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There was a more affordable option

Mel Adkins from Nevada comments (Nov. 7) on the money he spent coming to Alaska in 2002 as somehow justifying a road north. Actually...
Ferry advantages

In his letter of Nov. 7, Mr. Mel Adkins bemoans the cost of traveling by ferry to Alaska. Sure, with a vehicle and stateroom it can be spendy, but I think it's all...
Saving polar bears and walrus pups

...Connecticut deer. After all, you can't hunt deer in Connecticut with a gun. The state banned that many years ago, so Connecticut is totally overrun by skinny road-running deer. Is this a joke? Well, maybe. Mel Adkins Sparks, Nev.
Wolves are dangerous

...wolves are not household pets; they are predators who will kill and eat anything when hungry. And as far as hunting a predator for a good reason by air, do you really think the wolves care? I mean, dead is dead. Mel Adkins Sparks, Nev.
Don't let outsiders hurt Alaska with boycott

...probably the richest state in the country, full of well-heeled people with nothing else to do but stick their noses into your business. I love Alaska and no group will ever stop me or others like me from coming here. Mel Adkins Sparks, Nev.
Ferry proves to be unattractive option

...residents. One more thing about the traffic this may generate: the Mantanuska holds 88 cars, so only every six days would this road have a big traffic jam. I love Alaska - wish I was younger; I would move here. Mel Adkins Sparks, Nev.
Tourist changes mind, opposes road me, but after hearing from the good people of Juneau that hate the idea and why, I have now changed my view. An ugly road cut along Lynn Canal would spoil the beauty of it forever, so "Bravo Juneauites." Mel Adkins Sparks, Nevada


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