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 Letters    January 29, 2015 

School produces surplus for district

Mosquito Lake School is a gem of a school. I hope to see it re-open its doors in fall 2015. This small school model is a valuable, alternative choice...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015 

Noise study isn't wanted or needed

Something is wrong with our borough administration. They want to spend $52,000 for a helicopter noise study that no one wants or needs, the results...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015 

Helicopters an annoyance; ditch study

Most humans find certain sounds to be extremely annoying, some to the point of causing rage. These sounds include fingernails on a chalkboard, the...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015 

Justice system is based on plea bargains

In response to a letter you printed in your Jan. 8 issue, written by Haines resident John Orr (“Plea was lie, defendant says”), I am submitting...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015 

BBBS provides an exciting, vital program

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been helping Haines kids and families for over 10 years. During this period, the undersigned have personally...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015 

Family grateful for support during crisis

From the family members of Marilyn Morris (Marlene Wilson, Kelley Wilson, Scott Lippy, Mariah Morris, Dave and Viva Landry, and myself), we would...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015 

Foundation gave funds for center tables

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts is thankful for a grant we received from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to help purchase...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015

Why no town observance of MLK Day?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a state and national holiday. I am confused why our town does not recognize this holiday. Haines Borough offices and...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015

Missing the point of church, library

Perhaps you miss the point of the Salvation Army, maybe even the public library. By breaking in and stealing from what appears to be innocuous,...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015

Volunteers give dance studio a facelift

Big thanks are due to the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts member Kerry Cohen and crew for recent volunteer work at the dance studio at...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015

Camp's classes were outstanding

Thanks to everyone who attended the Haines Music and Dance Camp. About 75 people turned out on Sunday to take advantage of classes in everything from...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015

Join effort to save highway school

Thank you to all who have supported Mosquito Lake School. This is an exciting time for everyone who is interested in the future of the school...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015

Medical crews, friends saved the day

On behalf of my family and me, I would like to send out many thanks for the people who took great care of me during my recent medical event. I would...

 
 Letters    January 15, 2015

Mosquito Lake School a valuable asset

As a longtime resident, I am amazed and concerned that the borough is trying to dispose of the Mosquito Lake School, for three reasons: The school...

 
 Letters    January 15, 2015

Thanks for help after furnace fire

Jason Rettinger, police officer on duty, responded to my 10:30 p.m. 911 call Jan. 5 with a fire extinguisher and had a furnace fire under control...

 
 Letters    January 15, 2015

Pillowcases added special touch to bags

Hospice of Haines graciously thanks the Ripinsky Rippers! Ladies, your beautiful, handmade pillowcases are a most appreciated addition to our Hope...

 
 Letters    January 8, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Explanation of wooden cut-outs I wanted to set the record straight on why there have been wooden, cut-out animals in front of the borough office. A...

 
 By Barb Mulford    Letters    December 18, 2014

Thanks for making the parade happen

On behalf of the Haines Chamber of Commerce board of directors, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the Christmas...

 
 By Tiana Taylor    Letters    December 18, 2014

Haines hosts made volleyball tourney

Haines High School would like to thank the students, teams, parents, staff and community for their part in hosting the Region V 2A Volleyball...

 
 By Carol Waldo    Letters    December 18, 2014

What does wooden animal sign mean?

All that money in the bank and the town looks like we can’t or won’t celebrate Christmas. You know that holiday the borough workers get paid...

 
 By Vince Hansen    Letters    December 18, 2014

Volunteers sweeten life at senior home

The residents of Haines Assisted Living have benefited greatly from the gifts of beautiful seafood from Bill Thomas, J.R. Churchill, Sabine Olsson...

 
 By Bill Kurz    Letters    December 11, 2014

Government must listen to citizens

Government 101: Officials elected or hired must remember they work for the citizens. Once an official gets the idea they are smarter or don’t need...

 
 By Dick and Carol Flegel    Letters    December 11, 2014

Flegels thankful for kind prayers

Wow! Carol has been dealing with health issues since March, and many of you, our friends, have kept her in your prayers. Carol is now better, and...

 
 By Phillip Jackson    Letters    December 11, 2014

Keep culture alive and teach respect

It’s sad to see a culture die slowly as it has here in Haines. There was once a man who knew he must do all he could to make sure it never happens....

 
 By Georgia Sampson    Letters    December 11, 2014

Woman's Club bolstered by support

I would like to express my late thanks to all the vendors, Christmas shoppers and the Haines Woman’s Club for the successful bazaar. We did not...

 

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