Archive of: Letters to the Editor



October Issue 1 2014

A very enthusiastic thank you

Wow! Thank you, MEA, for your donation to Love INC of Eagle River so that we can serve our local ‘neighbors in need’— whether it be the 308 low-income families that we provided with Thanksgiving meals, the 310 children provided school supplies in our ‘Backpack Giveaway,’ the homeless people for whom we help find housing or the families needing help with rent and other crises.

September Issue 4 2014

Thanks for improving visibility

A big thank you to Mark Littlefield Chugiak Birchwood Eagle River Rural Road Service Area Superintendent for responding to my request to improve visibility to the left at the intersection of Regency and Business Blvd by Credit Union 1.

September Issue 3 2014

Thanks for the food donations

Started in 1987, the Chugiak Eagle River Food Pantry currently serves more than 600 people (150 families) each month. The demand has nearly doubled in the past five years.

September Issue 3 2014

Sullivan’s got my vote

There is a lot of mud slinging going on so when trying to decide who to vote for, for US Senate, I’d like to get my facts and information from the candidates themselves. However I find it challenging to have the opportunity to approach the candidate.

September Issue 3 2014

Captain Zero for governor

Now that the election is over, the oil companies change their mind and decide not to increase oil production. Kudos to Captain Zero for not asking the oil companies to give back the state’s money. The dividend checks were set up to help Alaskans pay their bills. Captain Zero knows that the millionaires and billionaires of the lower 48 who own oil stocks in the oil companies here that are getting the states free billions of dollars have bills to pay as well. The rich and powerful need the state’s billions of dollars more than we do. Like Captain Zero says, there is nothing more important in the world than the state helping the wealthy get wealthier.

September Issue 1 2014

Thanks for the Scout support

Thank you for publishing Cinthia Ritchie’s article about my Eagle Scout project last week. She did a great job and the other Scouts and I had fun when she interviewed us. I also want to thank Mrs. Phyllis Smith, president of the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society, for all the time she put into scanning the Knik Arm Courier newspapers with us this summer. She would make a great Boy Scout! Thanks to Mrs. Smith’s daughter-in-law Judy Kuhn, who also pitched in.

August Issue 3 2014

Choose Respect

I worked for the State of Alaska Anchorage Airport eight years. A co-worker got a sexual harassment deal going against the airport director. I got it in the news, radio and TV. I turned it in to EEOC as we had nine cases of human right violations there at the airport. I wrote up a number of EEO reports for the minorities. I mailed the two newspaper articles to the Alaska Legislature and hundreds of names listed in the state book. I also mailed hundreds more to all the airlines and aviation safety organizations. I mailed one to the airport director telling him what I did and said that I was trying to help him so he could do his job better. That we need to get everyone everywhere to work on this problem as a team. I got fired and given a lifetime ban from state employment for making a false statement. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and now the State Ombudsman has been investigating it for 18 years. They said they are going as fast as they can on the investigation. I joined the NAACP and they picked up my case to the lieutenant governor and now Gov. Parnell.

August Issue 2 2014

Thanks for a loving ‘letting go’

Thank you to all the staff at Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic here in Eagle River. You all have served us the past 11 1/2 years with such great care. You treated us as though we were your only patient, providing us with the best care and with great concern, making us feel we were your only patient.