Letter to the Editor

Nov. 17, 2012

To the editor:

I am traveling Outside, and I check the News-Miner website for news at home. I was shocked to see that the Alaska Bird Observatory is closing its doors.

The email address listed on their website is not working. I don’t understand how they can close their doors without running a publicity campaign about their plight. Very sad. They will be well missed.

If I had known they were near making the decision to close, I would have found a few hundred dollars to contribute. I’m sure many others would respond the same way. I know nothing about the process they went through to make this decision, but from afar it looks like they should have made more noise. Is it really too late?

Gina Soltis

Healy