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Stand up Kodiak and take charge!
To the Editor: I’ve been upset about the local Realtors trying to get the borough to put land up for sale, and everywhere I turn in Kodiak I see vacant lots. Some local Realtors wanted the Borough to put Russian Ridge up for sale so affordable apartments could be built — get real! Who is going to buy that kind of property and build apartments? A 360-degree view for apartments … I don’t think so. Maybe a multimilli...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials not looking out for interests of community
To the Editor: Matt Gilbert's comments and question are right on. A complaint had been alleged against A-1 Timber for damage to the Chiniak Highway. It had been alleged that A-1 was hauling oversized loads during night time. Matt’s question: Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway? Leisnoi's June 2013 newsletter informed its shareholders that there is no problem. Leisnoi and A-1 Timber met with Pat Kemp (commis...
Oct 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation needs to support local businesses
To the Editor: Bernie Karl, owner of the Narrow Cape Lodge (and Chena Hot Springs) has been talking to state legislators, trying to convince them to appropriate $2.5 million into the Governor’s budget this next year for the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) to purchase Narrow Cape Lodge. Knowing what Mr. Karl is up to, the AAC Board of Directors said they would not refuse the funding if it became available to pur...
Oct 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need vs. Want
Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part letter. The second part will be published next Wednesday. To the Editor: A need is something that we must have in order to continue on. In evaluating needs and wants always evaluate the end result. Example: For just about ever, no city administration has ever finished the south end of Shelikof Street for a number of reasons, cost versus need did not justify it! The end r...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sales Tax Article Misleading
To the Editor: Community members were concerned that raising the City sales taxes would “discourage commerce, resulting in less tax revenue as residents and businesses move outside city limits”. While KDM states “that hasn’t happened,” that assertion contradicts with the statistics provided. In the first quarter of 2013, the city’s taxable receipts declined. In the second quarter they went up, but as the article s...
Oct 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politicians will stop at nothing to confiscate firearms
To the Editor: The tyrants, dictators and all scumbag politicians will stop at nothing to register and ban and eventually confiscate firearms owned by law-abiding Americans like you and me. The UN has been working for 15 years to force its gun-banning arms treaty on the United States. Obama and Kerry just signed it, inviting the world's worst human rights abusers to dictate gun policy here in the United States. On...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal shutdown hurts Alaska's economy
To the Editor: Americans deserve better than the recent government shutdown. I understand that Ted Cruz doesn’t support the Affordable Care Act, but he and a small group of Tea Partiers shouldn’t be able to shut down the federal government because they disagree with a law that has been passed in accordance with our Constitution. It makes no sense for the GOP to shut down the government because the Tea Party disagr...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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All residents should bare dumpster fees
To the Editor: It has been well over a year since the appearance of the roll-cart green trash containers inside the City of Kodiak replaced dumpsters inside the city limits. There may be some success inside the city with this program, yet it has its share of problems. Consider that a resident living outside the city limits pays an additional fee to have the areas around the dumpsters cleaned up by Alaska Waste; th...
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island is full of hospitable people
To the Editor: My hunting partner and I recently drew tags for and hunted a mountain goat in the area between Center Mountain and Crown Mountain. We just wanted to express our utmost appreciation and gratitude to the people of Kodiak for making the experience such a wonderful one. We have both travelled far and wide in our 26 years of life, but Kodiak is one of the most beautiful, rugged islands we have ever seen,...
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The way governments spend money is offensive
To the Editor: Last week I read the Alaska Bulletin where Senator Murkowski was overwhelmed by contacts from people like you and I about asking her to vote so as to end this trillion-dollar disaster last Friday. After Murkowski said it was a bad law, she along with other republicans overwhelmingly voted so as to save O’vommit care. Some I spoke with last week called both senators and Senator Begich office actually...
Oct 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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