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Let's elect our committees

The manager’s letter in last week’s CVN attempting to exonerate the police chief from complicity in an unfounded, brazen, and unsuccessful politic...

 

Memorial is all about the love

I was taken aback when I read and felt my own negative tone in part of my quote from last week’s Duly Noted. I hope you’ll cut me some slack, know...

 

Mosquito Lake market had the goods

Thank you to all of the vendors who provided wonderful food, plant starts, homemade soaps and second-hand goods that made FMLSCC’s first Second...

 

Thanks for connecting with our cops

Building and nurturing the relationship between the community, its children, and the Police Department is imperative in any thriving community....

 

Words matter

Words are important. Your headline “Assembly snubs law enforcement reality tv proposal” of May 10 speaks volumes and seems inappropriate and...

 

Successful sale thanks to rummage volunteers

The 21st Annual Hospice of Haines Rummage Sale was once again the ultimate collaborative effort of volunteers, generous donors and shoppers. This...

 

Thanks for supporting our youth

I am grateful to live in a community that is so supportive of its young people. Thanks to everyone who has bought raffle tickets and popcorn in...

 

It has been adequately explained

It is my duty to correct the assertion by Assembly member Tom Morphet in his paid commentary (April 26, page 6) that the story of a citizens’...

 

Clarifying my chinook comment

In last week’s CVN article, “Board asks Klukwan to pull nets during king salmon peak,” I was shocked to read my quote from the April 26 Upper...

 

Symposium was safe and successful

The week that began on April 16, marked Haines as the safest place to be in SE Alaska when Southeast Region EMS Council (SEREMS) of Sitka conducted...

 

Let's conserve what we have left

Born in Wrangell, I’ve spent 58 of my 67 years in Haines. Our valley has changed and it’ll never be like it “used to be.” But we can keep it t...

 

Ballers played for a playground

Klukwan School would like to thank the many community members who joined us to “play for a playground” at our three on three basketball...

 

What have the 'greenies' produced?

Great commentary by Joe Poor. He is right on the mark with his comments. What bothers me the most about these utopian dreamers “...

 

Debris disposal raises questions

Considering the contentious issues and sensitive conversations regarding the Chilkat River and the valley, as a whole, it would seem a discerning choi...

 

Mill at home, keep logs local

If the University of Alaska is going to cut its timber here in Haines, those trees should be milled here in Haines. If the logs leave on ships, we...

 

Rummagers and generosity filled the hall

Thank you to everyone who donated items to the Hospice Rummage Sale. We know many worked hard to collect things to donate and to filter out the less...

 

Fishing ripples through the economy

The commercial fishing fleet is gearing up for another season of production, as we have been doing in Haines for more than 100 years. According to...

 

Tier 3 is a political tool

I think it’s obvious by now that Tier 3 is not about saving salmon, it’s about stopping the resource development of a mine and timber sale in the...

 

We can't store all our thanks

Chilkat Valley Preschool would like to thank all the volunteers who helped put up our storage shed. Thanks to Kris Miller for the shed delivery from...

 

Thanks for the spring cleaning, Haines

Haines Borough Maintenance Crew and Residents—A HUGE thank you to all who cleaned our streets, sidewalks and ditches. Haines looks AWESOME. Spring...

 

New hospice volunteers appreciated

On April 14th, nine individuals completed the 18-hour Hospice of Haines volunteer training. Thank you, Shannon Caton, Albert Giddings, Joy Graves,...

 

Find common ground over coffee

The recent letter by Joe Poor intrigued me. Joe tried to ascertain the identity of Eric Holle. Both Joe and Eric have lived here for a long time and...

 

Kudos to youth for compassion

The Uglys of Haines would like to give a great big thank you to the Haines girls’ basketball team for donating the proceeds ($650) from their Pink...

 

Shooting Club gives rounds of thanks

The Haines Gals Shooting Club hosted the NRA Basic Pistol Class on April 21. The Gals learned about the basics of handguns and then applied their new...

 

Support healthy forests

Most locals, myself included, support small-scale logging that supports local loggers for local supplies of rough-cut lumber, firewood and... Full story

 

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