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 ...
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 ...
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 b...
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...
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 differ...
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Bonnie Dillard/KHS art departmentKodiak Daily Mirror
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...
Vandalism affects everybody To the Editor:
We would like to ask the youths of Kodiak to stop and think how vandalism affects them, before they or someone they know commits this senseless crime.
Having private property damaged may not directly impact you, but think if it were your property. What level of respect would you expect? What if it were public property?
You may not think at this point in your life that any damage done to public pr...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 | 16 |
Jonathan Richard and Tristan RichardKodiak Daily Mirror
Light display brings joy to Kodiak To the Editor:
In my book, Andy Crowley is as close as you can get to being Santa Claus for Kodiak!
I can’t imagine the hours of hard work that goes into getting all the lights set up and the planning that goes into his wonderful light show, let alone the expense of taking on such a giving project.
We enjoyed the Christmas light show last year, and couldn’t wait to see it again this year. I hear people excitedly...
Parents need help, too
To the Editor:
Single mothers in Kodiak face depression due to neglecting their own needs and well-being. According to Dr. Wendy Schwartz, a licensed family therapist, studies show that 40 percent of single moms are plagued by depression as they neglect their own needs while struggling to provide for their children.
Single mothers do their best daily to make sure their children are taken care of, but some don’t c...
Wonderful education should be available to all children To the Editor:
The Federal No Child Left Behind act of 2001 had a goal of bringing all schools into the designated proficient level by the 2013-2014 school year. NCLB was never a popular topic in Kodiak, with unique situations seen throughout our town. The programs and rules to be offered with steady subpar testing cannot be realized within our community either.
Curiosity got to me recently and with the proficien...