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All residents should bare dumpster fees
To the Editor: It has been well over a year since the appearance of the roll-cart green trash containers inside the City of Kodiak replaced dumpsters inside the city limits. There may be some success inside the city with this program, yet it has its share of problems. Consider that a resident living outside the city limits pays an additional fee to have the areas around the dumpsters cleaned up by Alaska Waste; th...
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island is full of hospitable people
To the Editor: My hunting partner and I recently drew tags for and hunted a mountain goat in the area between Center Mountain and Crown Mountain. We just wanted to express our utmost appreciation and gratitude to the people of Kodiak for making the experience such a wonderful one. We have both travelled far and wide in our 26 years of life, but Kodiak is one of the most beautiful, rugged islands we have ever seen,...
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The way governments spend money is offensive
To the Editor: Last week I read the Alaska Bulletin where Senator Murkowski was overwhelmed by contacts from people like you and I about asking her to vote so as to end this trillion-dollar disaster last Friday. After Murkowski said it was a bad law, she along with other republicans overwhelmingly voted so as to save O’vommit care. Some I spoke with last week called both senators and Senator Begich office actually...
Oct 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway?
To the Editor: I liked the recent comments by Tanya Inga about logging in the Chiniak area. I’d also like to point out that they’re still spraying thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals to kill foliage. That’s not the only thing they’re killing. I wonder what it’s doing to the birds and mammals? Also, with 70 inches of rain we get per year, what’s happening to Kalsin and Chiniak Bay with all the runoff? These com...
Oct 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chiniak logging is devastating
To the Editor: The logging operations out in the Chiniak area have been going on now for over three years. The devastation is hard to believe — tens of thousands of trees removed. What’s left are stumps, thousands of piles of tree debris, tree limbs lying everywhere on the ground, mile upon mile of logging roads, open gravel pit sites everywhere, a large scale runoff of top soil into Chiniak Bay, impacted salmon s...
Sep 27, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not every letter should be printed
Editor: This is about what appears in the paper. I was taken aback to see Mr. Coen’s “rebuttal to my rebuttal” of his letter concerning the Zimmerman trial. As I have always understood it, Party A writes a letter, Party B rebuts it, and it stops there. Each individual gets one crack at the bat and it’s over. To carry it further only invites a tit-for-tat slew of letters back and forth, which ultimately ends up loo...
Sep 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter about Zimmerman case was berating
To the editor: Having read Ms. Lisa Zeimer’s screed” about Massad Ayoob’s editorial on the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman case and her berating Mr. Ayoob as being what amounts to a self-serving hack writer whose main intent is to “scare the pants off everyone (presumably) so they will buy his books or enroll in his classes”, I had to respond. If Ms. Zeimer had taken the trouble to check her information before wild...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Say 'no' to Proposition One
Dear Editor: Unless you want to limit your vote, and unless you want to cost the borough more money, you must vote “No” on Proposition 1. The population of Kodiak is already far too small to provide a broad field of candidates without limiting it even further. We cannot afford to shut out good candidates for our elected offices. There are already checks and balances in place to preclude the kinds of shenanigans th...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sidewalk to Nowhere a great story
Dear Editor: Brilliant yet succinct report of Kodiak's own "Sidewalk-to-Nowhere" in Thursday's KDM ($2.8 Million Sidewalk Complete). However, I would have liked a map to accompany the feature. Even though I've worked here in Kodiak for 30 years, I still get confused. And although the sidewalk seems rather costly, as a boondoggle, it hardly compares to the $398 Million "Bridge-to-Nowhere," which has its own Wikiped...
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district has adopted ‘common core’ standards
To the Editor: Further proof that KIBSD has adopted nationalized “common core” standards and is data mining our children. According to the Achieve Inc. (the organization that the State of Alaska DEED hired to bring the new Alaskan Standards in alignment with “common core”) website, the state of Alaska has met two out of five benchmarks for fully adopting “common core”. One of those benchmarks is the development of...
Sep 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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