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Defending Kodiakans’ property rights
We, property owners and future property owners of Kodiak, have created an email address hotline where people can send complaints about their experiences with the Kodiak Borough. That email address is kodiakoutpost@startmail.com. These complaints can include but are not limited to: 1. Overburdensome permit or zoning requirements and misinterpretation of code by overzealous borough staff resulting in undue hardship ...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanking Kodiak community’s support
To the Editor, We, the students of St. Mary’s School, would like to thank the Kodiak community for supporting us through these 60 years. St. Mary’s School was opened in 1954. Since then, many students like us have attended the school. We appreciate that the community has nurtured St. Mary’s and helped the school grow. As students, we appreciate that the community of Kodiak has kind people, great schools and wonder...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to lower halibut bycatch
To the Editor, As a fisherman and consumer of Pacific halibut, I would like to speak up on behalf of halibut bycatch reduction in the Bering Sea. This nutrient rich region is a vital nursery for halibut that travel throughout the North Pacific. Its fishery policies are important to our own regional fishery health, and to our statewide legacy of fishery management. This impacts all of us. For several years, fisherm...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal move to block oil drilling another ‘major insult’ to Alaska
To the Editor, Alaska Senate Majority leaders are responding to another federal assault on Alaska’s rights as a state after President Barack Obama announced he will move to block development in 9.8 million acres within the Beaufort and Chukchi seas as part of a new five-year oil and gas leasing program. The president’s latest move to shelve even more our resources shows his indifference and ignorance about the Sta...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against the anti-Agenda 21 conspiracy in Kodiak
During the several weeks prior to the Jan. 12 meeting of the Borough planning and zoning commission, there were numerous letters written to the local paper. The common theme — the code update project was an “insult” to the community because it was derived from Agenda 21. The anti-Agenda 21 conspiracists are wrong. Here’s why. Agenda 21 is a planning document that was meant to help local communities worldwide with ...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Levels of halibut bycatch unacceptable
Halibut is on the table, but unfortunately not for dinner. Halibut bycatch is a topic of heated discussion at meetings of both the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (the council) in coming weeks. The IPHC meets in Vancouver British Columbia from Jan. 27-30, and will set the catch limits in the directed halibut fisheries in Alaska and British Columbia. ...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zoning commission must listen to all residents
Dear Editor As much as I appreciate Neal Cooper’s attention to his civic duty (Letters to the Editor; Jan. 21), there are a few items I think require correcting. The Planning and Zoning Commission is established in the Kodiak Island Borough Code Chapter 2.105 and its members are appointed by the mayor (not elected, as Mr. Cooper says). Its responsibilities (too numerous to mention here) are outlined in Chapter 2.1...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware of China-made dog treats
Oso and Moby were brothers/littermates; were 11 1/2 years old, white Alaskan huskies. They were our kids, our family. Healthy, happy boys who were much loved. The story that unfolds is a bad dream-turned-nightmare. The heartache, pain, numbness, and emptiness is still unbearable. The healing will be a very long process. In the dark early hours of last Tuesday, Jan. 13, my husband saw the dead body of Oso. He had l...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Show your pride by flying a flag
Dear Editor: I am asking my fellow citizens to fly the flag in support of the efforts to achieve Indefinite postponement of the proposed Borough Code Revision, Title 16, 17 &18. Please fly Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, and mighty Symbol of our land. Fly her proudly and with proper decorum. Wear a flag pin or carry a Veterans Day Flag. Dress in Red, White and Blue. If ever there was an issue regarding your righ...
Jan 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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We are Kodiak
Lately I have spent every minute I can at the borough meetings. Others as well are watching. The common question is what does it take to get our representatives to represent the will of the Kodiak People? I really don't have an answer. Several months ago, one on the work board asked that I not share their name that they were a part of the code plan. Now I know why! One from Ouzinkie identified himself as one invol...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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