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What? Again?
To the Editor: The cattle have been on Chirikof Island since 1888! We fought the battle over Chirikof Island cattle with the Alaska Maritime Refuge in 2002. A petition was signed by hundreds of people in Kodiak, Resolution No. 18-2002 was passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and then-governor Frank Murkowski requested the removal of the cattle be stopped. Our Congressional delegation was also not in agree...
Jan 15, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the Pillar Mountain rescue
To the Editor: I want to give a big shout-out of thanks to the many people who came to my assistance on New Year’s Day after I got into some mischief with my car on Pillar Mountain. Sliding uncontrollably on the ice, and convinced that the car was heading over the embankment, I leaped from the vehicle in a wild act of self-preservation. As I lay there, watching my car slide down the road, I was amazed to see a you...
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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House Bill 77 is not acceptable
To the Editor: In the Alaska legislature there is now a bill so sinister that, were it to be enacted, it would lead to massive disenfranchisement of rural Alaska and a way of life. This is House Bill 77 (HB 77). What it does is substantively to remove the Alaska public, legislature and judiciary from the decision-making process as regards the notification, sale, disposal and other allocation of Alaska’s lands, wat...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ticket prices have lasting effects on community
To the Editor, In this season of gratitude and sharing, it has been our experience that both of these qualities are made better through understanding. It is often easier to share if you understand how your money is being used. The recent local production of the Nutcracker was successful not only because expenses for the show, which totaled over $20,000, were met, but also because the expenses were an investment in...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time for a stand against logging
To the Editor: We wrote a long letter to Debbie Lukin, President of Leisnoi Corp., documenting the significant community and environmental impacts of their clear-cut logging program in Chiniak this past three years and requesting that this cease. Leisnoi’s logging is totally inconsistent with their stated corporate goals to “implement effective environmental safeguards” and “be a trusted community partner.” We exp...
Dec 24, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't overshadow positive stories with negativity
To the Editor: Merry Christmas. See? That looks rather laconic, and a tad cynical with just a period. It would be more warm and jolly with an exclamation point. There is a difference in how you can say something just by altering one punctuation mark; but you can do even more with a photograph, and a few words on the front of a newspaper. I am referring to your Dec. 4 issue, which featured Santa descending from a m...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight racism on an individual level
To the Editor: Racism comes up throughout America’s history and often I wonder if it is still an unspoken issue in our small Kodiak community. While our population is diverse, people still have a hard time adapting to each other, I have witnessed. While attending Kodiak High School, I’ve watched Filipino, Alaska Native, white and Latino students cling to their own ethnicities. Unfortunately, each ethnicity has an ...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government should not control a free press
To the Editor: Journalists are under a lot of pressure, and the public puts a lot of blame on journalists and reporters for not always explaining the full truth. The government makes mistakes and doesn’t want citizens to know when they mess up or what they did to mess up. To cover up their mistakes, they only let journalists announce a certain amount of information they have on events or stories. The government se...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't get distracted while driving
To the Editor: On Nov. 30, 2013, celebrity Paul Walker and Roger Rodas had a fatal car accident. Reports hinted that the cause of the fiery crash was due to speeding or a drag race that ended badly. People should learn from this tragic event in order to be more alert and responsible drivers. Here in Kodiak, speeding and racing is not a huge problem, but distracted drivers sure are. I work at Kodiak’s McDonalds and...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rules must keep pace with school tech
To the Editor: I recently saw an article talking about changing the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s modes of technology and it intrigued me. In a synthesis essay, I've written about technology integrated into society, about its pros and cons. I began to wonder and think about the past experiences I've had as a student. When I was enrolled at St. Mary's School several years ago, we were introduced to keyboa...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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