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Borough assembly colleague supports House candidate
To the editor: I am very pleased that Carol Austerman has officially announced her candidacy for Alaska’s House District 32. Currently, Ms. Austerman serves the Kodiak Island Borough as one of our senior assembly members. I am finishing my second term as an assembly member and can attest that Carol is one of the best colleagues I have ever worked with on this municipality. While Carol and I don’t always agree on i...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferris is a dedicated AD
To the Editor, I am a parent of two high school students and am very surprised and saddened by the school's decision to pull Mr. Ferris out as the athletic director. He is a dedicated person and gets his job done. He is not only an athletic director, but he is a mentor and counselor to our students. He is always ready and able to listen to students and parents concerns. I found out about the school's decision from...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Federal records must be kept in Alaska
I'm writing to voice my concern over the proposed permanent closure of the National Archives and Records Administration's Anchorage facility. NARA is the federal agency that is responsible for preserving and making accessible federal records. In Alaska, the Anchorage NARA office is the place where the records of the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the oth...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Logic for new district-wide AD doesn't add up
To the Editor, This letter is in response to the story, “ KHS dropping activities position.” The logic used to justify the restructuring of the activities director position just doesn’t add up. The article would lead you to believe that an outside power dictates that all AD’s must have an administrative certificate. Despite my search of the Alaska Department of Educations online evaluation documents and contacting...
Mar 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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The current AD is excellent
To the Editor, Our school system puts an emphasis on striving for excellence. The new athletic administrator must be excellent. Our community cannot and will not settle for less. The current AD is excellent. The bar has been set. His work with the kids and the community has been excellent and greatly appreciated. Alexus Kwachka
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who are the statesman in D.C.?
To the editor, To the highly paid statesman we have in Washington D.C., but don’t seem to run our government as it should, we pay tribute. How may was there? Which way did they go? What did they look like? I am their leader! Bill Bjorklund
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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District-wide AD is not a one-person job
To the Editor, I am writing to express my concerns with the latest actions of the superintendent and the administrators in the central office. Over the past few years, I have been saddened and demoralized by my perception of a slow but steady decline of the Kodiak Island Borough School District and have felt powerless to do anything about it. I have accepted without complaint: standardized report cards, changes in...
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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HB77 deserves to die in committee
There is currently a very bad piece of legislation sleeping in the Rules Committee of our Alaska State Senate. This is House Bill 77 (Water Rights and DNR Permitting Legislation) referred to as the "Silence Alaskans Act" by opponents. The authors of this bill (Parnell, Sullivan and Staff) seek to streamline permitting for state projects by awarding unprecedented permitting powers to the commissioner of the Dept of...
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Line item needed to restore crab
To the Editor: I got many endorsements of my recent letter on Kodiak's besotted advisor selection and the demise of the King Crab Capital of the World. Emails rolled in and the phone rang constantly. The letter made a national website for, as one commenter noted, "sleeping with the enemy." The Board of Fisheries recently approved my proposal to wisely shut down hard on bottom trawling in all state waters around Ko...
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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KOC should search locally to fill director position
To the Editor: Recently there have been advertisements in the KDM and notices on the Kodiak College (KoC) website advertising the position of “Director/CEO” for Kodiak College. [The position description (PD) can be found at www.uakjobs.com, Posting #0068257.] Being curious, I decided to take a look. The first portion of the PD describes the campus environment: “The campus is located in an area of spectacular unspo...
Feb 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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