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With the COVID-19 situation having the potential to pose a significant public health concern for our community, it’s important we remain vigilant. 

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On February 7, Ms. Sarah Harrington, one of Kodak’s very own, received notice she was selected as one of Alaska’s 40 under 40 by the Alaska Chamber of Commerce.  The pool of nominees included 195 amazing individuals from around the state.  She will be formally recognized on April 17 in Anchorage.  

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I would like to take a moment to shine a different perspective to what is going on with those trying to destroy our country and a way of life that has worked just fine for better than 200 years. After a couple of decades as a police officer both in Kodiak and other places, I learned how vind…

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Things seem to get crazier by the day.  The liberals - they tarnished that name so badly, now they want to be called “progressives.” A more phony misnomer could not be dreamed up. I refuse to use the term.  

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To the editor:  Marion Owen was spot on in her letter to the editor when she wrote that it’s a matter of training if we want to solve the “bear problem.” 

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To the Editor: I am extremely angry and disappointed with our police department for the way they handled the killing of the third bear on Selief Lane.  I live on Selief right where the dumpster is.

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To the editor: I was saddened to read that three bears were recently shot to death. They were dubbed ‘problem bears’ that were killed “because they have become habituated to human food and were therefore a danger to public safety,” said ADF&G wildlife biologist Nate Svoboda in the Jan. 2…

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To the editor: My wife Julie and I want to offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the captain and the crew members who were lost on the Scandies Rose. We lift up their memories and give thanks for the two crew members who survived.

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The question was posed from a member of the Board of Fisheries this week to a member of the public, paraphrased: I keep hearing keep the politics out of our fisheries, so what does that mean to you, because I don’t understand what that means at this meeting.

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Alaska’s “lawmakers” start in again next week. What evils, cunning tricks, etc. should we expect this time?  

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I sincerely hope Kodiak realizes just how important the Alaska Board of Fish meeting taking place at the Kodiak Convention Center this weekend is to our local economy. Our neighbors to the Southwest and Northeast — Chignik and Cook Inlet — are proposing changes to the commercial salmon fishe…

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Whether we catch salmon with a hook or a net, we Kodiakans know that salmon is vital to island living. But did you know how important it is to take the time to explain this to the seven members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries? It is. And they will be here this weekend to hear from all of us…

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The Alaska Board of Fisheries is meeting in Kodiak for four days starting on Saturday.  There is a public reception for the board at the Afognak Building starting at 6 p.m. I encourage you to attend and meet the board members that make many of the regulatory decisions for Kodiak’s fisheries.

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It’s no surprise that commercial fishing is the primary economic engine of Kodiak. The salmon industry is under fire once again, and the fishing community is faced with the burden of fending off attacks to an established system that has provided opportunity for generations of fishermen, cann…

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The Board of Fisheries is coming to Kodiak to discuss important salmon issues from Saturday to Tuesday. Kodiak needs your help to fill the room with faces and voices at the meeting beginning on Saturday at 8:30 a.m, at the Kodiak Convention Center. You don’t have to be a fisherman to testify…

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I’m a long time Kodiak salmon fisherman and my wife and I recently purchased the local boatyard. We want Kodiak businesses to know that the Alaska Board of Fisheries is meeting in Kodiak starting on Saturday. The board will be looking at 10 proposals that would harm Kodiak’s salmon fishery. …

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These are critical times for our local salmon fishery, Kodiak’s economy and the place we call home! Kodiak’s salmon fishery has been and continues to be managed on local stocks, with built-in mechanisms for incidental harvest of non-local stocks. This has been the case for decades. Additiona…

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This election cycle the Alaska Democrats are changing from their traditional caucus system of choosing which candidate they support for president in 2020. The party is holding a presidential primary on April 9, 2020.

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I just returned from my eighth yearly vacation to Kodiak, and I am writing because I have always thoroughly enjoyed visiting your city, and road system.  I have loved your area from my first year, when I fished with Dake and stayed at Smiling Bear, a great host.  I admire your library and wi…

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In my opinion there is nothing equitable about the ridiculous 2016 salmon disaster bailout program and I laughed out loud after reading the article in Thursday’s paper. I’m not the least bit surprised that salmon fishermen are stomping their feet and crying for more money they do not deserve…

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I feel fortunate to have grown up around commercial fishing and knew at a young age I wanted to run my own boat someday. Being born and raised in Kodiak and a 5th generation fisherman, it was in my blood, I guess. I wanted to build a career out of small-boat commercial fishing around my isla…

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Late Thursday night, Aug. 1, the State of Alaska and Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) reached an agreement, ending a nine-day strike and allowing the Alaska Marine Highway System to resume ferry service to coastal communities on Sunday.

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KODIAK — The first principle of Catholic social teaching is to support the life and dignity of the human person.

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KODIAK — The Save the Internet Act passed by House Democrats would actually endanger open access to the internet for all. I trust that Senator Murkowski will do what is right and oppose this faulty legislation while working with her colleagues to pass a real bipartisan solution to the full r…

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KODIAK — Recently, in issues of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, there have been several articles decrying Governor Mike Dunleavy’s efforts to provide a full PFD (about $3,000) to virtually every man, woman and child in Alaska. This would come at the expense of reducing or eliminating some legislati…

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Since 1967, Alaska Legal Services Corporation has provided quality free civil legal services to low income Alaskans. Beyond that, they provide training for those that need help in representing themselves. In both of these roles, that of advocate and teacher, the attorneys of ALSC help achiev…

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KODIAK — When the Governor of Alaska has the power to undo months of hard work of sixty dedicated legislators who represent the people of Alaska by the mere stroke of a pen, he has undoubtedly been given too much power afforded by Alaska’s constitution. The Governor’s veto action defies demo…

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KODIAK — I’ve been quiet regarding the current state of Alaska politics. It’s incredibly hard to avoid labels when you’re a moderate. I’m too tax-and-spend to be a Republican, and too anti-progressive to be a Democrat. Yet, here I am, preparing to stick my foot in my mouth!

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, 1 applaud the efforts taken by the legislature to create and agree on a budget, as we understand the gravity of the budget situation. However, the consequences of the Governor’s vetoes if not overridden, stand to reverber…

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United Fishermen of Alaska is grateful to Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Dan Sullivan, as well as the Senators of Idaho, Washington and Montana, for coming together to urge British Columbia Premier John Horgan to clean up B.C.’s mining sector and to work towards alleviating the threat B.…

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From Utqiagvik to Ketchikan, some 30,000 Alaskans are members of their local radio or TV public broadcasting stations. Many local and statewide businesses support public broadcasting by underwriting the cost of delivering quality programming. And the entire public broadcasting system is an e…

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KODIAK — The other day I read an article about a 7-acre-farm near Atlanta’s city limits that was converted to an urban oasis. Once an abandoned pecan farm, the land has now been transformed into a completely edible garden. This is amazing because in the region where the garden is located, on…