Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak would benefit from in-house drug treatment program
To the Editor: My name is Dennis. I would like to admit that I’ve been a drug addict for 23 years. I’m sure each and every one of you reading this letter has someone in your life who has been devastatingly impacted negatively by a drug addition. I know from personal experience many people including myself who have battled their addiction only to relapse after a short time because of lack of resources. I am asking ...
Jan 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Shell should be commended
Royal Dutch Shell deserves to be commended and congratulated for its handling of the aftermath of the Kulluk grounding. I am very impressed with them because they do listen and they do care, something that can’t always be said about companies of their size. Shell is also safety oriented. After observing their handling of this situation, I’m convinced that safety and protection of the environment is on top the list...
Jan 10, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Elks Club involved in youth activities
I am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in your town that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes your town a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed. That Lodge is one of approximately 2,000 across the United States and 17 in Alaska. The one in your town may have 50 members o...
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline looms for compost comments
To the Editor: The opera ain't over yet. Keep emailing your comments to lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Jan. 18 is supposed to be the deadline, but let's overwhelm her so it's extended. She has to read every public comment before making a decision. Aldrich is the ADEC regional manager for this area. The reason for emailing her is to squash any idea that she, our city manager, and Peter Olsen (of Kodiak) have of compostin...
Jan 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council needs go forward with bike path
To the Editor: What a fantastic island we live on! In the last two days, I saw two ptarmigan fly in front of my path, a fox, a deer along the road, white rabbits running through the woods, and of course our eagles. How great it is to get outside. I am looking forward to seeing everyone have the opportunity to hike or bike safely up to Deadman's Curve soon. The view is fabulous and from there one can access Swampy ...
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need reasonable gun regulations
To the Editor: More gun tragedy in our country, what are we to do as a civilized society? Probably nothing and if anything, it’s just a symbolic fix. If you think the powerful gun industry is going to stand by and do nothing, you’re living under a rock. The making of large and small arms is a multi-billion dollar business, working 24/7, 365 days a year. Thousands of people are employed across the country in these ...
Dec 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun control or freedom
To the editor: The rash of recent shooting incidents has led people who wouldn’t know an AK-47 from a paintball gun to issue demands for more and more restrictions on guns. It might make more sense to outlaw men than guns. Or divorce. Or crack. Or to prohibit felons from having guns. We already outlaw crack and felons owning guns, and yet somehow these people got what they wanted. Liberals tolerate rallies on beha...
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proud to be an American
To the Editor: Next Monday is Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. I hereby give notice to my neighbors on Selief Lane that I plan on lighting off fireworks. That’s right — lots of them. I’m proud to be an American and I’m proud of my independence. For whoever called the KPD last time, well, save your dime. Beaver Lake is frozen, and I plan on letting loose all my pyrotechnics on borough land. I’m saddened by the complaints a...
Dec 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Music programing is inspiring
To the Editor: Kodiak teachers, parents and administrators deserve our congratulations. The incredible outpouring of musical talent Thursday night on our auditorium stage was a testament to this community's decision, several years ago, to not allow the music program to be cut from our elementary schools. Hard advocacy work by teachers and parents who cared about their students' education in the arts made a differe...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Continue to fight against compost in Middle Bay
To the Editor: Don't let your guard down yet and not for a long time. The fight is still on to keep the city's crap out of pristine Middle Bay. Residents of the borough and city alike can help our fight. Come to the P&Z public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the borough assembly chambers. Support Mike Patterson's request to rezone the landfill which should have been done years ago; it’s been out of compliance al...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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