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Leisnoi needs to do its homework
To the editor: In the KDM interview with Leisnoi management on May 23, 2014, in response to a question about the use of the herbicide “Roundup”, Leisnoi representative Von Veeh stated that, “They call it Roundup but its glyphosate.” Glyphosate is the active ingredient of Roundup and Monsanto held its patent until that patent expired in 2000. Roundup is glyphosate and glyphosate is Roundup when manufactured by Mons...
May 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clear-cutting wrong path for Kodiak
To the editor, I am writing in response to the interview with Leisnoi’s top officials. I returned to Kodiak last summer to salmon seine after a three-year hiatus. I was devastated to see the clear-cut logging taking place. Chiniak still has a chance to avoid the resource degradation that has permanently marred the Pacific Northwest. Salmon streams here are pitiful compared to what they were, and the once-forested ...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thoughtless actions could start a fire
To the editor:   Recently, there has been numerous brush fires popping up throughout the state and I am concerned for Kodiak. I have observed many people throwing cigarettes out of their vehicles while driving down the road and I wonder if they have given thought to how their actions may start a fire contributing to the loss of a house, business or personal property. With the start of summer activities, we all nee...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where does this leave Leisnoi shareholders?
Dear Editor, I was 18 years old when the ANCSA was passed. I am now 61 years old and most of the original shareholders have passed on. There are still opportunities for the Board of Leisnoi to provide something for the use and benefit of each shareholder besides the devastation of and clear-cutting of Chiniak. Our Annual Shareholder report tells us that there is no further money to be distributed in order to maint...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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carelessness causing brush fires
To the editor:   Recently, there has been numerous brush fires popping up throughout the state and I am concerned for Kodiak. I have observed many people throwing cigarettes out of their vehicles while driving down the road and I wonder if they have given thought to how their actions may start a fire contributing to the loss of a house, business or personal property. With Memorial Day weekend coming up and the sta...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough taxes chasing away families
To the editor, Some of us are aware of the incredible spending that goes on here in Kodiak. Referencing the luxury boat tours and trespassing in Wednesday's Mirror — we are seeing the same thing going on locally as well. But we are debtors to the borough and the city. They pretty much think they can do as they wish. In this case I define “debtor” as someone who has not had a mortgage payment in decades but is now ...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assessors enjoy luxury ride
To the editor, Recently, as I was taking an early morning walk outside my cabin, I was startled to see two fancy outdoor clad people come out of the woods. Initially, my dog was more upset than I was and wouldn’t let them past. I tied him up and they brushed past me with very little introduction or even asking my permission to traipse all over my property. I turned around and there were three more! One to hold a n...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earning an energy rating is an enjoyable process
To the editor, We just finished the energy rating on our house and we wish to convey how positive the experience was. First, our state generously recognizes and rewards efforts that produce energy conservation and good energy ratings. Second, good energy ratings result in continued energy and financial savings that are perhaps even more valuable than the state's rebate. And third, it makes you feel good to know th...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALSWalk4Life a success

May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pot story misleading
To the editor, The story titled “Kodiakans averse to pot legislation” (5/2/14) was misleading. According to the poll that accompanied the story (as of 5/6/14), 56 percent of readers are in support legalizing marijuana in Alaska. While hardly overwhelming, this number doesn’t exactly suggest that “Kodiakans are almost dead-set” against the initiative either. It would have helped balance the coverage if you had inte...
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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