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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...
Nov 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get informed on Lou Gehrig's Disease
To the Editor: ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known in the U.S. as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Globally, it is known as MND, and in France it is called Maladie de Charcot. Parisian neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot first identified it in 1869; its cause is still unknown. ALS is a neuromuscular and neuro-degenerative disease. It is unforgiving and heartless, it is a complex disease because there are...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redicing individual residential energy costs
In Tuesday’s KDM was an article entitled “National Solar Testing Site Being Launched in Vermont.” Relevant points were that this new research facility has major support (e.g., Sandia Laboratories, IBM, DoE, etc.) and the focus of this facility is on cold weather environments (similar to Alaska’s). The article also noted that Germany, today’s leader in solar energy, has a climate similar to that of Alaska. As I am ...
Nov 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congratulations, Kodiak
From: The Kodiak Public Library Association Kodiak, stand up and take a bow. The Kodiak Public Library Association wrapped up the Living, Learning & Growing capital campaign for the new library last week, and we’ve tallied up the final contributions. In total, people in Kodiak and a few friends from elsewhere in the state and country contributed over $768,000 to help build the new library. (For comparison, total s...
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need vs. Want Part 4
To the Editor: Based upon a thread on Facebook from one of our council members, it is apparently not relevant that those who voted to build Dog Bay were told that the tax would end when Dog Bay was paid off. We are home rule and we can do whatever we want without putting it to the voters. By the way, Mr. Councilmember, have you heard these words: “We the people?” I suppose one could add to the last by saying, “Whe...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Haunted house was in poor taste
To the Editor: When I saw the road signs go up for the Haunted COMMSTA, my first thought was, “Gee, that’s in really poor taste.” Now the Kodiak Daily Mirror has used the opportunity to assault the families involved by rehashing the ordeal on the front page, again. Ya, I know, it’s news and you have a right to your free speech. But whatever happened to common courtesy and consideration for your neighbors? Have you...
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health care glitches will be ironed-out
To the Editor: These days the news media is expending exhaustive political infotainment on difficulties being experienced with implementation of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” (a.k.a. “Obama-Care”). So what if there are start-up glitches? For most of us, this is largely irrelevant as over the next weeks and months the major glitches likely will be ironed-out and life will go on. Besides, ...
Oct 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need vs. Want Part 3
To the Editor: I got a call recently from a friend who just bought his fuel and looked at the receipt: “Neal, did you know?” “Yes, I did,” was the answer. Somehow the city is taxing fuel based upon the cost after all other taxes are added on (federal and state). Yes, check it out yourself. The city of Kodiak is taxing the taxes for higher return. It sure seems like a lot of people are now paying attention to those...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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