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 Letters    August 28, 2014 

No good argument for senior exemption

I have yet to hear a good argument for why we should continue to have senior property tax exemptions. I’m a member of the painfully small 30-40-yea...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Assembly rolls for corporate interest

It’s not unusual for the Haines Borough Assembly to balk when outside “big government” folks try to tell our community what to do. But...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Edwards exemplified what matters

George Edwards was my dearest friend, brother and gentle soul whose happiness rested in helping people in need. While filling people’s hearts he...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Hard work boosted bear festival

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for contributing to the success of our first Celebration of Bears Fair: the Jilkaat...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Prayers, thoughts appreciated

Saying “thank you” does not seem like enough to those near and far who have been so kind during Ron Sloper’s recent hospitalization and...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Thanks, AMG, for Skagway trip

Thank you, Alaska Mountain Guides, for taking me to Skagway. I had such a great time. It was so much fun. Megan Whitermore...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Assembly's action not myopic

In response to candidate Mario Benassi’s representation of the assembly as myopic, I looked it up on Dictionary.com: 1. unable or unwilling to act...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Totem Trot met financial goal

Thank you to the Haines community for the wonderful support you gave the Sheldon Museum for our first Totem Trot. Over 100 individuals participated...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Tie exemption to residency term

Snowbirds have been referred to as the older group of folks who lived out the rough times before Alaska became a state. Well now, concerning the...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014 

Friends brighten public library

Patrons of the library have responded favorably to the new glass door in the reading room, which has replaced the solid one leading to the patio. It...

 
 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...

 

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