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Thanks for library support
To the editor:  The Chiniak Public Library Association would like to thank the citizens of Kodiak and city employees for their kind support and generous donations. We were recently gifted a plethora of retired furniture from the city library. These wonderful contributions puts us a tremendous step forward and is very appreciated. Chiniak Public Library Association
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Guest Opinion: Opt out for affordable option
Recently, Kodiak Borough Assembly member Crow proposed an alternative ordinance that would keep the 2012 residential building code, but allow a person to opt out, and be allowed to build their own homes without having to comply with the borough’s residential building codes. He thinks the borough should encourage people to build to code and inform them that a house built to code is probably safer, insurance costs m...
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Auction supports Santa program
On Nov. 2, 1986, almost 30 years ago, a Coast Guard HH-3 helicopter (No. 1473) and its crew of six were flying to Akhiok to medevac a man with a head injury. The weather was horrible: strong winds and heavy rain. Air Station Kodiak lost contact with the helicopter at about 9:30 p.m. The helicopter had crashed in the side of a mountain, killing all six people. I thought about this tragedy recently when two voluntee...
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Otmeloi too costly for now
To the editor: On the Oct. 4 ballot, residents of Service District 1 will be asked whether it should be altered to include additional properties currently outside the boundary to allow the borough to take ownership of Otmeloi Way. Otmeloi Way is currently a state road, and if the borough takes ownership, the taxpayers of Service Area No. 1 will assume the tax burden of upkeep and maintenance of this roadway. It is...
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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Guest Opinion: Fix ordinance to protect plinking
The Kodiak City Council will soon hold a public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 1359. If adopted, the ordinance will prohibit the discharge of firearms and other dangerous weapons in the city. This ordinance was brought forward due to hunting activities taking place in heavily used recreational areas within the city limits. One fairly recent example was the shooting of a deer with a firearm on Near Island in 201...
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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Guest Opinion: Smaller dividends are painful but prudent
Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost local businesses and increase local tax revenues. At the same time, I am keenly aware that many Alaskans are disappointed – and some are angry – about the size of this yea...
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