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Guest Opinion: Proposition 2 should be defeated
Make no mistake, the coastal zone planning initiative that will appear on this August’s primary ballot as Proposition 2 is very different from the bill that passed the House 40-0 in the 2011 session of the Legislature. Proposition 2 will do nothing more than add more government and another permitting layer that will delay projects and cost jobs. As proof: Only seven of 60 Alaska legislators supported what will be ...
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Christian radio needs help to survive in Kodiak
I am wondering if many folks in Kodiak know about MBN, Moody Broadcasting Network on FM 107.1? It is a wonderful 24-hour radio opportunity that comes to us via satellite from Chicago, but it is in danger of going away.  The station relies on donations, and it needs about $2,600 for immediate maintenance; it needs actually a total of $7,000. If that does not happen, a piece of Kodiak’s history disappears. Many of u...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: No free land giveaway
Apathy destroys nations, according to documented history. Last Friday, an article was published in the Kodiak newspaper in which another entitlement entity wishes that free land be given to them, stating that they do not have land and wish to have land to gather food from and do business on. The military land on Kodiak is for the most part available to gathering for all. This entity does not gather anything but mo...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Kudos to gas price investigators
Thank you on gas prices! Can you believe they, the politicians, are finally, and I repeat finally, going to investigate gas and diesel prices in Alaska? Amazing! What’s been all the holdup? The governor sure isn’t doing it. He lobbies for the oil companies. We in Alaska have some good Alaskan politicians that are teed off like everybody else is. Just remember, we are all using Alaskan oil to make fuel, not Arab oi...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City surplus sale mismanaged
To the Editor: I have two complaints in regard to Friday’s city surplus auction. The first is that the welder was removed from the auction the morning of the auction. I would not have attended the auction had the welder not been advertised. In the future, the city should transfer resources between departments before advertising auction items in order to avoid the bait and switch situation that occurred July 13.  T...
Jul 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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TV sleuth would wrap up case
To the editor: July 12 makes three months exactly since the two fatal Coast Guard shootings. The FBI and all Kodiak law enforcement entities are still mum. Have they all been outfoxed? Isn’t there enough circumstantial evidence to take the case before a grand jury? If the residents want this case solved and not become another Kodiak cold case, I have to ask, “Where is Columbo when you need him?” Sarah L. Thayer
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smooth pavement a treat to use
To the editor: Driving out Rezanof Drive to the north, as Marian and I do for our thrice-weekly fitness program at the Kodiak Athletic Club, we were acutely aware that it had become one of our holiest roads. One morning we encountered double traffic fines notices that told us it was finally being repaired, and we found we would have to wait for an escort on our usual route. To avoid this, we circumvented Rezanof, ...
Jul 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep out environmental terrorists
To the editor: I have one question for the city of Kodiak. I, as a working resident of Kodiak, am very concerned why the city of Kodiak is allowing the terrorist organization known as Greenpeace to harbor its vessel in Kodiak. This is a big mistake. This is a working city, a fishing town. This town would not be here without its hardworking fishermen and their canneries. Letting this extreme radical group harbor he...
Jun 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Paved road makes accidents easier
To the editor: When I left my home in Middle Bay this morning, I came across zigzagging tire marks on the pavement. Far off ion the bushes was the car that obviously made the marks. A state trooper was there evaluating the situation. He was busy, so I’m not sure if anyone was hurt. With the coming of pavement to the highway, we have all been sharing the road more and more with out-of-town visitors, out-the-road ca...
Jun 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Permit holders, families, vendors depend on halibut resource
To the editor, I don’t suppose Robert L. Krueger, president of the Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Association, would like to explain the economic ramifications of the 60 percent-plus cut in halibut quota (with more to come) to the 5,000 or so halibut permit holders and their families, the many thousands more crewmembers and their families, the workers who process the halibut and their families, the vendors frequented b...
Jun 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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