Letters to the Editor

Soldotna Seniors enjoy Fall Round-Up

Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Round-Up fundraiser was the best yet, and a huge success. We would like to thank all of our wonderful dedicated volunteers… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2016
  • By George Parks

An open letter to the community

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, from Sept. 5-11, 2016. World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10, 2016. Alaska has a high rate of… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2016
  • By Sean Dusek

North beach road repair appreciated

Dear Mayor and Kenai City Council, Thank you for your quick response in repairing the north beach road at the Kenai River mouth. The road… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2016
  • By Dave and Kitty Thompson

Too much misinformation on cannabis

We understand why there are concerns about legalizing marijuana, but the fears are misplaced. There is a lot of misinformation. People with a political agenda… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2016
  • By Mike and Cindy Harris

First National Bank contributes to Patient Assistance Fund

On behalf of the Central Peninsula Health Foundation Board of Directors, please accept our sincere appreciation to First National Bank Alaska for your kind and… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2016
  • By Kathy Gensel

Assembly should block Satanic invocations

So the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly now condones praying to Satan. The obvious wrongness of the act is supported by its notoriety. As my brother… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2016
  • By Mario Bird

Time for Don Young to move on

When I came to Alaska as a young man, Don Young was my representative. Several years later after I married and had kids, Don Young… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2016
  • By Mike Druce

Start early to keep kids out of jail

I watch the show “Beyond Scared Straight” and I’m amazed. This program has such a high, positive result, I’m curious why it hasn’t been discussed… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2016
  • By Kris Nushart

Time to air concerns about oil, gas leasing in lower Cook Inlet

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for oil and gas leasing in lower Cook Inlet. On Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2016
  • By Deborah Limacher

Invocation should focus on common values

Most religions and philosophies agree on some basic values that are in the ten commandments. Native American beliefs are often harmonious in basic ways to… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2016
  • By Lisle Hebert

America still based on Christian values

I write in response to Sunday’s editorial “More than words.” The words “one nation, under God” recognize the fact that our Founding Fathers were Christian… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2016
  • By Sally L Oelrich

Thank you to locals for helping battle cancer

Central Peninsula Health Foundation would like to thank the following for their support of our community members battling cancer: First, Soldotna Fred Meyer customers and… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2016
  • By Kathy Gensel

Clinton should face Sanders in runoff

A June 26 letter to the editor in the Alaska Dispatch News suggested Barack Obama serve two more years as president. The idea seemed far-fetched,… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2016
  • By W. Findlay Abbott

Time to get rid of the dividend

Abolish the permanent fund dividend. Pay off the deficit. Distribute the remaining funds to every qualified Alaska. At the status quo the PFD will be… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2016
  • By Arnold Oskolkoff

Independent Living Center celebrates 25 years of services

The Independent Living Center’s 25th anniversary picnic potluck was a success. The 8th Annual TRAILS picnic celebrated another successful event recognizing 25 years of independent… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2016
  • By The Independent Living Center staff

Support Paul Seaton on Tuesday

Vote for Seaton! As a lifelong Alaskan Democrat, it is surprisingly easy for me to speak in support of Paul Seaton. He has established a… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2016
  • By Paul Dale

Satanic prayer inappropriate

If the members of the borough have so little integrity and sense of reality that they cannot stop a satanic invocation, then they do not… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2016
  • By Sheryl Nelson

Assembly should not allow Satanist invocations

How far is political correctness going to go? Our country’s constitution was based on Christian values. To be politically correct, why don’t we change our… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2016
  • By Don Penner

Residents need to vote Aug. 16

Alaska is facing a $3.5 billion deficit in its spending that the Legislature has created. The Governors veto of $660 million from the PFD payout… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2016
  • By Kelly Wolf

Hold OCS accountable

On January 9, 2006, Lisa Demer, with Anchorage Daily News wrote “No day in court” reporting about a settlement agreement in U.S. District Court between… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2016
  • By Thomas Garber