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Lynch looks out for community
To the Editor: I would like to voice my support for Chris Lynch on the Borough Assembly. I watched the machinations of the assembly over the years, and I have found that she is always looking out for what is best for our community. She is involved in many organizations with the intention of supporting the community. We need her on the assembly to provide balance, as she is a strong supporter of nonprofits. Nonprof...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lynch steps up to plate
To the Editor: We would like to publicly express our appreciation and support for Chris Lynch for going above and beyond the call of duty in her service to the people of Kodiak. In spite of her busy schedule balancing her own small business and her service as a member of Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, she stepped up to the plate and willingly stood in the gap as an engineer on numerous city projects when our city...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lynch is dedicated to Borough Assembly
To the Editor: Chris Lynch is a very capable and responsible leader on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. She is straightforward and transparent in her work as a retail shop owner, a consultant engineer and community volunteer.   Chris is dedicated to our Kodiak community as an assembly person with the goal to improve the services for all of us. Please support Chris Lynch with your vote to re-elect her to the Kod...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emergency responders worked together for successful rescue
To the Editor: I would like to express a very great thank you to the Kodiak and the Bayside ambulance, the first responders, paramedics, the EMTs, the first two who showed up fast with climbing ropes repelling down the bluff with emergency medical gear to help stabilize a very seriously hurt woman. She was screaming with bad compound fractures with a rising tide coming in. All the emergency people worked together ...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for helping me off Barometer
To the Editor: I’m a 56-year-old woman from Wisconsin. I found myself stuck on Barometer Mountain and unable to get down. Luckily, SN Josef Henthorn from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett came to my rescue. He helped me get off the scary ledge I was on and then escorted me all the way back down the slippery trail. Thank you, Josef, for your kindness. You’re a life saver!  Signed — A person who will never hike alone a...
Sep 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Karluk council needs to stop pointing fingers
To the Editor: An elder in Karluk once told me, “They got every’ting, we got nut’ing.” He was referring to the Karluk IRA Council’s refusal to allow tribal members to vote if they did not physically live in the village. There was nothing in the original tribal “Constitution” that barred absentee voting or members who lived outside the village from voting in person. The 10 acres that was to be given to the 186 shar...
Sep 14, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council refuses to share land
To the Editor: Alicia Reft and her council have refused to transfer the 10 acres of land to each of the original shareholders of Karluk. There were 186 original shareholders ... who still do not have their land. Dolly C.R. Reft
Sep 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KDM editorial: Baranof Park improvements to be enjoyed by everyone
At 1 p.m. Saturday, Kodiak celebrates the completion of the new Baranof Park turf field. A grand celebration has been planned, complete with a ceremonial mile, singing by the Kodiak High School Choir, a Coast Guard flyover and more. The multimillion-dollar field will then be dedicated as the Kodiak High School football team plays its homecoming game, and Kodiakans should turn out to show their support. The field w...
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep faith in Kodiak youth
To the Editor: Tonight as I read the KDM, I thought, “Where is Dr. Bob? I bet he would shed a more positive light on the events on the ferry last Friday.”  I have been working with Kodiak teens since 1986, including traveling off island for athletics, academics and student government. Not only am I willing to do this, but I look forward to it. Specifically, I have traveled every year with swimmers since 2006. I as...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protecting environment not a concern of oil industry
To the Editor: I was listening to the news on KMXT Monday morning and heard that Shell Oil had begun drilling in the Chukchi Sea without a spill response barge in place to safeguard against environmental disaster. How can this be allowed to happen?  Well, our global community has not learned from the Exxon Valdez disaster, the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the countless other oil spills. I am becoming truly ...
Sep 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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