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Helpful hints to save money
To the Editor: October has arrived and so has the 1 percent city sales tax increase, compliments of our city council. We are now tied with Wrangell for having the highest city sales tax in the state with 7 percent. But wait, that's not the end of it; the other shoe hasn't dropped yet, i.e. the sales cap. There are ways we can save money and stretch our dollars. Some are obvious. If you're going to shop at local re...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recycling program needs community buy-in
Kodiak Island is one of the most beautiful locales in the world. We're spoiled by spectacular natural beauty, abundant resources, a rich cultural history and the world's friendliest people. We owe it to Kodiak to be good stewards, to give back. One way we can do this is by responsibly processing the waste we invariably produce. Many Kodiak residents and businesses have done this for years, and Kodiak villages are ...
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looking for explanations regarding decrease in Koniag shares
To the editor: On Saturday, Koniag Inc., announced to 4,000 shareholders a decrease from $10 a share to $3 a share. What just happened? I can't figure it out! No one in the audience said anything. No one looked ashamed. Two board members quit. The accountant seemed embarrassed when a guy asked about $17 million in the miscellaneous column. Could someone explain this to me? Please. What's up? Carlene G. McChesney
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: The bait and switch on Alaska energy
An alliance of environmental activists and Democratic politicians has spent decades blocking the efforts of Alaskans to access the rich energy resources of our state. When Alaskans wanted to open the 1002 area of ANWR to exploration and production, opponents of progress stymied our efforts with fear-mongering and obstructionism. In so doing, they frequently pointed to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the n...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Threshold makes recycling easy
To the Editor: Like most of us, my best friend had succumb to the old adages, "but it is on sale" or "we might use it later." The result, amass of material wealth, cardboard boxes and bubble wrap. So, when my friend and her husband had to depart from Kodiak...there began the journey of "material purging." As a friend, I was swept into a deluge of virtual moving sales, downsizing and repeated trips to Threshold Rec...
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brewery cuts down on garbage by recycling
To the Editor: I wanted to let business owners know that as much stuff as we go through, and as many lunch boxes that get left here at the brewery, in our new location we use only one roll cart per week for our garbage. We have Threshold come and pick up a tote of our cardboard, paper and plastic about once a month, and that cost is more than offset by the savings we get by having a roll cart instead of a Dumpster...
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republicans need to open their eyes
To the editor: Is it really too amazing to imagine a coup on our country? The false Supreme Court has given Chinese companies the freedom to sway elections in our country. How about the rich buying lawmakers and judges to enrich themselves for over 100 years?  Bush got your pastor’s nod of approval and you flocked like sheep to the voting booth. He then attacked our country.    Plenty of people want to kill Americ...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recycling shrinks our carbon footprint
To the editor: I consider it to be part of my duty as a responsible citizen to spend some time thinking about how I can make our community a better place with my own actions. Some of the issues I consider have to do with economics and our fiscal well being. Others are more idealistic and have to do with being kind to the earth so our descendents have a good quality environment to live in. One issue that falls into...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Get a better handle on bycatch in most wasteful fisheries now
For years, fishery managers and those concerned about bycatch have been plagued by a lack of real numbers on how many king salmon, crab and halibut are being discarded in some of the dirtiest fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. In the struggle to reduce bycatch of these critical species, we haven’t even had an accurate body count. After prolonged frustration with the current system, a solution appeared to be on the h...
Oct 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lynch looks out for community
To the Editor: I would like to voice my support for Chris Lynch on the Borough Assembly. I watched the machinations of the assembly over the years, and I have found that she is always looking out for what is best for our community. She is involved in many organizations with the intention of supporting the community. We need her on the assembly to provide balance, as she is a strong supporter of nonprofits. Nonprof...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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