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Long overdue thanks to the public works department
To the editor: The City of Kodiak Public Works Department worked long and hard to clean up the mess on Alder Lane from the flooding caused by the recent heavy rain. I could hear the equipment in the early morning hours, about 1 a.m., as the crew worked in the dark to clear the catch basin of rocks, gravel and debris where the creek water overflowed the culvert. That was on Thursday morning. It took three more days...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bilderbergs control the White House
To the editor: Fast and Furious, IRS, NSA, DOJ spying on journalists, Bengazi, global warming is a ponzi scheme, pay to pollute, cap and trade, carbon credits, gun control, redistribution of our wealth. To foreign countries, dictators, tyrants, “Maurice Strong,” former UN worker, now oil billionaire. Hillary Clinton, Obama, Tim Geitner, Kissenger have all been in bed with this guy. They want complete control of ou...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excessive administration burdens teachers
To the Editor: In recent years I’ve been alarmed to discover how few Kodiak teachers are happy in their jobs. Previously unflappable and dedicated people are worn down from increased administrative demands (frequently but not exclusively related to the changing grading policies in the middle and high schools). Others are discouraged by friction with the administration and a lack of voice in decisions affecting edu...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golden Wheel isn't Crab Fest
To the Editor: I read with some consternation that after 40 years of Golden Wheel Amusements pitching our midway, the Crab Festival will have no rides. But — we’ve had a Crab Festival for more than 50 years! Tug o’war, footraces, survival suit races, bed races, cook-offs, sawdust scrambles, booths selling everything hands can make or happy folks can eat from a paper plate, face painting, henna art, an old-fashione...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preventing tragedy from happening
To the editor: On a recent afternoon my faithful companion, Miss Mutt, and I went for a walk along the road from the Abercrombie parking lot to Miller Point. Earlier it had been snowing lightly, and the nearby lake was beautiful with a light layer of snow covering the unsightly ice cracks and subsurface water currents that had been visible the day before. Temperatures were in the low 30s with no wind. About one-ei...
Jan 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama administration reaches too far
To the Editor: On Dec. 31, 2012, president Obama quietly signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act which was barely reported by the mainstream media. This law permits the military to detain anyone, including U.S. citizens, who “substantially supported” — an undefined legal term — al-Qaida, the Taliban or “associated forces,” again a term that is legally undefined. Those detained can be imprisoned inde...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chirikof cattle should stay
To the Editor: Once again, as in 2002, the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is considering slaughtering the wild cattle on Chirikof. I oppose this. USF&WS people told us that they have a mandate to restore lands they manage to a "healthy" state, but healthy need not be a return to pre-contact conditions. An exception should be made for Chirikof and perhaps others. 1. Cattle have been existing on their own ...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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What? Again?
To the Editor: The cattle have been on Chirikof Island since 1888! We fought the battle over Chirikof Island cattle with the Alaska Maritime Refuge in 2002. A petition was signed by hundreds of people in Kodiak, Resolution No. 18-2002 was passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and then-governor Frank Murkowski requested the removal of the cattle be stopped. Our Congressional delegation was also not in agree...
Jan 15, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the Pillar Mountain rescue
To the Editor: I want to give a big shout-out of thanks to the many people who came to my assistance on New Year’s Day after I got into some mischief with my car on Pillar Mountain. Sliding uncontrollably on the ice, and convinced that the car was heading over the embankment, I leaped from the vehicle in a wild act of self-preservation. As I lay there, watching my car slide down the road, I was amazed to see a you...
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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House Bill 77 is not acceptable
To the Editor: In the Alaska legislature there is now a bill so sinister that, were it to be enacted, it would lead to massive disenfranchisement of rural Alaska and a way of life. This is House Bill 77 (HB 77). What it does is substantively to remove the Alaska public, legislature and judiciary from the decision-making process as regards the notification, sale, disposal and other allocation of Alaska’s lands, wat...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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