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Regarding GCI, KTUU, and football
To the Editor: An estimated 14.6 percent of Kodiak Island Borough residents live below the poverty level (US Census 2012 Community Survey Estimate). Approximately 27 percent of children under age 18 in our community are living in poverty (US Census, 2011 SAIPE). Nearly 50 percent of Kodiak Island Borough School District children qualify for free or subsidized lunches (KIBSD 2013). Far too many individuals and fami...
Dec 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman's courage as a youth was inspiring
To the Editor I would like to take this opportunity to express my condolences to the family of Jessica Anderson. Although she and I were never particularly close, she was a dear friend to my little sister, and our families have been intertwined in one way or another through multiple generations. I vaguely recall a letter she wrote to the editor about a decade ago, and her courage as a youth is inspiring. I believe...
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Why the chief?
To the Editor: Congratulations to the new police chief and congratulations to the city manager for what must have been a very tough choice. The new chief has 15 years experience, 90 days as a lieutenant (command level supervision) and only three years of police supervision as a first line supervisor. The other candidate who applied has 28 years of police experience, 15 years as a supervisor, 13 years as a lieutena...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing presenters slow public process
To the Editor: In the past two months, the Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group questioned if the Kodiak Fisheries Advisory Committee was no longer needed. KFAC is made up of working and fishery administrators more highly involved in the actual federal and state regulatory and management process. Their meetings are longer and often more informative than the KFWG. Co-chairman John Whiddon, general manager o...
Dec 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dump GCI
To the Editor: Hey, it’s me again. How many of you actually believe the ads placed by GCI in the Mirror on Thursday, Nov. 14 and again Nov. 21 that read, “An outside Corporation May Not Be Committed to Rural Alaska BUT WE ARE?” I don’t believe that for a minute. I’ve been following the GCI and NBC issue. It seems Kodiak is losing out on Sunday night football. Really? Not in my man cave. I bailed on GCI years ago, ...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor hosts recycled art show
In honor of America Recycles Day, Old Harbor hosted its third annual Recycled Art Show. While creating unique pieces of art, the purpose of this event is to create an awareness of the need to recycle within daily life. Being an isolated community, using our resources wisely is a part of daily life. One of the focuses of the Environmental department is finding additional uses for items before being thrown into the ...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall in line for your flu shot
Alaskans should be ready for another infamous flu season. According to the state’s epidemiology bulletin for the 2013-2014 season, seven different flu vaccine manufacturers are producing 13 different kinds of flu vaccine, five of which are newly approved by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Regional flu activity has already been reported by the CDC in two states, one of which is Alaska. Influenza is...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track the Tustumena plans
To the Editor: In Tuesday’s KDM was an article noting the award of a contract to begin the design process of a new M/V Tustumena. From this, one can only speculate on the eventual cost to Kodiak’s citizenry for construction of subsequent shore support facilities. The current M/V Tustumena has a length overall (LOA) of 296 feet [Ref: Wikipedia]. The new-design vessel’s LOA (at present) is from the existing 296 feet...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALS fundraiser was success
To the editor: Having the ALS Awareness fundraiser was the right thing to do. It did raise awareness and it hopefully was a godsend for one woman who came on Saturday. I want to thank all those who donated and those who stopped to browse the various forms of information that were displayed. The beautiful banner, a major focal point, was created by the Kodiak High School art teacher and some of her students. This f...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get out and recycle for America Recycles Day
Friday is America Recycles Day. If you do not already recycle, this would be an auspicious day to start your program. Recycling saves resources, energy and pollution. Aluminum for example, an element, comes from bauxite. Although bauxite is plentiful, aluminum exists in it as particles. The bauxite must be extracted in tremendous volume (environment, energy, pollution), it has to be crushed to fine particles (ener...
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