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Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway?
To the Editor: I liked the recent comments by Tanya Inga about logging in the Chiniak area. I’d also like to point out that they’re still spraying thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals to kill foliage. That’s not the only thing they’re killing. I wonder what it’s doing to the birds and mammals? Also, with 70 inches of rain we get per year, what’s happening to Kalsin and Chiniak Bay with all the runoff? These com...
Oct 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chiniak logging is devastating
To the Editor: The logging operations out in the Chiniak area have been going on now for over three years. The devastation is hard to believe — tens of thousands of trees removed. What’s left are stumps, thousands of piles of tree debris, tree limbs lying everywhere on the ground, mile upon mile of logging roads, open gravel pit sites everywhere, a large scale runoff of top soil into Chiniak Bay, impacted salmon s...
Sep 27, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not every letter should be printed
Editor: This is about what appears in the paper. I was taken aback to see Mr. Coen’s “rebuttal to my rebuttal” of his letter concerning the Zimmerman trial. As I have always understood it, Party A writes a letter, Party B rebuts it, and it stops there. Each individual gets one crack at the bat and it’s over. To carry it further only invites a tit-for-tat slew of letters back and forth, which ultimately ends up loo...
Sep 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter about Zimmerman case was berating
To the editor: Having read Ms. Lisa Zeimer’s screed” about Massad Ayoob’s editorial on the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman case and her berating Mr. Ayoob as being what amounts to a self-serving hack writer whose main intent is to “scare the pants off everyone (presumably) so they will buy his books or enroll in his classes”, I had to respond. If Ms. Zeimer had taken the trouble to check her information before wild...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Say 'no' to Proposition One
Dear Editor: Unless you want to limit your vote, and unless you want to cost the borough more money, you must vote “No” on Proposition 1. The population of Kodiak is already far too small to provide a broad field of candidates without limiting it even further. We cannot afford to shut out good candidates for our elected offices. There are already checks and balances in place to preclude the kinds of shenanigans th...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sidewalk to Nowhere a great story
Dear Editor: Brilliant yet succinct report of Kodiak's own "Sidewalk-to-Nowhere" in Thursday's KDM ($2.8 Million Sidewalk Complete). However, I would have liked a map to accompany the feature. Even though I've worked here in Kodiak for 30 years, I still get confused. And although the sidewalk seems rather costly, as a boondoggle, it hardly compares to the $398 Million "Bridge-to-Nowhere," which has its own Wikiped...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district has adopted ‘common core’ standards
To the Editor: Further proof that KIBSD has adopted nationalized “common core” standards and is data mining our children. According to the Achieve Inc. (the organization that the State of Alaska DEED hired to bring the new Alaskan Standards in alignment with “common core”) website, the state of Alaska has met two out of five benchmarks for fully adopting “common core”. One of those benchmarks is the development of...
Sep 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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We are a family in Kodiak
I’ve lived in Kodiak for over 30 years and have never written a letter to the newspaper but feel compelled to do so. I awoke at 5 a.m. burdened for our community. I not only want to address the letters of recent but over the years there have been many letters that have been written, shall I say, with maybe not the best intent. We are a family here in Kodiak. Like it or not, we “are” living life with each other and...
Sep 23, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation should close the launch complex
To the Editor: Now the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) wants the federal government to pay for a barge dock and boat launch at Pasagshak Bay (Kodiak Daily Mirror 9-10-13). After 18 years, it is time the AAC stops suckling off taxpayers and the state and close the defunct Kodiak Launch Complex. The proposed larger launches — the Falcon 1 for e.g., which is a two-stage liquid rocket, means more contamination to t...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Use of CFA should be explored for quota distribution
Many Kodiak residents remember with pain and regret the negative impacts of Bering Sea crab rationalization. Many are also aware of the negative community impacts from the rationalizing of fisheries in Iceland, New Zealand, and our own East Coast. Past experience tells us that when catch share programs (rationalization) are put in place, communities suffer significant negative impacts. The City and Borough of Kodi...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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