first is that the welder was removed from the auction the morning of the auction. I would not have attended the auction had the welder not been advertised. In the future, the city should transfer resources between departments before advertising auction items in order to avoid the bait and switch situation that occurred July 13.  T...
Jul 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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TV sleuth would wrap up case
To the editor: July 12 makes three months exactly since the two fatal Coast Guard shootings. The FBI and all Kodiak law enforcement entities are still mum. Have they all been outfoxed? Isn’t there enough circumstantial evidence to take the case before a grand jury? If the residents want this case solved and not become another Kodiak cold case, I have to ask, “Where is Columbo when you need him?” Sarah L. Thayer
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smooth pavement a treat to use
To the editor: Driving out Rezanof Drive to the north, as Marian and I do for our thrice-weekly fitness program at the Kodiak Athletic Club, we were acutely aware that it had become one of our holiest roads. One morning we encountered double traffic fines notices that told us it was finally being repaired, and we found we would have to wait for an escort on our usual route. To avoid this, we circumvented Rezanof, ...
Jul 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep out environmental terrorists
To the editor: I have one question for the city of Kodiak. I, as a working resident of Kodiak, am very concerned why the city of Kodiak is allowing the terrorist organization known as Greenpeace to harbor its vessel in Kodiak. This is a big mistake. This is a working city, a fishing town. This town would not be here without its hardworking fishermen and their canneries. Letting this extreme radical group harbor he...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Paved road makes accidents easier
To the editor: When I left my home in Middle Bay this morning, I came across zigzagging tire marks on the pavement. Far off ion the bushes was the car that obviously made the marks. A state trooper was there evaluating the situation. He was busy, so I’m not sure if anyone was hurt. With the coming of pavement to the highway, we have all been sharing the road more and more with out-of-town visitors, out-the-road ca...
Jun 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Permit holders, families, vendors depend on halibut resource
To the editor, I don’t suppose Robert L. Krueger, president of the Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Association, would like to explain the economic ramifications of the 60 percent-plus cut in halibut quota (with more to come) to the 5,000 or so halibut permit holders and their families, the many thousands more crewmembers and their families, the workers who process the halibut and their families, the vendors frequented b...
Jun 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business owners can help town look better
To the editor: Downtown business owners and operators, would you kindly grab a broom and sweep the litter from the sidewalks and gutters in front of your stores? “It’s pretty here but Kodiak is a dirty town” was the comment made by a visiting friend from Sitka as we walked around the downtown area over the weekend. It embarrassed me that she is right. Hundreds of people are in town through next week to participate...
Jun 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A community is not a business
To the editor: Our local government thinks our town should be run like a business. It has mentioned seniors should pay the same property and sales tax as everyone else. In the past I’ve asked the manager why seniors had to pay tax at all. He said seniors would flood the town from other places and not contribute. I don’t know any seniors that would leave their state, home and family to get out of taxes! Maybe a 10-...
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for trawl, longline to share responsibility
To the editor: As a commercial fisherman, I have concerns about the state of our oceans and fisheries. Clean water and healthy fish stocks – we all rely on them. I hope the next generation of fishermen that inherit what we (users, managers and decision makers) leave for them will be sustainable. The state of halibut stocks in the Gulf of Alaska is waving a red flag in our faces. For decades millions of these fish ...
Jun 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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