Waiting For The Master By Norm Olson, Nikiski With a ball by its side our old dog died In the place it had laid each day. And we remembered how it had whimpered and...
By Norm Olson, NikiskiMy poems, my poems, Golden vessels of thought, Jewel-encrusted treasure trove of laughter and tears, Fine casks...
Regarding the article "DEC says Alaska fish are safe to eat" (Clarion, Jan. 24): Let me see, is that the same Department of Environmental Conservation that says the toxic monofill in Nikiski is safe and that the injection of poisonous drilling waste into wells below Soldotna and surrounding areas is safe?
In reference to "Young Defends States' Rights" (Clarion, Feb. 20), Congressman Don Young's words are appreciated, but actions speak louder than words.
Fact: Alaska's mineral industry was worth almost $3 billion in 2009, but paid less than 2 percent to state and local governments, counting all forms of taxes, fees, and royalties. Taxes on other industries are much higher: the oil and gas industry paid about 20 percent of its market value, and the fishing industry paid around 5 percent. Coal mining also returns around 5 percent to the state. (Source: www.groundtruthtrekking.org/Issues/MetalsMining/Mining-Taxes-Revenue-Alaska.html)
...lordship meek,Oh, such Good News!With thus He woos -to His eterna banquet feast.The Story of My Christmas Tree By Norm Olson, NikiskiI wanted this Christmas to be special Since Jesus had made me whole. So why not tell others, I thought to...
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" contains the line: Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink." Sounds Familiar: Redoubt Reporter (Oct. 30) "Water Woes Worsen." Peninsula Clarion: (Nov. 3) "Shelter Opens For Flood Victims."
My recent letter was not intended to imply that the folks in Kenai and Soldotna don't care whether toxic waste is injected into their wells. Actually, I don't object to drilling waste injection as long as the wells are remote and can remain stable.
So you think that injecting toxic drilling waste into deep aquifers solves the problem (Clarion, Oct. 25). Great. Do you understand that these toxic solvents and "drilling wastes" will eventually work its way into the aquifers that you, the residents of Kenai and Soldotna, draw your drinking water from? What are you thinking? We, the residents "on the North Road" have been threatened by 1.2 million gallons of toxic waste to be poured by AIMM Technoligies on suface aquifers. On top of the 50 years of irresponsible dumping in our neighborhood?
...an individual who has chosen to value your privacy and freedom from those who would use your information against you, reject Obama and his hair brained idea of national health care without the slightest form of privacy. Norm Olson Nikiski
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