Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Letters to the Editor
Cooperation will get borough through school funding crisis
To the editor: I’m writing you as a parent of a student who has truly blossomed in our current school system. If any of you have had the pleasure of peaking into the halls of Main Elementary or any other of our fine schools, you have noticed that they’re not built of brick and mortar, but more so of sweat, tears, laughter and success of both students and mentors alike. The legacies of the teaching professionals li...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cut loose launchless KLC, pay for struggling schools
To the editor: Where are the governor’s priorities? After reading over the Feb. 9 Alaska Budget Report (especially pages 13-15) and the headlines in the KDM yesterday, “Closed School or Teacher Cuts,” I am scratching my head and wondering what in the world is Gov. Parnell thinking? How can he justify requesting another $8 million dollars to bail out the Kodiak Launch Complex and its 28 employees with no future lau...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tip of the hat to road, power crews
To the editor: In the spirit of Dr. Bob’s “sunny notes,” we would like to express our warm appreciation to the public servants of Kodiak who keep everything operating here on Kodiak. Special thanks to the city public works crew, who clear the roads and thaw water lines in town; the state highways crew who plow and sand the highways and the airport runway; and the KEA crew who keep our power on. Great job, folks! Y...
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vigilance kept meth from street
To the editor: I would like to thank the FedEx employees for going above and beyond to help keep our community free of drugs. Without them to notify local authorities, a large amount of meth would have made it to our streets. I would also like to thank the Kodiak Police Department for acting quickly and professionally to keep drugs out of our town. We live in a small community and it’s important that we all keep a...
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex-coach’s apology falls short
To the editor: This letter is in response to Brett Larsen’s attempts at apologizing to the community and the girls high school basketball team for his inexcusable actions. I’m sick of reading blatant lies.  I played basketball for KHS for four years, college for four years, and professionally throughout the U.S. and internationally for seven years. With this experience behind me, I can tell you, not once has a coa...
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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The strongest ties last forever
To the editor: My family cares for me. The give me a home and food to eat and a bed and things to play with, like books and clothing. They love me. They teach me how to be responsible. They teach me to be good and nice to others,obey the house rules. They teach me to be self-sufficient. Sometimes I abandon the rules. I get consequences, like giving up things that are important tome, like my computer, so that I wil...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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First read, then panic
To the editor: Regarding your headline, “Natural disaster scheduled for today,” which was the banner headline in the Friday, Feb. 10, edition: Well, perhaps I should have read the article further right away, but with such an alarming headline I immediately drove to Walmart and cleaned out their bottled water and as many canned goods as I could fit into the cart, then on to Sutliff’s, where I purchased a state-of-t...
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC mayor aims anti-gun message
To the editor: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor, tried to pull one as mayor of New York at Super Bowl time. You see, it’s football time for a championship of the world, not a place for politics. Mr. Bloomberg thinks so as mayor and money power. Mr. Bloomberg is anti-gun. He hates guns. It goes like this: I don’t have anything against guns, except this gun should not be allowed. That gun should not be allow...
Feb 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indiana student seeks report help
To the editor: My name is Drew Phillips. I am a fourth grader at Evansville Day School in Evansville, Ind. I am working on a state report on Alaska. I would appreciate if you could publish my letter in your newspaper so that your readers could send me postcards, brochures or anything else that could help me with my report. Please send the items by April 25, 2012, to Evansville Day School, 3400 N. Green River Rd., ...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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First Lady seeks special volunteers
To the editor: Alaska is fortunate to have one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the nation. In fact, 34 percent of our residents volunteer a total of 28 million hours annually. That’s more than 55 volunteer hours per Alaskan every year. Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. So for this year’s First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards, there are plenty of Alaskans ...
Jan 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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