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 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Borough's spending a hurdle for support

I understand why the Haines Borough would like to phase out the senior property tax exemption and I might support it if the borough spent its money...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Borough's appetite just keeps growing

Our Haines Borough has turned into this giant amoeba. Nothing impedes its growth. The employees, facilities and services just keep multiplying. At...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Group will address mine independently

The Takshanuk Watershed Council is disappointed that the CVN did not contact a representative for comment on last week’s article titled,...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Reconsideration action legitimate

At the Aug. 12 assembly meeting, Diana Lapham brought up a motion for reconsideration of a previous action that had delayed indefinitely a tour...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Moratorium could be explained

Shame on the Haines Borough manager and assembly for dropping the moratorium on new tours on the Chilkoot without any public notification other than t...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Summer theater memories

The Summer Youth Theater Conservatory was a remarkable experience. Sixteen exceptionally talented children created an enjoyable and challenging play...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Give your guide a pat on back

Working as a tour guide during nice, sunny summers is great. This year must be tough. A guide can’t be grumpy at work (if you like your job)....

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Fabrizio family grateful for help

I know that I speak for all of the family and friends of my dearly departed brother Jerry Fabrizio when I say thank you to all who gave us their kind...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Get big money out of politics

I hope we all learned at least one thing from this primary election – we need to get big money out of politics. About $15 million was spent on the...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Firms helped to boost Bigs

In recent months, three firms have provided underwriting for Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters print and radio media: Alaska Mountain Guides/Chilkat...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014 

Arts center starts into upgrades

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their mini-tech grant to help us...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Do research before voting on Proposition 1

I see lots of yard signs saying, “It is our oil,” and that is correct. The question is, do we want to sell it or do we want to keep it? It is the...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Sentence not severe enough in run for border

Recently someone tried to get across the border with an underage teenager; not state lines, but out of the country. Whether this was consensual or...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Thanks to pie bakers, float makers

As usual, I’m tardy with my thanks, but they are no less heartfelt! I would like to thank all our Haines Woman’s Club members, their friends and...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Reunion attendees had a great time

Thank you to Judy and Lee Heinmiller for a well-run reunion. They did a fine job. A great time was had by all. Myrna Kornelis...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Repeal sweetheart deal for oil companies

I am voting “yes” on Proposition 1 next week to repeal the Alaska Legislature’s $2 billion Senate Bill 21 (SB 21) giveaway to the oil industry....

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Chilkat River float trip was lots of fun

Thank you to Alaska Mountain Guides for the river float trip last Saturday. My brother and I have never done it before and it was lots of fun! We are...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Hospice dessert booth netted $4,300

On behalf of our board, volunteers and those we serve, thank you to the 65 sweet hearts who baked prize-winning desserts for the Hospice of Haines...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Writer apologizes for use of word

I would like to apologize to Mayor Stephanie Scott for using the word “appalled” in my letter to the editor. Though alarmed at Scott’s...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Volunteers helped beach volleyball event

I would like to thank everyone who helped make the beach volleyball tournament great: Jim Schnabel, Tammy Jobbins, Tyler Scovill and Judy Ewald....

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Report senior volunteerism

I read with impassioned interest Karen Garcia’s July 31 story on senior tax exemptions to cost Haines Borough $300,000 by 2015. Perhaps, in...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Headline incredibly offensive

Your July 31 edition has a front page story with the headline, “Senior tax break costing borough $300K.” That is incredibly offensive. Since when...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Logging show a success

Once again the logging show at the Southeast Alaska State Fair went off without a hitch because of all the volunteers who helped make it a success. A...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Thanks for anniversary party

Sincere thanks to family and friends who made our 50th wedding anniversary such a special day. Dave and Char Olerud...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Highlights of Haines trip

Last week, my daughters and I had a brief trip to Haines. We had all visited before but never did we have such a grand tour as we received from Bill...

 

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