Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Protesting Navy's enhanced training plans
To the Editor, I am writing to encourage everyone’s support and participation in a Kodiak Protest Flotilla, at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30, rafted-up facing Pier 2. More details soon. Big boats and small, and people on foot, are invited to show their opposition to the U.S. Navy’s enhanced training plans set to begin June 15 in the Gulf of Alaska. Make a banner. Make a sign. Tell your neighbors. Protect our resources ...
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Find economical habitat for Jackson trailer park residents
To the Editor, Traveling a lot, I returned to Kodiak with the purpose of an art exhibit and exposure for my 2016 calendar, 'Kodiak Colors.' I am fond of this community and its deep-rooted history and gritty, colorful characters. I feel we have a sweet, short decade in time before Corporate America and the alarming speed of technology erases the memory of our most beloved moments and people. This precious piece of ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to reduce halibut bycatch
The summer season is upon us and for many Alaskans this means fishing for one of the state’s most prized species — halibut. During the first week in June, federal fishery managers have an important opportunity to take a stand for those of us in Alaska that value and depend on the halibut resource. At their meeting in Sitka, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will be voting on measures to reduce the amoun...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Express your concerns about wasteful bycatch
For 20 years the trawlers have had free rein to harvest their targeted species regardless of the amount of bycatch involved. That bycatch is thrown back overboard and effectively killed. Last year alone, Bering Sea trawlers killed seven times more halibut than licensed halibut fisherman were even allowed to catch. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council designed a halibut Individual Fishing Quota fishery, and...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Last Hurrah
To the Editor, Last Saturday, May 16, was the last hurrah for my ALS Walk4Life. Once again, the turnout was discouraging and, therefore, will not be repeated next year. I want to thank everyone who supported my efforts for the past two years: the walkers, my steadfast volunteers, Kodiak Print Masters, Walmart, Safeway, KMXT, St. Mary’s Catholic School, all my friends who posted my public service announcements. Sep...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Park comprised of hardworking people
To the editor: In response to the recent article on Jackson Trailer Park, not everyone in Jackson is so-called “trailer trash people.” Many people here are very hardworking people who work themselves tooth and nail for minimum wage or less, who struggle to make ends meet to pay their bills and taxes. Some are hardworking fishermen who come home after a tough season battered half to death from that ocean, absolutel...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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KDM columnist’s words preserved for posterity
I enjoyed the “FDR in Kodiak” article from the Feb. 3 issue, and I sent a copy to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. I think they liked it! FDR and Jimmy Carter are the only presidents to visit Kodiak, as far as I know. — Mat Freeman (EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Clark, acting director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York, sent a letter dated April 28 to Mr. Freeman. Part of the letter said, “On behal...
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why no bus service to Main Elementary?
I was wondering why Main Elementary is the only school that has no bus service, except for the special-needs children that start in second grade, which should start in kindergarten. Main Elementary needs school bus services because not having this service is a hardship for parents and students. The problem for the parents is that some of them are single and have no one to take their children to school when they ha...
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Witch doctor cheaper for Medicaid recipients
In order to expand Medicaid the legislature wants compromise and to cut cost on the program. A way this can be done is to give the people who would receive expanded Medicaid a witch doctor instead of a medical doctor. A witch doctor is much cheaper than a medical doctor, so the legislature would get what it wants by cutting cost on the expanded Medicaid and the people who want expanded Medicaid would receive it. B...
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will always remember and love Kodiak and its residents
In 1987, soon after graduating from college and marrying, we moved to Kodiak. We had a dog, very few belongings and a dream of a life adventure in Alaska. We quickly adapted to the rhythm of island life. The years not passing so much by the turning of calendar pages, but by the changes of the seasons … fishing, hunting, berry harvesting; and marked by those special Kodiak events; Christmas Fleet Parade, Crab Fest,...
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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