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To the editor: To the residents of Fairbanks, let me be an example to you all. I would like to encourage you all to get the Covid shots because I had Covid and pneumonia. Also, I was on a ventilator and came close to dying. I pulled through, and I am happy to be alive today. I thank God ever…

To the editor: Welcome news for hikers is the governor’s recent proposal to fund parts of a multi-million-dollar Alaska Long Trail stretching from Seward to Fairbanks. Support for the trail plan seems to be motivated partially by the prospect of attracting more active outdoor tourists to Ala…

To the editor: I offer my thanks to those who supported me in re-election to the GVEA Board of Directors from District 4 and really to all those who participated by voting in both District 4 and District 7 (Nenana to Cantwell). As member-owners of the largest cooperative in Interior Alaska, …

To the editor: What is “normal” life in our nation? According to Victor Davis Hanson, we’ve just endured a year of “madness” — insanity, burning, looting and derangement — wrought, he says, by “the hard left.” Hmmm. Hanson creates, then demonizes, this “hard-left” straw man in his column on …

To the editor: I read with interest the article in the Sunday News-Miner business section on the shortage of workers for the Alaska hospitality industry. Specifically, Joe Merrill, vice president for tourism at the Old Harbor Native Corporation, was lamenting the loss of about 300,000 studen…

To the editor: As a 33-year member of GVEA’s Board of Directors, including 10 years as its chairman, I would like to offer some comments on the upcoming election for the District 4 seat on that board. My comments are informed by experience that also includes 20 years on the board of the Nati…

To the editor: Gary Newman is a good person and a good GVEA representative. I have known him for several years and have sometimes chided him for not being as “progressive” about transitioning to renewable sources as I would have wished. I have come to realize that he has been fighting dilige…

To the editor: I have worked with Derek Miller in different capacities for 15 years. I have found him to be willing to listen to and work with anyone. He is clearly not afraid of hard work. I have also found him to be thoughtful and careful, but willing to make decisions needed to make thing…

To the editor: I’ve known Gary Newman for most of his 49 years here in Fairbanks. He and his wife, Chena, have raised their two sons here and chose to retire here as well. He has always been very community oriented and continues to serve us at GVEA.

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