Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
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Nominate someone for First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards
To the Editor: Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominations are due by March 1. Details and a link to the nomination form are available at gov.alaska.gov. Thanks to all our volunteers for making a difference...
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter about privatized catch shares contains crucial information
To the Editor: The city and borough letter about privatized catch shares for Gulf groundfish will reach the North Pacific Fishery Management Council next week in Portland, Ore. Buried within it are the crucial issues of labor investments, ongoing compensation for captains and crew, and whether these historical, active participants could be gifted individual quota rights, and their liberty to use such rights apart ...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Path is not a priority
To the Editor: The idea of a multi-use path is nice but not a nice idea now. It's neither a priority nor a necessity. If Juneau can tighten its financial belt why can't the city of Kodiak? This requested project by some folks is a luxury that neither the city nor the taxpayers can afford. The 10-foot wide, 1.3-mile path would commence at Pier 2 on Shelikof Street and terminate at Deadman's Curve. The city needs to...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Preparing for an Arctic Future
Alaskans lead the nation in many things — resilience, toughness and creativity — and we are leaps and bounds ahead of rest of the United States when it comes to knowing a cold truth: we are an Arctic nation, and we need to start mapping out an Arctic-oriented agenda, especially from a maritime perspective. This agenda will require the leadership of our nation’s maritime guardians, the United States Coast Guard. I ...
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clarify bike path information
To the Editor: Paragraph two on page three of your article regarding the bike path is confusing. You write that path proponents spoke in droves during the meeting. Are you referring to the City Council members themselves or the citizens that spoke during public comments? While I was in attendance at the work session I heard four citizens speak against this path and two speak in support of the path, during public c...
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is the money?
To the Editor: Vehicle registration rates were raised by a resolution/ordinance specifically for that money to be for junk car removal. The budget was cut from over $100,000 yearly to $25,000. Where’s that money going? Animal control was cut altogether for the budget. Where’s that money going? The borough always says there isn’t money to take care of what should be, yet upper management wants their resolutions/ord...
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: A New Way Forward in the Gulf: Reduce Bycatch but Protect Alaska's Communities
Alaska has some of the world’s most abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the lifeblood of coastal Alaska and a major driver of the state’s economy. So when it comes to managing our fisheries, it’s critical we get it right. Today’s challenges in sustaining our fisheries and communities touch all Alaskans. We share concerns about diminishing returns of Chinoo...
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest opinion: Gulf Ratz letter misses protective mark
The Federal Register declared the North Pacific Fisheries Council is proceeding on giving away federal fish resources to selected trawl recipients in the Gulf. That is close to committing public larceny. Catch shares are a euphemism for limited access privilege programs. Sharing sounds good when it applies to giving candy to kids. But privatization of public resources, giving away individual fishing quotas in perp...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline for sludge comments approaching
To the Editor: The opera is still running and the damsel in distress isn't singing but hopefully soon she will. This Friday, Jan. 18, is our last opportunity to email lori.aldrich@alaska.gov. Our comments should be strong, clear and to the point. We want to kibosh any idea of composting the city's untreated sludge at the industrial-zoned 5-acre oceanfront site in Middle Bay. As Rosie the Riveter says, "We can do i...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jail needs a nurse on staff
To the Editor: I have a long history of being in trouble with the law. It's totally no fault of the police department, which has treated me with total respect. It has been my actions that have changed the way the community thinks about me. I am known as a person who is a threat to everybody when I'm in my crazy mind. Mental health programs don't help, or pills either; this is not about me. This is about the new ja...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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