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 Letters    October 23, 2014 

A vote for Begich is a vote for fish

Thanks to all who voted and ran in our local election. Turning to the statewide election, a very close vote is expected in the US Senate race. If you...

 
 Letters    October 23, 2014 

Marijuana overdose is impossible

It seems some people just do not get it. Libby Kurz can be worried about children and edibles all she wants to; Thousands of studies have shown...

 
 Letters    October 23, 2014 

Pot legalization brings problems, costs

Wake up, Alaska, and smell what is coming out of Colorado. It stinks. Legalization and commercialization of marijuana in Colorado started less than...

 
 Letters    October 23, 2014 

Juneau Road would save time and money

Why did they build the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse, Y.T.? Skagway was already connected by railroad. They had an airport. They had ferry...

 
 Letters    October 16, 2014

Photographer thrilled about display

The Haines community may have noticed a new display for Art on Main Street, located in the hallway of Howsers IGA. This includes a rotating display...

 
 Letters    October 16, 2014

Mayor Scott will continue to help Haines

I want to say thank you for bestowing the honor of “mayor” on me for the past three years. I am disappointed that I was not re-elected, but I am...

 
 Letters    October 16, 2014

Check out who opposes legalizing pot

When Alaskan doctors, mayors, businesses, police, hospitals, tribes, chambers of commerce, and other cities in Alaska besides Haines all agree on...

 
 Letters    October 16, 2014

Kudos to Borders for saving trees

When construction began on our new Aspen Hotel, we had to quickly move our apple trees from Aspen’s building site. The new owner was gracious to...

 
 Letters    October 16, 2014

Thanks for CVN's lovely tribute

I wish to thank Heather Lende and the Chilkat Valley News for the effort expended to write and publish a lovely tribute to my mom Constance Griffith....

 
 Letters    October 9, 2014

Program to teach oil portrait painting

Reading CVN’s candidate interviews, I saw many references to the arts as potential economy for Haines. We think of ourselves as an arts community,...

 
 Letters    October 2, 2014

Develop in appropriate places

In his letter to the Haines Borough Planning Commission regarding their approval of three heli-pads at 10 Mile that appeared in the Sept. 25, 2014...

 
 Letters    October 2, 2014

A vote for Erny is a vote for integrity

How do you evaluate an assembly candidate? One of the things I like to look for when evaluating a candidate is how much they have given back to the...

 
 Letters    October 2, 2014

Airport is the spot for helicopters

Drew Degen is superbly correct with well-written detail regarding the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s conditional use permit issued to John...

 
 Letters    October 2, 2014

AP&T donating for 'Light the Night'

Hospice of Haines shares its appreciation to Alaska Power and Telephone for its generosity in donating its time and efforts in setting up for our...

 
 Letters    October 2, 2014

Heliport site is unsafe

Thanks to Drew Degen for his commentary. No one makes compliments regarding Mr. Floreske and his business dealings with those unfortunate residents wh...

 
 Letters    October 2, 2014

Jackson has balanced view

I am writing this in support of Ron Jackson for assembly. I believe Ron will be a thoughtful addition to the assembly who will consider all...

 
 Letters    October 2, 2014

Scouts thankful for tour

The Brownies, Juniors and Girl Scouts of Haines would like to thank Rainbow Glacier Adventures and Joe Ordonez for a fun afternoon of river rafting...

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

Steel roof for school, Jan Hill for mayor

So someone finally spoke up about fixing the school roof problem. Why not put a good steel roof on that will last much longer? Change the ordinance....

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

Quash attempt to expand heli-ski map

There is another attempt in the works by a few owners and proponents of the heliski industry as Title 5 Ordinance revision 14-08-390 to access...

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

DOT pushing road down throats

It wasn’t long ago that our communities rallied against the road to Juneau and the end of regular ferry service to our area. Once again, the state...

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

Arts Confluence grateful for support

The Alaska Arts Confluence board of directors wants to thank the people of Haines and the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for our first grant,...

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

Thanks for movement class

Last week the Children’s Reading Foundation of Haines (CRFH) sponsored two classes with Christine Roberts, founder of Nurturing Pathways. Christine...

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

Imagination failure downtown

Again a store closing in downtown Haines. And I can certainly understand the lament. It’s regrettable that it is so hard to sustain a business in Ha...

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

State reps provided grants

During the month of September as we celebrate National Senior Center Month, we want to give special thanks to state Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and...

 
 Letters    September 25, 2014

Frost part of school leaks?

Maybe the school leak problem is a condensation issue. If there is no vapor barrier or a poor one, warm, moist air inside a building will travel...

 

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