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Obama is doomed to defeat
To the editor: While walking my dog the other day, a very capable, intelligent raven whispered to me let the people know, that there will be a landslide victory in favor of Romney and Ryan. They will get 320 electoral votes to sweep the election in November. Obama can start packing, and all the Marxist, socialist radicals can leave with him. The American people have had enough of the lies and coverups. We have Fas...
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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I will never forget Kodiak
To the Editor: I would like to address this letter to the entire community of Kodiak (men and women, young and old). It is very hard for me to express in words how I feel about my experience here, my first time outside of Africa. My visit to Kodiak is among the unforgettable moments of my life. I was pleasantly surprised by the solidarity and synergy I saw among Kodiakans; this gave me the courage to live for a mo...
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changes can be good
To the editor: When our former Parks and Recreation Director announced his retirement this spring, a few people in Kodiak thought it was well past due. His ability as director has not been in question, but sometimes there can be a downside to having a position too long. An entitlement, right of passage, an abuse of power can develop over time. When you start making decisions on rules, change policies in place base...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henny Pennys self-declare a crisis in the gulf fisheries
Henny Pennys self-declare a crisis in the gulf fisheries To the Editor: Wednesday’s article about the North Pacific Fishery Management Council missed the trickery of disaster economics used by central Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawlers. Alaska Groundfish Data Bank and Whitefish Trawler Association representatives boldly declared “there is a crisis in the Gulf groundfisheries.” Shock doctrine players typically crea...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helpful hints to save money
To the Editor: October has arrived and so has the 1 percent city sales tax increase, compliments of our city council. We are now tied with Wrangell for having the highest city sales tax in the state with 7 percent. But wait, that's not the end of it; the other shoe hasn't dropped yet, i.e. the sales cap. There are ways we can save money and stretch our dollars. Some are obvious. If you're going to shop at local re...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recycling program needs community buy-in
Kodiak Island is one of the most beautiful locales in the world. We're spoiled by spectacular natural beauty, abundant resources, a rich cultural history and the world's friendliest people. We owe it to Kodiak to be good stewards, to give back. One way we can do this is by responsibly processing the waste we invariably produce. Many Kodiak residents and businesses have done this for years, and Kodiak villages are ...
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looking for explanations regarding decrease in Koniag shares
To the editor: On Saturday, Koniag Inc., announced to 4,000 shareholders a decrease from $10 a share to $3 a share. What just happened? I can't figure it out! No one in the audience said anything. No one looked ashamed. Two board members quit. The accountant seemed embarrassed when a guy asked about $17 million in the miscellaneous column. Could someone explain this to me? Please. What's up? Carlene G. McChesney
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: The bait and switch on Alaska energy
An alliance of environmental activists and Democratic politicians has spent decades blocking the efforts of Alaskans to access the rich energy resources of our state. When Alaskans wanted to open the 1002 area of ANWR to exploration and production, opponents of progress stymied our efforts with fear-mongering and obstructionism. In so doing, they frequently pointed to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the n...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Threshold makes recycling easy
To the Editor: Like most of us, my best friend had succumb to the old adages, "but it is on sale" or "we might use it later." The result, amass of material wealth, cardboard boxes and bubble wrap. So, when my friend and her husband had to depart from Kodiak...there began the journey of "material purging." As a friend, I was swept into a deluge of virtual moving sales, downsizing and repeated trips to Threshold Rec...
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brewery cuts down on garbage by recycling
To the Editor: I wanted to let business owners know that as much stuff as we go through, and as many lunch boxes that get left here at the brewery, in our new location we use only one roll cart per week for our garbage. We have Threshold come and pick up a tote of our cardboard, paper and plastic about once a month, and that cost is more than offset by the savings we get by having a roll cart instead of a Dumpster...
Oct 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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